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Busch Gardens Tampa Overview

And hour west of Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa is an African themed adrenaline junkie’s dream destination.  The park is home to several record holding roller coasters and attractions as well as being a world class zoological park.

Busch Gardens By Numbers

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  • 335 Acres
  • Recommended 1 Day Visit
  • Total Attraction Count: 29
  • Fireworks: High Season Only

Roller Coasters

Thrill Rides

Water Rides

Childrens Rides

Shows

Dark / Immersive Rides

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Resources

Use these free downloadable resources below to get a head start on your planning for Busch Gardens. The park map with give you an idea of where everything is in relation to each other.  Use our park guide and attraction tick list to turbo start your planning even if you have never been.

Park Map

Park Map

Download the most up to date park map to get an idea of what is where in the park.

Park Guide

Park Guide

Get essential facts about Busch Gardens Tamps before you leave with version 1 of our park guide.

Tick List

Attraction Tick List

Spend less time in queus and more time enjoying yourslef with our handy tick list of attractions.

Explore Busch Gardens

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Roller Coasters

Montu and SheikRa are hard to miss as you near the park but they are just 2 of the impressive line up of 10 rollercoasters at Busch Gardens.

Thrill Rides

Busch Gardens may use rollercoasters for its main thrills but one of the parks other thrill rides holds a North American record with a terrifying twist.

Water Rides

Despite a warm and humid climate Busch Gardens is home to just 2 water rides.  It’s wettest ride was removed to make way for another rollercoaster.

Dark / Immersive Rides

Busch Gardens’ only dark ride was removed some years back.  The space is now one of two theatres playing host to broadway quality productions in the busier summer months.

Children’s Rides

Sesame Street found it’s way to Busch Gardens before Seaworld. As well as this small land there are a couple of impressive play areas dotted around the park.  Animal exhibits are always popular with the kids.

Shows

The show quality is impressive but frustratingly short. Shows usually only run for 2 or 3 months during summer. Shoulder seasons such as early spring and autumn can be quiet.

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Photo Gallery

SheikRa dropping vertically underground for the second time
A giraffe leans into our vehicle for some breakfast on a behind the scenes tour
The twisted track of Scorpion, one of Busch Gardens first roller coasters
A car being lifted into place on Cobra's Curse.
A car traversing a huge immelmann loop on Montu
Riders dodge water sprays on Congo River Rapids raft ride.
Topiary around the park is stunning like this leaping tiger outside Crown Colony House

Busch Gardens  Directions & Contact Details

10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Email: BGA.GuestInformation@BuschGardens.com
Phone: 1-813-884-44386

General hours are between 9 and 10am until 5 or 6pm.  The park is open until gone midnight during summer months and around Halloween.  Check their hours before your visit here.

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