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Busch Gardens Tampa

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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of...

Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

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Awesome rides and the best animals

We traveled with kids aging from 5-12, and there was plenty of fun for each of them. The animal exibits are amazing! Roller coasters, water rides, shows, play areas (for the kids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We traveled with kids aging from 5-12, and there was plenty of fun for each of them. The animal exibits are amazing! Roller coasters, water rides, shows, play areas (for the kids to run and play), animals, good food! There's so much to do for a great price.

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Maitland, Florida
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13 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

rides are great, interaction with animals is fun but seems it always rains when we are there which kills more then half of our day because we cant get on the rides when its raining. its a little over an hour drive and we pay for parking so that always sucks.

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Minto, North Dakota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outrageous prices!! Also, they falsely advertise their prices and mislead customers. Quick queue/fast passes were advertised as 20.99/person, but when we got there we were charged $50/person. Safari tickets were also more than advertised. Kids enjoyed the rides, but not worth what we paid. Will never go back!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great way to have some down time as a couple! Lots of laughs and enjoyed taking in the beautiful scenery and attractions that Busch Gardens has to offer!! Fun Pass Card is a must!!

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St. Marys, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved most of our visit. I was planning on purchasing the fast passes to avoid the lines, as they were advertised at $19.99 per person. But when I went to purchase them a couple days prior to our visit, the price was $80.00 per person. I get the seasonal upgrades and charges, but that is ridiculous! Besides having spent... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun, buy a fun pass at Publix to go again and again..Love all the attractions and especially the elephants..Fun and not nearly as expensive or crazy busy as the attractions in Orlando. Love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first time at Busch Gardens. Traveled with 2 small grand kids, 5 and 6 years old. This trip was a short getaway from the winter up north. Our plan was to spend our first day at Busch Gardens and then head further south for a few beach days. We arrived at the opening and were able to... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is great for anyone who loves riding roller coasters and it also has a couple great areas for smaller kids. The ones who are left out are the intermediates. Ones who prefer slower, more laid back rides. I would suggest at least two days. One to ride all the coasters and rides, and one to see the shows... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busch gardens was a lot of fun!! I loved that big rides and seeing all the animals! The falcon was my favorite ride, if you like heights you have to go in it! Also, the safari tour is awesome! I loved feeding the giraffes!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busch Gardens is a great coaster park with the dive coaster (2 separate vertical dives) Sheikra plus Montu being our favourites. Cobra's Curse is the newest coaster there & certainly one of the most unique around with it's unconventional lift/elevator (instead of a lift hill) & the fact that the cars spin at a certain point on the track. The... More 

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