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“My husband enjoyed the roller coasters”
Review of Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens
Ranked #1 of 140 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, combining world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and more than 12,000 animals. Challenge a 335-foot drop tower, Falcon's Fury, or race like a cheetah on Cheetah Hunt. Busch Gardens' newest attraction, Cobra's Curse puts a spin on family thrills with this one-of-a-kind spin coaster.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Went to Busch Gardens on a hot thursday in April. My husband and a friend enjoyed the roller coasters. I liked the train and the trolleys. We ate at the smokehouse and it was good. The domestic animal theatre was delightful!

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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Shannon. We offer a unique blend of thrills, entertainment and animal encounters. Come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had pre-booked our tickets which meant we had free parking a saving of $20 compared to Disney parks. Busch gardens is well known for the number of live animals available to see and this time did not disappoint, what was disappointing was one main ride not operating and two other rides breaking down while queueing. The selection of food outlets is not as varied as other parks. The waiting time for the main rides was reasonable for the time of year(Easter)

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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We sincerely appreciate your comments regarding our animal habitats. We sincerely apologize for the temporary attractions closures during your visit. Despite annual maintenance and daily operating inspections, our rides can experience technical difficulties, just as any other mechanical device. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Visited Busch Gardens on a very hot day in March, however found that the park had plenty of shady areas. Even though rides are not my thing, we still had a great day seeing the animals, the botanical beauty of the park and seeing two shows. We watched the Busch Gardens dancers while enjoying lunch. They had a good variety of food choices and the area was very clean.

1  Thank Mango4610
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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our animal habitats, entertainment, and culinary offerings. Come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Busch Gardens is one of the best theme parks in central Florida. It has some of the best rides, African animals, shows, and food for children of all ages. Not to mention the tasting room stocked with those cold fresh complimentary beers. You are bound to enjoy your visit!

1  Thank Maxine S
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Great amusement park! There is so much wild life to see, food to eat and rides to ride! During the week there is hardly any wait times for the big coasters!!!

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