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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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Love the shops, the animals and most of all the rides!!! Sheikra is BRILLIANT!! Would love to go back!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

Love the shops, the animals and most of all the rides!!! Sheikra is BRILLIANT!! Would love to go back!!

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Brandon, FL
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The big appeal at this park is the coasters. They are awesome! For the best experience, be at the gates when the park opens. Head for Cheetah Chase first since it is new and popular. Then go to Montu which will be super empty at this hour and you can ride it multiple times. Then, get on the skyway ride... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Last year we actually made it to busch gardens I loved the animals but husband and son hated the rides it was a very long day because we had to leave early to get transport and had to wait to return back to international drive I am glad I went

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

It had been nine years since we last visited here... my daughter was only 5... now she was big enough to ride everything and do everything. For those who prepurchase their tickets thru a second party i.e., AAA, make sure you bring a waterproof ziplok bag to put them in. The ticket takers were NOT the friendliest or most helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Has a bit of everythig you need incl animals and rides. Sheikra and Montu best rides. Save yourself the drive to Orlando if staying in Tampa area. Also has waterpark across the road and can get combined ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

An excellent day out, we went back three times because there is so much to do and the rides are awesome, especially cheetah run and sheikra! The food is typical american fare and great value for money (better than many of the other parks)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Advertised as a European style theme park?Anyone giving this a good revue must be a Roller coaster junky or blinkered. If this is European, then I think the directors need to get a map out and look up europe.For one it gives the impression that the animals (which were the reason for our visit) have a vast expanse of space... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We went to Busch Gardens with a bunch of friends, and it was a wonderful time. There was places to relax as well as placing to have a super heart-stopping experience. It is a great park with many options, rides, animals, food, shopping, and more. I can't wait to visit again!! You can find deals, coupons, and discounts, at different... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

We visited a week ago right after the tropical storm so the lines were short and the weather was pleasant. All of the employees were helpful and entertaining. We stuck around for the kinetix show and fireworks-well worth it. We also had the ticket/all day meal pass which made the cost a lot more bearable.

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Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We came as a group with teens and young adults. It was so much fun that we are making this a yearly trip. We only got to visit for one day but next time we will be sure to make it a two or three day event!

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