Welcome to the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Media Room, an online portal providing information for news-gathering media.
This section of our website is designed for working journalists. The park’s communications team is eager to work with members of the media. We hope you find this section of our website useful.
Media Admissions Policy
The Media Admissions policy for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay enables news media to become familiar with the park's many featured attractions and, at the same time, enjoy a day with family or friends.
We extend tickets as a professional courtesy and consider requests on a case-by-case basis based upon news outlet and market through traditional and social channels. This courtesy is extended to active, credentialed members of the news media only, which does not include administrative personnel, promotions directors, retired journalists, sales staff or non-news management.
Please be advised, Busch Gardens’ communications team will not accept media that are not on-assignment from Dec. 21 - Jan 1. Due to limited inventory during the holiday season, only media that are on-assignment and can provide proof of assignment will be provided complimentary admission. If you are on-assignment, please be sure to submit for tickets before Dec. 18. No tickets will be processed or vetted in the blocked out timeframe.
Complimentary admission is available to media in the following categories:
Broadcast Media: News directors, public affairs directors, assignment editors/managers, producers, on-air personnel (anchors/hosts/DJs/reporters), photographers/videographers, program directors.
Online Media: Social media influencers or bloggers are considered on a case-by-case basis if the blogger has a significant social media following and meets other criteria. In addition, all digital and social media must be considered “on-assignment.” By submitting your ticket request you agree to chronicle your visit by posting permanently to your primary site (examples: article on your blog, permanent post to your Instagram feed and story, YouTube video, etc).
Qualifying media may request two (2) single-day tickets to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island once per calendar year.
Requests must be received at least seven (7) days prior to the intended visit date; requests made in advance will be reviewed two weeks prior to the requested visit date. All requests will receive a response from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay regardless of outcome.