Busch Gardens is an exciting, African-themed attraction; and is also one of the country’s largest zoological institutions; with over 2,700 animals for visitors to see. There are plenty of rides and shows; and highlights include Congo River Rapids, Sand Serpent, Falcons Fury and the recently added Sesame Street Safari of Fun, suitable for younger guests.
Eating at Busch Gardens
At Busch Gardens, you can give the kids a treat they’ll never forget by arranging lunch with Elmo and Friends. The Crown Colony Café has great pizzas and sandwiches or you could enjoy some tasty barbequed food from the Zambia Smokehouse.There are also plenty of places to grab a snack, such as Kettle Corn for some delicious flavored popcorn, Sultan’s Sweets for some home-made candy or the Kenya Kanteen for a proper all-American hotdog.
Here’s a few helpful tips to ensure that your time at Busch Gardens is as unforgettable as possible.
Get animal spotting. If you want to see the animals when they’re at their most active, visit them in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Get your random fact. All members of Busch Garden staff are animal experts. Ask them for a random fact, and they’ll give you one!
Take a poncho. There are water rides here, and it’s possible you’ll get wet. Be prepared.
Do a meet and greet. After the shows, hang around for a while and you’ll be able to talk with the performers and get their autographs.
Tour Guides. If you want to do Busch Gardens in style, hire a tour guide. They’ll get you to the front of the lines and get you priority seats for the shows.
The Best Attractions at Busch Gardens
There’s plenty of great rides at this fabulous them park. Here’s some of our favorites.
Falcon’s Fury. If you’ve got a head for heights and feel like plummeting at incredible speeds down to earth, this is definitely the ride for you. Good luck!
Sheikra. This fun rollercoaster has a great descent, which promises to give a great buzz to even the most ardent thrill-seeker.
Skyride. For a change of pace, climb aboard the Skyride and look at all the animals from a whole new perspective.
Tanganyika Tidal Wave. This ride is every bit as wet and wild as the name implies. It’s also big on thrills and breath-taking exhilaration, so it’s not for the faint-hearted.
Serengeti Railway. Children will be delighted at the chance to see the animals aboard their very own train.
Opening hours vary, please visit the official Busch Gardens site for further details.
Ticket prices vary, please click here for further details.
How to Get There:
From Orlando, take the I4 to the I75. Go north, then take the Fowler avenue exit (265). Bear left on to Fowler Avenue, then head west to Mckinley Drive. Proceed south on Mckinley to Busch Gardens. Parking is available.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.
Movie room was great, nice onsite amenities, good staff.
The onsite water park was great, all staff members were wearing masks, and keeping distance, the restaurant had great food, and the booking company were great to deal with answering any questions we had. It was my partner and my family who came along, we loved the cinema room at night time to relax and watch some films. We will definitely come and stay again, Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, we will not forget this vacation!
Brian S Fri, Oct 23 – Tue, Oct 27, 2020
It was everything we needed. And, it was close to Disney
Will B Tue, Dec 08 – Wed, Dec 16, 2020
We spent 8 days at this property during our annual training event. The house was extremely comfortable and the area is fantastic. The amenities at inside the gated community were fantastic and could be enjoyed by the entire family. Check-in was a breeze and the level of service provided by the owner was second to none. The location is close enough to all major highways, but far enough that it remains quiet and peaceful. It is also close to many of the major attractions and restaurants. All in all we had a great time and would highly recommend this property.
Laura T Sat, Jan 30 – Fri, Feb 05, 2021
Loved our stay here!
Property was great. Convenient central location to parks and attractions. Nearby stores and restaurants. Pool and spa at the house were enjoyed daily by our family. Quiet, private backyard area. Waterpark on the Reunion property was perfect for the kids. Theater and game room were a big hit as well. Plenty of room to entertain guests while we stayed.
Alan S Wed, Feb 03 – Sun, Feb 07, 2021
Great place for 8 guys. Plenty of space and very comfortable. On our ‘come back to’ list.
Christine L Fri, Feb 12 – Mon, Feb 15, 2021
This was a great place for our family to get together safely during COVID. The location is close enough to the theme parks, but honestly the home offered so much that we really didn't need to leave. It was clean and spacious, and the kitchen was perfect for cooking group meals. Everyone in our family wishes we could have a home like this! Only downside was that the additional fees basically doubled the rental price.
Michael H Fri, Feb 19 – Wed, Feb 24, 2021
A great place for families. Wonderful accommodations.
Will definitely stay here again.
Steve H Sat, Mar 06 – Sat, Mar 13, 2021
What a great house and great location! It fit all of our needs. The kids loved the rooms. The house was exactly as advertised. Great water park at the resort, and close to the Disney attractions. The location of the Publix was great as well. We definitely recommend and plan on making more great memories at this house!
Elise McLaughlin 02/17/2021
VRBO - Conch Cottage
Beautiful home and great location!
The house was beautiful, well taken care of, clean and in a very nice location. We spent a lot of time in the pool and hot tub, drove to Disney a few days (a short drive) and spent some time at the water park within the community. We couldn't have had a more fantastic time. Would definitely come back!
Mary Davis 01/21/2021
The home was beautiful and clean and although there was construction in the area with new properties being built we had no issues navigating in and out the area. This house is in an ideal area as well close to everything and only about 17 minutes from Disney. Only issue we had was with the hot tub not operating correctly so we couldn’t use it because it never warmed up. Other than that property manager was easy to get in touch with and maintenance was prompt and attentive. Great stay would definitely come again