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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Went to Bush Gardens last week, went with my partner. We had a blast!!! It was not to crowed, I know that during season it does get very busy. The rollercoasters are the best rides in my opinion. Of the rollercoasters SheiKra and Kumba are the two best, thought Cheetah Hunt and Montu are also very good, but Gwazi gave us both a headache and not for good reasons. The best place to ride a rollercoaster is in the front row, and there are special lines for that. They have some other really fun rides and lots of cool animals here too. The new ride Falcon’s Fury was still not open when we were there, was supposed to be but the testing did not go as they wanted. We also so a show called Iceploration that was great, very enjoyable and visually stunning. The food is not that good at the park and it’s expensive. If the park is full I would get the speed passes the cost varies according to ride. This is a great place to come and spend the day with friends and family.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Had an excellent time at Busch Gardens. After our first day our 10 year old daughter announced that she liked Busch Gardens much more than she did Disney World.
I agreed with her 100%! Busch Gardens has plenty of rides, shows and the added plus of the animals and their commitment to animal conservation. So long Mickey Mouse....we won't be lining your pockets anymore!!

1  Thank PAULA R
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Going to Busch Gardens (BG) is all about the timing. Being a local resident and going to BG all the time year round I will suggest going to BG during the school year (around late August or early Sept.) in the fall is the best time. Even if you have kids let them skip school for a day to go. Also, go in the middle of the week (Tues - Thurs) during the school year. Skipping school on a Friday to go doesn't make it that much better depending on the time. When it's not busy it's fun to ride the roller costers and check out the animals.

Thank Eris4576
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

My family & I visited Busch Gardens on two different days during our vacation & had a great time both days! The park was very spacious & clean, had beautiful landscaping, helpful employees & something that every person in our group was able to enjoy. We especially enjoyed the train ride through the animal park & riding the skylift. It was amazing being that close to animals that we would normally only see on tv. Busch Gardens was well worth the money spent (great ticket prices) & I would return without hesitation!

Thank derondah
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We went here with out 2 teenagers one who loves rollercoasters one who hates them, this theme park is all about the rollercoasters, sheikra was the best by far cheetah was a very close 2nd. We went on the water ride but didnt last too long and its just pot luck if you get soaked or not we came of pretty dry so no fun there. We bought the rist bands for the food but to be honest it was a big waste of money, it was $34 a head and we ate in twice plus its wasted too much time would rather have spent the time in the park that waiting in a que for not very nice food.

There is so much to do here we didnt get much of a chance to see the animals if you can plan this park over 2 days to get your moneys worth wish we had gone in the early part of the holiday and then just before we left as we didnt get a chance to see the cheetah run, we did do the train ride and to be honest I would skip that the next time you hardly see the animials and its quite slow its the more relaxing way to go round the park i suppose.

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