Welcome to our Busch Gardens Tampa Crowd Calendar page, with a monthly look at estimated crowd levels, park hours, and general tips on crowds throughout the year.
Our crowd calendar for Busch Gardens Tampa is meant as a guide and is only an estimate of anticipated crowd levels. The calendar does not take into account weather, which can have an impact on attendance since most of the attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa are outdoors. Please verify operating hours directly with the park before you visit, as they can change without notice.
General Crowd Info
In general, Saturdays are the busiest day of the week at Busch Gardens Tampa. Sundays, holidays weeks and event days also tend to draw in larger crowds than weekdays through the rest of the year.
Mid-week visits, regardless of the season, typically will have the lowest crowds compared to the surrounding weekends. Summer season along with Spring break and the weeks around Christmas are generally the busiest times of the year; weekdays in winter, late spring and fall typically have the lowest crowds.
Because most of the attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa are outdoors, a day with extended inclement weather will often reduce crowd levels. It’s worth keeping an eye on the weather in the days leading up to your visit – a few rainy days in a row will often mean the following day (especially if it’s a Saturday) will end up being busier than normal as guests who put off their visit all come on the same day.
August 2019 Crowd Calendar
Summer Nights wraps up on August 11, and with most Florida schools going back in session soon after, weekdays will be much less crowded overall. Vacationers from the north and some tour groups will still be around through Labor Day, but overall crowd levels for the second half of the month will be lower. Bier Fest kicks off weekends beginning August 17, and will boost crowds somewhat overall.
The last two weeks of the month saw an extra hour added to most days starting August 19, and we updated the calendar with those new hours.
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September 2019 Crowd Calendar
Overall, crowds will be manageable throughout September 2019 at Busch Gardens Tampa. Other than Labor Day, weekdays should see low crowds throughout the month. Of course, the off-season also means shorter operating hours, with most weekdays in September scheduled to be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekends will see moderate to heavy crowds.
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