Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure park that offers an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. Busch Gardens is no ordinary theme park; it offers a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country’s premier zoos featuring more than 2,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.
Busch Gardens Rides:
Kumba: After the blood-curdling thrill of an initial 135 foot drop, you will plunge from 110 feet into a diving loop, feel a full 3 seconds of absolute weightlessness while spiraling 360 degrees, and tear through one of the world’s largest vertical loops.
Montu: Feel the ultimate rush on one of the tallest and longest inverted roller coasters in the world! Experience the thrill of an inverse diving loop and a 60-foot vertical loop while you endure speeds of over 60 miles per hour and a G-force of 3.85.
Gwazi: Challenge the dueling forces of Gwazi: two wooden tracks intertwined into the Southeast’s largest and fastest double wooden roller coaster. Boasting more than 1.25 million board feet of lumber, Gwazi’s Lion and Tiger tracks offer two distinct ride experiences.
Cheetah Chase: Families will love the curves, drops and corkscrews of Cheetah Chase, a five-story “wild mouse” style coaster in Timbuktu. With its top speed of 22 mph and 46″ height requirement, Cheetah Chase is the perfect ride for a child’s first coaster experience.
Rhino Rally: This wild jeep tour transports guests aboard an off-road adventure through the wilds of Africa, blending up-close animal encounters with an unpredictable safari competition.
Congo River Rapids: Encounter the swift-flowing white water of the Congo River Rapids. Spin through a geyser and face an ominous waterfall and other thrilling obstacles in a 12-person raft.
Stanley Falls: Our Log Flume whisks your whole family through a splashing trip ending in a 40-foot drop that’s sure to get you soaked!
Tanganyika Tidal Wave: Watch out when your seemingly tranquil jungle journey aboard a 20-passenger boat ends with a sudden plunge down a 55-foot drop, creating a tidal wave that gets everyone sopping wet.
Serengeti Plain:This habitat features hundreds of exotic African animals that can be seen from the Serengeti Express Railway, Skyride, Serengeti Safari and various walkways. The 65-acre environment includes expansive berms, the largest of which is four acres; tiered and open landscapes covered with native and African grasses, scrub trees and shrubs; rock outcroppings and bluffs replicating natural formations; and naturalistic creek beds and mud banks.
Myombe Reserve: Enter the lush forest where gorillas and chimpanzees can be viewed in this naturalistic rainforest habitat. Tour the Great Ape Domain amid waterfalls and through shrouds of mist and fog to get an up close look at these majestic primates.
Bird Gardens: Soar over to our Bird Gardens area to check out almost 500 tropical birds from around the globe. You can enjoy the Wild Wings of Africa show, see our feather-filled aviary, and experience the powerful presence of bald and golden eagles in Eagle Canyon. After the show you can talk to conservation educators about how to attract birds to your own backyard.
Lory Landing: The domed habitat showcases a variety of brilliantly colored birds including several species of parrots, including lorikeets, as well as hornbills and pheasants in both free flight and observational environments.
Clydesdale Hamlet: Guests can pose for a picture with one of the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales during daily photo and petting sessions.
Land of the Dragons: Includes our three-story-tall tree house, an enchanted forest, one-of-a-kind slides, a gentle waterfall, wonderful rides and, of course, friendly dragons! The Land of the Dragons’ stage features a family-friendly show staring Dumphrey the dragon and friends.
Serengeti Express Train: See the beauty of the Serengeti Plains as you make a round-trip journey from our Nairobi train station on the Serengeti Express Train.
King Tut’s Tomb: Travel back in time to the mysteries of King Tut’s Tomb. You’ll get to visit a realistic replication of King Tut’s burial site as it was being excavated in the 1920’s. The park’s Egypt area also includes an area for kids to do their own digging.
Skyride: View the spectacular scenery as you fly through the air in a cable car that runs between the Crown Colony area and the Congo on the opposite side of the park.
Normal park hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. within a 365-day operating schedule. Hours are extended during select weekend, summer and holiday periods. For more information and tickets for Busch Gardens Tampa visit Busch Gardens Website »