Cheetah Encounter at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

NEW! Cheetah Encounter

MEET A CHEETAH!

Meet one of these amazing creatures for an unforgettable up-close experience

Be sure to book your “spot” today at a special introductory price for one of the most exciting animal experiences at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – the opportunity to meet one of our incredible cheetahs! With your expert guide, you’ll learn all about the care of these dashing big cats as you explore behind-the-scenes. Then, join the keepers as you watch training sessions and discover what it takes to care for these amazing animals every day.  

Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Personal photography is permitted in designated areas. Please check in with your guide at the Cheetah Run windows, directly across from the Caravan Crossing gift shop, at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

 

  • NEW! Cheetah Encounter

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    Get closer than ever to the majestic cheetahs that call Busch Gardens Tampa Bay home as you learn first-hand about the training and care our world-class park team provides.

    • bullet 30 minute walking tour
    • bullet Opportunity to interact with a cheetah
    • bullet Children must be ages 10 and up and at least 54 inches tall to participate
    • bullet Tour is not wheelchair accessible
    The Cheetah Encounter includes talking with experts that care for these animals as well as exclusive access to behind-the-scenes views of the naturalistic habitats of the world's fastest land animal.
     
    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 10 and up and at least 54 inches tall to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    Due to the nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time. This tour requires significant walking in unpaved areas and on uneven terrain.

    Please check in for your tour at the Cheetah Run windows, directly across from the Caravan Crossing gift shop, at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

    Pass Members save up to 10% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    The Cheetah Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, as spaces are limited. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.

    Special Introductory Pricing
    Prices starting at
    Guest (ages 10+) $89.99 /ea.