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“Brilliant Theme Park, a couple of irritations.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Ranked #1 of 195 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, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
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“Brilliant Theme Park, a couple of irritations.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Arrived a Busch Gardens for opening time to find out The new Falcons Fury ride wasn't yet open, Shakira was out of action all day and Kumba broke down for an hour whilst we were in the queue. Besides them issues the park is excellent, loads to do and see, loads of wildlife, loads of rides etc. Park feels much more relaxed than the Central Florida Parks thus probably more enjoyable. Would strongly recommend arriving early as it seemed to start getting really busy from around 11. Express Passes are good value......................if the rides are working ok!

Visited July 2014
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“Best bang for your buck!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We spent a couple of not so exciting days at Universal and decided to travel down to Busch Gardens for the roller-coasters and it did not disappoint. Our 12 and 14 year old kids loved the park and wish we had another day there instead of universal. Fantastic!

Visited July 2014
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Louisiana
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“Enjoyed It”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

My daughter really enjoyed our visit to Busch Gardens. I was glad I purchased the dining package (online with tickets). The food was good and tasty. I also bought the Jungala Insider tour and that was very interesting. We also visited the Wildlife Docs presentation and that was interesting as well.

The only thing was that it rained and didn't stop so we ended up just walking in the rain but some of the attractions were closed due to the weather.

Visited May 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“A racket”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Start with a $17 parking fee, about double the minimum wage...cramping cars so close together that drinking the nxt cars door virtually unavoidable. The web site tries to force you to multiple day tickets and extras...not nice. As far as the ticket fees. Be prepared for sticker shock. The food is bland..basicly institutional..and of course overpriced. They will gladly sell you a 12 ounce beer for the price of a six pack ...or a couple of dozen french fries for the cost of a combo meal at Micki D.
Do they have a few fun rides...yes when the are operating.. *My recommendation is to find your way to the Kennedy Space Center ...much more for the money and you might even learn something. Even the Tampa zoo is a better option.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“GREAT THEME PARK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Huge thrill rides! Close to Tampa Bay so you can have a trip to the beach after. Really fun day out. Takes about 50mins to drive to from Orlando

Visited July 2014
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