17 Things You Must Do at Busch Gardens Tampa (Episode 15)

Today I have a real treat for you— we are going over 17 Things You Must Do at Busch Gardens Tampa!


Busch Gardens is a must do theme park in Florida. This amazing park has more than 2000 animals onsite.

Busch Gardens has a special place in my heart because it was where I rode my first roller coaster, the Python, in 1994. I remember being terrified, but courageous enough to experience this roller coaster.

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Today we’ll uncover everything you must do at Busch Gardens Tampa:

  • Onsite activities
  • Entertainment
  • Busch Gardens rides and attractions
  • Yearly events
  • Busch Gardens food
The Phoenix Pantopia Busch Gardens orange and blue swing ride.
The Phoenix inside Pantopia at Busch Gardens

What to Expect at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens was opened in Tampa, Florida on March 31, 1959 by the Anheuser-Busch company as a free animal attraction alongside a brewery. It has since become a 335-acre theme park divided into African-themed regions:

  • Egypt
  • Congo
  • Birds Garden
  • Jungala
  • Morocco
  • Nairobi
  • Pantopia
  • Cheetah Hunt Area
  • Sesame Street Safari of Fun
  • Stanleyville
MUST DO AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA Yellow Cheetah Hunt Roller Coaster
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