Busch Gardens Tampa Crowd Calendar

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, holiday 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.

November 2019 Crowd Calendar

The month begins with the final two days of Howl-O-Scream, which should see moderate to heavy crowds both during the day and into the evening. The rest of early November should see low to moderate crowds. Beginning November 16, Christmas Town runs daily through the end of the year, with closing times between 8 and 10 p.m. Expect the first weekend to be fairly busy, with lower crowds during the following week. Crowd levels will range from moderate to heavy leading up to Thanksgiving, with peak level crowds the weekend after.

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