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Busch Gardens, Florida

The Busch Gardens Experience

Loosely based around an African theme, Busch Gardens in Tampa is an ideal day out for the family. For the thrill-seekers there’s a whole range of amusements and rides that are famous throughout the USA, and for the animal lovers in your family, there are a range of animal exhibits and themed areas. The many other attractions include the Land of Dragons, Pirates 4-D, King Tut’s Tomb and the Skyride.Rides at Busch Gardens

The wide range of rides at Busch Gardens includes:

Dare you ride the mammoth double intertwined roller coaster with almost 7,000 feet of track?

Navigate your way through swift-flowing white water, a geyser, a waterfall and other wet and wild obstacles.

Florida's tallest roller coaster travels at 70mph in floorless cars, taking you up 200 feet before plunging you deep underground!


Animal Attractions

Amongst the 7 themed animal areas, why not visit:

There’s nothing tame about it! Busch Gardens’ newest attraction is a 4-acre jungle landscape complete with exotic creatures, animal interactions, family play areas and themed rides.

A walk-through attraction where guests can interact with African animals including meerkats, lions, hyenas, hippos and lemurs.


Bird Gardens

Featuring almost 500 tropical birds from around the globe.

If you need to catch your breath after all the adventure and fun, watch one of the many shows.

A swashbuckling comedy adventure starring Leslie Nielsen that combines the latest 4-D special effects with a shipload of multi-sensory surprises.

A musical celebration of animal folklore with puppets, music and African-inspired dance.


Special Events at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens has a variety of special events throughout the year – join the staff for a behind-the-scenes insights and events, or visit at night in summer and ride the coasters in the dark!

Planning Your Trip to Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is in Tampa and is easy to get to by car from anywhere in Florida – or take the specially laid-on shuttle service from a range of destinations in Orlando.

There is a huge range of restaurants, cafes, quick bites and other dining options to cater for just about every taste, and visitors can even take part in a Dining Safari! With different themed areas and attractions, the Gardens provides something for kids – and adults – of all ages. Shows are repeated throughout the day so you can easily plan how you spend your time, or just turn up.

Single-day tickets are automatically valid for two visits, or you can purchase a multi-park ticket for unlimited admission to a range of Florida theme parks throughout your holiday. Busch Gardens is next door to Adventure Island, a water theme park, and discounted tickets for visiting both attractions are also available.


Florida Villa Holidays

With so many things to see and do in just this one theme park – and so many more to explore – you’ll need a place to stay while you play. Florida villa holidays offer the ideal solution – choose from a range of villa rental options to suit your family and budget, and stay close to the action.

Florida Theme Park Guide

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