Buying Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida Residents Tickets 2024
By James | Last updated December 29, 2023
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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’s residents are eligible to buy a Busch Gardens Florida Resident Fun Card ticket.
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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.
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 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 of access for the price of 12. Often the price of the Fun Card starts to drop in the second half of the year as there are then fewer months to use it.
Busch Gardens Florida Resident Ticket Options
At the 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 sell certain date-specific tickets.
Busch Gardens Florida residents’ ticket options are:
Single Day Tickets
Single day Busch Garden Tickets are available for a discount just for Florida residents. You can experience the thrills of Busch Gardens with a big discount on your ticket purchase.
You can get unlimited access to Busch Gardens, all year round with no blockout dates. Check out every new season, event, and new rides every year so you don’t miss a beat.
- Bronze Pass: The annual pass with the restriction of blockout dates. You still get the discounts on dining and shopping.
- Silver Pass: This pass includes free parking (which can be a big saving), one free guest ticket, and greater discounts on dining and shopping.
- Gold Pass: All of the Silver benefits plus more guest tickets and photo options.
- Platinum Pass: All of the benefits listed above and access to other SeaWorld parks.
Fun Cards allow you to pay for a day and come back all year. With a fun card, you get admission to Busch Gardens for the rest of the calendar year. The later in the year you purchase this, the cheaper the card is likely to be.
- Busch Gardens Fun Card
- Two Park Fun Card: Entry to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
Busch Gardens Florida Resident Ticket Prices for 2024
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.
|Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card 2024
|Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for all of 2024.
Blackout dates apply (see dates below). Available only to residents of the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The normal gate price is $134.99.
|Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card 2024 + FREE Adventure Island Fun Card 2024
|Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and free Adventure Island (seasonal) for all of 2024.
Blackout dates apply (see dates below). Available only to residents of the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The normal gate price is $194.99.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2024 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.
The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card blockout dates for 2024 are:
- Busch Gardens: March 16, March 30, June 29, July 6, November 23, December 26, 28, 29
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