Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2023 Events

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay just announced their exciting lineup of events for 2023, offering guests never-ending fun and entertainment options, including one-of-a-kind seasonal festivities, a world-class lineup of concerts and events included with park admission, and thrilling attractions such as the award-winning Iron Gwazi, and the new Serengeti Flyer opening in Spring 2023.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2023 Events

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras 2022 On the Go in the Parks

Mardi Gras

January 14 – March 5 (select dates)

Inspired by the vibrant colors and delectable flavors of New Orleans’ biggest celebration, Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will transport guests to a festive realm of bayou-inspired fanfare featuring Cajun-inspired culinary delights, a lively parade with new festive characters, multicolored beads, an authentic brass band playing live and spirited entertainment offerings for the entire family. Mardi Gras is included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.

Busch Gardens Real Music Series

Real Music Series

January 17 – February 26 (weekly; Tuesdays-Sundays)

Busch Gardens’ longest-running concert series returns with All-New acts! The Stanleyville Theater will host fantastic live performances, including artistic renditions of some of the best-known classic rock, rhythm & blues, and pop bands. Real Music Series is included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.

January 17 – 22New! – The Kings of Queen
January 24 – 29New! – Face 2 Face, Elton & Billy
January 31 – February 5New! – Foreigners Journey
February 7 – 12New! – Steve Michaels as Elvis
February 14 – 19New! – Direct from Sweden, the Music of ABBA
February 21 – 26New! – The Purple Xperience
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Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends

January 27 – February 12; April 28 – May 21 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)

Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens is where kids and parents can join in on the fun. Now including Fridays, families can meet and greet their favorite furry friends at the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area for storytime, interactive dance parties, arts & crafts, and much more. New limited-time festivities happen each weekend of the event, all included with park admission, Annual Pass, or Fun Cards.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2021

Food & Wine Festival

March 10 – May 21 (select dates)

Each weekend from March 10 through May 21, the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival offers delectable dishes to pair with wines, craft brews, and cocktails. While indulging in the event’s vibrant culinary delights, guests will also enjoy some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. The event and all concerts are included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards. The lineup for 2023 includes the following:

March 11Kansas
March 12Maddie & Tae
March 18SWV
March 19Dustin Lynch
March 25Rodney Atkins
March 26Flo Rida
April 2MacKenzie Porter
April 8+Live+
April 9The Fab Four (Beatles Tribute Band)
April 1538 Special
April 29Hoobastank

Musical performances on April 1, 16, 22-23, and 30 will be announced soon.

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Cinco de Mayo

May 5 – 7 (Friday – Sunday)

Guests can enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine, authentic music, and festive entertainment while celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Busch Gardens. Included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.

Viva La Musica 2022 SeaWorld Orlando

Viva la Música

May 5 – 21 (Friday, May 5; Saturdays and Sundays)

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay hosts a Hispanic music, food, and culture celebration from May 5 – 21. Every Saturday and Sunday, plus Cinco de Mayo, guests can dance to live musical performances from award-winning Latin artists, authentic cuisine, and more. Viva la Música is included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards. The lineup for 2023 includes:

May 5Ultimate Selena Experience – The Como La Flor Band
May 7El Gran Combo

Musical performances on May 6, 13-14, and 20-21 will be announced soon.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights 2020

Summer Nights

May 26 – August 6 (daily)

The thrills continue at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay after dark, where summery fun mixes with Florida’s top thrilling attractions and a festive ambiance. The vibrancy of Summer Nights is powered by electrifying entertainment, including new shows, an updated ice-skating show, and more, available throughout the park from opening and extending way past sunset. Fireworks will be available on select nights. Summer Nights is included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

4th of July Celebration

June 30 – July 4 (Friday – Tuesday)

Celebrate the Independence of the United States at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The event features a synchronized fireworks spectacular set to an emotive soundtrack, entertainment, and more. Included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.

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Bier Fest

July 21 – September 4 (Friday – Sunday plus Labor Day)

Bier Fest offers the ultimate jaw-dropping combo, a delectable blend of food and favorite craft beers from around the world and local favorites. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from July 28 through Sept. 4, and Labor Day. Bier Fest is included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2020

Howl-O-Scream

September 8 – October 31 (select nights)

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is transformed into a nightmare of inescapable fear for Howl-O-Scream 2023. Spine-chilling scares and haunted houses, devious creatures lurking in every dark corner, and pulse-pounding rides in the absence of daylight return on select nights from Sept. 8 through Oct. 31. Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular 2022

Spooktacular

September 8 – October 31 (Fridays – Sundays plus October 30-31)

At Busch Gardens Spooktacular, guests will step into a whimsical world of enchantment full of not-so-spooky Halloween fun. This family-friendly event features a costume parade, story time, and trick-or-treating. Spooktacular is included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town Village

Christmas Town

November 13 – January 7, 2024 (daily)

A celebration of Yuletide traditions, Christmas Town, is the holiday winter wonderland for guests to enjoy millions of lights, heart-warming treats, festive entertainment, and the perfect set for a family photo. Christmas Town is included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

Pay for a Day, Play, and Splash All Year

For a limited time, for the price of a single day admission ticket to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, guests can secure their 2023 Fun Card guaranteeing year-round access to a stellar event lineup, award-winning rollercoasters like Iron Gwazi, thrilling attractions such as Serengeti Flyer, and endless waterpark fun under the sun at Adventure Island.  Right now, guests can purchase a Busch Gardens Fun Card at BuschGardensTampa.com and receive an Adventure Island Water Park Fun Card for FREE.

Guests can learn more about all the events, special deals and future announcements by visiting BuschGardensTampa.com

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass Highlights

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay today announced the launch of its annual pass by highlighting the program’s unbeatable benefits.

For as low as $14 per month with zero-down payment, a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass provides unlimited year-round admission and benefits like free parking, epic savings on in-park purchases, exclusive zoo opportunities, and monthly rewards with more than $400 in value.

The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass program is divided into the following easy-to-use tiers: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, the latter being an option that grants access to all 11 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment locations nationwide, including three SeaWorld parks, two Busch Gardens parks, two Sesame Place parks, several award-winning water parks and discounted tickets for Discovery Cove.

The program’s structure makes it easy for guests to choose the pass, the benefits, and the parks that best fit.

“There has never been a better time than now to join the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay pass member family,” said Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “From world-class rides, vibrant seasonal events, and up-close animal experiences, a Busch Gardens annual pass provides unlimited park access and the ability to create new memories with each visit to the park.”

Back by popular demand, fan-favorite pass member perks, including free guest tickets, Busch Bucks – currency for in-park spending – and more, return alongside new additions such as:

  • NEW – Additional Pass Member Exclusive Ticket Offers
  • NEW – Multiple Pass Member Appreciation Months
  • NEW – Annual Pass Member Coaster Night
  • NEW – More Exclusive Pass Member Animal Encounters
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Amazing Monthly Busch Gardens Tampa Annual Passholder Rewards

Busch Gardens shows appreciation to its annual pass members year-round with epic monthly rewards.

Annual pass membership includes unlimited admission, access to vibrant seasonal events, and exclusive pass member benefits, including free guest tickets, free parking, and special savings on merchandise and food and beverage.

Plus, pass members receive special monthly rewards throughout the year, such as exclusive pass member merchandise, behind-the-scenes animal experiences, festival-exclusive food and beverage deals, and discounts on admission to Busch Gardens’ separately ticketed Howl-O-Scream event.

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

Vibrant Seasonal Events

A Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass provides access to Busch Gardens’ year-round assortment of vibrant seasonal events.

From the joyous fanfare of Busch Gardens’ Mardi Gras to the expansive selection of culinary delights at Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, or the electrifying beat of Busch Gardens’ summertime festivities and merry time cheer of the park’s fan-favorite Christmas Town, an abundance of seasonal events awaits pass members at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For a full overview of the Annual Pass lineup and to join the program, guests can visit BuschGardens.com/Tampa/annual-pass/.  

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Serengeti Flyer Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Serengeti Flyer

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced Serengeti Flyer as the park’s all-new 2023 attraction. 

Serengeti Flyer will be the world’s tallest and fastest ride of its kind, a screamin’ swing, upon opening in spring 2023.

Serengeti Flyer Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

With each swing, riders will soar higher and higher above Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s expansive 65-acre Serengeti Plain while experiencing multiple negative-G moments before plunging back toward the Earth. 

Serengeti Flyer will feature twin dueling arms that soar progressively higher, reaching speeds of 68 mph and a maximum height of 135 feet at the ride’s peak. Guests will be seated back-to-back in rows of 10 across two gondolas, allowing 40 guests to experience the ride at once.

“Serengeti Flyer’s thrilling ride experience is bound to provide riders with a pulse-pounding encounter that can only be found at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,” said Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “We believe that Serengeti Flyer will be the perfect high-thrill addition to our world-class portfolio of attractions including Iron Gwazi, the Golden Ticket Award Winner for the Best New Roller Coaster in 2022.”

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass members will be among the first to experience the new attraction upon opening in spring 2023.

Serengeti Flyer

Unlimited Thrills in Store with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass or Fun Card

Enjoy the breathtaking thrill of Serengeti Flyer all year long with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass or 2023 fun card. Starting as low as $14 per month with exclusive pass member benefits valued at over $400, a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass is the best way to experience this all-new attraction.

Guests looking for incredible savings can pay for a day and get the rest of 2022 and 2023 free with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s limited-time fun card offer, which provides unlimited access to the park’s world-class attractions, award-winning entertainment, up-close animal encounters, and vibrant seasonal events.

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Serengeti Flyer Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Serengeti Flyer

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced Serengeti Flyer as the park’s all-new 2023 attraction.

Serengeti Flyer will be the world’s tallest and fastest ride of its kind, a screamin’ swing, upon opening in spring 2023.

“Serengeti Flyer’s thrilling ride experience is bound to provide riders with a pulse-pounding encounter that can only be found at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,” said Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “We believe that Serengeti Flyer will be the perfect high-thrill addition to our world-class portfolio of attractions including Iron Gwazi, the Golden Ticket Award Winner for the Best New Roller Coaster in 2022.”

With each swing, riders will soar higher and higher above Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s expansive 65-acre Serengeti Plain while experiencing multiple negative-G moments before plunging back toward the Earth.

Serengeti Flyer

Serengeti Flyer will feature twin dueling arms that soar progressively higher, reaching speeds of 68 mph and a maximum height of 135 feet at the ride’s peak.

Guests will be seated back-to-back in rows of 10 across two gondolas, allowing 40 guests to experience the ride at once.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass members will be among the first to experience the new attraction upon opening in spring 2023.

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Unlimited Thrills in Store with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass or Fun Card

Enjoy the breathtaking thrill of Serengeti Flyer all year long with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass or 2023 fun card. Starting as low as $14 per month with exclusive pass member benefits valued at over $400, a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass is the best way to experience this all-new attraction.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card

Guests looking for incredible savings can pay for a day and get the rest of 2022 and 2023 free with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s limited-time fun card offer which provides unlimited access to the park’s world-class attractions, award-winning entertainment, up-close animal encounters, and vibrant seasonal events.

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Busch Gardens Spooktacular 2022

Busch Gardens Spooktacular 2022

The all-new Busch Gardens Spooktacular invites guests to step into a whimsical world full of enchantment with Kandy, a witch-in-training!

A costume parade, storytime, and trick or treating are some of the activities guests will find in this immersive Halloween experience that is included with admission to the park.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular will be casting magical spells from September 10 to October 30, 2022, from 12 – 4 p.m. on the Festival Walkway.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular 2022

Busch Gardens Spooktacular 2022
Kandy’s World

Join Kandy as she shares her journey into becoming a real witch. Hear first-hand the stories of this witch-in-training, including how much she loves candy and even how she accidentally turned her friends into frogs.

Trick-Or-Treating

The all-new Busch Gardens Spooktacular is the place to be for trick or treating.

All guests who purchase a reusable bag from the park will be part of the super sweet fun.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular 2022
Spooktacular Costume Parade

A colorful parade of costumes will bring the Spooktacular Costume Parade to life.

On this one-of-a-kind catwalk, every kid gets their time to shine! Children 13 and younger are welcome to dress up in costumes.

All costumes are subject to the normal dress code for the park.

In addition, face painting is not permitted on any guests unless it is done by park artists.

Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumes, masks, or hoods to the event.

Storytime

Situated next to Kandy’s picture-perfect pumpkin patch, guests will be immersed in the popular story “Room on the Broom,” where everybody has a place and belongs.

You can find out more about Busch Gardens Spooktacular and purchase park tickets online.

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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2020

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows, and more.

Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level, and once you’re in, there’s nothing to fear but everything.

Howl-O-Scream 2022 is a separately-ticketed night event that takes place on select evenings from September 9 to October 31, 2022.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Haunted Houses

Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter our sinister haunted houses with new unsuspecting scares.

Stranglewood Estate

Every town has its share of ghost stories—and this one is no different. Once a lively home filled with laughter and lavish parties is now filled with darkness and the spirit of evil. Welcome to the Stranglewood Estate.

Death Water Bayou: Blood Moon – The Final Phase

The werewolves are clawing their way back in, and the blood moon is in its final phase. Beware all who enter the inescapable fate of the Death Water Bayou.

The Residence: Home for the Holidays

Merriment turns murderous at this suburban family home. Christmas arrives earlier than ever this year at The Residence, and all-new horrors are eager to be unwrapped. Holidays are best when spent with loved ones, but there’s no guarantee you’ll survive this silent night.

The Forgotten

Victims will be drawn into a hidden world beyond the rubble and rocks of an unsuspecting quarry, where dark secrets lurk in the shadows. Will those who enter return to the world of the living, or are they destined to become the newest minion of the Forgotten army?

Witch of the Woods

Something wicked this way haunts…an ominous legend summons you with her inescapable curse. Curiosity has brought many travelers into this dark forest, but only bone-chilling stories & dying screams make their way out.

Scare Zones & Unpredictable Hordes

The scares are everywhere as new terrors lurk in every corner of the park. Experience screams & frights at any moment as you make your way through several scare zones. Plus, with roaming hordes, the horror awaits at every twist and turn.

NEW! Ravens Mill

Scarecrow in the Corn Fields Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Within the walls of the cornfield lies a horrific nightmare you cannot awaken. The scarecrows of Raven’s Mill are ready for you…

NEW! Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Along the Nairobi Path lies the depths of a dark forest. Beware of the fairies and orcs as you stroll through this organic forest.

The Junkyard

The Junkyard Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

You’ll find more than spare parts as you rummage through this surly scrap site. Will you make it out in one piece or be devoured by the haunted rubble?

In the Shadows

In The Shadows Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Eerie legends and cryptid creatures passed down through centuries of ghost stories have gathered in the woods, turning wary skeptics into doomed believers.

Skeleton Crew

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Rising from their watery grave, shipwrecked pirates seek to plunder the world of the living, taking all lost souls as their bounty.

The Shortcut

The Shortcut

Cutting through the cemetery may seem easy, except when the corpses rise from the ground only to drag you back into their graves with them.

Voodoo

Voodoo Scare Zone at HOS

Driven out of the bayou by ravenous werewolves, the witch doctors now practice their dark magic on you as they pursue their twisted revenge through ancient curses.

Hidden Scare Zone & Roaming Hordes

Hidden Scare Zones

Beware of the hidden zone and roaming hordes…just when you think you know what’s coming, untold horrors lurk in the darkness awaiting your arrival.

Sinister Shows

Don’t miss our spirited productions that are said to be “worth dying for.”

At the raunchy monster dance party, Fiends will return to its outdoor venue for more devilish antics from Dr. Freakenstein and his gang of ghouls.

Plus, all-new event entertainment comes to life during this year’s event.

50/50: Choose Your Fate

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022 50 50 Fate Show

No matter your choice— he wins, and you lose. Join the game show host as he decides your fate and experience the fright of a lifetime.

Fiends

Fiends Show

These captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their raucous dance party.

The Rolling Bones

The live performance of this skeleton band lights up Dragon Fire Grill with epic covers of classic rock anthems.

Cirque X-Scream

Cirque X-Scream

Cirque X-Scream features exhilarating acts and stunts, including trampoline tricks and aerial performances.

Pulse-Pounding Attractions

With exhilarating coasters and thrilling attractions, guests can take on their favorite rides in the dark in between the frights and scares of Howl-O-Scream.

Bring your fears to new heights on Iron Gwazi & SheiKra, then let the adrenaline rush as you launch into the shadows of Cheetah Hunt & Tigris.

NEW! Iron Gwazi

Iron Gwazi

Experience North America’s tallest and the world’s fast and steepest hybrid coaster.

Crash Test Clowns

Crash Test Zombies

Buckle up for an extra bumpy ride where the road rage from your fellow travelers includes a monstrous appetite for human brains.

SheiKra

SheiKra at Night

200 feet from the sky, 90° straight down – ride this extreme roller coaster if you dare.

Cheetah Hunt

Cheetah Hunt

Race through Busch Gardens on this thrilling triple-launch roller coaster.

Tigris

Tigris Roller Coaster

Catapult through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward & backward motion.

Cobras Curse

Cobra's Curse

Come face-to-fang on this immersive, one-of-a-kind spinning roller coaster.

Falcons Fury

Falcon's Fury

Drop 300 feet face-down on this freestanding drop tower.

Kumba

Kumba

Experience the roar of the legendary steel coaster, Kumba.

Montu

Montu

Challenge yourself to seven intense inversions on this award-winning coaster.

Scorpion

Scorpion

Twist and turn with a 360° vertical loop and 50 miles per hour speeds.

SandSerpent

SandSerpent

Zip, zoom & climb through the air on this “wild-mouse” style coaster.

For more information and to purchase Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream tickets, visit the official website.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience.

This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. No costumes are allowed.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bier Fest Fun

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2022 Selfie

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay returns as festive as ever, with cabins throughout the park serving more than 50 drinks options, including seasonal, local, and international brews.

From the selection, non-beer options such as ciders and sours are also available to pair with an all-new Oktoberfest-inspired menu.

This popular event, now in its fifth consecutive year, allows guests to sip, sample, and savor, enjoy the tunes from rising local artists, step into immersive animal habitats, and top off a day of festive fun with Florida’s most thrilling rides.

Bier Fest runs every weekend from Aug. 12 through Sept. 5 and is included with park admission.

2022 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2022 Food

All-NEW Oktoberfest Menu Includes Array of Delicious Bites

The menu for this year’s Bier Fest is a match made in heaven for all the foodies at heart. Guests can pair their brew of choice with all-new Oktoberfest-inspired menu offerings that include:

  • NEW – Bratkartoffeln – Fried Potatoes with chives, caramelized onions, and bacon
  • NEW – Konigsberger Klopse – German Meatballs in a white wine caper sauce
  • NEW – Pretzel Bratwurst
  • NEW – Sauerbraten Sliders
  • NEW – Potato Pancakes
  • NEW – Brisket Poutine
  • NEW – Cheese Pierogis
  • NEW – Ruben Brats
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Refreshing Drink Options

An array of more than 50 types of drink offerings await all Bier Fest guests including lagers, ales, pilsners, IPAs and hefeweizens. Featured Tampa Bay area favorites include:

  • NEW – Cigar City Fancy Papers Hazy IPA
  • NEW – Leaven Brewing Cheeky Blonde
  • NEW – Tampa Bay Brewing Reef Donkey
  • NEW – Bitburger Premium Pilsner
  • NEW – Coppertail Free Dive IPA
  • NEW – Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

For refreshing options other than beer, a cabin will offer local ciders and sours. Options include:

  • NEW – Keel Farms Agrarian Two Henrys Mango Cider
  • NEW – Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie Cider
  • NEW – Crooked Thumb Strawberry Sour
  • NEW – Flying Boat Raspberry Passionfruit Sour
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2022 Couple with Beer

Those wanting to delight and indulge should know that the best way to get a taste of all the flavors at this year’s Bier Fest is with a Sampler, which can be redeemed for any food or beverage item offered throughout the festival.

Offering the best value for guests, Samplers start at $35 and are available in quantities of five, eight, and 12.

Pass Members can access an exclusive 15-item Sampler for the same price as a 12-item Sampler.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

Best Way to Play

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2022 Park

Bier Fest is included with park admission and one of the best ways to experience this year’s event is by becoming an Annual Pass Member for $13/month + tax with no down payment.

With a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass, guests will enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise, and more! 

Guests can also purchase the 2022 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2022, for one low price, or they can take advantage of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s limited-time BOGO ticket sale.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2022

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2022

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival, Tampa’s premier spring festival returns on Friday, March 11, with more than 20 NEW delicious dishes to pair with curated beverages and a diverse concert lineup.

The Food & Wine Festival runs Fridays through Sundays from March 11 to May 22 and is included with admission to the park.

Delicious Bites and Sips

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

New this year, guests can indulge in savory bites like Hawaiian BBQ pork with coconut jasmine rice and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos elote street corn. 

Complete with signature cocktails like the Iron Gwazi Fizz or frozen watermelon margaritas, a selection of more than 40 wines and beers, this year’s menu offers an endless variety of flavors to sip and savor. 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival includes non-alcoholic beverages such as the new Gwazi snow cones with unique flavors like black raspberry and cotton candy.

Discover boundless combinations of food and drink selections with a Food & Wine Festival sampler.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

Guests can embark on their culinary journey with a 10-sample lanyard starting at only $65 or take it up a notch and with the fan-favorite 15-sample lanyard for the best savings.

Busch Gardens Pass Members get the VIP treatment and can purchase an exclusive Pass Member lanyard including 18 samples for the price of the 15-sample lanyard.        

Music Lineup for Every Taste

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

The can’t miss Food & Wine Festival lineup features chart-topping musicians with genres of all tastes – from nostalgic bands to national headliners.

Concert acts include Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down, Kansas, Air Supply, Gente De Zona, plus many more!

Concerts are included in park admission.  For the best seats in the house, reserved seating is strongly recommended and can be purchased online.

Best Way to Play

Iron Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa Bay March 2022

Annual Pass Members enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits including exclusive access to Iron Gwazi now, plus free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise, and more!

Annual Passes start as low as $13/month with no down payment. Restrictions apply.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2022 Fun Card

Plus, guests can pay for a day and play all year with a Busch Gardens Fun Card. For a limited time, a Busch Gardens Fun Card includes Adventure Island FREE.

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Iron Gwazi Pass Member Dates

Iron Gwazi Pass Member Preview Dates

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will open Iron Gwazi, the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster, exclusively for Pass Members on select dates starting February 11 before the ride opens to all park visitors on March 11.

“The incredible anticipation for Iron Gwazi is shared by both our guests and Ambassadors, and we are beyond excited to open this amazing coaster,” said Neal Thurman, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Park President. “Iron Gwazi diversifies our thrill ride portfolio and is an impressive addition to the Tampa skyline. Combining classic elements of a wooden coaster with a smooth, steel track will provide thrill-seekers with an unforgettable experience.”

Iron Gwazi Pass Member Dates

Available Iron Gwazi Pass Member Preview dates are based on Annual Pass tier:

  • Feb. 13 – 14: Platinum Pass Members 
  • Feb. 18 – 21: Platinum and Gold Pass Members
  • Feb. 24 – 28: Platinum, Gold, and Silver Pass Members
  • March 3 – 6: All Pass Members
  • March 7 & 10: All Pass Members plus Fun Card Holders

To partake in the Pass Member Preview, simply visit the entrance of the Iron Gwazi queue during a day that your Annual Pass tier is eligible for the exclusive preview ride times. An ambassador will greet you at the entrance and scan your Annual Pass. Then, you can proceed through the ride queue and experience the new record-breaking hybrid coaster!

All active Pass Members (who meet the 48″ height requirement) are invited to join us during the exclusive ride times.

Being North America’s tallest hybrid coaster, this ride takes thrills to new heights, plunging riders from a 206-foot-tall peak down a 91-degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. Iron Gwazi is Busch Gardens’ tenth coaster and exhilarating addition to the park’s collection of thrill rides. Riders will experience a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions while racing along more than 4,000 feet of steel track. With a 48” height requirement, this invigorating attraction is a ride the whole family can conquer together.

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Busch Gardens Mardi Gras 2022

Let the Good Times Roll with Busch Gardens Mardi Gras, select dates from January 8 through March 6.

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day, and get caught up in the fun as you dance through spacious walkways. Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay.

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras 2022

Mardi Gras Dining Locations  

LIVE MUSIC, PARADE AND BEADS

MARDI GRAS PARADE – The Bird Gardens come to life as entertainers, stilt walkers and musicians bring the Mardi Gras spirit to Tampa Bay during this lively parade.

BEAD GARDEN – What’s Mardi Gras without beads? Stop by the Bead Garden for an opportunity to catch beads with your party.
Select times during event hours. Limited quantity of beads available.

BRASS BAND – Enjoy Bourbon street beats and jazz classics as the Brass Band gets the party started in the Bird Gardens.

LIVE LOCAL MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the music of New Orleans as local musical groups bring zest to this flavorful event.
See the daily schedule for showtimes.

Tastes of Mardi Gras

Tempt your taste buds with a signature shrimp po’ boy, hearty jambalaya and gumbo, or specialty sweets like iconic beignets. Handcrafted cocktail classics like Hurricanes join new signature drinks for a perfect pairing with the park’s carefully crafted culinary offering. Try them all with a Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyard!

Cupcakes during Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa

XCURSIONS

  • Mardi Gras Cupcakes (2 or 4 Packs)
  • Rum Tastings
  • Artisan Crafts

Beignets during Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa

SWEET BEIGNETS

  • Beignets: Traditional Powdered SugarWoodford Reserve Chocolate DrizzleBanana Foster
  • Smoked Bourbon Peach Sour Cocktail: Woodford Reserve, Peach Sour, Club Soda

Jambalya during Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa

JACKSON SQUARE

  • NEW! IMPOSSIBLE™ Dirty Rice: Spices of New Orleans, Green Onions, IMPOSSIBLE™ Meat  
  • REIMAGINED! Shrimp & Grits: Cajun Garlic Shrimp, Smoked Cheddar, Tasso Ham, Stone Ground Grits 
  • Creole-Style Jambalaya: Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Tomatoes, Green Onions
  • Spiced Vanilla Old-Fashioned Cocktail: Woodford Reserve, Vanilla, Bitters

Hurricanes

HURRICANES

  • Traditional Hurricane: Served Frozen or Iced Spike DAT! +$3.50

Shrimp Po'boy during Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa

ESPLANADE STREET BITES

  • NEW! Smoked Peppered Brisket: Chipotle Cream, New Orleans Kettle Chip, Green Onions
  • NEW! Smoked Chicken Po’boy: Bourbon BBQ, Crisp Lettuce, Pickles
  • Shrimp Po’boy: Crispy Shrimp, Creole Remoulade, Crisp cabbage, PicklesSmoked Bloody Mary Cocktail: Tito’s Vodka, Hickory, Fresh Lemon

Guesting enjoying drinks from the giraffe bar

GIRAFFE BAR

  • Hurricanes
  • Select Draft Beers
  • Frozen Cocktails
  • Cocktails on Tap

NOLA CREAMERY

  • NEW! French Quarter Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake Waffle Cone: Chocolate Drizzle, Mardi Gras Sprinkles
  • REIMAGINED! The Mardi Gras Waffle Cone Sundae: Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Popcorn, Chocolate Drizzle, Whipped Topping, Wild Morello Cherries
  • REIMAGINED! Bourbon Street Cream and Cookie: Choice of Ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Drizzle

BAYOU BEVERAGE

  • (GARDEN GATE CAFE)Draft Beer
  • Frozen Cocktails: Strawberry Daiquri, Piña Colada, Tampa ViceGold Coin Mojito, and Green Fairy Margarita
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Christmas Town 2021

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is ringing in the holiday season with Christmas Town daily until January 2, 2022.

This year’s celebration is the biggest and brightest yet with millions of twinkling holiday lights throughout the park’s 335 acres, spectacular fireworks, and a brand-new experience with Santa that will create merry memories for guests of all ages.

Included in park admission, the award-winning holiday event features all-new activities for the whole family as well as returning favorites!

New at Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

Holiday in the Sky Fireworks Show: Enjoy classic holiday tunes and watch festive bursts of Christmas colors as they cover the sky in a dazzling fireworks display. Holiday in the Sky is offered on the Festival Field every Saturday and select event nights.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus: Located in the Coke Canopy near the Christmas Town Village, Mrs. Claus will share traditional holiday tales and a joyful song. 

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

Santa’s North Pole Experience, presented by Coca-Cola: Jolly elves guide guests to see Santa in his workshop as he prepares for the holiday season.

Other fan-favorite holiday entertainment returning to this year’s Florida-style winter wonderland include:

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

“Christmas on Ice”: Busch Gardens’ longest-running holiday show returns to the Moroccan Palace Theater. This inspiring skating production transforms the stage with incredible feats of skating athleticism for a truly unmissable show set to holiday classic songs.

Elmo’s Christmas Wish: Join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe as they help Elmo find his Christmas wish! Families are sure to be singing and dancing along while watching this fun holiday show.

Three Kings Journey: The musical tale of the famed journey to Bethlehem is celebrated in the round at the Stanleyville Theater.

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

Holly Jolly Express: All aboard for Christmas Cheer! This locomotive is on track to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the favorite songs of the season as guests venture through the park.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Journey to Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland to find the most famous reindeer of all.

Explore the Christmas Town Village

Take a break from the fantastic attractions to enjoy Christmas Town Village, a delicious destination filled with drinks and dishes from an indulgent holiday menu.

The menu features a variety of unique, limited-time options like the specialty cocktails like the “Mistletoe Margarita” and the “Apple Brandy Hot Toddy”.

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

You’ll also want to complete the night with a signature Christmas Town Hot Chocolate featuring festive flavors like peppermint or gingerbread. 

You can feel the spirit of the season in each bite with the new maple bourbon pecan pie or feast on holiday favorites like the smoked brisket “totchos.”

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

The best way for guests to savor and save during the holidays is with a Christmas Town Sampler Lanyard, starting at ONLY $44.99 for an 8-punch lanyard.

Busch Gardens Tampa Annual Passholders remember to show your valid pass for a discount on the 8-punch lanyard!!!

Give the Gift of Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

For a limited time, guests who purchase a 2022 Busch Gardens Fun Card receive park admission to visit NOW through the end of 2022 for only $119.99.

For even more value, guests can purchase an Annual Pass for unlimited visits and unbeatable benefits ranging from no blockout dates, up to six free guest tickets, and exclusive monthly rewards for 2022. The Annual Pass is organized in easy-to-use tiers, and includes one-park, two-park Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Passes, and the popular Florida four-park options, allowing guests to choose the pass, benefits, and the parks that are the best fit.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Fall Family Fun

This fall, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is hosting a variety of special events from Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends to the all-new Cirque X-Scream to spooky fun once the sun goes down.

Fall Fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
NEW Cirque X-Scream: Friday-Sunday, multiple shows per day

Kicking off Friday, September 17, hair-raising stunts will return to the Stanleyville Theater, this time with a steampunk spin. Cirque X-Scream features all-new acts, including a spectacular duo that spins across the stage, transformative trampoline tricks and an aerial performance complete with flips and twists. Guests will be on the edge of their seats during this electrifying performance with fresh for fall theatrical costumes and music.

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Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends: Saturdays & Sundays, October 2-31

Kids of all ages can enjoy this Halloween season with an expanded trick-or-treat trail and furry friends at Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. This family-friendly event takes place every weekend in October in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area and is included in park admission. Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends feature more trick-or-treat stations than ever, a limited-time Sesame Street Halloween Show, festive character meet-and-greets, Halloween Dance Parties and the return of Elmo’s Treehouse Trek climbing area and pin trading. 

NEW LOCATIONS: Trick-Or-Treating Candy Trail 

Children can dress up in their Halloween costumes to enjoy traditional trick-or-treating with a friendly Candy Crew sharing sweet treats at 10 locations along the expanded Candy Trail, from the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area and along the Bird Gardens pathway.

LIMITED TIME: The Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show 

This fan-favorite Halloween show is back again! Count von Count serves as the master of scareemonies as he leads his pals through some of his favorite tunes. With help from Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Grover, Oscar and Elmo, The Count produces a not-too-spooky Halloween show that features song and dance numbers that get everyone involved! 

Interactive Character Strolls

Meet Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Grover, Rosita and more who will be dressed in their best Halloween costumes throughout Sesame Street Safari of Fun for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities! Follow your Sesame Street friends to show off your costumes on your way to our exciting Halloween Dance Parties!

Halloween Dance Parties

Let loose, groove to the beat and show off your best dance moves in the Sesame Street Pavilion at our Halloween Dance Parties hosted by your Sesame Street friends throughout the day!

Pin Trading

Pin trading has returned to Busch Gardens and at select times during Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends, guests will be able to visit 1-2-3 Smile with Me to trade exclusive pins, including collections featuring their favorite Sesame Street friends.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bierfest 2020 Howl-O-Scream Halloween
Bier Fest

Brew fans can pair epic thrill rides with NEW hoppy culinary delights as Bier Fest continues this fall, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31. Guests age 21+ can explore the all-new Beer Trail as they sip seasonal beverage offerings and savor new recipes featuring local and regional breweries.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2021
Howl-O-Scream

For fans of frights and terrifying haunted attractions after dark, Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream has returned as Tampa’s Premier Halloween event. Recently voted #1 in Florida as Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice Awards,” this year’s Howl-O-Scream event has returned with iconic haunted houses, horrific scare zones, and killer entertainment. The separately ticked event is available during select nights from Sept. 10 through Oct. 31, starting at $41.99.

THE BEST WAYS TO PLAY – Buy a 2022 Fun Card or Annual Pass!

One of the best ways to experience all the seasonal events, world-class animal attractions and the wildest rides in Florida is with a 2022 Fun card. For a limited time, visit again and again with a 2022 Busch Gardens Fun Card and get the rest of 2021 for FREE! This incredible deal offers more than three bonus months when you buy now, for only $119.99 for a limited time*.

For even more value, get an Annual Pass for unlimited visits and unbeatable benefits ranging from no blockout dates, up to six free guest tickets, and access to NEW exclusive preview events for 2022. The Annual Pass is organized in easy-to-use tiers, and includes one-park, two-park Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Passes, and the popular Florida four-park options, allowing guests to choose the pass, benefits, and the parks that are the best fit. Additional benefits include FREE preferred parking*, special savings on merchandise, food and beverage options, ride quick queue, and behind-the-scenes animal tours among other perks. Passes for Florida Residents start at an affordable $12.50 a month, plus tax, with no down payment

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Iron Gwazi Opening Date Announced

Iron Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa Bay March 2022

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced that Iron Gwazi will open as North America’s tallest hybrid coaster and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world in March 2022, in time for Spring Break. 

The new ride will take 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. The journey will include a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions, as it races along more than 4,075 feet of purple steel track. With a 48” height requirement, Iron Gwazi will be an exciting attraction that thrill-seeking families can take on together.

“Iron Gwazi has been highly anticipated by roller coaster enthusiasts around the world since we first announced this new legend.  Due to the unprecedented challenges over the last two years, Iron Gwazi was delayed, and we recognize the delay has disappointed our fans.  We appreciate the patience our guests have shown.” said Neal Thurman, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Park President. “We’re finally able to confirm that we will be delivering on the next-level thrills that our coaster fans crave and expect from Busch Gardens when we open this incredible coaster this spring.”

Iron Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa Bay March 2022

Iron Gwazi will be the 10th roller coaster to join Busch Gardens’ lineup of highly rated roller coasters and thrill rides, including Tigris, Florida’s tallest inversion, SheiKra, a 200-foot, 90-degree drop coaster, and Montu, recognized as one of the top 10 coasters in the country.

THE BEST WAY TO PLAY – Buy a new 2022 Busch Gardens Fun Card, get 2021 FREE!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card

One of the best ways to experience Iron Gwazi is with a 2022 Fun card. For the best value, visit again and again with a 2022 Busch Gardens Fun Card and get the rest of 2021 for FREE! This incredible deal offers more than four bonus months when you buy now, for only $119.99 for a limited time*.

*Some restrictions and blockout dates apply. 2022 Fun Card valid through December 31, 2022.

For access with more benefits and low monthly payments starting at $12 per month, guests can also upgrade to a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Annual Pass to enjoy the perks they want most. Annual Pass Members* receive 12 months of visits with incredible benefits including exclusive ride opportunities, FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, savings on merchandise, and more! Annual Pass Members and Fun Cardholders also get special discounts for the best deals on Howl-O-Scream.

Guests can visit www.BuschGardensTampa.com for more information and to purchase tickets, Fun Cards, Annual Passes, or tickets. 

The safety of our guests, Ambassadors and animals in our care remains our top priority. Consistent with CDC guidance, we recommend that our guests wear face coverings while indoors.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2021

During the fourth year of Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, guests can sip seasonal beverage offerings and savor new recipes featuring fan-favorite breweries.

Beer flows through the park on an all-new beer trail, weaving between iconic coasters, local live music and fascinating animal habitats while incorporating fan-favorite restaurants and outdoor culinary stations, including the new Giraffe Bar.

This year, park guests can toast to new adventures eachFriday through Sunday from August 13 to October 31.

Bier Fest Pairs Epic Thrill Rides with NEW Hoppy Culinary Delights

Brew fans will have dozens of beers to choose from at this year’s Bier Fest, featuring over 50 varieties of IPAs, wheat ales, stouts and more! This year’s event shines a spotlight on breweries that bring flavor to Florida and beyond, with iconic local, regional and national brews incorporated into new shareable samples at over a dozen culinary locations, including:

  • Brews & Chews with Funky Buddha Brewing:Pair a “Hop Gun IPA” with NEW Drunken Shrimp Papaya Salad, featuring beer-battered and golden fried shrimp topped with Tajin and Thai chili Buddha dressing.
  • Pub Grub featuring Alcatraz Brewing: Indulge in a “2 X IPA” with pepper smoked chopped brisket poutine, including beer-battered French fries smothered in blue cheese, caramelized onions, and chipotle BBQ sauce.
  • Garden Gate featuring Anheuser-Busch: A nod to the park’s roots include the return of fan-favorite Mojo roasted heritage pork pub chip nachos topped with pepper jack mornay cheese and a savory avocado crema.
  • Kraft-Heinz Kitchen featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing: Enjoy a mountain of flavor packed into the NEW High Altitude Smoked Elk Jalapeño Sausage Chili topped with a drizzle of Kraft-Heinz cilantro sour cream.

Plus, more brew-dedicated locations throughout the park feature favorite breweries from Tampa’s backyard, including fan favorites like Big Storm, 3 Daughters, Motorworks, Cigar City, Coppertail, Yuengling, and more!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bierfest 2020 Howl-O-Scream Halloween

Not into Beer? No fear! Enjoy frozen cocktails, live music and more!

Beyond the brews, Busch Gardens offers plenty of delicious options for everyone to enjoy at Bier Fest this year.

From delectable bourbon tastings to chilling frozen cocktails and seltzers, satisfying refreshment is abundantly available in every corner of the park. 

Several festival locations feature non-alcoholic beverage options as well, including the new Giraffe Bar. Barrilitos strawberry hibiscus or watermelon Agua Frescas offer cool relief on warm summer days and Serengeti views from panoramic windows or the open-air patio.

After enjoying live local music at the Coke Canopy, a stop at Xcursions gift shop is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth.

The NEW sangria and mimosa bar pairs with the whiskey-inspired gourmet cupcake flight fresh from the park’s bakery for the perfect dessert combo.

Savor and save with a Bier Fest lanyard!

For the best value to taste a variety of food and drink offerings, guests can purchase a Bier Fest Sampler Lanyard, starting at only $49.99 for a 8-sample punch card.

Pass Members get an exclusive offer: 15 items for the same price as a 12-item Sampler to enjoy three extra samples for FREE!

For all alcohol purchases, including sampler lanyard redemption for alcoholic items, guests must be 21 years of age or older to be served.

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Howl-O-Scream Returns to Haunt Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2021

Fear returns in its most immersive form, as guests are invited back inside iconic haunted houses, including two ALL-NEW horror-filled houses at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, Tampa Bay’s BIGGEST haunt event.

Creeping closer each day, Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with a hair-raising, skin-crawling celebration of ghoulish delights, including:

  • Two ALL-NEW Haunted Houses: Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter two all new original experiences.
  • Three Returning Houses with Reimagined Nightmares: Three fan-favorite frights will come back from the dead to consume guests with fear in new ways. 
  • Eight Scare Zones, plus three unpredictable hordes: The scares are everywhere including an unmarked zone and new terrors lurking in every corner of the park.
  • Fan-Favorite “Fiends!” returns to the Festival Field Stage: The raunchy monster dance party will return to its spacious outdoor venue for more devilish antics from Dr. Freakenstein and his gang of ghouls.
  • “The Rolling Bones” light up the stage at Dragon Fire Grill: As guests fuel up on a pre-fear feast, the live performance of this skeleton band lights up Dragon Fire Grill with epic covers of classic rock anthems.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2021

Tickets to Howl-O-Scream are available now, including exclusive discounts for Fun Card and Annual Pass Members at the lowest prices of the year.

Fans of fear can sign up for emails at HowlOScream.com to be the first to receive news of more dark details on new houses, experiences and more coming to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. 

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. 

Howl-O-Scream 2021 is a separately ticketed nighttime event. No costumes are allowed.

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