The kids favorite area was the Sesame Street Place. There was the biggest jungle gym ever where the girls crawled, climbed and ran around. They even had little kids roller coasters and rides for them to get on. Elmo even had a few shows of his own that the kids could watch and then take pictures with him afterwards. This was the perfect “wear out your kid” zone. They had so much fun here. And a plus for breastfeeding moms. They have a nice breastfeeding room under AC for you to sit and nurse your child. How awesome is that. A park that supports breastfeeding. Woot woot!!!
Making The Best Of Your Visit
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 you can print them out or have them on your phone so this way 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 your belongings before letting you go through. 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.
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 once a year. 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 for a ticket in. 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. If not you can check out their ticket prices here.
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.
Busch Gardens In Tampa, Florida
10165 N McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612