Florida is rich with fun theme parks and family attractions. One such theme park is Tampa Bay’s own Busch Gardens. If you’re interested in rollercoasters and exotic animals, then we at Carl’s Van Rentals think Busch Gardens may be just the place for you. Here’s what this theme park has to offer.

Busch Gardens


The main attraction at Busch Gardens is its top-rated rollercoasters. You can find coasters that take you through loops and others that make quite a splash. In addition to the rollercoasters, you can also enjoy smaller rides such as the Serengeti Railway or the Congo River Rapids.


Busch Gardens is an interesting mix of thrilling rides and exotic animals. You can see cheetahs, hyenas, peacocks, and even rhinos—located near or even right next to some fun and exciting rollercoasters. Some rides even allow you to see the animals up close.

Other Attractions

In addition to the major rides and animal attractions, you can also catch a show or spend some time at one of the play areas. Many people plan to stay in Tampa for the day and take some time to eat or shop within the park. Busch Gardens really does have something to offer almost everyone!


Ticket prices vary based on the season. Plus, you can often get special deals online through the Busch Gardens website or by getting a Tampa Bay CityPASS. When you buy your tickets, be sure to also check for seasonal theme-park hours and show times.

Getting There

Busch Gardens is easily accessible by van rental from the greater Tampa and South Florida area. If you’re not from Tampa and need a van rental to get you to Busch Gardens, contact Carl’s Van Rentals at (813) 872-7111. We have regular van rental specials on many of our minivan rentals, 12 passenger van rentals, 15 passenger van rentals, and more! Check out our van rental inventory and make a reservation today!

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