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“Great if you like thrill rides” 3 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 215 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Great if you like thrill rides”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for thrill rides this is the park for you. Our teenagers had a great time riding all the coasters. The animals looked distressed. The lion was constantly eating his tail. I had a hard time watching this. The park map/guide needs to be easier to follow. We had difficulty trying to figure out how to get around and we were not alone. Map was not user friendly at all. It started to rain so we decided to leave since they close most of the rides anyway but were were able to see most of the attractions. I don't recommend this park if you have little ones. Not much for them. Definitely go if you like coasters similar to Six Flags.

Visited March 2015
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“Really good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The park is big and well organized, divided in thematic areas, based mainly in African regions. We arrived after lunch and had only a few hours to enjoy the attractions. As our party was constituted of four little children, we focused more in the animals than in the rollercoasters…
The Edge of Africa is a tour where you walk and can see a lot of African animals, like lions, hypos and meerkats. It is like a zoo, but the animals are mainly separated by glasses and you can see them very close. If you like animals, the Animal Care Center is a must. You can see the veterinary clinic and surgery room through a glass wall. When we were at the Center, there were two technicians presenting some animals (an echidna, a hedgehog and a snake). Visitors could touch animals, take pictures and ask questions.
All employees were very attentive and friendly. The parking lot is huge, but there is a tram to take visitors to the main entrance.

Visited March 2015
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St. Charles Michigan
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“Kid and Adult fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the Day..Kids had a blast on roller coasters, got there early and wait time was about 10 min wait for rides. Later in the afternoon lines longer, 30 mins to 1 hr. Two shows we went to ( Animal Show and Ice Skating show ) very good shows. Missed the free beer taste tests....

Visited March 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“fun fun fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome park where have lots of fun rides and beautiful animals. It is not too big like Disney's animal kingdom. So, it is easier to make plans and walk around. It was just so unfortunate that 3 of their rides were not operating and we were stuck on the 3 of the rides last Thursday! We paid a lot of admission fee... I think it is not acceptable! I love Busch Gardens, but they disappointed me this time. Also, the food inside the Busch Gardens is not good at all and very expensive. I really hope they will improve on their food. It is better to buy a refillable bottle....you can refill soft drinks all day long for about $11. I really wish, though, they offer unsweetened iced tea or good tasted water, too. Drinking soda and lemonade all day wasn't a good choice....

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Tampa, Florida
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“Fun place, smooth rides”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I am an annual passholder, so I do enjoy going. The roller coasters are super smooth and dont beat you around. I enjoy the different events they have going on throughout the year, and Christmas Town is very nice! The all day food pass is great too if you're planning on spending the whole day.

Visited February 2015
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