Best way to enjoy the park is to arrive early and purchase your tickets online. If you’re taking a stroller you’ll have to walk quiet a ways from the parking lot to the park entrance but it’s worth taking the stroller. Little ones tend to get tired and even want to take a nap at some point during the day. If you purchase your tickets online and printed them out or have them on your phone then you can easily skip the ticket line and go straight to security. You will show them your ticket there and they will inspect you and let you through. Don’t be slick. They will inspect your bags.
Arrive early to miss all the chaos and so you can take advantage of the cool morning. It’s Florida, the sunshine state, so that means sun, heat, and possible sunburns and most likely cranky tired kids by noon. I would do all the kid stuff first while the kiddos are still up and ready to go and then enjoy your fun.
Bring snacks and drinks. We purchased the big drinks with all day free refills. Trust me it may seem expensive at first but after the 5th or 6th refill you’ll realize that it was the best investment you have made all day. Fresh drinks all day. Can’t go wrong with that.
Believe it or not military get some awesome discounts. If you’re a Veteran or Military member you can get into the park for free. My husband and I both go in for free and our kids as well. Sadly my mom was the only one that had to pay. They will only cover immediate family so spouse and kids. Free admission is always a plus in my books so if you meet the criteria don’t miss out on the opportunity of going to Busch Garden’s for free.
Next time you’re in Tampa, Florida, don’t miss out on this awesome park. So much to do for a whole day loaded with fun and creating memories to last you a lifetime.
If you have gone to Busch Gardens before feel free to comment below with your favorite thing to do or most memorable experience below. Planning a trip and have questions about how I enjoyed the park or more of my favorite things to do? Just comment below and I’ll reply.