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Ready to crank down the heat and turn up the fun? Then plan a visit to experience Busch Gardens Summer Nights! Through August 6, guests can stick around the park for extended hours every night.

Spend the day riding on Florida’s best thrill rides and encountering your favorite animals then wind down late into the evening. During Summer Nights, the park stays open late until 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9pm Sunday through Thursday.

Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment said, “This summer will be better than ever at our parks with new rides in both Busch Gardens locations, Serengeti Flyer, the world’s tallest and fastest of its kind in Tampa. We’re introducing new shows, amazing special events and unique experiences at our parks, and an ice-cold beer is the best way for adults to take a break, cool down and select Busch Gardens as their destination of choice this summer.”

What’s New at Summer Nights

All new at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this Summer is Icons, where guests can step into the world of musical icons with a new review show at Dragon Fire Grill. Featuring live performances of fan-favorite hits inspired by musical legends, this show will have guests singing and dancing in their seat.

Also new this year, Busch Gardens introduces the Summer Nights Elite VIP Tour. Whether guests are animal enthusiasts or coaster fanatics, and experienced Busch Gardens guide will map out a personalized and unforgettable day. In this private, guided tour, guests will be provided the VIP treatment from front-of-the-line access on Florida’s favorite thrill rides, to up-close animal encounters and feeding opportunities, and lunch at fan-favorite restaurants.

Returning Favorites to Summer Nights

Back by popular demand is Cirque Electric. This revamped acrobatic show brings all-new music to the Stanleyville Theater for the summer! Witness the extraordinary talent of cirque-style performers undertaking edge-of-your-seat feats alongside an electric ensemble of dancers.

Cirque Electric at Busch Gardens
Image Credit: Busch Gardens


Another returning favorite this year is Gwazi Beats. With a combination of drums, dancers, and stilt walkers, this pulse-pounding display of music and dance will leave you wanting more. Gwazi Beats takes place nightly in Gwazi Plaza.

Head to the Moroccan Palace to check out Turn it Up! Remix. This popular award-winning ice show returns with beloved original and all-new routines. Talented skaters, stunning video and projection elements demonstrate the power and beauty of living life to the fullest.

As the sun goes down, the park lights up with a dazzling display of colors and sound with the return of Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular. From jaw-dropping colors to intricate patterns, the Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular will leave guests in awe. With the perfect music to accompany the show, it’s an unforgettable experience that will make it a summer night to remember. Don’t miss this dazzling show every Friday and Saturday plus July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th on the Festival Field.

Free Beer!

Now that we’ve really got your attention, free beer has returned to Busch Gardens! For a limited time, guests 21+ can say “cheers” to summer. Through July 20, Pass Members can enjoy two free seven-ounce beers per visit to the park, and all other guests can enjoy one free seven-ounce beer per visit to the park. The complimentary drafts will pour out at Twisted Tails Pretzels, located in the Pantopia area of the park from 10:30 a.m. to one hour prior to park closure.

Free beer returns to Busch Gardens Tampa this summer


Tickets and Details

Daily through August 6.

Sunday-Thursday from 10am-9pm

Friday-Saturday from 10am-10pm

Busch Gardens Summer Nights is included with regular park admission. Tickets and annual passes can be purchased here.

Feature image credit: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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