Pay for a Day, Get Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Free in 2018

From world-class roller coasters and live entertainment to up-close animal encounters, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay continues to deliver as the area’s premier attraction. For a limited time, Guests can pay for a day and get two parks now through 2018 FREE! The two-park Fun Card offers unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay through Dec. 31, 2018 and to Adventure Island through the 2018 season. But you have to act fast, as the offer ends on March 25, 2018.


The two-park Fun Card includes admission to an incredible lineup of events in 2018, ranging from familiar favorites like the Food & Wine Festival to all-new events like BierFest:

Real Music, Real Masters: Monday – Saturday Jan. 8 – March 3, 2018
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.

Food & Wine Festival: Saturdays and Sundays, March 3 – April 29, 2018
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.

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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.

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

The 2018 Busch Gardens + Adventure Island Fun Card is $104.99 and is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2018 at Busch Gardens and through the 2018 season at Adventure Island. Fun Cards, Annual Passes and single-day tickets are available online at buschgardens.com, at the Busch Gardens’ front gate or by calling (888) 800-5447.

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