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“Better than expected!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens
10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Ranked #1 of 205 things to do in Tampa
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
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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.
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wimauma, florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Better than expected!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

What a great place. Fun for anyone and everyone. Plenty to see and do, even if you have no children. Would definitely do again and again. Will take my guests there who come to visit me.

Visited March 2012
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“Excellent parks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

It was excellent, I really like seeing the animals at Busch better than at Animal Kingdom. We went over to Busch twice on a 2 park pass. We also went the Sea World on the pass.
It was excellent was well. Loved the skating show and the Pets Ahoy Shows at both parks.
We will go back to Tampa when we go again in 2014.

Visited December 2012
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Rockport, Maine, United States
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“Don't waste your time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Big dissapointment when there are other parks in Orlando area that are so much nicer, cleaner and better run. While there, four out of the seven rollercoasters had technical difficulties. They kept us waiting in line while difficulties were fixed whis in one case was a three hour wait instead of just shurring down the ride. The park was dirty, the water in the tanks was dirty and leaking. There were verry little attendants to ask questions or get help. =overall terribl. Every line was over 2 hours and to purchase a fast pass you had to spend another 40 on top pf the almost 100 already spent on a ticket.

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Dunedin, Florida
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“cool meld of Zoo and amusement park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

ROller coasters are great. Lines are short during the week. If you are from Florida, you can buy a 1 day pass and come back the rest of the year! Very cool.

Visited December 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“big surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My 8 year old grandaughter and I visited Busch Gardens and had a big surpirse. The animal part was really fabulous along with the rides(.Cheetah Hunt 90 minutes wait), but the wait for everything was absolutely horrible. I would suggest to go either very early in the morning or right before the park closes.
The transportation from the parking lots is extremely efficient . The food is the horrible and again the wait for the decent restaurants is lengthy ..... up to two hours at any mealtime.
We loved the animal care center where you may see the Vets treating an animal or a simulation of the Diagnosis, Treatment, pathology etc of one of the 2000 zoo animal.s
I would go again but not in any peak.
My other suggestion is to put all of your belongings in a locker at the very beginning so you don't have to drag stuff around especially if you go on rides.My biggest complaint is the traffic in Tampa but of course Busch Gardens cannot do anything about that... I thought this country is in a recession?

Visited January 2013
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