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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
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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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Christmas on Ice show was wonderful!

We started our day Sunday at the Ice show about 12:30pm. The skaters were excellent, especially the couples team and the female single skaters. Then we spent the rest of the day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started our day Sunday at the Ice show about 12:30pm. The skaters were excellent, especially the couples team and the female single skaters. Then we spent the rest of the day enjoying the park, riding the train to see the African plains animals, walking through the animal exhibits, and doing the Shekra and Cheetah Hunt rides. No lines at... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What can I say? This place is so much fun for every age group. I have six kids ranging from 23 to 7 and they all have a blast. Great kid rides and shows. Amazing roller coasters and beautiful animals. This place is so clean and well maintained that my wife and I will just sneak away during the day... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The best way to describe Busch Gardens is a zoo with roller coasters and other rides. It was nice to alternate between riding rides and walking through the animal exhibits. The park was clean, the animals well cared for, and the rides were fun. We visited on a Saturday in early December. The park was... More 

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1 Thank CherieFL
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been here on slow and busy days. Slow days 5-10 minutes wait for some rollercoasters, busy days well over an hour. Makes it difficult to take more that a few rides in one visit. There's something for everyone here - rides, animals and a child Sesame Street themed section. Would highly recommend taking the safari night tour after hours!... More 

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1 Thank Doug V
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought the Busch annual pass deal for our family of four Florida residents. For $99 bucks each, we had unlimited visits to the theme park AND Islands of Adventure water park. Busch is great because it is a HUGE theme park with a wide array of attractions and shows to appeal to every age group. The animal exhibits here... More 

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Geneva, Ohio
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57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was about an hour away from Kissimmee but almost all freeway. Getting the multiday ticket that includes Sea World and water park also includes parking which is 20 dollars. If you are going to eat two meals there, getting the all day meal pass is a good bet.

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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anyone who truly enjoys roller coasters will fall in love with this place. One word: Sheikra! Cannot stress how thrilling this place is for the price. Go see for yourself!

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1 Thank Scott S
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busch Gardens was awesome! My kids said they prefer it to Disney. We had a great time and found the food to be really good for theme park food.

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Buffalo, New York
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204 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park has some of the best coasters! TG weekend there was NO ONE there. We rode the rides repeatedly with our longest wait 30 minutes (just once). Did not do the food package but could see how it would benefit, did not do the fast pass for lines (thank goodness we didnt need it). Animal displays were great and... More 

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1 Thank M P
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The park is great and has lots to offer...HOWEVER, I have no idea how in the world they expect to handle all of the customer service related issues from ONE phone line and no ability to make changes online. You would think in this day and age and with all the simplicity of being able to do everything online, they... More 

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