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Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay

Central West Florida
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Louis Yamonico

One of the premier stops in Tampa Bay is Busch Gardens. They have an amazing array of rides and animals here displayed in their natural habitats and the place is beautifully landscaped and well maintained. If you love roller coasters this is the place to go as they have 7 unique and very entertaining coasters here. My personal favorite ids the Montu but the brand new Iron Gwazi was not completed when we went. They have a few other rides besides coasters and of these the Congo Rapids is our favorite. There is nothing as refreshing as being hit with cool water on a hot day. Leave your valuables in a locker for this one as chances are you will get soaked.

Our favorite part of the park though is the animals. The park contains more then 200 species of animals in it. Many of our favorites were there like the cheetah, lions, and tigers. The animals here really rival ZooTampa.

The park is very children friendly and has an amazing playground for your little ones along with plenty of rides geared towards children as well. This park really has it all. It will take you more then one trip to see and experience everything at this place especially if you get stuck on long lines for the rides. The park was not crowded when we went and we still were unable to see everything. Wear some comfortable shoes and clothes because this place is huge and requires a lot of walking. There’s plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat here as well including a chick-fil-A. You can see more on their website at buschgardens.com

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