Introduction to Busch Gardens
Experience an incredible combination of world class thrill rides and scenic animal habitats at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. The whole family can enjoy Edge of Africa and see lions, hippos and alligators amongst others in open, natural surroundings. For the thrill seekers, there are 7 world-class coasters and for the little ones there’s Land of the Dragons, a just-for-kids play area with a gentle waterfall and wonderful rides!
SheiKra® is like no other. This is North America's first dive coaster, it'll take you up 200 feet and then send you plummeting 90 degrees, straight down. That’s just the beginning, from June 2007, SheiKra will go floorless, so they'll be nothing to brace yourself against and just a view of the land below!
A Broadway-style extravaganza that’s not to be missed, taking you on a journey to the heart of Africa. This musical celebration uses stunning puppetry, exhilarating dance and enchanting fables to tell tales of animal folklore.
A swashbuckling comedy adventure for the whole family, combining the latest 4-D technology with thrilling multi-sensory theatre effects to enchant guests of all ages. Experience sprays of water over the side of the ship and a barrel-load of surprises during your adventure with the sea's most hapless band of pirates, starring Leslie Nielsen.
Montu offers the ultimate thrill, one of the tallest and longest inverted rollercoasters in the world. With a breathtaking inverse diving loop and a 60-foot vertical loop this ride reaches speeds of over 60 miles per hour and has a G-force of 3-85. Not for the faint hearted.
Gwazi is Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's mammoth double wooden rollercoaster, based on a fabled lion with a tiger’s head. Ride Gwazi Tiger for a slalom, bobsled style experience or Gwazi Lion with a seemingly continuous number of spirals.
Kumba is among the world's largest and fastest roller coasters, plunging and spiralling guests through hair-raising manoeuvres during its three-minute, 60-mph journey.
Congo River Rapids®
Congo River Rapids drenches guests with water during an exciting whitewater journey re-creating the treacherous elements of Africa’s Congo River.
Edge Of Africa®
Edge of Africa offers the most intense safari experience outside Africa. While trekking through a remote safari encampment, you'll encounter animals - including lions, hippos, hyenas, meerkats, lemurs and giraffes - closer than ever before. In the Masai village area at Edge of Africa you'll also encounter lions and hyenas eye-to-eye.
Come and experience a new breed of speed only at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. This new mega-attraction begins on the Cheetah Run. Here at this crossroads of cultures, you'll learn firsthand why the cheetah has been celebrated for centuries. This ancient realm puts you just a whisker away from the world's fastest land animals. Look into their eyes. See them run. It's a new point of view guaranteed to get your heart racing. Next, take a seat on Cheetah Hunt and experience the unmatched speed and agility of the cheetah for yourself. This one-of-a-kind launch coaster climbs high above the African landscape and then races down along the ground. With another burst of acceleration, you leap over awestruck bystanders and twist through a rocky gorge. Hang on as more rush of speed rockets you home. It's a 4429' sprint that will take your breath away.
Florida Attraction Tickets
Guarantee yourself all the fun of Florida by booking your attraction tickets before you get there and in some cases saving money compared to buying on the gate! That way, all you have to worry about on holiday is which activity to do first. Some of these tickets are only available outside Florida, so book today to avoid disappointment.
To help you decide which attraction tickets to go for we've given a brief summary of each below.
Orlando FlexTicket Plus™
For even more excitement, there's the Orlando FlexTicket Plus. This includes 14 days of unlimited admission to:
- Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay – the African themed park
- Universal's Islands of Adventure®,
- Universal Studios®
- SeaWorld® Orlando
- Wet 'n Wild® Orlando
- Aquatica™, Florida's newest waterpark.
Your adventure doesn't have to end once the parks have closed, you'll also get complimentary entrance to Universal CityWalk®, Orlando's hottest entertainment and dining venue*.
And there's more. You'll also receive:
- FREE coach transportation to Busch Gardens on the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express **
- FREE parking. Only pay for parking once if you visit more than one park on the same day.
* Your CityWalk pass is valid for the same period of time as your Orlando FlexTicket. These days start from the first day you enter an Orlando FlexTicket park or CityWalk. Some special events at CityWalk are separately ticketed and may incur an additional charge. Some CityWalk venues have an age limit of 21 years or older.
** This service departs from SeaWorld Orlando and various locations in the International Drive and Kissimmee areas. Service may be subject to change. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 1-800-221-1339 toll free once in Florida.
3 Park SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica and Busch Gardens Ticket
This ticket does exactly what it says; it offers unlimited access to Busch Gardens® Africa, Aquatica® and Seaworld® Orlando for 14 days. Plus you can take advantage of the free shuttle bus service to Busch Gardens® Africa departing from Seaworld® Orlando and various locations across International Drive and Kissimmee.
Florida Attraction Guides
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