Annual Pass and Fun Card Preview Event

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who's Invited?

All active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Pass Members of any tier are welcome to join us for this exclusive event. Children under five may attend as well when you register here for a FREE 2020 Preschool Card.

 

Not valid for Fun Card and Friends and Family Ambassador Passes.

What time is the event?

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Select Food & Wine Festival cabins will be open starting at 4:00 p.m. and will be open until 9:00 p.m. General Park Close is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. with Pass Members welcome to stay and enjoy the Preview Event until 9:00 p.m.

What time is the concert?

8:00 p.m. Join us on Gwazi Field to enjoy a special performance by the Eagles tribute band, Eaglemania.

What time are the fireworks?

9:00 p.m. Head out to Gwazi Field for a breath-taking fireworks display to top off your night.

What food will be available?

Select Food & Wine cabins and Gwazi Field will be open for Pass Members starting at 4:00 p.m. including The Butchery, Sweet Sips, Nola Eats, Southern Kitchen, Seasonally Inspired, Hog Heaven, Heartland, Wave Shack, Chef’s Corner, Coke Fusion and The Cantina. At 6:30pm, all cabins including the West Coast Catch, Berry Nice and Garden Gate Cafe will be open for guests to enjoy. See the full menu here.

How do I enter the event?

Busch Gardens ambassadors will be available during the event to wristband all guests that present their active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass and photo ID. The wristband will grant you entry to the Food & Wine Festival pathway starting at 4:00 p.m. Guests can also stop by Guest Services at any time that day to pick up their wristband.

What is my free gift and where can I get it?

As a special thank you to all active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Pass Members of any tier, we’re offering a complimentary 1-Item Sample to use on any food, beer, wine or cocktail sample during the preview event. To redeem your sample voucher, scan your Annual Pass barcode at the Zone A Self-Service Kiosks at the front of the park to print your voucher on the day of the event.

 

*Park admission is required and not included. Must present active Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Annual Pass to receive entry to the preview event. Only valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival locations. Valid for one (1) complimentary food, beer, wine or cocktail sample during the Pass Member First Taste of Food & Wine Festival Preview Event on February 28, 2020. Offer voucher will not be accepted on any other event dates. Not valid for Bourbon, Tequila or other spirits Tastings Experiences. No refunds for unused punches. Not redeemable for cash. No cash value. No change or credit given. Voucher is nontransferable and must be surrendered upon time of redemption. Lost, damaged or stolen vouchers will not be replaced. Guest must present their own active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Annual Pass upon redemption of voucher. Not valid for Fun Card, Preschool Card, Friends and Family Pass or Non-Florida Platinum Passes. Offer subject to availability, change or cancellation without prior notice. Please drink responsibly. Busch Gardens reserves the right to refuse service of any alcoholic beverage to any guest who is unable to provide proper identification or appears to be intoxicated. Legal Proof of Drinking age is required for all alcohol consumption. Voucher expires after 02/28/20.

Do Pass Members get any other free gifts during the Food & Wine Festival?

Yes, Pass Members will also receive an additional complimentary 1-Item Sample starting February 29 to come back and enjoy the festival on another event day.

 

*Park admission is required and not included. Food & Wine Festival event included with park admission, Fun Card and Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Annual Pass. Only valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival locations. Valid for one (1) complimentary food, beer, wine or cocktail sample during the Food & Wine Festival. 2020 festival events dates include Feb. 29 and Mar. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and Apr. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Not valid for Bourbon, Tequila or other spirits Tastings Experiences. No refunds for unused punches. Not redeemable for cash. No cash value. No change or credit given. Voucher is nontransferable and must be surrendered upon time of redemption. Lost, damaged or stolen vouchers will not be replaced. Guest must present their own active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Annual Pass upon redemption of voucher. Not valid for Fun Card, Preschool Card, Friends and Family Pass or Non-Florida Platinum Passes. Offer subject to availability, change or cancellation without prior notice. Please drink responsibly. Busch Gardens reserves the right to refuse service of any alcoholic beverage to any guest who is unable to provide proper identification or appears to be intoxicated. Legal Proof of Drinking age is required for all alcohol consumption. Voucher expires after 04/26/20.

Can I use my February $10 Busch Gardens Bucks at the event?

Yes! If you have not already redeemed your Pass Member $10 Busch Gardens Bucks reward for the month of February, you can stop by the Zone A Self-Service Kiosk the day of the event and redeem your reward towards any Food & Wine Festival food or drink items or upgrades.

 

*Busch Gardens Bucks only valid for active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Pass Members. Offer is only valid for one redemption of $10 Busch Gardens Bucks through February 29, 2020. Pass Member must log in to their account at the Zone A Self-Service Kiosks to obtain their Busch Gardens Bucks coupon. Valid for one-time use on dining, shopping, tour reservations and select upgrades at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Guest must present his or her own active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bronze, Silver, Gold or Florida Platinum Pass upon redemption. Only valid on date printed. Not valid for service rentals, artisan and specialty event offerings, caricature stands, face paint, henna tattoos, hair wrap or air brush stands or games locations. No change or credit given. Not redeemable for cash. No cash value. Non-refundable and non-transferable. Lost, damaged, or stolen coupons will not be replaced.

Can I use my free or discounted guest tickets to bring friends or family with me to the event?

No, Pass Member free and discounted guest tickets for friends and family are not eligible to attend the event.

What other discounts are available?

All or your Pass Member discounts are available after you log in to the Pass Member Website. During the Food & Wine Festival, Silver Pass Members receive 10% off VIP Seating, Tasting Experiences and Sampler Lanyards. Gold Pass Members receive 10% off VIP Seating and 15% off Tasting Experiences and Sampler Lanyards. And Platinum Pass Members receive 10% off VIP Seating and 20% off Tasting Experiences and Sampler Lanyards. Plus, ALL Pass Members, including Bronze Pass Members, are eligible to purchase a 15-Item Sampler Lanyard for the price of a 12-Item Sampler Lanyard – just $57!

 

*Pass Member discount only available for active Busch Gardens Silver, Gold and Florida Platinum Pass Members. Not all Bronze Pass Members are eligible to receive a discount. Please check the terms on your Annual Pass to determine discount eligibility.

What rides will be open during the event?

All attractions will be open until park close at 6:00 p.m. After that time, only the Food & Wine Festival cabins, gift shops, games and select shopping in the Moroccan Plaza area will be open until 9:00 p.m. Walkabout Way will close at 4:00 p.m. in preparation for your exclusive event.

Can I upgrade my Fun Card to an Annual Pass?

Yes! Don’t miss out on a single Pass Member perk, discount or event! Take your Fun Card to any Guest Services or Zone B Ticket Window to apply a partial amount of the cost of your 2020 Fun Card to upgrade to your choice of Annual Pass.

Will I be able to pick up or rent a stroller, wheelchair or ECV for the event?

Yes, you can rent or pickup your pre-ordered rental stroller, wheelchair or ECV at Guest Relations upon entering the park for the event.

  • 5-Item Sampler
    Food & Wine Festival 2020

    Sampler Lanyards for the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Enjoy any 5 samples of food, wine, brew or cocktail offerings at the Food & Wine Festival.

    • bullet Receive an easy and convenient 5-item Sampler lanyard
    • bullet Choose 5 samples of food, wine, brew or cocktails at any Festival location
    • bullet Only valid on weekends Feb. 29 - Apr. 26 during the Food & Wine Festival

    Pass Members save up to 20% or more on this product. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    Park admission is required and not included. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include taxes, shipping or service fees. Valid only at Food & Wine Festival locations. No refunds for unused punches. Only valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on weekends Feb. 29 - Apr. 26 during the Food & Wine Festival. Please drink responsibly. Busch Gardens reserves the right to refuse service of any alcoholic beverage to any guest who is unable to provide proper identification or appears to be intoxicated. Legal Proof of Drinking age is required for all alcohol consumption. Lanyard expires after April 26, 2020.
    5 Samples
    Sampler(s) $32.00
  • 8-Item Sampler
    Food & Wine Festival 2020

    Sampler Lanyards for the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Enjoy any 8 samples of food, wine, brew or cocktail offerings at the Food & Wine Festival.

    • bullet Receive an easy and convenient 8-item Sampler lanyard
    • bullet Choose 8 samples of food, wine, brew or cocktails at any Festival location
    • bullet Only valid on weekends Feb. 29 - Apr. 26 during the Food & Wine Festival

    Pass Members save up to 20% or more on this product. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    Park admission is required and not included. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include taxes, shipping or service fees. Valid only at Food & Wine Festival locations. No refunds for unused punches. Only valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on weekends Feb. 29 - Apr. 26 during the Food & Wine Festival. Please drink responsibly. Busch Gardens reserves the right to refuse service of any alcoholic beverage to any guest who is unable to provide proper identification or appears to be intoxicated. Legal Proof of Drinking age is required for all alcohol consumption. Lanyard expires after April 26, 2020.
    8 Samples
    Sampler(s) $42.00
  • 12-Item Sampler
    Food & Wine Festival 2020

    Sampler Lanyards for the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Enjoy any 12 samples of food, wine, brew or cocktail offerings at the Food & Wine Festival.

    • bullet Receive an easy and convenient 12-item Sampler lanyard
    • bullet Choose 12 samples of food, wine, brew or cocktails at any Festival location
    • bullet Only valid on weekends Feb 29 - Apr. 26 during the Food & Wine Festival
    Park admission is required and not included. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include taxes, shipping or service fees. Valid only at Food & Wine Festival locations. No refunds for unused punches. Only valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on weekends Feb. 29 - Apr. 26 during the Food & Wine Festival. Please drink responsibly. Busch Gardens reserves the right to refuse service of any alcoholic beverage to any guest who is unable to provide proper identification or appears to be intoxicated. Legal Proof of Drinking age is required for all alcohol consumption. Lanyard expires after April 26, 2020.
    12 Samples
    Sampler(s) $57.00

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  • 2020 Fun Card
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    Valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay through Dec. 31, 2020 and at Adventure Island for the 2020 season.
    *Blockout dates apply. Online purchase only. Discount not available at the park.

    Upcoming events included with your admission:
    Real Music Real Masters | Jan. 7 - Mar. 15
    Food & Wine Festival | Feb. 29 - Apr. 26
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    Savings based on $109.99 single-day Busch Gardens admission price at gate and $59.99 single-day Adventure Island admission price at gate. Discount is only available online and will not be honored at the park. Service fees and taxes not included. Valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay through Dec. 31, 2020 and at Adventure Island for the 2020 season. Blockout dates apply. Please click here to see calendar. Fun Card does not include admission to select special events (including Howl-O-Scream® at Busch Gardens), parking or discounts on food and merchandise. Offer valid for residents of the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Non-transferable and non-refundable. Not valid with other discounts or special offers. Other restrictions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. Adventure Island is a seasonal park. Please visit adventureisland.com for park hours.
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    Guest (Ages 3+) $169.98 $109.99 /ea.