Busch Gardens Tampa Info & Attractions
Busch Gardens Tampa Florida is also known as Busch Gardens Africa. Busch Gardens Tampa is America's premiere adventure park and has over 2700 animals, unforgettable shows, and the biggest most exiting roller coasters in the world.
Busch Gardens Tampa has an amazing collection of world class roller coasters, each one with their own distinct features. Make sure you check out Gwazi, the world's largest dueling wooden roller coaster, this ride has two separate coasters with two different ride experiences. The lion side is made up of a long string of spirals while the tiger side makes you feel like you are on a bobsled, you will have to ride both to get the full experience. On the Kumba, after the blood curdling thrill of an initial 135 foot drop, you will plunge from 110 feet into a diving loop, feel a full three seconds of absolute weightlessness while spiraling 360 degrees and tear through one of the world's largest vertical loops. The Montu is the longest and tallest inverted roller coaster in the world and flies along its track at 60mph plunging through loops, corkscrews, and twists that pull at you at a G-force strength of 3.85. The Sheikra, is the nation's first ever dive coaster, it evokes the power and speed of an African hawk as it twists and plunges. The Sheikra has two 90 degree drops, including the steepest drop there is, 200 feet straight down. The Sheikra also takes the crown as Florida's tallest roller coaster.
Along with the great roller coasters you can take a splash on one of Busch Gardens many water rides. The Tanganyika Tidal Wave, The Congo River Rapids and Stanley Falls are all great ways to cool off, prepared to get wet. Busch Gardens also has several different areas with rides and entertainment for the smaller children in the family. This park is aimed at children of all ages.
One of the most intense roller coasters in the world it tales guts just to get in line after you see it person. Only the truly brave step aboard.. Sheikra features not one, but two 90 degree drops that will leave you breathless. This ride also has a giant loop. the Immelmann loop, and a water feature that will leave you dizzy. The Sheikra will have you thrilled from start to finish
No thrill quite like riding a wooden coaster. The Gwazi is a dual coaster takes this tradition of the wooden roller coaster and turns it into a 2 coaster 2 different ride experiences. Named after the mythic lion with a tiger's head, you'll have to ride both sides to get full effect. The lion side is made up of a string of reckless spirals and the tiger side makes you feel like you are on an out of control bob-sled
One of the world's best roller-coasters! After the terror of an initial 135 foot drop, you will plunge from 110 feet into a diving loop, feel a full 3 seconds of absolute weightlessness while spiraling 360 degrees, and tear through one of the world's largest vertical loops
Terrifying 60 foot drop and 360 degree loop at incredible speeds. You can find the Scorpion in Timbuktu... If you dare!
Spin through a geyser, face an ominous waterfall and other thrilling obstacles in a 12-person raft.
One of the tallest and longest inverted roller coasters in the world! Experience the thrill of an inverse diving loop and a 60-foot vertical loop while you endure speeds of over 60 miles per hour and a G-force of 3.85!
This Log Flume whisks your whole family through a splashing trip ending in a 40-foot drop that's sure to get you soaked!
Busch Gardens Tampa Animals & Attractions
Busch Gardens Tampa is one of America's biggest zoos, featuring more than 2,700 animals from around the world. A must see is the Serengeti Plain where animals are able to roam freely throughout their habitat. The Serengeti Plain at Busch Gardens Tampa is the largest free-roaming animal exhibit on the continent. You can watch animals go about their day, as you travel on a train through the Serengeti Plain and the African jungles. Guests at Busch Gardens Tampa will be amazed with a close-up look at some of the African continent's most exotic animals. The Africa Safari will charm and educate visitors with its hippopotamuses, hyenas, baboons and Nile crocodile.
Soar over to our Bird Gardens area to check out almost 500 tropical birds from around the globe. These birds will amaze and delight you with their glorious colors and raucous calls. You can enjoy the Wild Wings of Africa live show, see our feather-filled aviary, and experience the powerful presence of bald and golden eagles in Eagle Canyon. After the show you can talk to conservation educators about how to attract birds to your own backyard
|Birds of Prey
Take a fascinating journey into the world of rare, majestic, and remarkable raptors. From eagles to free-flying falcons, the Birds of Prey have returned in an incredible presentation
|Edge of Africa
Have the most intense wildlife experience outside of Africa and immerse yourself in the culture of the African continent as you experience its majestic wildlife. Take a self-guided walking tour through a scenic habitat of hippos, hyenas, meerkats, vultures, a Nile crocodile, baboons and more
The domed habitat showcases a variety of brilliantly-colored birds including several species of parrots. Lorikeets, hornbills, and pheasants also roam through Lory Landing's free-flight and observational environments
Get transported to an off-road adventure through the wilds of Africa. Guests experience a blend of up-close animal encounters with an unpredictable safari competition. You must be 39 inches tall and a minimum of 3 years of age accompanied by an adult to ride Rhino Rally
The Serengeti Plain features hundreds of exotic African animals that can be seen from the Serengeti Express Railway, Skyride, Serengeti Safari, and various walkways within naturalistic environments featuring rolling landscapes, elevated terrain and lush vegetation
Enter the lush forest where gorillas and chimpanzees can be viewed in the naturalistic habitat of Myombe Reserve. Tour the Great Ape Domain amid waterfalls and through shrouds of mist and fog to get an up close look at these majestic primates
Busch Gardens Tampa offers something for everyone including a visit with the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales