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Passport to Thrills

Passport to Thrills is Almost Here!

The countdown is officially on – but our Phoenix isn’t quite ready to fly. We are working to make every aspect of this ride an amazing experience for you, our most loyal guests!

 

Please update your calendars for the Phoenix Rising Passport to Thrills event, now with two options for you to celebrate. Pass Members may attend one of the Passport to Thrills Events.

Wednesday, July 17th: 6-9pm

  • In addition to riding our newest family coaster, you will enjoy music, popcorn and drinks, entertainment including a DJ, animal encounters, face painting, and the opportunity to meet our Park President! Once you’ve enjoyed the festivities, you are welcome to enjoy the rest of the Park, including our fireworks show! Don't forget to head over to the Painted Camel and pick up your Phoenix Rising fanny pack!

Friday, July 19th: 8-10am

  • Check in outside the park at Nairobi Gate. In addition to riding our newest family coaster, you will enjoy music, a breakfast pastry and drinks, entertainment, animal encounters and the opportunity to meet our Park leadership team! Once you’ve enjoyed the festivities, you are welcome to enjoy the rest of the Park! Don't forget to head over to the Painted Camel and pick up your Phoenix Rising fanny pack!

 

Wednesday, 7/17: Platinum Preview from 10am - 5pm

Thursday, 7/18: Platinum and Gold from 10am - 9pm

Friday, 7/19: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze from 10am - 9pm

Saturday, 7/20: All Pass Members including Fun Card from 10am - 9pm

Sunday, 7/21: All Pass Members including Fun Card from 8am - 10am

 

Plus, we’ve added more previews in the evenings and early mornings, give you even more chances to fly.

Last, as a token of our appreciation and of your understanding, please enjoy an extra $20 in Busch Bucks to enjoy this weekend, July 13-14.

 

Know Before You Go

To enjoy this special experience, you will need to register at the check-in table depending on which day you attend. If you're here on Wednesday, July 17th your check-in table will be located near the entrance of Phoenix Rising in Pantopia Plaza (signage will be clearly marked). However, if you're here Friday, July 19th, your check-in table will be located at Nairobi Gate (signage will be clearly marked). You will be asked to present both a photo ID (if you’re over 18) and the voucher you received at Guest Relations. Only those who qualified for this event will be allowed to attend. Please note: riders must be at least 42” and a maximum of 77” tall to ride. Children under 8 years of age or under 51” must be accompanied by a supervising adult. In the event of inclement weather or other delays, updates will be posted here. Please check this site BEFORE coming to the Park on Wednesday and Friday night.

 

Please update your calendars for the Phoenix Rising preview schedule for Pass Members. We’ve added more previews in the evenings and early mornings, giving you even more chances to fly! We appreciate your loyalty and understanding and hope you can join us in welcoming Phoenix Rising to Busch Gardens. It will be worth the wait

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Program valid for active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass members. Not valid for Fun Cards or Preschool Passes. Pass member must visit five (5) times from February 15 through May 18 to qualify to attend the 2024 Passport to Thrills Phoenix Rising VIP event. Annual Pass Members must be active through May 31, 2024 and opted into email to attend the event. Limited to one visit per day. Guests will not be able to accompany an Annual Pass Member to the VIP event Date of the Phoenix Rising Passport to Thrills VIP event to be announced. Program subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.