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Buying Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida Residents Tickets

If you are a Florida resident, then you can sometimes get special discounts or extended use on standard Busch Gardens Tampa Bay day tickets. Usually Florida and Georgia residents are eligible to buy a Busch Gardens Florida Resident Fun Card ticket.

You can also purchase annual passes which can make economic sense if you plan to visit a number of times during the year, plus meal deals and Quick Queue passes.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay also offer a number of special “close-up” 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 most of the tours have minimum age restrictions.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Reservations

At that start of the COVID–19 pandemic whilst capacity was limited, you could not get into the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay park without a specific date reservation, even if you had a multi-day ticket. Therefore you had to make an online reservation for each day you wished to visit.

In July 2021 this reservation restriction at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay was lifted though Busch Gardens do sometimes sell certain date specific tickets.

Busch Gardens Florida residents ticket options are:

For admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, children under 3 are admitted for free.

Children aged 3 and above must purchase an adult ticket.

Florida residents get special deals over and above normal tickets, such as the Busch Gardens Florida Resident Fun Card which is valid for a whole calendar year.

To purchase a Busch Gardens ticket for Florida residents, you will need to provide proof of Florida residency with the appropriate ID such as a Florida driving licence or Florida state issued ID card.

Busch Gardens Ticket Information Pages

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Special Offers and Deals

Sometimes Busch Gardens Tampa Bay run special offer deals like discounting the price of a one day ticket or combined tickets with the nearby SeaWorld Orlando.

Late in the year Busch Gardens often promote a deal whereby you can buy next year’s Fun Card but start using it straight away so you get something like 15 months access for the price of 12.

Right now they is one special sale deal for Florida residents:

  • Buy a Busch Gardens or a combined Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Fun Card for 2022 and get the rest of 2021 for free

Why not check prices or purchase your tickets online from the official Busch Gardens Tampa Bay web site (opens in a new window).

Expired Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida Residents Offers and Deals

Below are listed recently expired deals:

  • Save up to 10% on a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2021 Fun Card — offer expired July 12, 2021
  • Save up to 15% on a joint Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Tampa Bay 2021 Fun Card — offer expired July 12, 2021
  • Save up to $45 on a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2021 Fun Card — offer originally expired July 25, 2021 but extended to August 1, 2021
  • Add an Adventure Island 2021 Fun Card for just $45 when you purchase a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2021 Fun Card — offer originally expired July 25, 2021 but extended to August 1, 2021

Busch Gardens Florida Resident Ticket Prices for 2021

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

All prices are subject to change and you should check with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (opens in a new window) for the latest prices.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card 2021/2022 Guest
Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022.
Blackout dates apply (see dates below).
$120.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card + Adventure Island Fun Card (Seasonal) 2021/2022 Guest
Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island (seasonal) for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022.
Blackout dates apply (see dates below).
$170.98
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Blockout Dates for Fun Cards

Fun Cards give you access for a whole calendar year but there are a few days when you cannot enter the park.

At the start of the year, the Busch Gardens Fun Card blockout dates for 2021 were:

  • Busch Gardens: April 12; July 3–4, 13, 15, 20, 22; December 30
  • Adventure Island: July 3–4, 7, 9, 21, 23

but mid way through 2021 they were changed to:

  • Busch Gardens: December 30
  • Adventure Island: none

The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card blockout dates for 2022 are:

  • Busch Gardens: March 19, April 16, July 2, July 9, November 26, December 28–30
  • Adventure Island: May 30, June 18, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30