Before you begin your visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, be sure to check out these fun insider tips and secrets to help you save time, stay cool and make the most of your trip.
Handicapped parking spaces are available directly in front of the park’s entrance for those with a valid permit. The entire park is wheelchair accessible and companion bathrooms are all around the park. An access guide with all of this information can be picked up at Guest Relations.
Consider bringing along a pair of binoculars if you don’t want to pay the extra money to go on the Safari. There are restaurants and walkways that have views of the Serengeti Plain, but sometimes the animals can be hard to view.
A nursing area is located in the Land of the Dragons.
Since Anheuser-Busch products are sold at almost every food location throughout the park, remember to bring along a valid driver’s license if you wish to partake.
The water rides will REALLY get you wet, so go on those attractions expecting the worst, not hoping for the best. The order of the not-as-wet to the absolutely drenching are: Stanley Falls Log Flume, Congo River Rapids, Tanganyika Tidal Wave. Remember also to not bring cameras along on these rides, and it may be a good idea to have a change of clothing handy in the lockers.
If you leave the park during the day, don’t forget to have your hand stamped along with your ticket if you plan to return. Your parking stub will also keep you from having to pay for parking again.
ATMs are located in Morocco, Stanleyville, Timbuktu and just outside the main entrance.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers a “rain guarantee.” If you feel your day has been ruined due to the weather, they will issue you a complimentary ticket for another day’s admission within the next seven days. See Guest Relations for more information.
Smoking is banned in all restaurants, rides, shows and exhibits. Please see the guide map to see designated smoking locations.
Busch Gardens has a pet care center located near the main tram stop in parking lot C. For six dollars per pet, they will provide water and shelter for the day, but you must bring your own food. It is also up to the pet owner to walk the pet if that is necessary.