The best theme parks are the ones that have something for every taste. That’s why Busch Gardens Tampa is so much fun! Why choose between visiting a zoo, going to an amusement park, or taking in dinner and a show when you can do all those things in one spot on the same day? We did exactly that to celebrate our son’s tenth birthday.

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6 Funtastic Things to do at Busch Gardens Tampa

Visit Tampa’s Largest Zoo

Busch Gardens Tampa is not only the largest zoo in Tampa, but one of the largest zoos in North America as a whole with over 12,000 animals on site; from kangaroos to hippos, you’ll find over 300 species here.

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In addition to regular zoo exhibits, you can also get up close and personal with a number of animal experiences and tours, including a can’t-miss safari tour.

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Take a Thrill Ride

Get your pulse pounding on a selection of thrills rides at Busch Gardens Tampa, with everything from the inverted Montu roller coaster to the 300 foot drop on Falcon’s Fury. We loved Cobra’s Curse. And if you’re traveling with little ones or just not much of a thrill-seeker, there are more gentle options available, such as the Air Grover Sesame Street kids’ roller coaster!

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Catch a Show

When you’re ready to sit down and take a break after a fun day walking around the park, you can enjoy one of the many daily shows on offer. Whether you’re in the mood for a musical performance, a show on ice, or just want to watch rescued animals being adorable, let Busch Gardens Tampa entertain you!

Grab a Bite & Brew

As the name suggests, Busch Gardens Tampa was originally developed by Anheuser-Busch, so the park has a long history of tasty brews. Be sure to check out the selection of pubs and restaurants during your visit to Busch Gardens Tampa, and buy a Brew Club Membership to snag discounts on beer all year along with a souvenir beer stein. You should also take advantage of the all-day dining pass. Not only will you get meals throughout the day but it also allows you to get water bottles at certain spots and let you get discounts on certain food items and drinks.

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Enjoy Special Events

Whether it’s a 5k race or a food and wine festival, there’s always something special happening at Busch Gardens Tampa. You can click here to view the calendar of upcoming events, which includes concerts, seasonal holiday celebrations, fun for kids and more!

Double (Or Triple!) Your Fun

Busch Gardens Tampa is a part of the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment family, so you can add more fun with a two or three park ticket and combine your visit with a day at Aquatica Orlando, Adventure Island or SeaWorld Orlando.

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To learn more and save money by booking tickets online, visit the Busch Gardens Tampa website: