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“Great Fun & Relaxation!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Ranked #8 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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North Port FL
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“Great Fun & Relaxation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We live about 90 miles away from Busch Gardens and decided it would be a great gift for my wife's birthday. Bought our All Day Dining Deal tickets online, which included park admission and all you can eat at selected food concession venues. We arrived just after the gates opened, paid the $15 parking fee and began our park exploration, which of course included breakfast at the Zagora Cafe.

Admittedly, we are roller-coaster fans (we are 69 & 62 yrs old!), and we absolutely loved the Sheikra, Kumba, Montu, & Gwazi rides! We must have walked miles and miles but the entire park is very pleasant to experience. Every single person we encountered who was on the park staff was friendly, courteous, very outgoing, and helpful. We enjoyed a great lunch at the Crown Colony Cafe, and it was somewhat unusual having a sandwich and watching elephants, giraffes, and rhinos strolling around the park area adjacent to the restaurant.

We finally left just before the park closed -- having ridden every roller coaster we could get on, and some of them twice! Our tired carcasses were totally fatigued by the time we got back home, but we really had an enjoyable day. This park is well-run and well-maintained, and we would certainly recommend a vacation visit there to anyone, especially family and kids.

Visited February 2013
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“Good family day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is a great place. Lots of fun things to do for all ages and plenty to learn. The keepers answer any questions and give many interesting details about the animals in their care. The Critters Show is brilliant!

Visited April 2013
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“Busch Booster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great day. They are very organized with shuttles running from the parking areas. The park is clean, the staff are very polite, the food was fabulous, the exhibits were fun. Although I did not go on any of the roller-coasters, the line ups were short and everyone seemed to be having a great time. I would definitely recommend it.

Visited April 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Oh what a great day. We were lucky we went on a day when there were not many people there, so I got on every ride I wanted to twice. All the rides are awesome, great to finally be on them after watching POV's on you tube. Not just the rides though really lovely park loads to do if not into huge big scary rollercoasters !!!! And to top it off I managed to get my hands on funnelcake !! WHOPPIEEEEEE

Visited April 2013
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Dedham, Massachusetts
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“Lots to do, and see at this great attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Nice place, my three kids, ages 15, 13, 10, and I rode 17 times on the various roller coasters, the lines were non existent, we went on a Monday, and my wife who can't stand roller coasters had a great quieter visit, watching the chimps, gorillas, cheetahs, and other wildlife at the park. We ate at the Bengal Bistro, was reasonably priced. They even had a great deal going that we took it was admission to Busch Gardens and the sister water park Adventure Island for the price of a single day admission to Busch Gardens, which saved us close to 75 bucks, which is like a full tank of gas for the Chevy Tahoe we rented. We love Busch Gardens, especially when you can get so many rides on the coasters in one day!

Visited April 2013
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