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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa, 33612

The Basics

Purchase tickets to Busch Gardens in advance to save money over gate prices—and save time waiting in line. Ticket options include single-day admission to Busch Gardens, combo admission to Busch Gardens and other Tampa hot spots such as SeaWorld, and all-day dining. The Tampa Bay CityPASS gives you access to five attractions, including Busch Gardens, at a deep discount, while other packages roll in admission to area water parks. On extra busy days at Busch Gardens, it may pay to purchase Quick Queue to bypass lines for the most popular rides.

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Tampa Bay CityPASS
Tampa Bay CityPASS
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$122.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Best budget saving passes
My daughter and I came out without the family first our first visit to Tampa and the city passes did not disappoint us every attention we had on our agenda was on there except one but the price of the city pass mad it ok and we was still under our budget aloud us to have more money to do other thing that wasn’t available! Will be retuning soon with entire family.
Letitia_L, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Tampa

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Angela trip to Florida
Angela_W, Jul 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
I love Tampa bay city Pass easy to use. Convenient and affordable. We enjoyed bush gardens and all the attractions that came with the pass.
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Great Experience with the passes
Lourdes_F, Jul 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
With our purchase of Tampa Bay City Passes our experience of visiting the attractions was simple and quick once we arrived at the locations. Also having the benefit of planning ahead of time and being provided with reminders and easy steps to acquire the purchased tickets is really a great convenience. I can resume the experience of having city passes for our family of four as a great way to enjoy some savings and having a great time at the amenities we wanted to see.
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I love it !!
Katherine_P, Jul 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
I loved that I got to use the one ticket for all the places I wanted to go! And I definitely ended up saving money. So worth it!!!
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Wanted
Edwinter_M, Jul 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Took my Mace Bird messed on my face Kicked of the lion on merry go round. Only children. So we stood FUN!!!!!!!!!!
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Really enjoyed our partial day...
Jeanne E, Feb 2018
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Admission Ticket
Really enjoyed our partial day there. Wished we had more time, had to catch a flight. Loved the animals and great gift shops. Paid for all day dine but didn't really have enough time to get money's worth.
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The hard part for us was how far we...
Roberta L, Oct 2017
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Admission Ticket
The hard part for us was how far we had to walk to rent a motorized wheel chair, and no transportation from handicapped or preferred parking lot to the entrance. My husband and I have mobility problems. They need to have a smaller pickup transport from the preferred and handicapped parking.
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Awesome Florida trip
Alexander_O, Jul 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Loved it’s value and my family had a blast . Great value to bring people to the city. Thank you for getting something value a family can use and enjoy . Would like to do this again when we get a chance to.
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We had a great time at Busch Gardens...
World Traveler, Jun 2017
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Admission Ticket
We had a great time at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There are so many different animal exhibits and demonstrations throughout the park. We learned a lot SeaWorld's conservation efforts and rode so many rides!
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Very nice experience
Pamela_M, Jul 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Being able to touch the stingrays, jellyfish and more sea animal at the aquarium. And the zoo had a variety of animals.
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Wonderful experience
debbie_w, Jun 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
We loved The Clearwater Aquarium, FL Aquarium, Busch gardens and more. The city pass made it easy to get in each place, it worked great!
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Great experience
Jennifer_z, May 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Very easy and convenient to use. Highly recommend. Easy to download and reserve attractions you want to do
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Makes it worth the money😀
Robin_W, May 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
So many good attraction s too see! My favorite was the Tampa Zoo, and the Dolphin cruise!! Busch Gardens was a great time but alot of stuff closed inside!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Busch Gardens is ideal for families with children visiting the Tampa area.

  • A dining pass saves money—and time—if you plan to eat at least two meals at the park.

  • There are several dining options available throughout the park, from grab-and-go snacks to buffets and sit-down dining.

  • An air-conditioned kennel is available for pets at the front of the park for $10 per day.

  • The park is accessible to wheelchair users. Strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters are available to rent.

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How to Get There

Busch Gardens is located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of downtown Tampa, about a 20-minute drive; approximately one hour from Orlando via I-4; and 30 minutes east of Tampa area beaches and the Tampa International Airport. Paid parking is available on-site. An advance-purchase ticket includes free round-trip transportation, through Mears Destination Services, to Busch Gardens from several Orlando area locations.

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When to Get There

Busch Gardens is open every day of the year. The most crowded days tend to track with American school holidays—namely summer and spring break. Beat the crowds by visiting the park on a weekday, and arrive at or close to the park’s opening time.

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How to Use Child Swap

Like many other major theme parks, Busch Gardens offers Child Swap for parents who are with a child too small to ride an attraction. This allows one adult to ride alone or with an older child, while the other adult waits with the small child; then they swap so the waiting adult can ride, relieving both adults from having to wait in line.

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