Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa

10165 N McKinley Dr , at the corner of Busch Boulevard and 40th Street Tampa, FL 33612 1-800-987-9852  
Detail Most guests spend approximately 4-8 hours at the park.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Hours of Operation:
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Busch Gardens Africa - Its like going on Safari - With Thrill Rides!

The tropical landscape, exotic animals and thrill rides make for a vacation filled with excitement and adventure. Ten African themed park areas with animals, rides, entertainment and food, provide a thrill a minute.

Twelve animal exhibits featuring cheetahs, gorillas, chimps, meerkats, lemurs, orangutan, tigers, elephants and more African favorites, some in free roaming herds. Some are interactive exhibits where you get up close and personal and maybe even feed a kangaroo!

Did we mention rides? There are rides for the whole family, from the extreme thrill seekers to family rides and kiddie rides. The newest thrill ride, Falcon's Fury mimics the flight of a bird of prey diving for quarry. This tower drop ride pivots 90 degrees to plunge 60 mph facing the ground!

After seeing all of these animals and riding the thrilling rides, you'll have definitely worked up an appetite. Get ready to have your hunger quenched when you stop at one of the park's many eateries, including the Garden Gate Cafe, where you can enjoy a pizza and pasta buffet and enjoy your favorite Coca-Cola beverage, or visit the Desert Grill, where a delicious family friendly menu awaits you with items like baby back ribs, spaghetti and meatballs, italian sausage sandwiches, and many more.

Good food, great fun, and awesome animal exhibits, your trip to Busch Gardens Africa is going to be an unforgettable one. Bring the whole family and have a memorable vacation with Busch Gardens! For a wet, wild experience visit the neighboring sister water park Adventure Island, too!

Park Highlights:

Rides at Busch Gardens Africa:

Falcons Fury: Tower drop ride pivots 90 degrees and plunges riders facing toward the ground!

Cheetah Hunt: A triple launch coaster; the parks longest thrill ride.

SheiKra: Ride this incredible dive coaster that includes a water feature, 70 mile per hour thrills, an underground tunnel, loops, and more.

Kumba: Loops, spirals, and drops highlight this exciting steel roller coaster, which features one of the tallest vertical loops in the world.

Montu: Feel the surge of excitement on Montu, one of the world's longest and tallest inverted roller coasters.

Scorpion: Stinging speeds and drops highlight this steel coaster experience.

Congo River Rapids: Traverse the white waters of the river aboard a 12-person raft.

Stanley Falls: Cool off on this log flume-style water ride.

Tanganyika Tidal Wave: Prepare to be soaked on this splashdown style ride.

Kids and Family Rides:

Serengeti Railway: Relaxing train ride through the park past free roaming zebra, giraffe and ostrich.

Jungle Flyer: Young riders choose from three flight patterns then soar above Jungala's Village.

The Wild Surge: This ride launches you from deep in a crater to above a waterfall.

Air Grover: A junior roller coaster perfect for kids and their parents.

SandSerpent: Fun-filled family coaster climbs 5-stories high.

Skyride: Cable car ride that gives you a bird's eye view of the tropical park.

Shows at Busch Gardens Africa:

Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation: See Alex and his pals from Madagascar in the Stanleyville Theater on weekends.

Iceploration: World class ice skaters, massive puppets, incredible costumes in a very touching story performed daily at the Moroccan Palace Theater.

Soundsational: Enjoy the amazingly talented vocals in this a capella singing competition.

Opening Night Critters: The stars in this show are rescued exotic and domestic animals. 

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Busch Gardens & SeaWorld Combo Ticket
Available Now until 12/31/2018 View Detailed Schedule
Ages 3 and older. Valid for admission for both Busch Gardens and SeaWorld.
Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Combo Ticket
Available Now until 12/31/2018 View Detailed Schedule
Ages 3 and older. Valid for visits to both Busch Gardens & Adventure Island.
Busch Gardens & Aquatica Combo Ticket
Available Now until 12/31/2018 View Detailed Schedule
Ages 3 and older. Valid for admission into both Busch Gardens and Aquatica.
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Busch Gardens Tampa:
Thursday, 3/1/2018 - Monday, 4/30/2018
Location: Spring Break
Spring Break at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL − March 8-15 Busch Gardens in Tampa has so many things you can do, there's no way you'll ever be bored!

The kids had a blast! My younger son wasn't tall enough to ride the big rides but had fun in dragon land
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-- Michelle Poole - Tampa, FL
First day was wonderful- after that everything was over crowded
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-- Brenda Hamrick - Scottsboro, AL
Busch gardens was well worth the money spent as it had many extreme roller coasters and great shows/exhibits. We had to wait for 2 and a half hours under coverings due to a huge thunderstorm which closed all the rides. It was still an awesome place to vacation.
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-- Barbara Greene - Gambell, AK
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