• Thursday, June 27, 2019
Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa

The party starts when the sun goes down during Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa! Starting May 31, you can enjoy the park after dark with extended hours in the evening, themed party zones, and the thrilling experience of riding roller coasters at night!

High energy dance parties will take place throughout each night at party zones in Stanleyville and Cheetah Hunt Plaza. DJs spinning upbeat hits and live performances from festive dancers will keep you entertained all night long.

Summer Nights also offers many guests their first chance to take on Tigris at night! Busch Gardens’ newest thrill ride is one of a kind with a 150 upward surge, top speeds faster than 60 miles per hour, and more surprising thrills.

Summer Eats

Summer Nights will also include a variety of special menu items at select locations in Stanleyville, Cheetah Hunt Plaza, and the Festival Field area. The delicious offerings include:

Tigris Snacks (near SheiKra Eats)
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders: BBQ-style pulled pork topped with fried onions and fried jalapenos
  • BBQ Pork & Cheese Pub Chips: Kettle-style pub chips covered in cheddar sauce and pork
  • Buffalo Pub Chips: Kettle-style pub chips topped with diced buffalo chicken, diced pickles, and blue cheese dressing
  • Buffalo Chicken Planks: Crispy fried chicken tenders tossed in spicy buffalo sauce with a side of chunky blue cheese dressing
  • Churro Sundae: Vanilla ice cream with cinnamon churro sticks and raspberry caramel drizzle
  • Blue Lemonade: Lemonade mixed with raspberry UV Blue Vodka
  • Tigris Refresher: Orange juice mixed with whipped cream flavored vodka
  • Assorted Beer on tap
Smokehouse Cantina (near Zambia Smokehouse)
  • Short Rib Tacos with Chips & Salsa: Tender braised beef short rib with cheddar and monterey cheese, cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, and sour cream
  • Short Rib Nachos: Tortillas topped with tender braised beef short rib, queso, pico de gallo, and sour cream
  • Chips & Queso
  • Cheetah Rita
  • Bud Light
  • Corona
Fiesta Flavors (Cheetah Hunt Plaza)
  • Pork Carnitas Bowl: Yellow rice, black beans, onions, and pork topped with cilantro lime crema
  • Mojo Chicken Pinchos: Served on a bed of yellow rice
  • Beef Empanadas: Served with a chipotle sauce
  • Frozen Margaritas
  • Frozen Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks
  • Assorted Beers
Melts (near Garden Gate Cafe)
  • Mac N Cheese Melt: Served with pub style chips; add lobster for an additional charge
  • BBQ Burger Patty Melt: Thin patty loaded with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, and crispy jalapeno chips served on toasted Texas toast, served with a side of pub-style chips
  • Tomato Bisque Soup
Carnival Snacks (on Festival Pathway)
  • Strawberry Limeade Hand-spun Cotton Candy
  • Corn Dog Nuggets: Served with Sriracha ketchup
  • Funnel Cake Fries: Topped with strawberry dipping sauce
  • Specialty Flavored Popcorn: Buffalo ranch or white cheddar flavors
Waffle Cones & Floats (near Garden Gate Cafe)
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream: Flavor of the week served in a bubble waffle cone
  • Ice Cream Floats: Vanilla soft serve with a choice of soda
  • Fireworks Ice Cream Slushy: Blue raspberry slush, wildberry slush, and vanilla soft serve ice cream
Peacock Bar (in Gwazi Park Pavilion)
  • Peach Bellini Popsicle
  • Strawberry Basil Lemonade Popsicle
  • RumHaven Blue Hawaiian
  • Kinky Vodka & Sprite Cocktail
  • Passion Fruit Tequila Mojito

During Summer Nights, the park will stay open until 10:00 PM. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, the festivities end with a thrilling fireworks spectacular at 9:30 PM. To join in the party, all you need is regular park admission tickets. Get discount Busch Gardens Tampa tickets and more from Tickets2You!

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