Home to more than 12,000 animals, this world-class theme park is one of the largest zoos in North America. Busch Gardens® Tampa is one of Florida’s leaders in thrill rides and family entertainment, offering state-of-the-art shows, animal habitats, bird gardens, water rides, zookeeper-for-a-day experiences, behind-the-scenes tours, safari-themed dining and shopping, and more.
This park is about an hour and a half drive from Orlando. They have so many coasters and rides to choose from... and animals everywhere! Plan on spending a whole day in this park for all the animal interactions, shows, and rides. Be sure to check out the new ride Cobra's Curse that is now open!View my photos
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$30 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks and recreation vehicles $35 - Starting at for Preferred parking - Preferred parking is subject to availability.Is the Shuttle Express from Orlando to Busch Gardens Tampa Free?
Yes, the Shuttle Express is Free with any paid Busch Gardens Ticket. Daily round-trip transportation from Orlando to Busch Gardens Tampa (just a short 1-hour ride) is offered from select locations in Orlando. Reservations are recommended by visiting Buschgardens.mears.com for more information. Pick-up locations: 8:30 am Doubletree Orlando by Hilton at the entrance to Universal Orlando - 5780 Major Blvd. 8:45 am Icon Park - 8350 Universal Blvd. 9:00 am SeaWorld - 7007 SeaWorld Drive - Bus Parking 9:15 am Publix - 8145 Vineland Avenue 9:30 am Maingate Lakeside Resort - 7769 West Highway 192, Kissimmee in front parking lot. Departure: The bus departs Busch Gardens Tampa at the park close or 7pm during the peak seasons.Do Busch Gardens tickets expire?
Yes, each ticket type is different. Please refer to your ticket voucher for an expiration date.Can you bring food into Busch Gardens Tampa? Can you bring a cooler?
No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed into Busch Garden Tampa Bay, except you may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle. Exceptions may be made for guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies and baby food/formula. Guests should contact Park Security when they arrive at the Park for approval to bring in special dietary foods.What options are available if I want to bring my pet to the park?
On-site kennels are located at the front of the main parking lot across from the first tram stop. The air-conditioned facility is staffed from park open until one-half hour before park close, and the cost is $25.00 per day ($10.00 for Passport members, excluding Fun Card holders). Park guests are required to bring pet food and to walk their pets during the day. You may bring a blanket for the pet's comfort, and a current shot record and rabies tag is required.Where can I rent a stroller or wheelchair at Busch Gardens Tampa?
Strollers, Wheelchairs & Electric Carts - Available for a nominal fee at the Stroller and Wheelchair Rental Shop in Morocco. You must be 18 years of age to rent electric carts and wheelchairs.Are there lockers at Busch Gardens Tampa?
All day self-service lockers are available for rent in the Morocco section of the park, by lost and found, near the entrance. The multi-use, key pad operated lockers can be used as often as you like throughout your day. Self-service kiosks accept cash and credit cards. Lockers are charged per day and the price will vary depending on the size of the locker.Is smoking allowed at Busch Gardens Tampa?
Busch Gardens is committed to a safe and friendly environment. Therefore we have provided designated smoking stations throughout the park. All indoor areas will remain smoke-free environments. Outdoor smoking stations are designated in guest areas by smoking urns, benches and "Designated Smoking Area" signs, which are situated near most restrooms. These signs are marked on the park maps.I have a hard cast from a recent accident. Will this effect which rides I can board?
Guests with hard casts are not allowed on Kumba, Montu, or SheiKra.What happens if it rains?
If rain ruins the fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, guests will be eligible to receive a complimentary visit to the park to use within 1 year of your visit. If your day is impacted by weather, visit guest relations before you exit the park to receive a ticket for a return visit. Policy enactment is at the discretion of Guest Services. Rainy day guarantee may ONLY be utilized by guests with a Single Day ticket or Multi-Day Ticket. Not valid with any other ticket offers.Can my children go to Busch Gardens without me?
Except when participating in an event intended for young guests such as our Summer Camps, sleepovers, birthday parties and educational programs, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® suggests that visitors 13 and younger be accompanied by an adult.What should I wear?
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a family destination, and requires that guests wear appropriate clothing while in the park. Shirts, skirts or pants (including jeans or shorts) and shoes must be worn at all times. Costumes and masks are not permitted in the park.What time does Busch Gardens Tampa open?
Opening and closing times vary by season. Please see the operating calendar in the ticket section above for the hours of operation during your selected date range.