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Busch Gardens Tampa

Key information

Location:
Tampa, Florida

Opening date: 
Mar 31, 1959

Operator:
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Official website:
Click here

Located around an hour's drive from the theme park hotspot of Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa sprawls across a massive 335-acre site. The park specialises in two things: roller coasters and animal exhibits. It has an impressive line-up of the former, with vertical drop coaster SheiKra and the multi-launch Cheetah Hunt being particularly popular. The park's zoo is home to a wide range of animals, and the Rhino Rally attraction takes guests on a tour of its 65-acre Serengeti Plain habitat.

History: Busch Gardens Tampa first opened in March 1959, and was a free-of-entry attraction aimed at visitors to the Tampa Anheuser-Busch brewery and manufacturing plant. The plant has long since closed down, but the park has continued to develop, adding animal exhibits and rides over the proceeding decades. In 2009, it was acquired by the Blackstone Group, along with nearby sister park SeaWorld Orlando.

Top Rides and Shows:

Falcon's Fury
Your rating: None (16 votes)
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Elmo's Treehouse Trek
Your rating: None (5 votes)
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Jungle Flyers
Your rating: None (4 votes)
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Marrakesh Theatre
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Oscar's Swamp Stomp
Your rating: None (6 votes)
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Top Restaurants:

Garden Gate Café
Your rating: None (7 votes)
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Zagora Café
Your rating: None (10 votes)
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Dragon Fire Grill and Pub
Your rating: None (8 votes)
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Bengal Bistro
Your rating: None (10 votes)
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Serengeti Overlook Pub and Restaurant
Your rating: None (13 votes)
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
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Refurbishment schedule
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Latest News:

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