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Near Tampa, worth visiting Busch Gardens?

Busch Gardens Tampa: Staying in Clearwater and thinking about making a side trip.

From Alvaro Reyes
Posted February 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM
Hi we are flying to Florida in September, we've booked a few nights in Clearwater and realized that Bush Gardens is not far away from there. Last year we went to Disneyland parks, Universal and Islands of Adventure. i have 2 questions

1) we are staying 4 days in clear water, is it worth to sacrify 1 day for visiting Bush Gardens?

2) If the answer is yes, what are the must go or see attractions ? including rollercoaster shows ..and others?


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From Derek Morse
Posted February 2, 2012 at 6:16 AM
I'd say its absolutely worth visiting. Must do's are probably Sheikra, Montu, and Kumba as far as coasters go. They also have a full zoo as well. If you like roller coasters and you like zoos, then Busch Gardens Tampa is certainly worth a day trip.

From Justin M
Posted February 2, 2012 at 8:25 AM
Other must dos are Congo River Rapids, the skyride and Cheetah Hunt. And make sure you either eat in the Stanlyville Smoke House or the Crown Colony House (upstairs). I also like Gwazi the wooden coaster there, although it can be a bit rough.

From Alvaro Reyes
Posted February 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM
thanks for your replies, i will really consider going to Bush Gardens

From Karly Tenney
Posted February 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM
Yes it totally is they just opened a new animal care center in January so you can help with the animals or just watch them take care of them. I really love montu sheikra and cheetah hunt My favorite water ride is Tanganiyaka tidal wave

From Karly Tenney
Posted February 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM
Yes it totally is they just opened a new animal care center in January so you can help with the animals or just watch them take care of them. I really love montu sheikra and cheetah hunt My favorite water ride is Tanganiyaka tidal wave

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