Busch Gardens announces summer fireworks series, and VIP park tours

fireworks over a large roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa

Get ready to enjoy late nights at Busch Gardens, one of the top entertainment attractions in the nation according to Trip Advisor and US News and World Report. Park officials just announced a new lineup of summer events the will illuminate the night sky.

“Summer is always an exciting time at Busch Gardens and there are more reasons than ever to celebrate it at one of the best theme parks in the country,” said Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to welcome families and friends to our park to create unforgettable memories and enjoy the many things our park has to offer, including award winning rides, attractions and restaurants.”

Fireworks arrives at Busch Gardens this summer

The rides are great, but witnessing something spectacular with both feet firmly on the ground is also fun. As the sun goes down, the park lights up on 27 select nights with a dazzling display of colors and sound. From jaw-dropping colors to intricate patterns, the Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by Bad Boy Mowers, will leave guests in awe. With the perfect music to accompany the show, it’s an unforgettable experience.


All new this Summer is Icons, where guests can step into the world of musical icons with a new review show at Dragon Fire Grill. Featuring live performances of fan-favorite hits inspired by musical legends, this show will have guests singing and dancing in their seat. Other fan favorite entertainment returning this summer includes Turn It Up! Remix, an award-winning year-round Ice-Skating show at the Moroccan Palace Theater.

New elite VIP tours arrive at the park

New this to the park is the Summer Nights Elite VIP Tour where an experienced Busch Gardens guide will map out a personalized day. In this private, guided tour, guests will be provided the VIP treatment. From front-of-the-line access on Florida’s favorite thrill rides, to up-close animal encounters and feeding opportunities, and lunch at fan-favorite restaurants, this tour will provide the elite experience.

Other not to miss favorites returning this Summer include the Animal Care Center where guests can see and learn all about animal care at the state-of-the-art care facility, voted a 2023 USA Today Readers’ Choice 10Best finalist, and the award-winning Serengeti Safari – Florida’s award-winning Serengeti Safari® tour offers guests a unique and up-close look at African wildlife. This 30-minute off-road expedition is led by an expert guide. Guests will be provided with the opportunity to hand-feed giraffes and explore the habitats of our Serengeti Plain.


Those interested in reserving tickets, or seeing the full events calendar can visit Busch Gardens’ website.

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