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Buying Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 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 most 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 (seasonal).

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 Tampa Bay Reservations

Note that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst capacity is limited, you cannot get into the park without a specific date reservation, even if you have a multi-day ticket. Therefore you have to make an online reservation for each day you wish to visit.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay All Day Dining and Meal Deals

An All-Day Dining Deal can be purchased as an optional extra either separately or as part of the admission ticket. Sometimes Busch Gardens Tampa Bay bundle a special complimentary meal deal with their two and three park tickets.

The all-day-dining deal gives you up to one select entrée, one side item or dessert and one non-alcoholic drink each time through the line at select restaurants. Children (Ages 3–9) can redeem kids meals. You are allowed a maximum of one visit per hour and no sharing or take out.

Items on the All-Day Dining Deal are marked with coloured dots.

The complimentary meal deal gives you one select entrée with an accompanying side 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.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Quick Queue Front-Of-Line Upgrade

Whilst some parks have temporarily paused their front-of-line passes, at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay you can still buy a range of Quick Queue upgrades.

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 Tigris, Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cobra’s Curse, Scorpion, Stanley Falls Flume, SandSerpent & Congo River Rapids.

The Quick Queue Pass comes in four types:

  • Quick Queue Junior — gives you “front-of-line” to some of the family rides
  • Quick Queue — the standard cheaper pass is good for only one ride on each participating attractions
  • Quick Queue Unlimited — gives you as many “front-of-line” rides as you want all day
  • Year-Round Quick Queue — for the ultimate theme park junkie, a whole year of unlimited “front-of-line” access

What is still paused is a complimentary daily round-trip Busch Gardens/SeaWorld Shuttle Express service from Orlando to Tampa each day. Buses depart Orlando in the morning and returned from Tampa in the evening (they do not operate in the other direction; i.e. Tampa to Orlando in the morning). Reservations are recommended by calling 1–800–221–1339 but this service has been temporarily suspended.

Busch Gardens single and multi-park 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.

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 they 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 are several special deals, more details below:

  • one, two and three park tickets with free meals — offer expires on January 24, 2021
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2021 Fun Card with a free Adventure Island 2021 Fun Card - offer originally ended January 17, 2021 but has been extended for a short time
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Preschool Card 2021 with Adventure Island Preschool Card 2021 - free offer ends February 28, 2021

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Single and Multi-Park 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.

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

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 Single Day Date Specific Ticket + Free Meal Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay plus a free meal at participating restaurants.
Valid for one day admission for date specified at time of purchase. Offer ends January 24 and all tickets must be redeemed by March 11, 2021. Normal gate price $113.99.
from $89.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Single Day Date Specific Ticket Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Valid for one day admission for date specified at time of purchase. Normal gate price $113.99.
from $89.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Single Day Date Specific Ticket with All-Day Dining Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay plus the All-Day dining deal at participating restaurants.
Valid for one day admission for date specified at time of purchase. Normal gate price $153.98.
from $119.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Two Park Date Specific Ticket + Two Free Meals Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay plus single day date specific admission to either SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando or Adventure Island (seasonal). Includes one free meal at each park.
Offer ends January 24 and all tickets must be redeemed by March 11, 2021. Normal gate price $153.99.
$109.99
plus tax

For all two and three day tickets, first ticket must be used within 6 months of purchase and second (and third) within 14 days of first use. All park visits must be reserved in advance.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Two Park Date Specific Ticket Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay plus single day date specific admission to either SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando or Adventure Island (seasonal).
Normal gate price $153.99.
$109.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Two Park Date Specific Ticket + All Day Dining Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay plus single day date specific admission to either SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando or Adventure Island (seasonal). Includes All-Day Dining at each park.
Normal gate price $233.97.
$159.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Three Park Date Specific Ticket + Three Free Meals Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay plus single day date specific admission to two other parks chosen from SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island (seasonal). Includes one free meal at each park.
Offer ends January 24 and all tickets must be redeemed by March 11, 2021. Normal gate price $234.99.
$123.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Three Park Date Specific Ticket Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay plus single day date specific admission to two other parks chosen from SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island (seasonal).
Normal gate price $174.99.
$123.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Three Park Date Specific Ticket + All Day Dining Guest
Standard single day date specific admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay plus single day date specific admission to two other parks chosen from SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island (seasonal). Includes All-Day Dining at each park.
Normal gate price $294.96.
$198.99
plus tax
Four Park 14 Consecutive Day Ticket to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island Guest
Fourteen consecutive days admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island (seasonal). Includes free general parking at each park.
Normal gate price $232.99.
$199.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card 2021 Guest
Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for all of 2021.
Blackout dates apply (see dates below). Available only to residents of the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.
$113.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card 2021 + free Adventure Island Fun Card 2021 (Seasonal) Guest
Unlimited general admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for the 2021 season plus free Mardi Gras sampler.
Blackout dates apply (see dates below). Available only to residents of the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Offer originally due to end January 17, 2021 but has been extended for a short time.
$113.99
plus tax
Tampa Bay City Pass Adult Child
Standard single day admission to five Tampa Bay attractions; namely Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, The Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Clearwater Marine Aquarium or Chihuly Collection and Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) or The Tropics Boat Tour.
Valid for 30 consecutive days from first use if activated by February 28, 2021. Must be redeemed within one year of purchase date.
$91.73
plus tax
$81.71
plus tax

With the Tampa Bay City Pass, as well as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, other attractions may also require advanced reservations.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Quick Queue Pass Guest
Valid for one "front-of-the-line" admission to Tigris, Falcon's Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cobra’s Curse, Scorpion, Stanley Falls Flume, SandSerpent & Congo River Rapids.
Ride height restrictions still apply.
from $14.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Quick Queue Junior Pass Guest
Valid for one "front-of-the-line" admission to family friendly rides; Cobra’s Curse, Stanley Falls Flume, Congo River Rapids, Scorpion, SandSerpent & Air Grover.
Ride height restrictions still apply.
from $9.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Quick Queue Unlimited Pass Guest
Unlimited "front-of-the-line" admissions to Tigris, Falcon's Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cobra’s Curse, Scorpion, Stanley Falls Flume, SandSerpent & Congo River Rapids.
Ride height restrictions still apply.
from $19.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Year-Round Quick Queue Pass Guest
Unlimited "front-of-the-line" admissions to Iron Gwazi, Tigris, Falcon's Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cobra’s Curse, Scorpion, Stanley Falls Flume, SandSerpent & Congo River Rapids for a whole year.
Ride height restrictions still apply. Valid for 365 days from first visit.
from $350.00
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Unlimited Digital PhotoKey Pass Guest
Collect all your digital photos from the attractions and photo locations for a single visit with Photo Key.
Valid at Adventure Photo, Cobra's Curse Photo, Cheetah Hunt Photo, Sand Serpent Photo, Kumba Photo, Flume Photo, SheiKra Photo, Lory Landing Photo, 123 Smile Photo and Air Grover.
from $29.00
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Unlimited Digital PhotoKey All Year Pass Guest
Collect all your digital photos from the attractions and photo locations for an entire 365 days with Photo Key.
Valid at Adventure Photo, Cobra's Curse Photo, Cheetah Hunt Photo, Sand Serpent Photo, Kumba Photo, Flume Photo, SheiKra Photo, Lory Landing Photo, 123 Smile Photo and Air Grover.
$99.99
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.

The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card blockout dates for 2021 are:

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

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Parking

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers general parking for cars, RV/campers and motorcycles but note that there is no preferred parking available.

The price of general parking is $25.00 for one day but Annual Pass holders (except Bronze) can park for free. Free general parking is also available with the Four Park 14 Consecutive Day Ticket.

It is recommended that you purchase your parking ticket in advance to help with social distancing.

Alternatives

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 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 Orlando and/or Aquatica Orlando as well and are not visiting Universal Orlando, then a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay multi-park ticket might be an option. Alternatively the Orlando FlexTicket Plus which is offered by some approved UK ticket agents gives you 14 day “length of stay” access to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay plus selected Universal City Walk venues.

There is also the Tampa Bay City Pass which gives you access to five local attractions; Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, The Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Clearwater Marine Aquarium or Chihuly Collection and Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) or The Tropics Boat Tour.