The best way to buy discount Busch Gardens Tampa tickets will depend on several factors. These include whether you intend to visit any other nearby SeaWorld Entertainment Parks, how long you expect to stay in the park, and what you plan to do once inside.
This African-themed park features nine roller coasters but is also Tampa’s largest zoo with over 200 animal species. Many people who are visiting Orlando theme parks include a visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. During normal times, you can reserve shuttle service to the park from SeaWorld Orlando and elsewhere (it is not currently running).
Please note: Advanced reservations for a particular date are currently required to visit this theme park. They are currently not taking reservations for any Tuesday or Wednesday in June 2020 or beyond. This will all be subject to future change, of course. I specialize in helping people save money on theme park tickets and may be compensated should you purchase tickets via links in this article.
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Important Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tips
Gate Prices, Terms, and Reservations
Gate prices for single entrance Busch Gardens Tampa Bay tickets is $110.99 for ages 3 and older. Kids under age 3 are free. You will save money by purchasing tickets in advance online.
In fact, right now, you have to purchase tickets online to make your park reservation. Even though most tickets are etickets, you will need to bring your reservation and your ticket with you to the park.
It’s important to read all terms and conditions before purchasing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay tickets. Be sure that they do not expire before your visit and check refund or transfer policies.
Health and Safety Requirements
You’ll notice that tickets to most theme parks now have language that says that they can’t guarantee guests won’t be exposed to illnesses while in the park.
Guests are required to participate in temperature screening before entering Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, maintain required distance between other guests, and to wear face coverings if over age 2.
If you had purchased admission before the park closure, rest assured that expiration dates have been extended. Single-Day and Unused Multi-Day tickets can be used until December 31, 2021. If you purchased internationally, your tickets are extended until the first week of 2022. Annual passes will be automatically extended for the length of time the park was closed.
Upgrades to Busch Gardens Tampa Tickets to Consider
If you would like to minimize wait times, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers four different Quick Queue pass options. This entitles guests to express entry to top rides and priority seating at shows.
Eligible thrill rides and attractions include Tigris, Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cobra’s Curse, Scorpion, Stanley Falls Flume, SandSerpent and Congo River Rapids. You can purchase single express entry, unlimited entry, or year-round entry.
There is also an option for a Quick Queue Junior pass, an inexpensive upgrade for expedited access to kid-friendly rides including Cobra’s Curse, Stanley Falls Flume, Congo River Rapids, Scorpion, SandSerpent and Air Grover.
All Day Dine
You can upgrade discount Busch Gardens Tampa tickets to include All Day Dine. The way all-day dining works is that you’ll receive a wristband that is valid once per hour on the day of your ticket. You’ll be entitled to one entree, one side item or dessert, and one regular-size non-alcoholic beverage.
Participating restaurants include Zagora Café, Serengeti Overlook Café, Sheikra Eats, Bengal Bistro, Dragon Fire Grill, and Zambia Smokehouse. Some food and beverage restrictions apply. For example, it does not include baby back ribs as an entree and it isn’t valid during special events like Howl-O-Scream
1. Discounted Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Only and Multi-Park Tickets
I can offer discounted tickets to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay that are powered by aRes Travel, an authorized ticket seller to major attractions across the United States.
These tickets are issued in a print-at-home or a mobile format so that you can head straight to the gate without the need to redeem a ticket voucher. All taxes and fees are included in the ticket prices.
As a reminder, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reservations are required and the link to make the reservation will be included on your ticket voucher. You will still need to bring your ticket and reservation confirmation with you to the park.
2. Direct From Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers numerous different admission ticket options via its website.
Please note that they charge a $9.99 service fee with every online order and, again, that you will need to make a reservation to visit the park once you have purchased a ticket.
All Day Dine is an upgrade that you can add to tickets. The price is $39.99 ages 10 and above and $19.99 for ages 3–9.
3. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card
Fun Cards are very popular SeaWorld Entertainment park tickets. In the case of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, a Fun Card entitles the pass holder to unlimited visits through December 31, 2020. They’ve also lifted all blockout dates for the 2020 season which is another benefit.
Please note that Fun Cards are not valid for parking, meals or drinks, or admission to select special events. Please read the fine print for details. You can check Fun Card Pricing on both aRes Travel and Busch Gardens to see who is currently offering the best price including applicable fees.
4. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Passes
If you want to visit this Florida theme park more than once, a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass can be an even better option for you. There are four different annual passes and reservations will still currently be required before annual pass members can receive park entry.
Bronze Annual Pass
The Bronze Annual Pass is valid for unlimited Busch Gardens Tampa Bay visits across 12 months with no blackout dates. You’ll also receive admission to 2020 events and 50% off of the cost of general parking.
Silver Annual Pass
The Silver Annual Pass also includes unlimited visits for 12 months and free admission to 2020 events. You’ll also receive free General Parking and one free Guest Ticket. Discounts include 10% off dining and merchandise purchases, 10% off Quick Queue, and 50% off up to three Guest Tickets.
Gold Annual Pass
Gold Annual Pass holders enjoy unlimited visits for 12 months, free admission to 2020 events, free Preferred Parking, two free Guest Tickets, free Serengeti Safari, 15% off of dining and merchandise purchases, 10% off of Quick Queue, and 50% off of up to six Guest Tickets.
Platinum Annual Pass
This is the annual pass for amusement park enthusiasts. You’ll receive unlimited admission to 11 SeaWorld parks across North America, including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, for 12 months. It also includes free admission to 2020 events, free Preferred Parking, three free Guest Tickets, free Serengeti Safari, 20% off dining and merchandise purchases, 10% off Quick Queue, and 50% off up to seven Guest Tickets.
5. CityPASS Tampa Bay
Do you plan to combine a visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with visits to other Tampa attractions? The Tampa Bay CityPASS can save you up to 50% off of admission to five top things to do in Tampa Bay including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Florida Aquarium, Zoo Tampa at LowryPark, Clearwater Aquarium or Chihuly Collection, and Museum of Science & Industry or Tampa Boat Tours, in two simple steps.
- Buy your pass in advance, and get it on a mobile device or print it at home.
- Show the pass at any eligible attraction and you’re in for free.
Tampa Bay CityPASS is valid for nine consecutive days from the date of first use. As with any sightseeing pass, make sure the attractions you’d like to visit are included.
6. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tickets and Vacation Packages
You will save money with a vacation package or special cheap Busch Gardens Tampa tickets packages. Current promotions include:
- Kids Free Package with free child’s admission with every paid adult admission.
- Eat Free Package with one free All Day Dine per person.
- Buy 2 Nights, Get 1 Free at various hotels.
- SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Combo Package.
- CityPASS Tampa Bay Packages that includes a hotel stay and a Tampa Bay CityPASS.
7. AAA Discounts For Florida Residents
Florida residents who are AAA members can be entitled to purchase discount Busch Gardens Tampa tickets, in addition to other promotional offers. However, be mindful that it can be less expensive to use one of the other discount options detailed above.
8. Military Discounts
Military and veterans receive special offers through the Waves of Honor program. Active duty military, reservists, and national guardsmen, as well as up to and three direct dependents, will each receive one free ticket per year.
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