This year, on 31st March Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will turn 60, but one day isn’t enough to celebrate! In fact, Busch Gardens have decided to mark the occasion in a very big way, with a whole year of celebrations. They’re calling 2019 the ‘Year of Beer’ and if the name wasn’t obvious enough, that’s because you’ll be able to celebrate the park turning 60 with FREE beer all year round!
That’s right, during your visit to Busch Gardens, make sure you stop by the Garden Gate Café or Serengeti Overlook Pub where you’ll be able to try not just one but two complimentary beers. If you didn’t already know, Busch Gardens first opened in 1959 as a beer garden offering free tastings, so this year the park will be going back to its roots and giving you the chance to try a range of great beers for yourself.
Of course, that’s not all because there’s plenty more planned to celebrate 60 years of Busch Gardens. One of the things we’re most excited about is the brand new roller coaster- Tigris. This record-breaking attraction is set to open in spring 2019 and will become the tallest launch coaster in Florida! Riders will face a 150-foot skyward surge, before taking on looping twists, exciting drops and an inverted heartline roll all at speeds of more than 60mph. The coaster will mimic the breath-taking agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat- the tiger.
There will also be a series of special events running throughout the year, with something exciting planned for every single week. That means that whenever you choose to visit, you’ll be able to join in the fun. From the famous Food & Wine Festival to the popular Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends featuring your favourite Sesame Street characters, there’s something for everyone. If you’re visiting during the summer, make sure you check out the Summer Nights spectacular and ride your favourite attractions in the dark, or if you’re visiting for Halloween, the terrifying Howl-O-Scream is not to be missed!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is home to some of the most thrilling roller coasters in Orlando, not to mention thousands of beautiful animals. As well as the 60th anniversary celebrations, make sure you take the time to get up close to the animals and brave the park’s most daring rides during your visit.
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