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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Tampa

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Both a theme park and a zoo, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers a mixture of roller-coaster rides, live shows, dining, shopping, and interactive activities with animals. Opened in 1959 with an African theme, the park now shelters nearly 12,000 animals, spread over 130 hectares (330 acres). You can choose to be an animal keeper for a day or take guided, behind-the-scenes tours of the animal care center, where you can learn how the park's veterinary staff cares for the zoo's residents. The theme park also offers ziplines and water rides. Take advantage of considerable savings by booking your tickets online, and choose from a range of dining and park experiences. Arrange your visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tampa using our Tampa trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Park was great, exceeded expectations. Rides moved along great. Good concessions, great rides, maybe high with the ticket prices but overall we had a good time. 
    Park was great, exceeded expectations. Rides moved along great. Good concessions, great rides, maybe high with the ticket prices but overall we had a good time.  more »
  • The only way this could have been a worse experience is if one of us had gotten hurt. We made the mistake of paying for the all-day-dining pass - DO NOT DO IT! Several of the roller coasters were... 
    The only way this could have been a worse experience is if one of us had gotten hurt. We made the mistake of paying for the all-day-dining pass - DO NOT DO IT! Several of the roller coasters were...  more »
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  • My how this park has grown since the last time I came to visit! It was so much fun! Much better with the quick queue tickets though. They are definitely worth purchasing to ride these awesome rides. They are so cool you don't even care where you sit! You can enjoy from any seat! The Tigris and Cheetah Hunt were so dope!!! They closed the other ride I wanted to do for the fireworks and we didn't want to wait and come back so we just rode out on the other fun rides. The fireworks are a nice touch and the kids loved the sesame street area. We definitely are making plans to head back!!
  • Love this place! Better than Disney in my opening! Great place to go during the week, lines are short and fast! Well worth the money! Best rides I've ever been on in my life! Been here twice now in the last 4 years. I will definitely look forward to bringing my family back here in the future! Right now till Jan 2, 2022 they have lights hung all over the park, which are supper pretty in the evening.

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