Summer is Here! Visit Busch Gardens Tampa for More Summer Fun Than Ever Before

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. (Photo courtesy: Busch Gardens)

Busch Gardens Tampa is igniting the spark for summertime family fun with the return of Summer Nights. Plus, you can beat the heat with the premier of the park’s all-new ice show, Rhythm of Nature, in the Moroccan Palace Theater and celebrate the nostalgia of summer during the all-new Red, White & Brews event.

There’s nothing more exhilarating than a ride on the wings of the phoenix at Busch Gardens Tampa. This summer experience a fiery blaze of immersive, family-friendly excitement as you soar above the Serengeti Plain and drop into fun-filled twists and turns on the NEW Phoenix Rising. Inspired by legend, this suspended roller coaster in vibrant Pantopia is packed with surprises and speeds up to 44 miles per hour. But with a height requirement of just 42”, it’s the perfect adventure for families to embark on together.

What’s New at Busch Gardens Tampa

This summer, guests will have the opportunity to experience the all-new Rhythm of Nature ice show at the Moroccan Palace Theater. Audiences will embark on a spellbinding ice adventure following the journey of Dakari, a brave young hero, as they journey into a magical dream realm to uncover the wonders of the animal kingdom and embrace their destiny. This ice spectacle will dazzle guests with the beauty, danger and wisdom of nature.

Guests can also experience a different park after dark at Busch Gardens’ Summer Nights with special seasonal entertainment at Busch Gardens’ Summer Nights. Gwazi Plaza comes alive with nightly performances of new Gwazi Rocks, featuring vibrant dance and percussion beats. At the Stanleyville Theater, guests can enjoy the acrobatic feats of Cirque Electric, showcasing breathtaking acrobatics and gymnastic performances. Plus, you can sing along to tunes from your favourite artists during a performance of Icons at the Dragon Fire Grill, featuring mesmerising dance and vocals inspired by musical legends. 

Crown Colony House Restaurant | Busch Gardens Tampa | I-75 Exit Guide
Crown Colony House Restaurant | Busch Gardens Tampa | I-75 Exit Guide

For the perfect ending to the evening, why not enjoy a dazzling firework show every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular Presented by Bad Boy Mowers illuminates the skies. 

This summer, guests can enjoy a selection of all-new culinary creations inspired by the nostalgia of summer. From grilled fare to deep-fried delights, guests can enjoy an assortment of all-new culinary creations available throughout the park including Mini Corn Dogs with Spicy Mustard presented by the “From the Fairgrounds” festival booth and the highly anticipated debut of the Fried Oreo Cookie Cupcake, available at the Xcursions gift shop.

Lodging Near Busch Gardens Tampa

There are several lodging chains located within a few minutes of Busch Gardens. Listed below are the closest to the park.

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