Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida is a unique amusement park that is a blend of rides, shows, and even zoo attractions! Some consider it to be a mini version of Disney’s Epcot and you can visit for nearly half the price. Here are some tips and tricks we’ve learned for making the most of your Busch Gardens experience.
Buy your tickets online prior to visiting.
Not only will this save you time in line, you may also score an awesome discount!
Cost: Admission prices vary by season. Check out this website for current prices!
Skip the lines with the Quick Queue Pass.
Time is valuable but especially while you’re at an amusement park for the day. With the Quick Queue, you won’t have to choose between the rides and seeing the zoo attractions.
Cost: $20-$70 depending on the time of year and Quick Queue pass option.
Helpful Hints: Quick Queue is eligible for one wait time bypass per popular ride, Quick Queue Unlimited is eligible for bypassed wait times as often as you’d like.
Since you’re making a day of it, consider the all-day dining deal.
All-you-can-eat and drink at all participating restaurants
Cost: $35/adult, $20/child (ages 3-9)
Helpful Hints: You are only allowed one meal every hour but may purchase unlimited sides and drinks.
Save money on your parking.
By purchasing your parking pass in advance you’ll save almost $2!
Cost: $18.69/online price, $20/at the gate
Considering visiting more than once? Upgrade your daily admission ticket.
By upgrading your ticket you can get exclusive benefits and free admission on any other visits.
Cost: $99/Fun Pass (unlimited admission for a year), $168/Annual Pass (unlimited admission, free parking, discounts on dining + tours, etc).
Helpful Hint: If you aren’t sure if you want to commit to upgrading your ticket have no fear! You can do it anytime before you leave the park with your initial ticket.
Have you been to Busch Gardens? What are some of your favorite tips to save money or enjoy your experience at amusement parks?
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