Regular Busch Gardens Tampa Admission
One-day Busch Gardens Admission at Gate: $105.93 for adults & $100.58 for kids (3-9), includes tax.
Busch Gardens Discounts
Busch Gardens Tampa offers an add-on All Day Dining Deal. The prices are $33.99 per Adult and $16.99 per child, available for purchase online. Get up to 1 entree platter, 1 Side Item or Dessert, and 1 Fountain Soft Drink, Iced Tea or 20 oz. bottled water each time through the line. Child’s Price includes Kids Meal entrees only. Participating Restaurants include Zagora Cafe, Crown Colony Pizza, Bengal Bistro, Garden Gate Cafe and Zambia Smokehouse (Excludes Baby Back Ribs), Desert Grill (Excludes Baby Back Ribs). To receive your wristband, bring your eTicket dining voucher to the attendant at Zagora Patio Bar. Which is located just inside the main entrance next to Zagora Patio.
AAA Members can show their cards receive 10% off at select in-park dining locations.
Visit Busch Gardens Facebook Deals page to see if any special food discount coupons are available for your visit.
Purchasing Tickets on Busch Gardens Web Site
For a limited time on Busch Gardens’ website, you can purchase one-day Busch Gardens’ tickets that also includes a $20 discount when you buy your single-day ticket in advance! Guests 3+ are just $79 plus tax. Furthermore, ticket is valid for visit any day 1 year from date of purchase.
For a limited time on Busch Gardens’ website, you can also purchase a 2 Park Ticket for $99.00 plus tax. This is valid for two visits to either SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Adventure Island Tampa Bay. Requires redemption of the first visit within one year of purchase. In addition, the second visit must be redeemed within (6) months of the first. Finally, this offer is only available with advanced online purchase.
For a limited time on Busch Gardens’ website, you can also purchase a 3 Park Ticket for $109.00 plus tax. This is valid for 3 visits to either SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Adventure Island Tampa Bay. All 3 visits may be used at the same park. Requires redemption of the first visit within one year of purchase. In addition, the second and third visit must be redeemed within (6) months of the first. Finally, this offer is only available with advanced online purchase.
TheMouseForLess Tip: Quick Queue at Busch Gardens in Tampa is a paid way to skip the lines for the park’s most popular attractions, like the Cheetah Hunt, Montu, Kumba, and SheiKra roller coasters and more. The price varies by season. It is around $20 to $40 for the one-time version and $45 to $65 for unlimited Quick Queue.
A new mobile website supports using your phone to purchase and use Busch Gardens’ theme park tickets. Smart phone users, including iPhone and Android phones, can point their web browsers to buschgardens.com to purchase One-day Tickets, Fun Cards, or Silver and Platinum Annual Passes. Once the purchase is complete, guests can use the parks’ mobile websites to access the ticket and enter the turnstiles. The websites also will offer “up-sells” of animal encounters, tours and dining packages, based on which ticket was purchased.
Other Single Day Admission Discounts
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards members can show their card at Busch Garden’s gate and get 20% of a one-day admission ticket for up to 4 people. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards is free to join and you can print out your membership number immediately, accepted by Busch Gardens.
Busch Gardens’ Happy Tails is a new animal adoption program. Which will provide pet lovers two free single-day admissions to Busch Gardens when they adopt a dog or cat from Humane Society of Tampa Bay. This offer is good for a limited time. Make sure to visit Happy Tails web site to see other participating shelters. Tickets are valid for a single-day admission to the park any time within one year of adoption date. Tickets will be printed onsite at participating shelters.
AAA Members can show their cards at the gates of Busch Gardens and save $3 off regular all-day park admission price.
College students with an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) membership can get 15% off an admission ticket to Busch Garden’s when purchasing through the ISIC web site.
American Express Membership Rewards points are redeemable for Busch Gardens’ tickets. A Two Visit ticket is available for 11,200 points for ages 3+. This Ticket is good for two visits to any of the following parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Adventure Island Tampa Bay.
Cash in Hilton HHonors points for Entertainment Rewards that include Busch Gardens Tampa. Single day Busch Gardens Tampa tickets are 58,000 points for ages 3+.
Members of the Canadian Air Miles frequent flier program can redeem air miles for Busch Gardens’ tickets.
TheMouseForLess Tip: Parking fee for Busch Gardens is $18.00 per day for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers. Preferred parking is available for $23.00. Those visiting more than one Anheuser-Busch parks in the same day pay to park only once. e-Ticket parking passes are available online. The ticket are upgrade-able to preferred parking for $5 at any parking tollbooth.
U.S. Military qualify for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Waves of Honor. Those on active duty military representing all five service branches, active members of a reserve or National Guard unit, and/or up to three direct dependents, can receive Free complimentary admission to Busch Gardens for a single day. Visit www.wavesofhonor.com to register.
Active and retired military as well DOD employees can obtain discounted Busch Gardens’ tickets. Which are available through their military base MWR offices and Shades of Green, located on Walt Disney World property. Currently a 1-Day Busch Gardens ticket is $89 for ages 3+. There is also no tax on these tickets.
A Dolphin Swim Day Ultimate package at Discovery Cove includes access to all signature experiences at Discovery Cove. In addition to, unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica during your vacation. For just $25 more, you can add unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Tampa for 14 consecutive days around the date of your Discovery Cove reservation. Visit the Discovery Cove web site for more information.
Those planning to visit multiple Orlando Attractions can save money with the Orlando FlexTicket. Check our Orlando FlexTicket sections for more ways to save.
TheMouseForLess Tip: Most Anheuser-Busch combination theme parks tickets that include SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are available on either park’s web site. However, purchasing them on SeaWorld’s web site yields a small savings in tax rate.
TheMouseForLess Tip: Most Anheuser-Busch combination theme parks tickets that include Busch Gardens and SeaWorld, as well as the Orlando FlexTicket. The FlexTicket offers free round trip shuttle service for the ride from Orlando to Busch Gardens in Tampa.
Florida Resident Discounts
Florida Residents can often get special discounts on Busch Gardens’ web site. Web site purchases are limited to those with a credit card with a Florida billing address. To purchase, select “Florida Resident Offers” tab on Busch Gardens’ web site. In addition to the purchase requirements a Florida ID is required to enter park.
Annual Pass Discounts
Annual Passes for just Busch Garden, as well as 2-Park and 3-Parks are available. Passes include SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and Aquatica in any combination are available. Specially priced passes are available for Seniors (65+). Florida Residents can take advantage of EZpay, a monthly payment service that splits up your total into 12 easy payments. The Platinum Pass that gives unlimited admission to 9 select parks is also available. All of the Annual Passes above are available for purchase online at a discounted rate for a two-year period. See Busch Garden’s web site for more info.
TheMouseForLess Tip: Busch Gardens Platinum Pass gives a host of benefits. Including, discounts on merchandise and tickets that you buy for friends and reserved seating for Iceploration. You also get free preferred parking, which is only steps away from the entrance. The merchandise discount is also good on the purchase of Quick Queue – a paid option that lets you use a shorter line. In addition, you get a second ride on the major roller coasters such as SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, and Gwazi (Cheetah Hunt is excluded). Finally, just flash your pass and you do not even have to leave your seat. The Platinum Pass has re-ride privileges at SeaWorld Orlando, too (Manta excluded) and reserved seating at shows such as One Ocean and Blue Horizons.
Adventure Island Discounts
Adventure Island is seasonal attraction located across the street from Busch Gardens that typically opens in mid-March and closes full-time in early September. Operating on weekends only for most of September & October. This 30 acres water park includes corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, in addition to other family attractions.
One-day Adventure Island Admission at Gate: $54 plus tax per guest ages 3+
Cabana Rentals: Cabanas included four chaise lounges, a locker, a mini-fridge with assorted drinks and four souvenir towels. Daily rental prices range from $99.99 to $259.99, based on the time of year.
2016 Fun Cards are now available! Pay for a day and enjoy unlimited access to Adventure Island all season long with no blackout dates. Fun Cards are available for purchase at AdventureIsland.com, Adventure Island or Busch Gardens’ front gates or also by calling 1-888-800-5447. The Adventure Island Fun Card costs $54 plus tax for guests 3+. Add Busch Gardens for a combined Fun Card for $148 plus tax for guests 3+.
14-Day Unlimited Visits + Free Parking. Enjoy unlimited admission and general parking for 14-consecutive days at any of the following parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Tampa Bay for $139 plus tax for guests ages 3+.
Florida visitors will find the best deal on a single day Adventure Island admission online. Also, check out all online deals for Out-of-State Visitors.
U.S. Military qualify for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Waves of Honor. Those on active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman, and as many as three (3) direct dependents, can receive Free complimentary admission to Adventure Island for a single day. Therefore, visit www.wavesofhonor.com to register.
AAA Members can show their cards at the gates of Adventure Island and save $3 off regular all-day park admission price.
Adventure Island also offers a Twilight Ticket for admission after 3 p.m. available at the front gate.
College students with an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) membership can get 15% off an admission ticket to Adventure Island when purchasing through the ISIC web site.
The best deal for Florida Residents are generally available on Adventure Islands Web site. Purchase at AdventureIsland.com, 1-888-800-5447 or also at Adventure Island or Busch Gardens front gates.