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“Forget Animal Kingdom - go to Busch Gardens”

Busch Gardens Tampa
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$98.99*
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Ranked #1 of 197 things to do in Tampa
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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: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Have visited Animal Kingdom and Busch Gardens - Forget Animal Kingdom and take a second day at Busch Gardens instead. Even in the heat of the summer there is so much shade and misters. The air rushing by on the roller coaster rides is cool also. This park abounds with animal exhibits and has behind the scenes tours (extra cost). Have been on several and the Tiger behind the scenes is the best. The safari trip standing in the back of a flat bed truck and feeding the giraffes is also worth it.

Thank David W
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a one time only place to visit. Way too "touristy". Once you've visited this park there is no reason to go back.

Thank Kyle J
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Maybe, it's because we went during Christmas break, but the lines were incredibly long. Had to wait up to 1.5 hrs to go on a ride. We only could do 4 rides plus train in one whole day. With a ticket price of approx. $90 pp, that makes $20 per ride. Nice park, but the value it not really outstanding. Would not go there a second time.

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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.

1  Thank Janice L
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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.

Thank hazel n
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