We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Busch Gardens

Address: 10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$99*
and up
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Top Rated
$78*
and up
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
86%
Ranked #1 of 214 things to do in Tampa
Type: Amusement & theme parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Amusement Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Owner description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Amusement & theme parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Amusement Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Write a Review

6,614 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    4,042
    1,632
    532
    221
    187
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, MN
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on EVERY roller coaster, and were able to view 99% of the whole park from the train and the skyride. Very nice animal setups (zoo), and very cool train ride through enviroments. Their regular price is kind of expensive ($100.00).

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Thursday in February and the park was quiet the longest we queued for a ride, Cheetah, was about 15 minutes. Went on most rides twice as no queues. My favourite is Montu and my daughter likes Falcons fury , too scary for me. Food in the Colony club was poor , pizza doughy and flat bread... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Myers, Florida
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Missed the rides that they used to have for people who aren't adrenalin junkies. I had 2 choices of rides either a water ride that I had to get wet on a cool day or a roller coaster. I don't do roller coasters and didn't want to get wet on a cool day. I felt bad for the animals on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Hope, PA
Top Contributor
301 reviews 301 reviews
90 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

located just outside of Tampa, Florida, Busch Gardens is a full day of outdoor activities and amusement rides. We stayed most of the time in Pantopia which is the newly renovated and remodeled section with amazing amusement rides. Falcon Fury has a very tall freestanding Drop Tower. there are also new restaurants, shops and entertainment in this section. it's expensive,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Busch Gardens on our holiday to Orlando in October 2014 and we absolutely loved it! We had visited all of the Disney Parks and Universal, SeaWorld etc. and had stupidly left Busch Gardens until we were in our final days of our holiday. We will never be doing that again as we would have loved to have had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My two granddaughters have Celiac Disease which means they MUST be gluten free. On their website Busch Gardens brags about the care they take with food allergies. They even had pictures of gluten free foods and cookies & brownies. They have NO idea about Celiac or any other food allergies, most didn't even know what gluten was! Each restaurant would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hamilton, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My 10-year-old son has autism. He is funny about rides; when he's in the mood, he'll go on anything, but when he's not, he will not do anything and it's impossible to convince him to try something he doesn't want. On this day, he was afraid of everything. We went on two rides; the bumper cars and the train that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
uxbridgeontario
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We have gone to Busch Gardens several years in a row this year I took my 88 year old dad and my adult kids. What a waste Of money it was $100 per person it was not worth it at all!! The food was terrible, the grounds are looking run down. Several displays were closed ..... They should have discounted... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brantford, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We went to this park as a family package deal of 3 parks (Busch Gardens, Seaworld Orlando, Aquatica). The park is well laid out, and does have a lot of nice roller coasters and other rides for children (we had an 11 month old with us so he was limited on what he could go on). The parking was way... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Never a bad time. First time with the little ones. Kept busy the whole time! Only thing I would say is that they need their food pass restaurants not so spread out when all you're looking for is a drink. Clean, friendly, fun. Certainly doesn't hurt that they sell adult beverages.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Busch Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Busch Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Busch Gardens and other visitors
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Busch Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?