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The Best Theme Park Annual Pass in Central Florida just got even better with the launch of 2022 Passes With New Benefits and New 2022 Event Lineup

For a limited time, Pass Members can earn their way to an exclusive 2022 Iron Gwazi Passport to Thrills VIP event and early ride preview by visiting in 2021

By Staff | Sep 20, 2021

Busch Gardens SheiKra. PHOTO PROVIDED

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is launching another incredible year for Pass Members as the BEST VALUE annual theme park pass in Florida with amazing benefits ranging from no blockout dates, up to six free guest tickets, and access to NEW exclusive preview events for 2022.  In spring 2022, Busch Gardens guests will have the chance to experience the thrills of Iron Gwazi, and 2022 Pass Members will be among the first to ride!


The Annual Pass is organized in easy-to-use tiers, and includes one-park, two-park Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Passes, and the popular Florida four-park options, allowing guests to choose the pass, benefits and the parks that are the best fit. Additional benefits include FREE preferred parking*, special savings on merchandise, food and beverage options, ride quick queue and behind-the-scenes animal tours among other perks. Passes for Florida Residents start at an affordable $12.50 a month, plus tax, with no down payment required. For a full overview of the Annual Pass lineup click here: BuschGardens.com/Tampa/annual-pass/  


NEW Amazing Monthly Offers:

Busch Gardens shows appreciation and love to our Annual Pass Members all year round with extra rewards every month.  Annual Pass membership includes access to the parks, seasonal events, and exclusive Pass Member benefits including up to six FREE guest tickets, FREE preferred parking* and special savings on merchandise and food and beverage options. Plus, special monthly discounts, offers and rewards throughout the year like extra samples during festivals, exclusive Pass merchandise, behind-the-scenes animal experiences and discounts on Busch Gardens’ separate-ticketed Howl-O-Scream event. For a sampling of upcoming 2022 offers visit: buschgardens.com/tampa/annual-pass/monthly-offers/


NEW Passport to Thrills:

2022 Pass members will be treated like VIPS as they are among the first to ride and experience Busch Gardens’ all-new record-breaking hybrid coaster, Iron Gwazi, opening in March of 2022. In addition to Pass Member exclusive first-to-ride preview days, Pass members with at least three visits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay between Sept. 7 and Dec. 31, 2021 will receive their invitation to an exclusive Passport to Thrills Celebration night, featuring Iron Gwazi. This exclusive VIP after-hours event will include special entertainment, refreshments and more. Details and enrollment information are located here: BuschGardens.com/Tampa/annual-pass/passport-to-thrills/


Events All Year Long:

Pass Members also have the opportunity to experience the park’s year-round line-up of events and festivals that are included with an annual pass. Busch Gardens’ event line-up features special family-friendly events all year long from Bier Fest and Christmas Town, to fan favorites like the Food & Wine Festival and Mardi Gras returning in 2022. NEW for 2022, the Food & Wine Festival adds more dates for even more opportunities to sip and savor all there is to enjoy, plus NEW celebrations for Cinco de Mayo and family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular. For a calendar of upcoming 2021 and 2022 events visit: buschgardens.com/tampa/events/.


Adventure Island Now Open Year Round:

New for Busch Gardens’ waterpark, the endless summer vibes keep going all year! Recently named one of the best outdoor waterparks in the country, Adventure Island, Tampa’s Island Paradise, is moving to year-round operations with newly heated pools and attractions for continuous tropical fun in the Florida sun. In addition to the new Hang Ten Tiki Bar opening this Friday with an all-new menu of tropical delights, Adventure Island will announce even more exciting 2022 attractions in the coming weeks. Follow the park’s social media channels for the latest updates.


“There’s never been a better time to be a Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Annual Pass Member. Our Annual Passes offer our guests more exclusive experiences, world-record breaking thrills, unique events and more added benefits for an unbeatable value.” Said Park President Neal Thurman, “The new Passport to Thrills is just another way we thank those loyal Pass Members by providing a VIP experience for the highly anticipated Iron Gwazi before it opens to the general public in March of 2022.”


Be the first to know about events and park updates by following the park’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Pass benefits vary by product.