One of the Most Anticipated Coasters in the World Awakens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Press Release from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (January 20, 2022) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will open Iron Gwazi, the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster, exclusively for Pass Members on select dates starting February 11 before the ride opens to all park visitors on March 11. After presenting their Annual Pass, eligible riders will be among the first to conquer the record-breaking thrills of Iron Gwazi. Guests can go online to get more information on exclusive Pass Member previews.

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Iron Gwazi to Open March 2022 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Press Release from Busch Gardens Tampa

Tampa, Fla. (August 23, 2021) – Today, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced that Iron Gwazi will open as North America’s tallest hybrid coaster and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world in March 2022, in time for Spring Break. 

The new ride will take thrills to new heights, plunging riders from a 206-foot-tall peak into a 91-degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. The journey will include a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions, as it races along more than 4,075 feet of purple steel track. With a 48” height requirement, Iron Gwazi will be an exciting attraction that thrill-seeking families can take on together.

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Ten Terrifying Scare Zones with Limited Capacity Cover Busch Gardens in Frights for HOWL-O-SCREAM 2020

Press Release from Busch Gardens Tampa

TAMPA, FL. (September 10, 2020) – This year’s modified Howl-O-Scream event will include ten terrifying scare zones throughout Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s expansive 335-acre park, including four all NEW zones. Designed to scare safely, the creative production team has consulted with medical experts to modify this year’s zone designs with a physical distancing focus, as well as enhanced health and safety measures, while staying true to the terrifying experience fans crave. With significantly limited capacity to create plenty of open space, guests will experience the heart-pounding fear of NEW horrors as they dash between thrilling rollercoasters and the fan-favorite Fiends show every Friday through Sunday from September 25-November 1, 2020.

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Physically Distant Frights Will Offer Safe, Ghoulish Delight At Modified Howl-O-Scream For 2020

Press Release from Busch Gardens Tampa

TAMPA, FL (August 11, 2020) – Today, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announces that its annual, premier Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream, will return this fall for its 21st year. The creative production team has been consulting with medical experts and has modified this year’s event content with a focus on open-air scare zones and entertainment, as well as enhanced health and safety measures, while staying true to the core of this fan-favorite experience. With significantly limited capacity to create plenty of open space, guests will experience the heart-pounding fear of unexpected horrors including freakishly fun themed open-air scare zones throughout the 335-acre park, in addition to Busch Gardens’ thrilling coasters at night. Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event, available during 18 horrifying nights every Friday through Sunday from September 25-November 1, 2020.

In addition to enhancing the park’s already strict health and safety measures, including consulting with medical experts, face covering requirements and temperature screenings, park capacity will be significantly limited to create even more open space for guests to be scared, terrified, and thrilled throughout one of Florida’s largest theme parks. Guests are strongly encouraged to make reservations early as reservations are required and space is limited. Reservations are available now at www.HowlOScream.com.

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Play By Day, Party By Night With Safe New Weekend Experiences At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Press Release from Busch Gardens Tampa

TAMPA, FL. (July 28, 2020) – This summer,park guests at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay have even more to look forward to with NEW experiences now available each weekend through August 16. Before the fireworks and laser show of Summer Nights, guests can now enjoy a special, physically distant photo opportunity with Big Bird and an ALL NEW animal education program at Stanleyville Theatre. In addition to enhancing the park’s already strict health and safety measures, park capacity will be limited to create even more open space at the 335 acre park so guests can enjoy a safe, socially distant and fun experience. Guests are encouraged to make reservations early as reservations are required and limited.

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