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Experience Wildlife and Wild Rides at Busch Gardens®

Come face-to-face with exotic animals and get your heart pounding on epic roller coasters at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay.

Home to more than 12,000 animals, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is one of the largest zoos in North America. Connect with wildlife as you feed giraffes, kangaroos and flamingos; meet two-toed sloths and aardvarks at Animal Connections; and watch zebras, rhinos and gazelles roam on a 65-acre plain.

The whole family can continue the fun on animal-themed thrill rides. Look a 30,000-pound snake king in its eyes on the spinning Cobra’s Curse. Race like nature’s fastest land animal on Cheetah Hunt—a triple-launch roller coaster. Or soar through the treetops on Jungle Flyers, a kid-friendly zipline where you might spot gibbons and flying foxes passing by.

Round out your day with family-friendly live entertainment including the ice show Turn It Up! and Opening Night Critters, which stars rescued animals.

Save on Busch Gardens® Tickets

Conveniently purchase tickets online and receive special Member-only discounts and amenities:

  • Save on Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay single-day and multi-visit tickets, or enjoy the park all year long with a Fun Card or Annual Pass. See below for more information.
  • Get exclusive savings on select separately ticketed events and entertainment throughout the year.
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Special AAA Offers & Event Savings

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Schedule Your Visit Around Seasonal Events

All Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay events, festivals and concerts, except for Howl-O-Scream, are included with your park admission.

Real Music Series
(Select days early January - mid-March)

Real Music Series
Food & Wine Festival
(Weekends late February - late March)

Food & Wine Festival
Summer Nights Festival
(Nightly late May - mid-August)

Summer Nights Festival
Bier Fest
(Weekends mid-August - early September)

Bier Fest
(Select nights late Sept - early Nov)

Christmas Town™
(Nightly mid-November - late December)

Christmas Town
Sesame Street Safari of Sun Kids Weekends
(Select weekends)

Sesame Street Safari of Sun Kids Weekends

Discover Two Exciting Parks

Busch Gardens® and Adventure Island® offer animal interactions, educational experiences and thrill rides for the whole family.

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay

Find yourself on an African safari at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. Everywhere you turn, you’ll discover the power and grace of an animal, whether it’s the exhilarating speed of a big cat on the Cheetah Hunt coaster or feeding a giraffe on the open-air Serengeti Safari. For more than 50 years, SeaWorld® parks including Busch Gardens® have been a leader in wildlife conservation, research and education.

Busch Gardens Tampa Cheetah Hunt roller coaster
Adventure Island® Tampa Bay

Across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, 30 acres of water-drenched fun awaits at Adventure Island® Tampa Bay. Rush high above the waterpark on the Colossal Curl, an action-packed four-person slide that will get your heart racing. Spend time splashing in the waves at Endless Surf, a 17,000-square-foot wave pool, and get the whole family in on the run at Wahoo Run, a family raft ride filled with twists, turns and waterfall curtains.

Adventure Island Tampa waterpark Colossal Curl water slide

Thrill the Entire Family at Busch Gardens®

Fun Card and Annual Pass

AAA offers Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay passes with great benefits and savings.

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Fun Card

Pay for a day and enjoy unlimited general admission through the end of the year purchased. Parking is not included. Restrictions apply.

Family using Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card to ride roller coaster
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Annual Pass

Enjoy free general parking, 50 percent off preferred parking (limited availability) and 10 percent discounts on food, beverages and merchandise. Plus, take advantage of savings on stroller, wheelchairs and motorized cart rentals, along with savings on select Adventure Camps, tours and animal interaction programs.

Family eating with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass discount

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® Options

There’s more fun to be had nearby—and across the country.

SeaWorld® Orlando

Immerse yourself in the marine world at SeaWorld® Orlando. Experience extraordinary animal shows and get up-close with penguins, dolphins, sharks and more. Take a spin on some of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in Orlando, each inspired by the sea.


SeaWorld Orlando Manta roller coaster
Take a Shuttle 

Mears Destination Services offers complimentary round trip motor coach transportation from several Orlando area locations to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay with any purchased Busch Gardens admission ticket. Reservations are highly recommended. For information, call 800-221-1339.
Transportation is managed, operated and scheduled through Mears Destination Services. AAA is not affiliated with this third-party vendor. Please direct all questions to Mears.

Couple feeding giraffe at SeaWorld Orlando
Visit SeaWorld® Parks

AAA offers tickets to other SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment options. Purchase tickets to SeaWorld® San Antonio; Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA® in Williamsburg, Virginia; and Sesame Place® in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.


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Make A Difference

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There’s lots to see and learn about the exotic animals at Busch Gardens. Plus, with your ticket or annual pass purchase, you’ll be contributing to Busch Gardens’ efforts to support wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue and conservation education worldwide.

Buy Your Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Tickets

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