Busch Gardens is a massive zoo-come-theme park, which predates
Florida's more famous Walt Disney World and offers an equally
exciting and entertaining experience for visitors. The park is
based on an overall African theme, divided into eight different
areas with thousands of animals living in naturalistic
environments. The site also contains thrill rides, live
entertainment venues, shops and restaurants, all easily viewed from
above from the Skyride cable car that crosses the park. In one day
it is possible to visit Tutankhamen's Tomb in Egypt, cross the
plains of the Serengeti and watch snake charmers in a Moroccan
sultan's tent. A popular new ride is the Cheetah Hunt roller
coaster, that travels up to 60mph.
Address: 10001 N. McKinley Drive
Telephone: 1 888 800 5447
Opening Time: Opening hours vary according to the day and month,
but the park is generally open daily between 9am and 10am, closing
between 5pm and 9pm, with extended hours in summer.
Admission: All tickets are currently $79.99. Multi-day and
combination park tickets are also available. Discounted tickets are
available on the website.