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Review of Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens
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$98.99*
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Ranked #2 of 196 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, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 13, 2013

After spending a terrible day in Discovery Cove I did not expect much from Busch Gardens, but I was pleasantly surprised. All I can say in the negative was that the food was horrible, and I was disappointed that you could see the fences between the animals on the train ride (Disney really did set the bar high when they built Animal Kingdom!). Otherwise it was great (for a zoo, which I am not all that fond of as a concept). I was surprised how clean it was, and the crowd was light enough that we were able to hit 5 rides in two hours. I HIGHLY recommend the Cheetah, it was crazy fun!

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Excellent way to enjoy a day with family or friends. The park was clean and a lot of fun. I highly recommend visiting and making a great day out of it.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

went here on a vip tour for my sons birthday we had the best day of our lives our guide was amazing and we got on all the best rides with no queuing really made us feel special all with a lovely lunch thrown in worth every penny xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

My family and I visited Busch Gardens and had a terrific time. We rode Cheetah Hunt and Montu (roller coasters). We enjoyed both immensely. We noticed there was a lack of rides for kids who don't like roller coasters. A lot for the 5 and under though. Access to the animals was great. Lots of up close and personal interaction, including many zookeepers who were nearby to offer information. We paid the extra fee and had access to the Serengeti adventure. There were 8 of us on the Jeep. We saw Rhinos, gazelles, zebras up close. Then we fed the giraffes. Slobber and all! An excellent experience that we all really enjoyed. A photographer goes along in the Jeep and takes pictures for purchase. Definitely worth it!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I loved Busch Gardens, go during the week not as crowed. The Cheetah ride is very fast. Had a great time!! Food was good.

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