Busch Gardens Tampa

Amusement park in the United States

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Tampa, Florida, USA
Status Operating
Opened June 1, 1959
Owner SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Area 335 Acres (136 Hectares)
Website https://buschgardens.com/tampa/

Busch Gardens Tampa is an African-themed animal theme park located in Tampa, Florida, USA. It opened on June 1, 1959 as an admission-free hospitality facility for the Anheuser-Busch brewery on the grounds of the manufacturing plant.

Roller coasters

Present (10)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Air Grover Zierer Sit-Down March 27, 2010 Operating
Cheetah Hunt Intamin Launched May 27, 2011 Operating
Cobra's Curse Mack Rides Spinning June 17, 2016 Operating
Iron Gwazi Rocky Mountain Construction Hybrid


March 11, 2022 Operating
Kumba Bolliger & Mabillard Sit-Down April 20, 1993 Operating
Montu Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted May 16, 1996 Operating
Phoenix Rising Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted
2024 Operating
Scorpion Schwarzkopf Sit-Down May 16, 1980 Operating
SheiKra Bolliger & Mabillard Dive May 21, 2005 Operating
Tigris Premier Rides Launched April 19, 2019 Operating

Past (3)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Gwazi Great Coasters International Wooden 1999 2015 Scrapped, parts of structure used for Iron Gwazi
Python Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1976 2006 Scrapped
Sand Serpent Mack Rides Wild Mouse February 2004 July 9, 2023 Scrapped



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Congo River Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1982
Grand Caravan Carousel Unknown Carousel 1979
Falcon's Fury Intamin Drop Tower 2014
Serengeti Express Crown Metal Products Miniature Railway 1971
Serengeti Flyer S&S-Sansei Technologies Screamin' Swing 2023
Skyride Von Roll Ropeway 1974
Stanley Falls Flume Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1973
Wild Surge Moser's Rides Junior Drop Tower 2008


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Crazy Camel Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1979 2003 Scrapped
Monorail Arrow Development Monorail 1966 1999 Scrapped
Monstrous Mamba Eyerly Aircraft Company Polyp 1976 1995 Scrapped
Phoenix Intamin Looping Starship June 5, 1984 2018 Scrapped
Sandstorm Tivoli Manufacturing Orbiter 1979 2013 Relocated to Sesame Place
Swinging Vines Intamin Flying Dutchman 1977 1990s Scrapped
Tanganyika Tidal Wave Arrow Dynamics Shoot The Chute 1989 2016 Scrapped

Amusement parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment