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Address: 10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297...
Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297 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.
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Awesome for those who loves the thrill of adrenaline !!! ( not me) but really nice, beautiful! Definitely buy "all day dining passes" totally worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome for those who loves the thrill of adrenaline !!! ( not me) but really nice, beautiful! Definitely buy "all day dining passes" totally worth it!

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Eh.......it was ok, but don't think I'd spend the $43 again to do it! The Daughtery concert was great, however the Dixie cup portions of beer and wine were disappointing. What was even more disappointing was the fact that you had to pay $8 for a can of beer!! You can get a 6 pack for that anywhere else....how is... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hi have to post this review twenty six years to late,but based on our memories back then the visit to Busch Gardens,was awsome, with fantastic rides,and in some ways surpassed parts of the bigger attractions in Florida, friends who have been recently have similar updated reports of having a fantastic time,so we will have to return and post an updated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

For my daughters 16th birthday we spent one day at Adventure Island and one day at Busch Gardens. Both days were great! I was surprised at how beautiful the park is! So much tropical foliage and landscaping made it fun just walking around. Perfect blend of thrill rides and animal exhibits. Lots of chances to get wet when it's hot.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed by the staff at Busch Gardens. Everyone was not only friendly but went out of their way to offer assistance. My 3yr old fell while running and scrapped his knee. A staff member saw what happened, went and got stickers and consoled my son. She also pointed us to the nearest first aid center. Thankfully it... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Busch Garden's as we had upgraded our Discovery Cove ticket. Busch Garden had a number of fun rides. Our best was the Cheetah's Hunt. In 2 days, we did that ride four times, sometimes waiting in the line for 90 minutes. Other fun rides were Gwazi and water rides. Although not officially supported, we took the shuttle... More 

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North Port, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The grandkids come down to visit just before Christmas every year. This year we decided to take them to Busch Gardens as their Christmas present. We were pleased to see the well run children's amusement ride area and a Sesame Street show. The only other rides are the extreme thrill rides, not my scene. The animals were the highlight of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The roller coasters for the big kids and adults are fast and fun! The animals all throughout the park make it fun to travel from coaster to the next. They have a great spot for the little riders, too. It is Sesame Street themed and you can meet characters. The tigers at this park are amazing! The exhibit was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited at a good time. Weather was good and park wasn't overcrowded . Longest wait for a ride was only 5-10 min. We booked in advance the Serengeti Safari. The Safari which was a huge hit. Seeing the giraffes, zebras, wildabeasts, rhinos and more up close was very cool. We each feed and touched the giraffes. We were able... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

we were really looking forward to taking grandchildren to Busch Gardens after several years break from when our children were young. What a let down couldn't see many of the animals as the only way to see them is to pay extra for a safari. Baby wasn't allowed on any rides as she couldn't walk to the ride unassisted despite... More 

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