Out with the old and in with the new seems to be the theme at Busch Gardens Tampa for 2015. Gwazi, Florida’s first dueling wooden roller coaster, which opened in 1999, will take its last trip on February 1, 2015. “No decisions have been made about what lies ahead for Gwazi or for the future plans of that area of Busch Gardens,” said Park President Jim Dean. “But, we are always looking for ways to enhance guests’ experiences, so stay tuned for more news.”
Adventure Island Fun Card FREE, with a Busch Gardens Fun Card Purchase
For a limited time, guests can receive an Adventure Island® Fun Card FREE with the purchase of a Busch Gardens Fun Card, which lets guests pay for a day and visit both parks now through 2015. Enjoy the thrills of Busch Gardens through Dec. 31, 2015 and all the water-soaked fun of Adventure Island’s 2015 season, including the park’s newest family thrill slide, Colossal Curl™.
The two-park Fun Card includes admission to an incredible lineup of events including Busch Gardens Tampa’s Real Music Series™, the inaugural Food & Wine Festival, Summer Nights, Christmas Town™ and Adventure Island’s Island Nights. Price does not include tax and service fees. Visit buschgardens.com for more information.
FREE 2015 SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Preschool Pass
Busch Gardens is commemorating five years of family-friendly experiences with Sesame Street® Safari of Fun by bringing back a limited-time offer. With Preschool Pass, kids 5 and younger can enjoy all the excitement of Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld® Orlando for FREE from Jan. 5 through Dec. 31.
Join everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun for a family-friendly African adventure filled with kid-size rides and cool water fun. This is a limited-time offer and online registration is required. The Preschool Pass does not include daily parking, separate-ticketed events or other Pass Member discounts.
To learn more about Preschool Pass, and to register, visit buschgardens.com.
Any 2 Parks for $99
For a limited time, enjoy any two parks for any two days for $99! Choose between SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica®, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Adventure Island. Choose SeaWorld Orlando and you’ll soar like a ray on Manta, visit Busch Gardens Tampa and dive face-down at 60mph on North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower Falcon’s Fury®, take the plunge down Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica, or hurtle high on Colossal Curl™, Adventure Island’s newest family thrill slide.
- Valid for two visits to SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, Aquatica Orlando, or Adventure Island.
- Visits do not need to occur at the same park.
- Visits must be used by May 22, 2015.
- Advance purchase only. Not available at park.
- Restricted to residents for United States and its territories, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
There are no blackout dates, visits do not need to occur at the same park and visits must be redeemed by May 22, 2015. Visit buschgardens.com for more information.
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Busch Gardens® Tampa keeps the hits coming during the Food & Wine Festival this spring with concerts for every taste. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from March 7 through April 26 and is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. For more information, visit buschgardens.com.
- Saturday, March 7-Gavin DeGraw
- Sunday, March 8-Fifth Harmony
- Saturday, March 14-Kool & The Gang
- Sunday, March 15-Boys Like Girls
- Saturday, March 21-Kenny Rogers
- Sunday, March 22-Pentatonix
- Saturday, March 28-Steven Curtis Chapman
- Sunday, March 29-El Gran Combo
- 8 more acts to be announced
It has been over a year since I have been to Busch Gardens. I’d love to go and see Pentatonix in concert! Which concert would you choose?