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Set in west-central Florida, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is located in northern Tampa – and one of five theme parks in Florida. A 335-acre African themed amusement park, Busch Gardens features more than 20 rides, and is one of the top 25 most-visited parks in the world.
Busch Gardens features several themed areas within the park, including Morocco, Stanleyville, and the Congo. Visitors are encouraged to hop on the Skyride for an aerial view of the park, or travel through the park on the Serengeti Express.
Busch Gardens is known for its intense roller coaster rides, including the Cheetah Hunt, the Montu, and the SheiKra.
For those traveling with children, popular kiddie rides include the SandSerpent, Rhino Rally, and Jungle Flyers. Looking to cool off? Don’t miss Busch Gardens water rides like the Stanley Falls and Tanganyika Tidal Wave – where even spectators can get soaked.
Busch Gardens is also home to an impressive animal park and zoo. Tour the Animal Care Center, or experience African animals up-close at the Edge of Africa section. Other animal attractions include Jambo Junction, Myombe Reserve, Walkabout Way, and Jungala.
Hungry? Lunch is best enjoyed at the Garden Gate Café, the Zambia Smokehouse, and the Crown Colony Restaurant. This Tampa theme park also features annual festivals like "Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration" in December, "Howl-O-Scream" in October, and Summer Nights in June and July.
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