Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Busch Gardens Tampa Bay This SeasonFebruary 3, 2020
New year, who this? We’re one month into 2020, and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting year. Whether you are planning to visit on a day trip, “staycation,” or week-long getaway, there are many new experiences you’ll want to add to your itinerary this year.
IRON GWAZI - NEED WE SAY MORE?
If you haven’t heard of North America’s tallest and the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster by now, you might be living under a rock… but don’t worry. We’re here to catch you up to speed (quite literally). With a 206 foot-tall peak, 91-degree drop, and top speeds reaching up to 76 miles per hour, Iron Gwazi is definitely a “must-ride” for 2020 - even USA Today agrees.
Get the latest on Iron Gwazi’s construction from Andrew Schaffer, Project Manager of Design & Engineering.
SOLAR VORTEX: AMERICA'S FIRST DUAL TAILSPIN WATERSLIDE
Looking to beat the heat AND take on maximum thrills the whole family can enjoy? Adventure Island’s newest attraction, Solar Vortex, is just what you’re looking for. This high-thrill family raft slide combines high-banking rotations and rapid descents, sending sliders on a swirling journey through two open tailspin features. Guests will splash through three AquaLucent™ experiences while sliding to speeds up to 20 miles per hour. Learn more about this new attraction coming this spring.
THE BEST DEALS ALL YEAR LONG
With two new incredible attractions coming this spring, the best way to experience all the thrills is with the BOGO Fun Card! When you pay for a day, you get to play all year at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, plus get Adventure Island FREE! Not to mention, entrance to exciting events like Real Music Real Masters, Sesame Street Pirate Party Weekends, and Food & Wine Festival is included with your admission. This incredible deal is only here for a limited time - grab your BOGO Fun Card now!
The deals don’t stop there… Kids 5 and under can enjoy FREE admission to both parks throughout all of 2020 with the Preschool Card. With the return of Sesame Street Pirate Party Weekends, there’s never been a better time to visit with the whole family. Register your child for free here.
CHEETAH CUBS: THE MOST ADORABLE REASON TO VISIT
Have you been able to catch a viewing of the cutest new additions to our cheetah family? Since their official debut, guests have been able to check in with these precious brothers and their care team daily at the Animal Care Center. We suggest stopping by in the morning for the latest playtime schedule each day. Fans can also follow our social media channels for additional updates as the cubs prepare to make their debut at Cheetah Run.
YOU'LL LEAP FOR JOY FOR THE RETURN OF OUR FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Tampa’s favorite springtime festival is back and starting earlier than ever this year (thank you, leap year)! Opening on leap day itself, February 29, you can indulge in our new and exciting dishes, plus a large selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails. But wait, it gets better… Pass Members can get a head start on the fun with an exclusive preview on February 28! Don’t miss live entertainment, a free food/drink sample, and fireworks!
After traveling the country by tasting our different regional cuisines, the fun continues with musical entertainment every weekend on stage at the Festival Field. The sixth annual Food & Wine Festival takes every weekend February 29 – April 26. Learn more here.
Make the most of your 2020 by experiencing all of what Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island have to offer you.
Cheers to our most thrilling year yet!