Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Accessibility

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is committed to providing equal access to guests with disabilities. We will make every effort to accommodate you and ensure that you enjoy your visit here with us.

Wheelchairs/ECVs

Wheelchairs and Electric Scooters (Electric Convenience Vehicles or ECV’s) may be rented at Stroller Rental just inside the Main Entrance, on the right. Wheelchairs and ECV’s are rented on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

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Hearing Impaired Services

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is pleased to provide several options for our guests who may be deaf, hearing impaired, or require additional assistance for communications disabilities.

Qualified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are available upon request. We kindly ask that you request this service at least 14 business days prior to your visit.

Please contact us by emailing [email protected] with “ASL Interpreter Request” as the subject.

Other auxiliary aids are available, such as show scripts for select shows and can be obtained at Guest Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Busch Gardens provide a program that allows guests with disabilities to enjoy attractions without waiting in line?

When enrolled in our Ride Accessibility Program (RAP), guests will have the opportunity to also participate in our Special Access Program.

This program helps provide additional assistance for guests with disabilities. Some attractions have an alternative entrance for guests who may not be able to enter through our regular ride entrances. A Virtual Queue is also available to guests who are unable to wait in line due to their disability.

Where can I find information for guests with disabilities at Busch Gardens?

We offer an online Accessibility Guide for guest convenience and planning prior to their visit.

If you are in the park, you can visit Guest Services, just beyond the entrance to the park.

Does Busch Gardens have wheelchair-accessible restrooms?

All of our restrooms include wheelchair-accessible locations throughout the park, and are clearly marked with the International Symbol of Access (Wheelchair Symbol). Companion restroom facilities are also available for guests using mobility devices, who may need additional space or help from a caregiver.

These restrooms are located at Montu, Kenya Kanteen, Dragon Fire Grill, Ubanga-Banga Bumper Cars, Stanley Falls Flume, and Sesame Street Safari of Fun. Their locations are also marked on our App.

Please visit Guest Services, just beyond the park entry if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Can I bring my service animal to Busch Gardens?

Trained service animals are welcome at SeaWorld. Please note the following policies while at our theme park:

 • Service animals must be on a leash/harness and under the control of their handler at all times. If at any time your service animal’s behavior is out of control, you will be asked to remove them from the premises.

 • They must be accompanied by their handler or another party member at all times.

 • Service animals must be house broken.

 • Handlers are responsible for taking their service animal to the appropriate relief area and of all waste cleanup.

 • Service animals should remain a reasonable distance from our resident animals.

 • SeaWorld Ambassadors are not permitted to care for service animals. Review our Accessibility Guide for more information.

 • NOTE: Comfort and emotional support animals are not considered service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 • The ADA defines service animals as dogs or miniature horses “that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.”

Are Busch Gardens’ restaurants wheelchair and/or ECV accessible?

While dining at our restaurants, please be aware that most venues offer cafeteria-style service. Special assistance is available upon request.

Do Busch Gardens’ show and performance venues provide seating that can accommodate wheelchairs and/or electric scooters (ECVs), as well as for companions?

Our show and performance venues provide accessibility seating that can accommodate guests who need additional assistance or are using mobility devices.

Please see an Ambassador for assistance.

What type of visual assistance does Busch Gardens provide?

If you need assistance during your visit, we are able to provide park guidance. We encourage you to request this service at least 14 business days prior to your visit. Please contact us online via our chat or email options to submit your request.

Every effort will be made to provide guidance with less than two (2) weeks’ notice, depending on the availability of Ambassadors. Guests requesting this service will be contacted prior to their visit and specified guide times will be confirmed. The guide will be provided for the first two (2) hours of your visit.

Guests who are blind or have limited/low vision must have someone (either a companion or Ambassador) read the ride instructions prior to boarding.

Review our Accessibility Guide for more information regarding additional assistance, including vision supporting service animals.

Can I ride roller coasters and rides if I have a cast, brace or walking book?

Guests with casts or braces may be restricted from some attractions due to safety concerns for all riders.

Please visit Guest Services for more information or if in doubt about your ability to safely experience a ride.

You may also review our Accessibility Guide, which provides rider requirements and additional information regarding individual attractions.

Can I ride roller coasters and rides if I have a prosthetic device or amputations?

Guests with any type of prosthesis or amputation should visit Guest Relations to enroll in our RAP to help determine which rides they can enjoy.

You may also review our Accessibility Guide prior to your visit, which provides rider requirements and additional information regarding individual attractions.

Can I bring my oxygen tank on rides?

Due to the dynamics and certain characteristics of the rides, oxygen tanks are not permitted on any ride.

Oxygen tanks are permitted in theaters and other enclosed facilities.

Contact Us

Have questions? For more information, contact us at [email protected] or (813) 884-4FUN.