There’s plenty of natural attractions in Tampa Bay: beautiful oceans, sunny beaches, and even the historic Ybor City. No trip is complete, though, without a visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Now, it’s easier than ever thanks to some great packages being offered by the theme park. These include adding an extra night for free when you stay 2 nights at any partner hotel, or getting a free admission to the Howl-O-Scream Halloween event.Busch Gardens Tampa has plenty of attractions, both old and new, to attract the fiercest tourists, all wrapped in an authentic African theme. The Jungala zone is a four-acre location in the Congo area, and includes plenty of opportunities for kids and parents alike to let their inner animal out. Come face to face with a white Bengal tiger, or let your kids test their balance on a three-story rope maze.No roller coaster fan will be able to pass up the SheiKra coaster, which features a 90-degree vertical drop from 200 feet in the air. Can you stomach the site of the ground racing directly towards your face? There’s only one way to find out. If that doesn’t do it, the Gwazi might be the coaster to make you say uncle. It’s one of the largest wooden double roller coasters in the world. Each line of cars represents one part of the mythical Gwazi, which is part lion and part tiger. The duel between the two predators is breathtaking, and exhilarating.There are a number of great restaurants (which you’ll probably want to check out after the rides). The Crown Colony Restaurant is a traditional family-style restaurant located near the Serengeti Plain, while the Zagora Caf (located in the Morocco area) features a number of healthy and vegetarian options–perfect for keeping your energy up for the next exciting event of the day. If you want to truly experience Tampa Bay, make sure Busch Gardens is on your to-do list.
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