4 Thrills That Every Dad Will Love for Father's Day

June 8, 2022

Yes, if you can believe it, that time has come once again. We’re halfway through the year, and Father’s Day is right around the corner! While it can be an evening full of love and admiration, it can also be a bit confusing when it comes to finding that perfect gift for the dads in your life – this includes honorary dads like brothers, friends, grandfathers, and husbands! He may say he doesn’t want anything – but we all know there’s something he’s been eyeing!

Although sometimes that perfect gift simply cannot be wrapped or gifted in a beautiful bag. We think the best gifts are those that give experiences of a lifetime and are full of thrills that every dad will love! We know that not all dads are the same, but here at Busch Gardens Tampa, we’ve got adventures and events that even the most laid-back fathers will find spectacular!

The Adventurous Dad

If adventure is what the dad in your life wants – a Serengeti Safari is the way to go. This animal experience will allow you to explore across the 65-acre Serengeti Plain on an open-air touring vehicle, where you’ll see African wildlife, and even get to hand-feed giraffes! Plus, we have tons of other animal tours and encounters that give you, dad, and the whole family, an opportunity to connect with animals in a way unlike anywhere else!

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Serengeti Safari


The Laid-back Dad

For the dads who prefer to be a bit more low-key and perhaps have a love for fishing and art, surprise them with an Evening With Guy Harvey on June 10th! A night of enjoying tales from Guy Harvey's travels around the world in a small group setting before joining him for a private meet & greet and shopping experience at Xcursions. There’s even a limited-capacity reception that includes an exclusive event gift and a menu of Caribbean tapas, a signature cocktail, beer, wine, and bottled beverages. What dad wouldn’t want to be in attendance? And if you can’t make it out that evening, don’t worry, Guy Harvey will be at the park all weekend long for autographs, meet-and-greets and more!

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The Thrill-Seeking Dad

It’s no secret that we are known as Florida’s Thrill Ride Leader, and we take that very seriously! Whether the dads in your life are total coaster enthusiasts or prefer rides that are fun for the entire family, there’s always an exhilarating coaster that is sure to create epic memories (*cough cough, Iron Gwazi, cough cough*)! So, why not take it even further and have dad and the whole family skip the lines at some of our most popular rides and coasters with Quick Queues?! It’s the best way to gain priority access to all your favorites, all day long!

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Iron Gwazi

Oh – and did we also mention that dad and the whole family can now Play All Day and Stay All Night during our new Summer Celebration event? Experience dazzling new surprises all day long, like FREE beer (yes, you read that right), and live entertainment! We even have a fireworks spectacular to perfectly end your night as we splash into the summer sky! So… think you’ve got Father’s Day under control now? Glad we could help!