Feel the spark after dark with late night thrills and live entertainment. Plus, an ALL-NEW fireworks show!

    For over 100 nights, guests can stay late and safely enjoy world-class coasters, electrifying entertainment throughout the park and more during extended hours at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Guests can look to the sky for the biggest & brightest show ever, the ALL-NEW “Spark! A Nighttime Spectacular”, featuring an explosive firework and special effects production.

    To help ensure a safe and fun experience at the park, all guests are required to make a reservation prior to visiting. Click here to make a reservation.


    *Included with park admission. Food and beverage available for an additional charge. Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.

  • Fireworks from Spark!

    ALL-NEW  Spark! A Nighttime Spectacular

    Now launching EVERY NIGHT through August 8!

    Summer Nights just got brighter! Due to popular demand, the park’s NEW nighttime spectacular, “Spark!” can now be enjoyed every night through Sunday, August 8. As the biggest and brightest show ever to light the park’s sky, “Spark!” features an explosive array of fireworks and exciting effects from dazzling lasers to graceful water elements and dramatic pyrotechnics. After August 8, "Spark!" will continue to light up the sky every Friday - Sunday through September 6, including Labor Day.


    NEW! Pre-Party on the Festival Pathway

    Long before the first burst of “Spark!” covers the night sky, guests can join in the evening excitement on the Festival Pathway. Greeted by glowing lights strung among the trees, live music and more, the stunning visual journey will spark the spirit of summer in everyone.

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

  • Cirque Electric

    ALL-NEW  Cirque Electric

    Friday - Monday

    For awe-inspiring feats that spark the imagination, the dynamic performance of “Cirque Electric”, an ALL-NEW acrobatic stunt show exclusively produced for Busch Gardens at the Stanleyville Theater. From the daring airborne aerialist to stunning displays of balance and strength and a fascinating act on wheels that cannot be missed, guests will be dazzled by world-class performers

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

  • Ice Skater at Turn It Up!


    Thursday - Monday

    The Moroccan Palace Theater will once again be home to Busch Gardens’ spectacular, ice-skating shows, including Turn It Up! This award-winning show vibrantly celebrates skating with contemporary performances, aerial moments and eclectic pop music.

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

  • Guests enjoying food & drinks at the Cheetah Hunt Plaza Party Zone

    Dance & Roam through Open-Air Block Party Plazas

    As the sun goes down, electric summer vibes amp up on the Festival Field. It’s an open-air dance party with DJs, dancing, and endless energy to build the excitement before “Spark!” ignites the sky.


    Cheetah Hunt Plaza

    Between dashing through the night sky on Cheetah Hunt and Cobra’s Curse, guests can dance to DJ beats throughout the evening.  


    Stanleyville Plaza

    After taking on the daring launches of Tigris, guests will find refreshing tunes and classic summer flavors with a twist in the shadow of SheiKra.


    NEW! Summer Dining Menu

    Senses will ignite with delicious bursts of flavor from a special menu inspired by backyard summer cookouts with a Busch Gardens twist. Guests will discover a walkable take on grilled classics, decadent sweet treats and more along the festival pathway and new locations throughout the park. Adults 21+ can indulge in NEW glow-in-the-dark summer cocktails or refreshing non-alcoholic drinks that are equally beautiful and satisfying for the perfect end to a summer night.

  • Guesting enjoying drinks from the giraffe bar

    NEW!  Giraffe Bar

    Combining a perfect Serengeti sunset, delicious cocktails and savory snacks is the best way to fuel a night of summer fun at the NEW Giraffe Bar located on the second floor of Serengeti Overlook.

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