Busch Gardens will thrill the entire family with some of Florida's best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining, located a short drive away from the Kissimmee and Orlando area in Tampa.
Cheetah Hunt roller coaster is a thrill machine that takes riders through a wild adventure just like a Cheetah on the hunt for his prey, over towering rises, breathtaking plunges and a trio of launches at speeds pushing 60 mph.
Another fan favorite is SheiKra, a ferocious, floorless dive coaster that takes you 200 feet to the edge of a pure 90-degree drop, inching you mercilessly over the edge-and stops. Then surrender to speed as you dive straight down into a 70 mph coaster whirlwind with an Immelmann loop, a second dive into an underground tunnel and a splashdown finale that drenches SheiKra fans waiting to catch their own piece of the fun.
For the younger adventurers, the park's Jungle Flyers ride allows them to soar 50 feet above Jungala's village giving them a taste of a thrill while they choose from three different flight patterns.
Other kid-friendly attractions in this theme park are Sesame Street Safari of Fun, a land filled with kid-size rides, cool water fun and plenty of memorable adventures. Fly through the desert with Grover. Climb in Elmo's Tree House. Splash in Bert and Ernie's watering hole. You can even dine with your child's favorite furry friends.
Busch Gardens' biggest ice show ever, Iceploration, combines some of the most amazing aspects of the park's rich entertainment history, including world-class skaters, larger-than-life puppets, amazing costumes, original music and even animal stars.
Busch Gardens Tampa also offers special park experiences for an additional cost such as the Serengeti Safari Tour and the Sunset Safari, where you'll see hundreds of fascinating animals and even get close enough to some to feed by hand. Reservations for these tours are recommended.
With resorts, hotels and vacation rentals that are just a short drive away from the Tampa area and near all of the Orlando, Florida theme parks and attractions, Kissimmee puts you right in the middle of the action on your next family vacation.