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. On those days, avoid arriving at the park between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Instead, arrive earlier (lots open about 30 minutes prior to park opening) or come in the early afternoon and you won’t spend as much time waiting in line to enter.

Mid-week visits, regardless of the season, typically will have lower crowds compared to the surrounding weekends. The summer season, 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) could end up being busier than normal as guests who put off their visit all come on the same fair weather day.




January 2023 Crowd Calendar

Christmas Town wraps up early in the month, with crowds returning to generally much lower levels immediately following the New Year. Expect Saturdays and weekends in general to remain the busiest, with generally quiet weekdays throughout the month.

See scheduled attraction closures on the park’s website.





February 2023 Crowd Calendar

This month is full of special events at the park, including Real Music Series, Mardi Gras, and Sesame Street Kids Weekends – sometimes all three events occur on the same days. In fact, only four days this month have no special events at all. Weekday crowds will still remain relatively low as Real Music Series does not have too large of an impact. Saturdays will be the busiest, with regular weekend crowds being boosted by the special events. Assuming it sees fair weather, President’s Day Weekend will likely see the highest crowd levels of the month.

See scheduled attraction closures on the park’s website.





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