Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opened in the spring of 1959 boasting an African theme. It covers an area of over 335 acres with more than 2,700 animals and is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. This theme park is one of America’s largest zoos and it also includes numerous attractions and thrill rides.
10) Pirates 4-D – This is a comedy adventure that takes place at select times in the Timbuktu 4-D Theater. It is a fun twist on Home Alone with a pirate theme that the entire family is sure to enjoy.
9) Myombe Reserve – This is a walk-through viewing of gorillas and chimpanzees in a lush rainforest habitat. While it is near the main entrance it is easy to pass by and not even notice. The shaded walkways along the lush vegetation is a nice break from the Florida heat.
7) Serengeti Railway – A ride on the train is one of the best ways to experience the Serengeti Plain where you will see free-roaming herds of giraffe, zebra, antelope, ostrich, and other African animals.
1) SheiKra – This is the first dive coaster in the U.S. and takes you 200 feet and then pauses as you hang over the edge before plunging 90 degrees straight down. This is an exhilarating rush for all the thrill seekers in your group.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a great mix of zoo and theme park offering lots of things for people of all ages to experience. If you have not experienced it before then I recommend you plan a trip there next time you are in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.
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