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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Tampa

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Both a theme park and a zoo, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers a mixture of roller-coaster rides, live shows, dining, shopping, and interactive activities with animals. Opened in 1959 with an African theme, the park now shelters nearly 12,000 animals, spread over 130 hectares (330 acres). You can choose to be an animal keeper for a day or take guided, behind-the-scenes tours of the animal care center, where you can learn how the park's veterinary staff cares for the zoo's residents. The theme park also offers ziplines and water rides. Take advantage of considerable savings by booking your tickets online, and choose from a range of dining and park experiences. Arrange your visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tampa using our Tampa trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Terrible experience. Drove from Orlando to Tampa. It took 3 hours total. Park was disorganized, dirty, staff was low, and long wait lines. Food was overpriced, and had to pay to use lockers. There’s.....  more
    Terrible experience. Drove from Orlando to Tampa. It took 3 hours total. Park was disorganized, dirty, staff was low, and long wait lines. Food was overpriced, and had to pay to use lockers. There’s.....  more »
  • Went to the Cinco de Mayo & Food and Wine Festival on 5/7/22. We arrived by 5pm for the evening festivities. Most of the food vendors for the Food and Wine Festival were closed, the food that was... 
    Went to the Cinco de Mayo & Food and Wine Festival on 5/7/22. We arrived by 5pm for the evening festivities. Most of the food vendors for the Food and Wine Festival were closed, the food that was...  more »
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  • My how this park has grown since the last time I came to visit! It was so much fun! Much better with the quick queue tickets though. They are definitely worth purchasing to ride these awesome rides. They are so cool you don't even care where you sit! You can enjoy from any seat! The Tigris and Cheetah Hunt were so dope!!! They closed the other ride I wanted to do for the fireworks and we didn't want to wait and come back so we just rode out on the other fun rides. The fireworks are a nice touch and the kids loved the sesame street area. We definitely are making plans to head back!!
  • This park is amazing. Staff is very friendly on gate areas and kiosks. Wait times for rides are short without the need of fast passes. The theme of the park is very entertaining for both kids and adults. Rides are awesome, although some were under maintenance, but most have modified seats (for larger guests). Restaurants are clean and the food is delicious and varied. Live shows are astounding with lots of excitements. Bathrooms could use some improvements, but overall it was a very gratifying experience.

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