Summer Celebration

Summer Celebration

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Get admission to special events all year long with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass. Plus, choose from a variety of benefits such as unlimited admission, free parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, up to 50% off in-park spending and more. Starting at only $14.75 per month.

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Free Beer is Back! Complimentary Beer Samples
Now - August 7

To celebrate the summer season, guests ages 21 and up can enjoy two complimentary 7 oz. beer samples per day at Pantopia Drinks & Snacks.

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Only valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. 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. Not valid for any other discounts. Offer valid only through Aug 7, 2022 at Pantopia Drinks & Snacks. Busch Gardens reserves the right to modify promotional benefits & offerings without notice. Please drink responsibly.

Guests toasting to free beer

New! Summer Celebration Fireworks Spectacular

Give your day of adventure and entertainment an epic ending as we splash the summer sky with colorful pyrotechnics! Don’t miss this vibrant show filled with fireworks, fountains, and special effects every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night (plus Memorial Day and the 4th of July) at 9:15 p.m. on the Festival Field.

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*Weather permitting. Showtimes subject to change. Check the daily show schedule for up to date showtimes.

Returning Favorite! Cirque Electric

Back by popular demand, this revamped acrobatic show brings all-new music to the Stanleyville Theater for the summer! Witness the extraordinary talent of cirque-style performers undertaking edge-of-your-seat feats alongside an electric ensemble of dancers. Cirque Electric runs Friday – Monday with shows at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m.

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Cirque Electric

New! Gwazi Beats

You won’t want to miss this all-new atmosphere show for summer! With a combination of drums, dancers, and stilt walkers, this pulse-pounding display of music and dance will leave you wanting more. 

Percussionist playing drums with water splashing in the air

3 DJ Party Plazas

Get your groove on with great music and open-air dance party excitement in three summer locations in the shadows of our thrilling coasters! Join us in Gwazi Plaza for sunny fun in the afternoon. Then after 5 p.m., head over to SheiKra Plaza—or discover an even more kid-friendly celebration in Cheetah Hunt Plaza!

Guests enjoying food & drinks at the Cheetah Hunt Plaza Party Zone
Turn It Up Ice Skater

Turn It Up!

Cool off with the world-class ice skating of Turn It Up! with daily performances inside the Moroccan Place Theater. This award-winning show vibrantly celebrates skating with contemporary performances, aerial moments and eclectic pop music.

Finish The Phrase Performers

Finish the Phrase & The Kings of Neon

Catch two refreshing indoor shows at Dragon Fire Grill! Guess the lyrics to great songs performed a cappella at Finish the Phrase on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Then sit back and enjoy the Kings of Neon band performing songs the whole family will enjoy on Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Summer Celebration Elite Tour

    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights Elite Tour

    Experience endless energy and thrilling rides with an ultimate Busch Gardens nighttime adventure as our guest of honor for this exclusive seven-hour guided tour. You will get to explore the park at night with VIP access to Busch Gardens Summer Celebration, including the all-new Gwazi Beat show, DJ locations, priority access to all-new fireworks and fountains spectacular, seasonal attractions and more.

    Minimum of 2 per purchase
    ● Enjoy a Serengeti Safari Tour, Aldabra Tortoise Interaction, Lory Feeding and Kangaroo Feeding.
    ● Front-of-the-line access to all major attractions; ONE time ride on Iron Gwazi.
    ● Reserved seating at shows, including the fan-favorite Cirque Electric.
    ● Complimentary dinner at one of our park restaurants.
    ● Preferred Parking and great photo opportunities.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Private and customizable seven-hour night tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through August 7, 2022.
    Park Admission is not included and is required. 
    • All ages are permitted to participate in the Elite tour, but children must be ages 5 and up to participate in the Serengeti Safari, Aldabra Tortoise, and Kangaroo feeding portion of this tour.
    • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Preferred Parking included but is subject to availability.
    • If you have more people in your party than available tickets, please call (813)-987-5210 to check availability.


    Minimum of two paying guests for this experience. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before day of visit. Front-of-the-line access does not include first row seating. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 48 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)987-5210. All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change. This tour requires guests to stand the full length of the safari and maintain their balance while driving through uneven terrain on the safari vehicle. Wheelchairs may be accommodated if arrangements are made in advance.

    Ultimate Evening Adventure
    Ages 3+ $399.00 /ea.
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Giraffe at the Serengeti Plain

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Welcome to our all-new Summer Celebration! Lose yourself in entertainment from day to night, including the all-new Gwazi Beats show with drums, dancers, and stilt walkers. Get in the party spirit at three DJ locations. Catch the return of our fan-favorite Cirque Electric show. And end the night with an all-new fireworks and fountains spectacular. 

 

*Included with park admission. Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.