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Lose yourself on incredible wildlife-inspired thrill rides

Come within a whisker of some of the world’s rarest animals, feel their energy and inhabit their world on Florida’s wildest rides with your Busch Gardens tickets. Explorers beware! An ancient Egyptian curse has been awakened in the park; can you keep your head as family ride Cobra's Curse spins you out of control?

Our guide to Busch Gardens® Tickets

Florida’s wildest rides live at Busch Gardens. This 335-acre adventure park allows you to come within a whisker of some of the world’s rarest animals and inhabit their world. Trek, plunge, chase and spin on plenty of hairraising attractions and rides. Get as close to the wild as you dare with your Busch Gardens Tickets!

Not to Miss Attractions

  • Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster inspired by the powerful yet agile tiger with an exhilarating triple launch, and a 150-foot skyward surge. Catapult through twists, daring drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and a thrilling inverted heartline roll!
  • Busch Gardens puts a new spin on family thrills with Cobra's Curse®! This one-of-a-kind family spin coaster takes riders on a whirlwind of family fun and adventure as they explore a mysterious Egyptian archaeological excavation. After ascending on a vertical lift, just like an elevator, riders will come face-to-face with an 80-foot snake icon and trek over the park’s Serengeti Plain.

Thrill Rides

  • Experience new heights with Falcon’s Fury™, the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America. After climbing high above the park, pivot in mid-air to a face-down dive position. An instant later you’ll plunge 60 mph straight down at 3.5 Gs with speed and power like you’ve never experienced before!
  • Head to the ancient realm of Cheetah Run and experience the unmatched speed and agility of the world's fastest land animal aboard the electrifying Cheetah Hunt roller coaster. This thrilling launch coaster climbs high above the African landscape and shoots through the Serengeti plains, imitating the movement and spirit of a hunting cheetah.
  • Feeling brave? SheiKra® takes you 200 feet up, then hurtles you 90 degrees straight down at speeds of up to 70 mph!
  • Then there is Montu®, one of the tallest and longest inverted coasters in the world, featuring loops, drops and speeds over 60 mph, all with your feet dangling freely below you, only at Busch Gardens.

Family Fun

  • For up-close animal encounters head to Jungala® where you will find some of the world’s most endangered animals, Bengal tigers and orang-utans, along with two signature rides, including Jungle Flyers and Tree Top Trails.
  • Try Edge of Africa® which offers the most intense safari experience outside Africa. While trekking through a remote safari encampment, you’ll discover lions, hippos, hyenas, meerkats, lemurs and giraffes.
  • Serengeti Safari - Embark on an African adventure on an open truck tour through the 65-acre Serengeti Plain (additional fees apply)

Fun for Kids

  • Sesame Street® Safari of Fun® - Join Elmo, Big Bird and all their friends for kid-sized rides, shows and colourful play areas.
  • Spin through water jets, plunge past looming waterfalls and through a mysterious water cave on Congo River Rapids®. Expect to get wet!

With your Busch Gardens Tickets you can enjoy all of the wonderful attractions above as well as many more at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – click on the ‘rides’ tab for a full list of attractions.

Busch Gardens Florida is a simple 70-minute drive from Orlando, but don’t worry if you don’t have your own transport. All of the Busch Gardens tickets featured on AttractionTickets.com include free bus transportation to Busch Gardens from Orlando on the Busch Gardens Tampa Shuttle Express. This service departs from SeaWorld plus various locations in the International Drive and Kissimmee areas. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 1-800-221-1339 when in Orlando.

Rides

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Tigris®

Tigris®

Get ready to take on Tigris® Florida’s tallest launch coaster. Tigris features an exhilarating triple launch with forward and backward motion, catapulting riders through looping twists, daring drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll – all at more than 60 miles per hour.

Cheetah Hunt®

Cheetah Hunt®

Experience the unmatched speed and agility of the cheetah on this one-of-a-kind launch coaster. You'll climb high above the African landscape, twist and turn along the track and soar across the ground. With another burst of acceleration you'll leap over awestruck bystanders and spiral through a rocky gorge. Hang on as one more rush of speed rockets you home. It's a 4429' sprint that will take your breath away.

Cobra's Curse

Cobra's Curse

Enter a mysterious Egyptian archaeological excavation for the ride of your life. This isn’t your ordinary spin coaster. This one-of-a-kind family spin coaster takes riders on a whirlwind of family fun and an adventure of exciting explorations. After ascending on a vertical lift, just like an elevator, riders will come face-to-face with an 80-foot snake icon and trek over the park’s Serengeti Plain.

Falcon´s Fury®

Falcon´s Fury®

Experience new heights with Falcon’s Fury™, the first drop tower of its kind in the world. At the ride’s highest point, riders pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later you’ll plunge straight down at 3.5 Gs straight down with speed and power like you’ve never experienced before.

Jungala®

Jungala®

Have you ever been close enough to a Bengal tiger to feel the hair on the back of your neck rise? Or ridden a zip-line through a rainforest? Or looked an orangutan in the eye from a jungle outpost? Set in the lush Congo area, Jungala is four acres of fun filled with up-close animal interactions, a three-storey maze of rope bridges and nets for kids to climb, two signature rides and live entertainment.

Congo River Rapids®

Congo River Rapids®

Congo River Rapids will drench you with water during an exciting white water journey re-creating the treacherous elements of Africa’s Congo River.

Edge of Africa®

Edge of Africa®

Embark on a walking safari through Edge of Africa and encounter exotic African animals in naturalistic habitats, including hippos, lions, hyenas, lemurs, meerkats, crocodiles and lappet-faced vultures. Set your own pace as you explore this attraction themed around an abandoned African fishing village.

Montu®

Montu®

Experience one of the tallest and longest inverted coasters in the world, featuring seven insane inverted loops, plummeting drops and high speeds of over 60 mph, all with your feet dangling below! If you're crazy about coasters, Montu is the ride for you. Named after an ancient Egyptian god of war, conquering this coaster is a challenge that will test your courage at every turn.

Myombe Reserve®

Myombe Reserve®

Peer through the mists and fog of Myombe's Great Ape Domain for a close-up look into the world of fascinating and majestic animals. Explore the lush forest habitat of western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees and be amazed by these playful animals simply living their daily lives.

Reviews

Average 4.7 out of 5 (5173 customer reviews)

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Probably the best rides in Florida.

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 24 Mar,2020

Lots of thrill rides - great family day out . Free parking voucher was a massive plus

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 24 Mar,2020

Still a great value ticket with plenty to see, roller coaster delight

5 stars:

Norm reviewed 14 Mar,2020

A great theme park with excellent shows & very pleasant, friendly & helpful Staff.

5 stars:

Malcolm Walker reviewed 12 Mar,2020

Wonderful place new ride coming soon

5 stars:

Maurice Twyman reviewed 12 Mar,2020

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Busch Gardens® Tickets

What is Busch Gardens?

Busch Gardens is an exciting and exotic mix of zoo and theme park, with some of the most thrilling animal encounters and attractions in Florida. Located just outside of Orlando in Tampa Bay, the theme park is home to some of the biggest roller coasters in the state, so it is perfect for thrill seekers. 

Where is Busch Gardens?

Busch Gardens is located in Tampa, Florida, which is roughly a 75 minute drive from central Orlando. You can either drive or take a free shuttle from Orlando, which is included in your ticket. 

How big is Busch Gardens?

Busch Gardens is the largest of the four SeaWorld Parks in Florida. There are 15 incredible attractions spread out over 11 different themed areas, with a wide variety of thrills and family friendly activities to keep the whole family entertained. If you want to see and do everything this park has to offer, you are likely to need more than a day to experience everything. 

How many rides and roller coasters are at Busch Gardens?

Busch Gardens Tampa currently has 15 rides including 10 roller coasters with an eleventh named Iron Gwazi opening in Spring 2021. There are also 2 water rides, a Skyride cable car and the Serengeti Express train taking you through the safari animal habitat. For little ones, there's the colourful Sesame Street Safari of Fun.

What is there to do at Busch Gardens?

There are 15 amazing rides and rollercoasters, plus Busch Gardens is also one of North America's largest Zoological facilities, boasting over 200 animal species for you to see during your visit. Thrill seekers in particular will have plenty to see and do at Busch Gardens as there are six huge roller coasters to enjoy, while animal lovers can spot more than 200 species of animals.  

What is the Serengeti Safari?

The Serengeti Safari is a popular experience where you are taken across the 65-acre Serengeti Plains to see a number of animal species up-close. You also get the chance to hand-feed some friendly giraffes and take your picture at the same time!

What do Quick Queue tickets include?

Quick Queue tickets allow you unlimited front-of-the-line access to Busch Gardens most popular rides and attractions. These can be invaluable in peak visiting times and mean if you're short on time you can see and do everything the park has to offer in a day!

How far is Busch Gardens from Orlando?

Busch Gardens is a 1.5 hour drive from Orlando and Orlando International Airport. You can also take a free shuttle from a variety of pick up points in Orlando. The shuttle is included with your ticket. 

How far is Busch Gardens from Tampa?

Busch Gardens is a 15-minute drive from downtown Tampa.

How far is Busch Gardens from Kissimmee?

Busch Gardens is a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Kissimmee.

How far is Busch Gardens from Tampa international airport?

Busch Gardens is a 25 minute drive from Tampa International Airport.

Can you do Busch Gardens Tampa in one day?

Whilst it is certainly possible to get around the park in a single day, multiple visits are advised if you're looking to experience all of the rides. Not to mention the abundance of animal exhibits to see which can easily take up a whole day alone.

How busy is Busch Gardens?

The park tends to experience its busiest months from February until April largely due to the lower, more comfortable temperatures. If you wish to avoid the crowds its better to visit during the summer months and from September until December excluding the seasonal events like Halloween and Christmas, of course.

Is Busch Gardens plus-size friendly?

Each ride at Busch Gardens has its own restrictions posted at the ride entrance. However, there are no specific weight restrictions so it is simply at the discretion of the attendant on the day whether it is safe for you to ride.

What time does parking open?

Whilst the park itself doesn't open until 10am, the car park opens as early as 9:15am. Parking is included FREE with the SeaWorld 3 for 2 Park ticket for 14 consecutive days, otherwise it can vary from $25+ per day.

Can I meet Sloths at Busch Gardens?

You can take part in the Sloth Encounter where you learn from the animal care team and engage in hands-on training and feeding. This experience is only available to book direct. Please note children must be 8+ to participate.

Can I bring food and drink into Busch Gardens?

Guests are not permitted to bring outside food or beverages into the park aside from water bottles for the safety of the animals in the park.

Are lockers available at Busch Gardens?

All-day lockers are available to rent from $15 per day. They are located near the entrance to the park in the Morocco section.

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