Buying Busch Gardens Tickets

Busch Gardens often run promotions with their neighbouring water park, Adventure Island (seasonal) and with SeaWorld in Orlando. In fact they operate a free shuttle between Busch Gardens in Tampa and SeaWorld in Orlando.

As with all the Florida theme parks, if you are a Florida resident, you can often get discounts and special privileges with a Florida residents ticket or you can buy an annual pass either just for Busch Gardens or in combination with other parks.

Busch Gardens also offer around a dozen “up-close” and “behind-the-scenes” tours and animal interaction packages for those who want to find out a bit more about the various animals and attractions. Note that some of the tours have minimum age restrictions.

To make it easier to budget your food bills, there is an “all day” meal deal as well as a character meal.

If you don’t like the idea of waiting to get onto some of the more popular rides then like Disney and Universal Studios, Busch Gardens also has a “front-of-line” pass called Quick Queue.

Busch Gardens single and multi-park ticket options are:

For admission to Busch Gardens, children under 3 are admitted for free and children between the aged of 3 and 9 may purchase a child ticket.

Children aged 10 and above must purchase an adult ticket.

The Busch Gardens Quick Queue is like the Disney FASTPASS or Universal Express ticket in that it gives you “front of line” access to a number of the main rides at Busch Gardens like SheiKra and Montu.

The pass comes in two types; the standard cheaper pass is good for only one ride on each participating attractions whilst the Unlimited pass gives you as many “front-of-line” rides as you want all day.

Busch Gardens Single and Multi-Park 2016 ticket prices

These prices are the standard ticket prices you would expect to pay at the gate (unless stated otherwise). Prices do not include local taxes and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

New for 2016 - Busch Gardens has introduced new 1, 2, 3 and 4 park tickets

All prices are subject to change and you should check with Busch Gardens for the latest prices.

Busch Gardens Single Day Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Busch Gardens.
Valid for one year from date of purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers.
$99.00
plus tax
$99.00
plus tax
Busch Gardens Single Day Any Day Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Busch Gardens (advanced online purchase).
Valid for one year from date of purchase. Online purchase only.
$79.00
plus tax
$79.00
plus tax
Busch Gardens Single Day Ticket with FREE All-Day Dining [ONLINE only] Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Busch Gardens plus the All-Day dining deal at participating restaurants.
Cannot be combined with other offers. Valid for U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Residents only.
$99.00
plus tax
$94.00
plus tax
The meal deal is only available at participating restaurants which are the Zagora Café, Crown Colony Pizza, Bengal Bistro, Garden Gate Café and Zambia Smokehouse (excludes Baby Back Ribs), Desert Grill (excludes Baby Back Ribs).
Single Day Ticket to 2 parks choosing from SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Adult Child
Standard single day admission to two parks choosing from SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island (seasonal).
Valid for one year from date of purchase. Second visit must occur within 6 months of first visit. Online purchase only.
$99.00
plus tax
$99.00
plus tax
Single Day Ticket to 3 parks choosing from SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Adult Child
Standard single day admission to three parks choosing from SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island (seasonal).
Valid for one year from date of purchase. Second and third visits must occur within 6 months of first visit. Online purchase only.
$109.00
plus tax
$109.00
plus tax
SeaWorld + Aquatica + Busch Gardens + Adventure Island “Length of stay” Ticket Adult Child
Unlimited “Length of stay” 14 day admission including parking to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island (seasonal).
Tickets are Non-Transferable. Valid for 14 days from date of first use. Online purchase only.
$139.00
plus tax
$139.00
plus tax
Busch Gardens 2016 Fun Card Adult Child
Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay through to December, 31, 2016.
Offer not valid with other discounts or special offers. Does not include admission to separately ticketed events. Valid for residents of USA, Canada and Puerto Rico only.
$99.00
plus tax
$99.00
plus tax
Busch Gardens + Adventure Island Fun Card 2016 (Seasonal) Adult Child
Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay through to December, 31, 2016 and Adventure Island through to October 9, 2016.
Offer ends February 29, 2016. Valid for residents of USA, Canada and Puerto Rico only.
$99.00
plus tax
$99.00
plus tax
Note Adventure Island does not re-open until March 12, 2016.
Busch Gardens 2016 Fun Card + SeaWorld 2016 Fun Card Adult Child
Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay through to December, 31, 2016 plus unlimited general admission to SeaWorld through to December, 31, 2016.
Offer not valid with other discounts or special offers. Does not include admission to separately ticketed events. Valid for residents of USA, Canada and Puerto Rico only.
$173.00
plus tax
$173.00
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Quick Queue Adult Child
Valid for one “front-of-the-line” admission to Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Stanley Falls Flume, Tidal Wave and Congo River Ride.
Ride height restrictions still apply.
from $20.99
plus tax
from $20.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Quick Queue Unlimited Adult Child
Unlimited “front-of-the-line” admissions to Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Stanley Falls Flume, Tidal Wave and Congo River Ride.
Ride height restrictions still apply.
from $40.99
plus tax
from $40.99
plus tax

Alternatives

Busch Gardens often run special promotions with a second day free, reduced weekday prices or “added-value” options like access to Adventure Island.

If you are planning on visiting SeaWorld and/or Aquatica as well and are not visiting Universal Orlando, then a Busch Gardens multi-park ticket might be an option. Alternatively the [Orlando FlexTicket Plus] gives you “length of stay” access to SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Islands of Adventure and Wet ’n Wild plus selected Universal City Walk venues.

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