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Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens in Tampa is Tampa bay area's number 1 tourist destination where wildlife and wild rides come together. Busch Gardens is a thrilling African safari and a sun-soaked Florida vacation all rolled into one. Wildlife & Wild Rides is just a short drive away from the Kissimmee / Orlando area - 1 hour West of Kissimmee.
A unique blend of thrilling rides, Broadway-style shows, one of the country's premier zoos with close to 3,000 exotic and endangered mammals, birds and reptiles on nearly 335 acres with five world-class and record-breaking roller coasters (more than any other destination in Florida). Busch Gardens brings you face-to-face with more exotic and endangered animals than any destination in the world. To describe Busch Gardens, Florida as 'wild' would be an understatement. Busch Gardens provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.
The park added Jungula in 2010, which is set in the Congo area and lets you come face-to-face with orangutans and test your strength in a tug of war with a Bengal tiger. The 4-acre Jungula attraction invites guests to discover exotic creatures, explore a village hidden deep in the jungle and connect with the inhabitants of the lush landscape through up-close animal interactions, multi-story family play areas, rides and live entertainment.
Busch Gardens Tampa Featured Attractions:
- Now Open Spring of 2011 - Cheetah Run, experience a new breed of speed! This new mega-attraction brings you just inches away from the world�s fastest land animals.
- Then experience Cheetah Hunt - This is a one-of-a-kind coaster will climb high above the African landscape, then race along the ground and through a rocky gorge.
- Also new in 2011, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. Experience this exotic encounter inspired by nature�s unpredictable creations brought to life in a visual spectacle of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, musicians and spectacular costumes.
- Sheikra - A 200 ft coaster with a 90o drop. & 5 other roller coasters
- 65 acre Serengeti Safari®
- Numerous Carnival rides
- Congo River rapids
- Rhino Rally