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“Howl -o -Scream” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa
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$101.99*
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Ranked #1 of 195 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 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 older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Howl -o -Scream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We visited on the 11th Oct. This year it was called " The dark side of the gardens". There were 6 haunted houses for this event. All were very scarey ! Blood Asylum was my favourite.
We did not manage any of the shows as we were trying to get to all the houses and on as many rides as we could.
We managed Sheikra twice, Kumba, Scorpion but did not manage Cheetah hunt or Montu .
Directions to houses were not good and time was wasted looking for the right directions,
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Visited October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Went midweek, and no waiting time at all, even got to stay on montu for a couple of timesmanaged 3-4 goes on everything. Definitely get the share cup at $6.99 and refills at a $1, especially if there a group of you. Park is a lot smaller than most disney parks, so it's a bit easier on the legs. Overall would definitely go again. Its about an hrs drive from the Kissemmee area.

Visited November 2012
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant rides and lovely animals went in october and zero wait for all rides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Visited busch gardens in october and was excellent walked straight on to every ride which meant we got to ride every ride more than once. Cheetha hunt and sheikra are both amazing . Also great that there are animals to see for the people in our party who were to small or dont like rides the train safari was a big hit with everyone. Was a bit disappointed that rhino rally was gone . Also gwazi the wooden roller coaster is extremely rough. We did eat lunch there this was ok but not a great choice of food which i found to be the case at most theme parks. But we do not visit theme parks for the food. Would definatly go again and would go in october

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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“Howl-O-Scream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very fun event!! Variety of haunted houses and scarectors. Would definitely go again if in the Tampa area

Visited October 2012
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Concord NH
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“A fun day with my daughter and hubby”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

If you like rides, this is the place to go! I went on every roller coaster - so fun! We enjoyed sitting in the front row on several rides. The best part, of course, is the free beer! Just yummy! We had a fantstic time!

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