Ride the Wild Surge at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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  • People riding Busch Gardens Tampa roller coaster

    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is a family-oriented theme park featuring up-close encounters with exotic animals, incredible thrill rides and live entertainment. With nearly 3,000 animals representing more than 300 species, the park’s zoological collection is a marquee attraction for families. With 10 thrilling coasters, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is known for the fastest, steepest, tallest coasters in the country. Iron Gwazi, the Parks newest and award-winning thrill ride, takes riders to new heights, plunging for 206 foot tall peak into a 91 degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. Cheetah Hunt®, a triple-launch roller coaster, carries riders high above the park, and then races down along the ground through a rocky gorge. It is the park’s longest thrill ride and also innovatively integrates the coaster next to the Cheetah Run® animal habitat. Guests can get closer than ever to tigers in Jungala® and soar through the air on Montu®.  And, for a behind-the-scenes look at how we care for animals, the Animal Care Center™ welcomes guests to closely observe the veterinary care and treatment we provide every day. The park also offers seasonal events including the terrifying Howl-O-Scream® and the holiday wonderland of Christmas Town™. Just across the street is the Adventure Island® water park featuring water slides, relaxin wave pools and other ways to have fun in the hot Florida sun.

    Location: 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

    Contact: 813-884-4386

    Official website: https://buschgardens.com/tampa/

  • Family petting clydesdale horse at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Busch Gardens® Williamsburg is a European-themed adventure park, boasting more than 100 acres of family fun. The world’s most beautiful theme park is home to world-class roller coasters, award-winning entertainment, and more than 50 rides and attractions. Loch Ness Monster, the park’s most iconic attraction will celebrate 46 years with a full restoration in 2024. Opening in Spring, Loch Ness Monster: The Legend Lives On features all-new thematic and experiential elements. Park guests enjoy seasonal events throughout the year, from the fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival, to the spine-chilling Howl-O-Scream, and over ten million lights on display during Christmas Town.

    Location: One Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23187

    Contact: 757-229-4386

    Official website: https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/