Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is a great place for all members of the family young and old. It combines world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and one of the largest zoos in the USA with over 12,000 animals.
Busch Gardens’ is constantly updating their attractions with a big focus on thrill rides. Some of the newest attractions are, Cobra’s Curse®, a thrilling spin coaster with a 70 foot vertical drop and brings you right into the fangs of an 80 foot snake king.
You can also get close up to the veterinary care at the state-of-the-art Animal Care Center and experience the tallest freestanding drop tower in the USA, Falcon’s Fury® or go head to head racing a cheetah on Cheetah Hunt®.
Iron Gwazi takes thrills to new heights, plunging riders from a 206 foot-tall peak into a 91-degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. Riders on Iron Gwazi will experience a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions, as they sink their teeth into crocodile-inspired thrills.
Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, the newest addition at Busch Gardens will be a wood and steel hybrid coaster design, featuring a maximum height of more than 200 feet tall.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay brings a new level of excitement with FLORIDA'S TALLEST LAUNCH COASTER.
An innovative experience, Tigris catapults riders through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, breath-taking drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, all at more than 60 miles per hour. Tigris races riders along more than 1,800 feet of steel track designed to mimic the awe-inspiring agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat –the tiger.
Thrilling triple-launch roller coaster.
A celebration of the fastest land animal, Tampa Bay’s longest roller coaster quickly raced and weaved its way onto the list of coaster favorites. This triple launch roller coaster carries riders high above the park, then races down along the ground through a rocky gorge. At a length of 4,400 feet, Cheetah Hunt® is the park’s longest thrill ride attraction!
200 ft from the sky, 90° straight down - ride this extreme roller coaster if you dare
Climb 200 feet to the edge of a 90-degree drop that inches you mercilessly over the edge—and stops. Then surrender to speed as you dive straight down into a 70 mph roller coaster whirlwind with an Immelmann loop, a second dive into an underground tunnel and a splashdown finale that drenches SheiKra® fans waiting to catch their own piece of the fun.
Florida’s favorite inverted roller coaster ride
Intense thrills meet smooth-as-silk steel on this classic, a favorite of coaster enthusiasts for its speeds and inversions. Whether you speak coaster or not, come see why Montu® means thrills to roller coaster enthusiasts in any language.
Climb high into the air and hold on for a twisting drop, a 60-foot vertical loop, an Immelmann loop and a weightless roll and that's only the beginning on this inverted roller coaster. Montu has seven inversions, an unique Batwing inversion and was the first coaster in the world to incorporate an Immelmann loop (a simultaneous loop and roll), named for a German fighter pilot.
335-foot freestanding drop tower
It’s one thing to drop 300 feet. It’s a whole other for your seat to pivot 90° – then drop you face-first at 60 mph.
The height Falcon’s Fury® reaches offers an incredible view stretching well past downtown Tampa and encompassing all of Busch Gardens. The ride takes about a minute until riders get to its peak, giving plenty of time to enjoy the landscape.
Like a falcon, riders then pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position at 300 feet in the air. An instant later they'll plunge 60 mph straight down! It’s an immediate, heart-pounding thrill inspired by skydiving – and the comparisons are obvious from that vantage point.
Florida's first family spin roller coaster ride
Imagine a coaster where no two rides are alike. You’re on it. Change your ride by changing who you ride with on this thrilling steel serpent.
This one-of-a-kind roller coaster features a menacing 30,000-pound snake king and a 70-foot vertical lift that will take riders within inches of its 3 foot-wide eyes and 4-foot-long fangs. During the three-and-a-half-minute ride, the coaster trains speed along at 40 mph down 2,100 feet of serpentine-like track, traveling backward, forward and then spinning freely.
Riders will experience a new spin with each ride. Each train spins randomly, with frequency and direction determined by the rider weight distribution. This roller coaster's air-conditioned queue naturally fuels adrenaline with an immersive themed experience and a state-of-the-art snake exhibit.
Congo River Rapids
Whitewater rafting expedition
One of the most popular things to do in Florida is to be on the water. Climb aboard and enjoy a refreshing splash – or get seriously soaked. This expedition will send you twirling down a racing river through Congo, so get ready to get soaked! Spouting jets, waterfalls and water cave enhances this drenching experience. Bystanders along side the Congo River Rapids’® banks contribute to the excitement by firing water spray jets at the unsuspecting adventurers on the ride.
Train ride through the Serengeti
A ride on the Serengeti Express Train is one of the best ways to take in the breathtaking beauty and scale of Busch Garden's Serengeti Plain®. With stops at the Congo, Nairobi and Stanleyville, this relaxing train ride gives you a great view of our large free-roaming herds of African animals, including giraffe, zebra, antelope, ostrich and much more.
Take in beautiful views of roller coasters and the animals in our care as you cross our lush park from the comfort of your Skyride cable car, that runs between Egypt and Congo on the opposite side of the park. Whether you are marveling at animals, creating your thrill ride and roller coaster action plan or simply relaxing at 50 feet, the Skyride is the perfect way to get across the park so you can see the most during your visit.