Busch Gardens announces massive fireworks show beginning Memorial Day Weekend

Fireworks display over a roller coaster

Busch Gardens will begin a brand new fireworks and special effects production beginning May 28. The extravaganza will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through Labor Day.  

For over 100 nights, guests can stay late and safely enjoy world-class coasters, electrifying entertainment throughout the park and more during extended hours at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay beginning May 28.


A summer spectacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

On weekends and select dates, guests can look to the sky for the NEW “Spark! A Nighttime Spectacular” featuring an explosive firework and special effects production.

It’s the perfect bookend to a day of enjoying roller coasters, water rides and theme park festivities. “Spark!” will feature an explosive array of fireworks and exciting effects from dazzling lasers to graceful water elements and dramatic pyrotechnics.  “Spark!” is offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 9:15 P.M. from May 28 to September 6, including extra presentations on May 31 for Memorial Day, July 1-4 for Independence Day, and September 6 for Labor Day.

Experience the Giraffe Bar

For awe-inspiring feats that spark the imagination, the dynamic performance of “Cirque Electric”, an ALL-NEW acrobatic stunt show exclusively produced for Busch Gardens, opening May 28 at the Stanleyville Theater. From the daring airborne aerialist to stunning displays of balance and strength and a fascinating act on wheels that cannot be missed, guests will be dazzled by world-class performers during select dates for Summer Nights.


Guests at Busch Gardens can also experience the Giraffe Bar, DJ Block Partiers, seasonal summer menus, and so much more.

Follow Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Get your tickets to Busch Gardens by visiting the park’s website.

This isn’t the only thrill coming to Busch Gardens.

Iron Gwazi has been buzzed about for months. America’s tallest hybrid coaster is modeled after the endangered slender-snouted crocodile. So get ready to scream on the ride and then educate yourself afterward about Bush Gardens’ conservation efforts.

The roller coaster is 206 feet tall and features a nail-biting 91-degree drop. 

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