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Free Shuttle From Orlando To Tampa

Get daily free shuttle from Orlando in the morning and return from Tampa in the evening with any paid Busch Gardens Ticket.


Call 1-800-221-1339 or book online to reserve your spot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Park Information

What time does the park open?

Review the park hours and show times page for more detailed information. Opening and closing times vary by season. Operating hours for rides vary from normal park operating hours.

How do I get to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay?

Please click here for driving directions.

Does Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offer front-of-the-line access?

Yes, with Quick Queue – Save time and skip the lines! Enjoy priority entrance at participating rides.
Find out how you can upgrade your day here.

What does my Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ticket include?

Your Busch Gardens Tampa admission ticket includes all rides, shows, and attractions. To include Adventure Island, Busch Gardens' Waterpark, you will need a Multi Park ticket, Fun Card or Pass. If you already have Busch Gardens admission, you may upgrade at the park to include Adventure Island.

What credit cards are accepted at Busch Gardens?

US Bank ATMs are located throughout the park. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover are accepted at all ticket booths, restaurants and gift shops with proper identification. Personal checks are not accepted.

Am I allowed to bring food or drinks into the park?

 Hard and soft coolers, glass containers, food such as sandwiches, meals, etc., and flavored drinks may not be taken into the park. Water bottles may be taken into the park. Outside food and drinks are not allowed in Busch Gardens. Guests with special dietary needs, please contact Guest Services.

What accommodations are available for guests with special needs (Rides)?

Busch Gardens is committed to providing all guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. Busch Gardens features more than 50 thrilling rides, shows and attractions. There is fun and adventure for the entire family. We make every effort to ensure that all guests can have an enjoyable experience.


Ride Information for Physically Challenged Guests: At Busch Gardens, safety is the only consideration that takes precedence over fun. Thrill rides by their very nature create forces and speeds that may not be acceptable to some people, and may cause injury to some riders with preexisting health conditions.

In general, all riders must be in good health. Those who have had recent surgery, expectant mothers, those with high blood pressure, heart conditions, neck or back problems and those with any impairment or condition that would prevent normal seating or use of safety restraints as provided, should not board.

Riders must be able to remain sitting up straight, keep their head erect, their back and shoulders against the seat back and their hands, arms, legs and feet down and inside the ride at all times. Each ride has its own restriction sign at the ride entrance. Please review these closely.


Visually Impaired Guests: Those guests with visual impairments must have someone (a companion or park ambassador) read the ride restrictions to them prior to boarding.


Casts and Limb Braces: Guests with casts or limb braces will be restricted from riding certain rides where the cast or brace may present a hazard to the guest or others. Please consult with our Guest Services representative for more information or if in doubt about your ability to safely experience a ride. 

Guests with hard casts cannot ride KumbaMontu or SheiKra. 


Ride Accessibility: At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, safety is the only consideration that takes precedence over fun. Guests who have physical conditions that would prevent normal seating or use of the safety restraints should not board the following rides:

Guests with limited physical ability should be able to continuously grasp lap bars and/or railings, maintain themselves independently in an upright position and be able to absorb sudden and dramatic movements on the attractions listed above.

During the evacuation of any ride, ambulatory guests may be removed before those guests requiring assistance. Guests accept any additional risk associated with an emergency evacuation.


Accessibility Guide: For complete details on ride accessibility, view our Accessibility Guide or review Frequently Asked Questions about the Accessibility Guide.

What accommodations are available for guests with special needs (General)?

Busch Gardens is committed to providing all guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. Busch Gardens features more than 50 thrilling rides, shows and attractions. There is fun and adventure for the entire family. We make every effort to ensure that all guests can have an enjoyable experience.


Guest Services: Guest Services is situated inside the park entrance on the left hand side as you enter the park. Guests with disabilities are welcome to stop by Guest Services for any assistance they require.


Parking: Parking for guests with disabilities is available in Lot A near the main entrance on a first-come, first-served basis for guests with a legal parking permit. This parking area is designated by blue-striped parking lanes. All spaces are van-accessible. Vehicles parked in disabled parking without a permit are subject to applicable laws.


Wheelchair & Stroller RentalReserve a wheelchair or stroller online. Wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV's) may be rented at Stroller Rental near the front gate of the park in Morocco. Wheelchairs and ECV's are available for a nominal fee on a "first-come, first served" basis to guests with disabilities. Guests may also use their own wheelchairs or single passenger ECV's. Guests using wheelchairs may join any admissions line to enter the park. Use of Segways is not permitted at Busch Gardens.


Restrooms: Companion restroom facilities are located at: 

  • Stanleyville (next to Stanley Falls®)
  • Egypt (next to Montu ®)
  • Nairobi (next to Kenya Kanteen)
  • Pantopia (in Main First Aid) 
  • Congo (next to Bumper Cars)
  • Sesame Street Safari of Fun (behind Snack-n-geti)
  • Stanleyville (next to Zambia Smokehouse) 

First Aid: Busch Gardens®’ First Aid stations are located in Pantopia, Sesame Street Safari of Fun, Security, and near Cheetah Hunt®. These offices are staffed by Registered Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians. Team members throughout the park will be happy to call for assistance upon request.


Service Animals: Service animals are welcomed at most locations throughout Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and should keep them on a leash or harness while visiting. Due to the nature of some attractions, service animals may not be permitted to ride. At these locations, please ask an ambassador about available options. Read more about our service animal guidelines here.

How do I re-enter the park if I have to leave for some reason?

Guests who leave the park and plan to return must get their hand stamped before they leave the park at the Busch Gardens exit gate, after Adventure Photo. When guests return to the park they must enter through the Busch Gardens Entrance with a proper hand stamp and Busch Gardens or FL Parks admission ticket or re-entry will not be allowed.

Tickets & Fun Cards

What does my Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ticket include?

Your Busch Gardens Tampa admission ticket includes all rides, shows, and attractions. To include Adventure Island, Busch Gardens' Waterpark, you will need a Multi Park ticket, Fun Card or Pass. If you already have Busch Gardens admission, you may upgrade at the park to include Adventure Island.

What Florida Parks are Included with My Ticket?

The Florida Parks include our four theme parks located in both Orlando and Tampa Bay. Florida Two, Three and Four Park Tickets include visits to your choice of any of the following: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Tampa Bay. Adventure Island is a seasonal park, see park hours for the most up to date park schedule.

What does my Fun Card include?

The Fun Card allows access throughout the year to visit again and again, including access to great events like Mardi Gras

*Blockout dates apply, Howl-O-Scream not included.

Does my child need a Fun Card or Ticket?

Children under three receive free admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Children three and older require a ticket or Fun Card.

Add-ons & Upgrades

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Vacation Packages

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