SUMMER KICKS OFF EARLIER THAN EVER WITH ANNUAL SUMMER NIGHTS CELEBRATION
#ShowUsYourSummer with Big Thrills and Bright Nights
– NOW, STARTING MAY 25
As the sun goes down, the night comes alive at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Summer Nights. New this year, the event starts earlier than ever on May 25. The event features extended hours, endless energy, park-wide party zones, summer cuisine, and world-class coasters that light up the night. Starting Memorial Day weekend, guests can enjoy the all the excitement of Summer Nights with any park admission, and keep the party going late through August 5.
Summer Nights will feature three uniquely themed party zones at the Bird Gardens, Cheetah Hunt Plaza, and Stanleyville areas of the park. Guests can dance into the night at each location and indulge in spectacular summer-inspired culinary offerings in every party zone.
Cheetah Hunt Plaza transforms into the ¡Fiesta Festa! party zone, complete with lively entertainment and a flavor-packed menu, including steak chimichurri with yucca fries, beef empanadas and tostones and seasoned pork sliders with avocado puree. The party zone will also feature both Tequila and Margarita bars, and several additional drink options including Moscow mules, frozen sangria and wine selections
NEW! Backyard BBQ
Guests can celebrate summer at the newest party zone, Backyard BBQ, which is taking over the Bird Gardens, this year. The party will feature live, local music and classic American fare with a twist including chicken waffle sandwich with blackberry pepper jelly, St. Louis ribs with Cherry Coke® BBQ sauce and smoked beef brisket sliders with Jack Daniel’s® and Coke® BBQ sauce peach slaw. Guest can sip on beverages such as old fashioned lemonade, bourbon cream root beer and special “dreamsicle floatinis.”
The Vibin’ Village party zone takes over the Stanleyville area with endless fun and unique culinary creations including traditional hummus topped with curry-roasted cauliflower and pita chips, chilled shrimp with watermelon and tamarind glaze, and special funnel cake with strawberry and kiwi sauces, as well as international and domestic beer selections.
Turn It Up! Ice Show
The Moroccan Palace is now home to the hottest show on ice, Turn It Up! This awe inspiring ice show vibrantly celebrates summer with electric performances set to today’s hottest hits.
Florida’s Best Thrill Rides, Brighter than Ever
Florida’s most thrilling coasters will light up the night in a whole new way this summer. The excitement of Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra and spin coaster Cobra’s Curse™, will be brighter than ever with spectacular lights and sounds as they fly through the night.
FREE BEER IS BACK!
Don’t forget, beer is back at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! For the duration of Summer Nights, guests age 21 and older can enjoy two complimentary beer samples from the Garden Gate Café each time they visit the park.
Guest favorites will be on rotation throughout the summer, including Bud Light, Founders All Day IPA, M.I.A 305, Miller Light, Shock Top and Yuengling. Guests can return to the park each day through August 5 to enjoy two complimentary 7-ounce beers. Valid identification is required for age verification.
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