Fascinating animal habitats, thrilling rides and attractions, live entertainment, great food and a diverse selection of specialty shops are the ingredients that make for world-class adventure at Busch Gardens Tampa – “the ultimate family adventure park!”
BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY HIGHLIGHTS
Highlights of Busch Gardens Tampa, an African-themed adventure park, include Kumba, Montu and Gwazi, three of the world’s top-rated roller coasters; the SheiKra dive coaster, which features two 90º drops at 70 miles per hour; Tanganyika Tidalwave; Congo River Rapids; and Rhino Rally off-road Safari river adventure.
In addition, Adventure Island waterpark lies adjacent to Busch Gardens Tampa. Annual events at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay include Howl-O-Scream in September/October (separate admission fee required).
Located 85 miles from downtown Orlando via Interstate 4 West, Busch Gardens Tampa is open daily at 10 AM (closing times are seasonal; call ahead before visiting). For more information about Busch Gardens Tampa, call 1-888-800-5447 or visit www.buschgardens.com. A second Busch Gardens theme park, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, can be found in Williamsburg, Virginia.
BUSCH GARDENS RIDES, ATTRACTIONS & SHOWS
Air Grover – Kiddie Coaster
Cheetah Hunt – Florida’s First Triple Launch Coaster
Congo River Rapids – 12-Person Raft Ride
Critter Castaways – Animal Show
Edge of Africa – Animal Habitat
Gwazi – Southeast’s Largest and Fastest Double Wooden Roller Coaster
Jambo Junction – Animal Interaction Area
Jungle Flyers – Tree Top Zip Line Ride
Kumba – One of the World’s Largest Vertical Loops
Lory Landing – Domed Habitat that Showcases a Variety of Brilliantly Colored Birds
Montu – One of the World’s Tallest and Longest Inverted Roller Coasters
Myombe Reserve – Naturalistic Rainforest Habitat with Gorillas and Chimpanzees
Rhino Rally – Wild Jeep Tour
Scorpion – 60-Foot Drop and 360-Degree Loop
Serengeti Railway – Round-Trip Journey that Explores the Serengeti Plains
Serengeti Safari – 65-Acre Habitat that Features Hundreds of Exotic African Animals
SheiKra – North America’s First Dive Coaster
Skyride – Cable Car Runs between the Crown Colony Area and the Congo
Stanley Falls – Log Flume Ride
Tanganyika Tidal Wave – River Cruise with Thrilling 55-Foot Drop
The Wild Surge – Four-Story Tower Ride
BUSCH GARDENS DINING & RESTAURANTS
Bengal Bistro – Cafeteria-Style Bistro
Crown Colony House Restaurant – Full Table Service
Desert Grill – Live Entertainment
Dine with Elmo and Friends – Character Dining
Orang Cafe – Family-Friendly Eatery
Zambia Smokehouse – Barbecue
BUSCH GARDENS ANNUAL EVENTS
Bands, Brew & BBQ
Real Music Series
Viva La Musica!
RICH’S TRIVIA: Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Busch Gardens opened in 1959 and today encompasses 335 acres.