Busch Gardens Tampa Announces New Details About 60th Anniversary

Busch Gardens Tampa 60th anniversary

Along with Tigris opening later this year at Busch Gardens Tampa, the park has a variety of special events happening at the park to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Originally opening on March 31, 1959, Busch Gardens has come a long way from the simple brewery tour and bird garden it once was.

Here are the other special events Busch Gardens has planned for its 60th:

  • At the 60th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff on March 1, guests can enjoy the “Women Rock” performance from the Florida Orchestra, a tribute to the women who changed rock ‘n’ roll forever, ending in a dazzling fireworks display. The field opens at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. concert and 8:30 p.m. fireworks presentation.
  • Also beginning on March 1, park guests will be able to engage in the all-new Pin Trading program at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Launching with over 150 collectible pins, the new Pin Trading program offers pocket-sized souvenirs inspired by fan-favorite animals, attractions, events and more at merchandise locations throughout the park. Guests can trade their purchased pins with park ambassadors to collect exclusive series not sold in stores. Limited and special edition pins will also be made available throughout the year.
  • Beginning March 16, the 5th Annual Food & Wine Festival not only features a world-class concert line-up but will also highlight the park’s history with an anniversary-themed culinary cabin, featuring flavors inspired by treats and snacks once featured at Busch Gardens.
  • 2019 is still the #YearofBeer for all adult park guests. With a nostalgic nod to the park’s roots, guests age 21 and older can enjoy two complimentary beer samples each day of 2019 at Serengeti Outlook Pub and Restaurant and Garden Gate Café. Valid identification is required for age verification.

There are also a variety of ways for you to experience Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, including their Fun Card, Annual Pass and they’re also offering their FREE Preschool Card for the little ones.

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