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“Love the roller coasters!!!”

Busch Gardens Tampa
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Ranked #1 of 196 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
North Miami, Florida
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Love the roller coasters!!!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I loved the roller coasters.
I did NOT like the fact that SheiKra was closed for maintenance during our visit...be sure to visit the website for updates on what rides may be closed before you go.

Visited January 2013
Thank AndrewJ5267
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21 reviews
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“Our favorite place!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have a two year old and there is nothing better than a day at Busch Gardens. The adults love the rides and the kids love the animals and Elmo. Can't forget Elmo. Its a great place to spend a weekend with your friends or kids. I've had a pass for ten years and not giving it up anytime soon.

Visited December 2012
Thank Janelle C
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Full of fun for everyone!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We visited this park as a family, including 2 seniors and 2 wheelchair-bound adults. We found something fun for everyone, including extreme rides, slow-paced rides, animal exhibits and shows/performances. The Iceploration show was a big hit with everyone! Spend at least one full day here and plan your route carefully to take in all the attractions you want to experience. Wheelchair access to almost all attractions is easy and without hassle.

Visited September 2012
3 Thank MoiraS78
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“Great value for Canadians”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

On a return visit to Tampa we were able to take advantage of a free all day dining add on to our day ticket, specific to Canadians. (We got our passes online before we left home.) We were disappointed that Shiekra was closed for maintenance this visit which meant not as many thrills for our kids! Took the skyride which our teens thought was an interesting perspective of the park.

Visited January 2013
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“One of the best parks in Florida for roller coasters”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

In my opinion Bushe Gardens has the best collection of roller coasters in Florida. The rides are more for the teenage/adult market than Disney parks. Cheetah Hunt is a good addition to the park, but it is at the expense of the water raft part of Rhino Rally which is a real shame.

You can take time out from the rides by visiting the zoo part of the park or travel on the steam train on 'safari' looking for all the animals.

Visited January 2013
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