Busch Gardens Tampa FL: Roller Coasters, Animals, and Shows With an African Theme...

Busch Gardens Tampa FL...

Orlando FL is thought of as the number one theme park city in the world with Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios, but the neighboring City of Tampa also has the incredibly popular Busch Gardens Tampa FL… This is one of my favorite theme parks, because of the assortment of attractions, shows, and roller coasters that is unmatched anywhere else in Florida! This park has more roller coasters than any other park in Florida, plus a huge animal park that rivals the Disney Animal Kingdom in Orlando FL

The City of Tampa is less than 1 ½ hours away from Orlando, so if you are staying there you won’t have a long drive to get to Busch Gardens Tampa FL. It is a big park, so it will take you probably at least a full day to see everything there, and maybe longer. Busch Gardens has an African theme to it, and used to be called “The Dark Continent” before the politically correct nonsense started happening around the country and the owners caved to wussiness…

Great Roller Coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa FL...

There are some incredible roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa FL, a good number of them dating over 30 years old! The largest wooden roller coaster in the Southeast is located here, and it’s my favorite coaster at the park… Wooden coasters are slightly out of style, but the one at Busch Gardens is really incredible with G forces that will keep you slammed into the back of your seat! Wooden roller coasters won’t take you upside down, so if you aren’t a fan of that then this is the coaster for you! It’s called the Gwazi…

There are also many other steel constructed roller coasters, that will take you upside down, around, and sideways! They have a variety of names such as Sheikra, Montu, Kumba, and the Sand Serpent. They tend to add newer and better coasters all the time, and it’s one of Busch Gardens Tampa FL’s trademarks! Another of my favorite attractions at the park is the Congo River Rapids, where you can take an exciting ride down some extreme rapids where you are assured o getting soaked! It’s a great place to be on a hot summer day! Along that same line, the Tanganyika Tidal Wave is a great log flume ride which you’ll be sure to love…

Attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa FL...

One of the largest parts of the park is the African Serengeti Plain, where you can see a variety of African animals on a safari Jeep ride that will take you to see Zebras, Giraffes, and other fantastic creatures that are allowed to roam free while you are safe in your Jeep…  You’ll drive through streams and swamps as you come nose to nose with crocodiles looking for a meal, and horn to horn with rhinos…  There is an amazing hippo area where you can watch them swim in a natural environment and see how they interact underwater with only a plate of glass between you and them…  I love the hippo area!

One of the largest Gorilla habitats in the southeastern United States is also located here at the Busch Gardens Tampa FL at the Myombe Reserve.  This is an incredible attraction, and if you are interested in learning about these animals and watching them “in the wild”, then you could really spend some time here with the Gorillas.  One of the best things about this park is the annual pass that Florida residents can purchase which amounts to just a little more than a one day ticket price, and allows the buyer to go every day of the year if they so want to…

Another of my all time favorite attractions at the Busch Gardens Tampa FL Park is the bird aviary, or the Lory Landing.  This is an enclosed area where you walk into where the birds are allowed free rein to fly around and go to and fro … Usually as soon as you walk into the cage, several small birds fly down and land on your arms or shoulders looking for some nectar that you can purchase for feeding!  It’s a lot of fun, and the kids will love it…

If you are heading to Central Florida, make sure to give Busch Gardens Tampa FL a visit, because I’m sure that it will be one of your all time favorite parks!  It’s also owned by the same company as Sea World in Orlando FL, so you can purchase a pass that will get you into both parks … Also, try some free Anheuser- Busch beer at a tasting station in both of these parks.  They have some great selections for you to experiment with!  You’ll love this park in Tampa FL…

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