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Dragon Fire Grill Opening Soon


The all-new Dragon Fire Grill at Busch Gardens officially opens on June 1, featuring cuisines from around the world. Located in Pantopia, Dragon Fire Grill features market-style dining, a wide selection of beverages and brand-new entertainment. Dragon Fire Grill reimagines the traditional culinary experience with market-style dining, featuring Italian, American, ...

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What a lovely baby !!!


Busch Gardens® Tampa has welcomed another endangered western lowland gorilla. The female gorilla was born on Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. and is being cared for by 27-year-old mother Mary. Guests will be able to see the baby gorilla on the Myombe Reserve habitat in the coming days, along with ...

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Howl-O-Scream 2014


As the lights dim and the fire dwindles, a sinister song in perfect pitch curses all who hear its tormenting tempo.  Survive the curse this fall, for 18 select nights, as Howl-O-Scream® 2014 returns to Busch Gardens® Tampa with unexpected terrors around every corner. Freaky Preview returns this year with ...

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Christmas Town is coming !

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Busch Gardens® Tampa’s Christmas Town™ , the Bay area’s biggest Christmas celebration, is returning this year and is now included with any annual pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park. “Since 2012, Busch Gardens has offered the ultimate Christmastime experience for families, and we’re excited to continue that ...

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Summer Nights

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Actress, songwriter, singer and performer Bridgit Mendler, salsa superstars El Gran Combo and singer-songwriter ZZ Ward have been added to Busch Gardens® Tampa’s brand new Saturday Summer Nights concert series. Mendler, who starred on Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie,” will heat up Gwazi Park stage with hits from her “Hello ...

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Island Nights

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Adventure Island heats up when the sun goes down all summer long with Island Nights. From June 12 to Aug. 9, Busch Gardens Tampa’s waterpark keeps this family-friendly sunset celebration going every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with live music, eclectic entertainment, sand sculptures, ...

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BUSCH GARDENS’ WATERPARK KICKS OFF NEW SEASON THIS WEEKEND Splash into spring when Adventure Island begins the 2014 season of fun in the sun this Saturday, March 8. It’s time again to splash in the wave pool, amble down the Rambling Bayou, race down speed slides, including Everglides and Riptide, ...

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Christmas Town opens this Friday

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Now in its second year, Christmas Town transforms Busch Gardens into a nighttime wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas.  The Bay Area’s biggest Christmas celebration opens this Friday, Nov. 29, creating new family traditions with three times more snow and over one million twinkling lights. This year’s event ...

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Pantopiaand Falcon’s Fury at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens has announced that when it launches Falcon’s Fury, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, in spring 2014, it will also unveil its newest land – Pantopia. Currently known as Timbuktu, the fully remodeled Pantopia will boast elaborately-jeweled theming and feature thrilling rides and attractions, sensational new food and ...

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Busch Gardens’ Play Area at popular local shopping center


Busch Gardens’ Play Area Opens at International Plaza this Friday the Grand Opening Event Includes Entertainment, Animals and Special Gifts for the First 200 Kids Busch Gardens Tampa has teamed up with International Plaza to create a one-of-a-kind children’s play area at the popular local shopping center. “The new Busch ...

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Happy Tails at Busch Gardens


Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay has joined forces with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to raise adoption awareness for homeless animals.   Busch Gardens will give two complimentary single-day admission tickets to pet lovers who adopt a new dog or cat from their participating shelter: Humane Society of Tampa Bay 3607 ...

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Busch Gardens Tampa: Summer Offers for Passholders

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June 8-August 18: $50 single-day ticket for visiting friends & relatives July 1-31: Free Sweet or Salty Snack: Your choice of popcorn, caramel corn, ice cream bar, frozen fruit bar, small Dippin Dots, small cotton candy or chips. Not valid for Souvenir popcorn bucket. Valid for one redemption per day. ...

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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Tickets on Sale Now


Tickets are now on sale for Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream, the Tampa theme park’s after-hours, extra-ticket Halloween event. A single-day admission is $47, but that deal is for a limited (but as yet unspecified) time. A deal that includes four tickets for a Thursday night of the event sells for $30 ...

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Viva la Música 2013


Viva la Música features food, drink, music and fun for the entire family, bringing together live salsa and merengue performances from award-winning Latin artists, authentic arts and crafts, and regional Latin cuisine. Join the fiesta Sundays at Busch Gardens Tampa April 14 through May 5. The festival begins at 12 ...

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Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation


SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced it will premiere “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation,” an original live musical show featuring the characters from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) beloved Madagascar franchise, at two of the company’s parks this summer. Celebrating the box office success of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which has grossed ...

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Christmas Town Adds Extra Date, Extends Hours


This Christmas season, Busch Gardens set out to create the newest tradition for Tampa families. Now, the park is adding even more joy to its calendar. To respond to enthusiastic consumer demand, Christmas Town has added an extra night and will now be open on Thursday, December 20 from 6 ...

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders @ Howl-O-Scream

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders challenged their fears inside the Dark Side of the Gardens at Howl-O-Scream last weekend. The cheerleaders toured the new houses Blood Asylum and Circus of Superstition 3-D. In Blood Asylum, the cheerleaders ran from “The Creature” in a high-security asylum for the criminally insane. Then, ...

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Monster Mash at Sesame Street Safari of Fun.

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Saturday, Oct. 20, 12:30 to 1:30 pm Families can celebrate Halloween at a special party on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Sesame Street Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens. Your child can do the Monster Mash, meet the Count and his monster friends from Sesame Street and enjoy a spooky, buffet-style ...

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Howl-O-Scream Shop of Horrors


Howl-O-Scream is right around the corner, and Busch Gardens has unlocked the fear inside their Shop of Horrors store.   Located at the front entrance, Howl-O-Scream fans can shop to their hearts content and find everything from ghoulish t-shirts to creepy keys.     It’s never too early to decorate ...

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Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Details Revealed

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The Howl-O-Scream 2012 website has revealed the haunted houses, scare zones and shows we can expect at Busch Gardens Tampa’s big Halloween event. The event runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. Freaky Preview gives guests a sneak peak a week early on Sept. ...

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Cow Appreciation Week


Chick-fil-A Cows Ride Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Cheetah Hunt for Cow Appreciation Week !!!  The Chick-fil-A cows have invaded Tampa for “Cow Appreciation Week” and of course a trip to  Tampa would not be complete without experiencing an awesome  ride on the latest coaster Cheetah Hunt.  

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Tampa’s Premiere Family Destination Will Create the Bay Area’s Biggest Christmas Celebration Ever Busch Gardens Tampa is getting ready to launch the biggest Christmas celebration ever! Christmas Town will transform the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, ...

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Baby Mongoose Lemurs


Update from Busch Gardens… Here is the eagerly awaited update on two of the most adorable residents living in Curiosity Caverns at Busch Gardens Tampa, our Mongoose lemur twins….. Born on April 6, to mom, Rosalita, and dad, Guillermo, the twins are now over 2 months old. Mom, dad and ...

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Island Nights are back


Adventure Island heats up this summer with a family-friendly sunset celebration during Island Nights. From June 14 to Aug. 11, Busch Gardens’ water park transforms into an island of fun in the sun with live music, eclectic entertainment, tropical wildlife and island-inspired cuisine.   Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night ...

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Roller Coaster Experience Tour


If you love coasters, this experience cannot be missed! This NEW Coaster Experience Tour takes you behind the scenes and heart-poundingly close to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s awesome collection of world-class thrill rides. This early-morning tour takes you beyond the regular guest experience and into the roller coaster barns to ...

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s famous cheetah cub, Kasi, visited the park’s new Animal Care Center today for his one-year check-up. The 90-minute routine procedure included cleaning Kasi’s teeth, taking X-rays and using an endoscope to check out and take biopsies along his digestive tract. Kasi was under anesthetic during the ...

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Tropicana Field welcomes a high speed visitor!


On Friday, March 9, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEA)will broadcast the most recent installment of its Saving a Species series, which features some of Busch Gardens Tampa’s most popular new residents – the cheetahs – and St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field. With the stadium closed to outside visitors and the turf ...

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Busch Gardens Tampa is getting ready to launch the biggest Christmas celebration ever! Christmas Town will transform the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors, and creating a beautiful new tradition for Tampa’s families. For ...

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Bret Michaels and Harry the sloth


  Just minutes before taking the stage at Busch Gardens’ Bands, Brew & BBQ festival on Sunday, Feb. 19, former Poison frontman and reality TV star Bret Michaels met the most popular – and hairiest – of Busch Gardens’ Animal Ambassadors team, Harry the sloth. Thanks to its thick, shaggy ...

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All-New Epic Ice Show Debuts

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For more than five decades, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has set the industry’s standard for delivering unforgettable entertainment experiences, with Broadway-style stage spectaculars like KaTonga: Musical Tales From the Jungle and innovative ice shows like World Rhythms on Ice. Iceploration builds on that tradition and introduces audiences to the next ...

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Busch Gardens – Bands Brew and BBQ


Bands, Brew & BBQ offers four weekends of smokin’ hot fun – now on Saturdays AND Sundays! New this year, you have two days to sample dozens of craft and international beers and fire up your taste buds with food from your favorite local restaurants as well our own famous, ...

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Cheetah Visits Local Schools for Great American Teach In


Busch Gardens’ cheetah cub Kasi and his puppy pal Mtani helped their keepers connect with kids about cheetah conservation and wildlife preservation during a series of classroom visits on Thursday, Nov. 17, during The Great American Teach-In. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s famous cheetah/puppy duo teach-In tour included stops at Heritage ...

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