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October 30, 2017

The Busch Gardens + Adventure Island Fun Card is Back!

By Laura Byrne

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Fun Card available now for a limited time! What does that mean? Pay for a day and get two parks now through 2018 for FREE! It’s the perfect holiday gift!

Experience the thrills of the rollercoasters, go face to face with animals and catch ride on the water slides at Adventure Island for the price of one! The popular two-park Fun Card is back, but only for a limited time! It inlcudes unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay through December 31, 2018 and Adventure Island’s 2018 season. How much is it? $104.99, but only until March 25, 2018 when this special offer ends.

Purchase here.

In addition to entry to the local attractions, the Fun Card also includes admission to special events like Christmas Town, Food & Wine Festival and more!

Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town

Check out the upcoming special event lineup from Busch Gardens for the reaminder of 2017 and 2018: (Details provided by Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.)


Christmas Town: Select dates Nov. 19 – Dec. 31

Christmas Town beams with twinkling lights, Yuletide shows, holiday shopping and even a visit to Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola®. Plus, the beloved characters from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ television special return with special surprises. The Christmas cheer begins on select dates from Nov. 19 through Dec. 31, with a new holiday event, Three Kings Celebration from Jan. 1-6.

NEW! Three Kings Celebration: Jan. 1 – 6

Busch Gardens unfolds the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem during a new Three Kings Celebration event from Jan. 1 – 6. This cultural celebration boasts authentic Latin traditions, live entertainment honoring the three wise men and Busch Gardens’ dazzling display of twinkling lights.


Real Music, Real Masters: MondaySaturday Jan. 8 – March 3

The longest-running concert series at Busch Gardens returns in January with a new twist on its winter music series. Guests can enjoy incredible live music spanning from the 1950s to today, all-new entertainment including pop and country artists, a dazzling cirque show and a rhythmic Irish dance group. Live performances are scheduled throughout the day in the climate-controlled Stanleyville Theater. Lineup includes:

Week of January 8 – Cirque Vertigo featuring The Wallenda Duo

Week of January 15 – Michael Cavanaugh Performing the Music of Billy Joel and Elton John

Week of January 22 – The Diamonds

Week of January 29 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Week of February 5 – Pam Tillis

Week of February 12 – Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA

Week of February 19 – Magic Moments featuring Leonard, Coleman & Blunt: Lead singers from The Temptations, Drifters and Platters

Week of February 26– Rhythm in the Night, the Irish Dance Spectacular


NEW! Vanish Point: Spring 2018

Dare to drop down an epic free-fall at Vanish Point, Adventure Island’s newest attraction that will sweep guests off their feet for its 2018 season. This 70-foot drop slide lets riders choose between two skyboxes, each sending them through 425 feet of spiraling tubes until they reach the splash run finale. Will you #VowtoVanish?


Food & Wine Festival: Saturdays and Sundays, March 3 – April 29

Next spring, Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival returns with unique culinary offerings and bigger concerts than ever! The park will be tempting guests with a variety of cuisine, wine, craft beer and live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays from March 3 through April 29. Food and beverage is not included, but is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Musical acts to be announced at a later date.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Preschool Card

Sesame Street® Safari of Fun Kids Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays, May 5 – May 20

Created just for kids, the Sesame Street® Safari of Fun events feature animal encounters, character parades, dance parties, kid-friendly crafts and even a few special guests. The party takes place at the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area with different themes each weekend led by everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and more from May 5 through May 20.


Jack Hanna Weekend:  May 26 and 27

Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for two days of wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet-and-greets when he visits Busch Gardens. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows at the Stanleyville Theater.


Guy Harvey Weekend: June 2 and 3

Meet Guy Harvey, renowned artist and conservationist on June 2 and 3 at Busch Gardens for meet-and-greets, autographs with your favorite gear and exclusive Guy Harvey merchandise!


Summer Nights: June 15 – Aug. 5

Busch Gardens kicks summer fun up a notch with extended hours, eclectic entertainment and Florida’s top thrill rides in the DARK – including Cobra’s Curse®, Falcon’s Fury®, Cheetah Hunt® and SheiKra®.


NEW! Bierfest: Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 25 – Sept. 16

More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life at Busch Gardens in 2018. Raise your stein to toast the end of summer and enjoy a variety of beers from across the globe, including your favorite local breweries on Saturdays and Sundays from Aug. 25 through Sept. 16. This four-weekend festival will feature a great selection of worldly brews, traditional German cuisine and festive music as you immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind Bavarian celebration.



Sesame Street® Safari of Fun Halloween Kids’ Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 6 – Oct. 28

Celebrate Halloween with Elmo, Abby, Grover and all your favorite Sesame Street® friends every Saturday and Sunday in October during Sesame Street Safari of Fun Halloween Kids’ Weekends. Show off your family costumes during each themed weekend while you trick-or-treat, enjoy exclusive crafts, explore through a hay bale maze and play fall-inspired activities and games in our fall festival area. The party takes place at the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area with different Halloween themes each weekend from Oct. 6 – 28.


Christmas Town: Select dates Nov. 17 – Dec. 31

Busch Gardens beams with twinkling lights, holiday shows and even a visit to Santa’s House during Christmas Town, where a beautiful family tradition awaits for select dates from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31.


Busch Gardens will offer guests additional events and festivals throughout 2018, so stay tuned for more details.






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