What is included with Busch Gardens’ Elite VIP Tour?
Do I get to meet/touch any animals on the Elite VIP Tour?
The Elite VIP Tour includes your dedicated private VIP tour guide, who will accompany you throughout your day while providing exclusive access, insider tips and information about the park and our incredible animals. You and your party will also enjoy:
- Front-of-the-line access to all rides and attractions throughout the elite tour
- Behind-the-scenes experiences, including exclusive animal encounters
- Reserved seating at available shows
- Lunch at your preferred park restaurant
- Preferred parking
What types of animal encounters are included on the Elite VIP Tour?
On the Elite VIP Tour, you’ll enjoy opportunities to hand-feed giraffes on the Serengeti Safari, have an up-close interaction with giant Aldabra tortoises, and feed both the kangaroos and lorikeets. Your VIP tour guide will let you know what animals are available to touch and provide information about each animals' personality.
Do animal encounters have age requirements on the Elite VIP Tour?
On the Elite VIP Tour, you will enjoy up-close animal experiences like hand-feeding giraffes on the Serengeti Safari, pet giant Aldabra tortoises, and get food for both the kangaroos and lorikeets. Your VIP tour guide will also provide insider information about the rest of the animals.
Does the Elite VIP Tour include my theme park ticket?
Yes, the Elite VIP Tour has age requirements. Children must be at least five years old to participate in the Serengeti Safari and kangaroo feeding and at least three years old to participate in the Aldabra tortoise interaction.
Do Busch Gardens Pass Members get a discount on VIP Tours?
No, theme park admission is not included with the Elite VIP Tour and is required.
Are meals included in the Elite VIP Tour?
Yes! Busch Gardens Pass Members can save up to 20% on select VIP tours and in-park experiences. Login to the Pass Member Portal to view discounted prices.
Can I bring my baby with me on the Elite VIP Tour?
Lunch will be provided during your tour at your preference of one of our park restaurants.
What is the Elite VIP Tour cancellation policy?
Children under three years old can join the Elite VIP Tour for free. A paying adult must accompany all guests under the age of 18, and additional age restrictions apply for select animal encounters.
Cancellations of Elite VIP Tour reservations with less than 48 hours’ notice are non-refundable.