Buying Busch Gardens Meal Deal Tickets 2024
By James | Last updated January 2, 2024
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offer one main “all-day-dining“ meal deal plus several seasonal character style meals available at certain times of year, for example the Christmas/Holiday season.
All day meal deals can be a good idea if you intend to spend all day at the park and want to budget/cap how much you spend on food.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay also offer a number of different single and multi-park tickets as well as Florida residents tickets, annual passes, tours and animal interaction packages and Quick Queue passes.
For admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, children under 3 are admitted for free.
Children aged 3 and above must purchase an adult ticket but for the meal deals, children between the ages of 3 and 9 may purchase a child meal deal.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Special Deals on Dining
Sometimes Busch Gardens Tampa Bay run special offer dining deals.
Right now there are no special sale deals on all-day dining but there are deals on single day, two, three and four park tickets with or without all-day-dining.
Busch Gardens Meal, Food & Beverage Options
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay meal deal ticket options are:
- an All-Day Dining Deal
- a Lunch With Elmo & Friends Meal
- a Mardi Gras 5-Item Food & Beverage Sampler
- a Mardi Gras 10-Item Food & Beverage Sampler
Busch Gardens Meal Deal Ticket Prices for 2024
An All-Day Dining Deal can be purchased as an optional extra either separately or as part of the admission ticket. It is generally cheaper to buy the All-Day Dining Deal as part of your admission ticket rather than as an upgrade.
Sometimes Busch Gardens Tampa Bay bundle a special complimentary meal deal with their one, two and three park tickets.
With the “all you care to eat and drink” meal deal, you are issued with a special wristband and then when you join the line at participating quick-service restaurants you can choose from a range of items on the menus at noted below. Re-entry to the line is not allowed until after 90 minutes.
Obviously you cannot share your food, it is purely for the person with the wristband.
The complimentary meal deal gives you one select entrée with an accompanying side or dessert and a non-alcoholic drink per day.
If you are buying a multi-park ticket with a dining deal or all day dining then note that there are some restrictions on where you can eat.
The two park and three park all-day-dining deals are not valid at Serengeti Overlook™ Restaurant at Busch Gardens, Sharks Underwater Grill, Dine with Orcas and the Flamecraft Bar at SeaWorld or special events like the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival or SeaWorld Seven Seas Festival.
The two park and three park meal deals are not valid at Serengeti Overlook™ Restaurant at Busch Gardens, Sharks Underwater Grill or Dine with Orcas at SeaWorld or special events like the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival or SeaWorld Seven Seas Festival.
During the special events and festivals you can often purchase a sampler lanyard that then entitles you to “buy” a number of food or beverage items from the festival food and beverage booths.
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.
For some meal deals, reservations are required and there is generally a minimum of 48 hours cancellation policy. Some deals are only offered seasonally.
|All-Day Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Dining Deal
|“All You Care To Eat and Drink” at participating restaurants. Each adult can get up to one entrée platter, one side item or dessert and one regular non-alcoholic drink each time through the line (once per 90 minutes). Kid can get one kid’s meal, one side item or dessert and one regular drink.
Child prices include Kids Meal entrees only.
The meal deal is only available at participating restaurants which are the Zagora Café, Oasis Pizza at Serengeti Overlook, Dragon Fire Grill, Zambia Smokehouse and Chick-fil-A® and excludes Howl-O-Scream events.
|Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Lunch With Elmo & Friends – CURRENTLY PAUSED
|Character buffet lunch with Elmo and friends in Sesame Street Safari of Fun (select dates only)
The lunch is hosted in an outdoor covered pavilion.
|Busch Gardens Mardi Gras 5-Item Food & Beverage Sampler – SEASONAL
|Valid for up to five food and beverage samples during the Mardi Gras event throughout the Mardi Gras Festival area.
|Busch Gardens Mardi Gras 10-Item Food & Beverage Sampler – SEASONAL
|Valid for up to ten item food and beverage samples during the Mardi Gras event throughout the Mardi Gras Festival area.
Pass holders can purchase a 12-item sampler for the price of a 10-item sampler.
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