Busch Gardens Tampa Bay launches an all-new pass program in anticipation of the park’s 60th anniversary in 2019, including a #YearOfBeer

Starting today, Annual Pass Members at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay have more options to choose how they’ll explore the park’s high-speed thrills, world-class event line-up and the return of free beer all year long in 2019. The announcement of a new Annual Pass program provides guests with more options and more value at NEW lower prices.

Commemorative activities and offers are planned throughout 2019 as a part of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s 60th Celebration – including the return of two complimentary beer samples included in park admission. At Garden Gate Café or Serengeti Overlook Pub, guests age 21 and older can enjoy two complimentary samples each park visit in 2019, going back the park’s roots as a beer garden when it first opened in 1959. While the beer samples are available for all adult guests at the park in 2019, only pass members will receive this EXCLUSIVE benefit during the month of October 2018 as a preview of the 60th Celebration.

Today, Busch Gardens introduced a new tiered annual pass program including Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum passes. The Annual Passes do not require a down payment and for a limited time, introductory prices start as low as $9.99 per month for Florida residents. Guests can pick the Pass with the benefits they want most, pick their parks, then gear up for a calendar full of special events plus exciting new attractions coming in 2019.

  • BRONZE PASSFlexibility equals savings. While some blockout dates apply, guests save on parking, dining, and more.
  • SILVER PASSMembership made easy. Unlimited admission, free parking, one free guest ticket, and extra benefits.
  • GOLD PASSBig savings, best value. Save more with free preferred parking, two free guest tickets, bigger discounts, plus valuable extras like a free animal encounter, free annual PhotoKey™ and more.
  • PLATINUM PASSThe ultimate way to play and save. Add unlimited admission to 11 SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks nationwide, free ride-again privileges, reserved show seating and more.

PASS MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Pass members at Busch Gardens have much to look forward to in 2019 with the recent announcement of TigrisTM, Florida’s tallest launch coaster, opening next spring. An innovative triple launch coaster, Tigris will catapult riders through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, breath-taking drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, all at more than 60 miles per hour. Pass members will have EXCLUSIVE RIDE TIME when Tigris opens in spring of 2019.

For 2019, the best value for Floridians is the NEW FLORIDA PARKS PASS, which includes admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island, SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando. With the opening of Infinity Falls™ at SeaWorld Orlando and a new waterslide, KareKare Curl™, coming to Aquatica, 2019 will be an exciting year to experience everything new at all of the Florida parks. Full details and benefits for each pass are available online at BuschGardensTampa.com

In addition to a new thrill ride in 2019, Busch Gardens offers 52 weeks of seasonal events for a full year of fun, including the following fan-favorites:

Real Music. Real Masters. – Monday – Saturday January 7 – March 16

Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends – Select dates throughout 2019

Food & Wine Festival – Saturdays & Sundays March 16 – April 28

Summer Nights –May 31 – August 10

Christmas Town – November 23 – December 31

To learn more about construction updates, new events and future announcements, fans can follow the park’s blog or join the social conversation by following @BuschGardens on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.