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I am a Busch Gardens super fan. I absolutely fell in love with the park when I first set foot inside as a kid and that feeling has not gone away. For 15+ years I have been touring Busch Gardens, and over that time I have developed a real knack for getting around the park, to the point where I can do about 4x to 5x the amount of fun stuff as a normal person who enters the gates.

And I do the 4x to 5x more things without running, sprinting, purchasing special expensive passes. In my book, The Florida Explorer’s Guide To Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, I don’t tell you to chart out your day, like many other guides do, as if you are about to embark on a military expedition. I enjoy myself and I recommend that you enjoy yourself too. My secret is that I just simply have a lot of experience touring Busch Gardens.

I know how the park works and I know where to go. My simple recommendations like “go this way and not that way” and “do this and not that” will lead you to beating the crowds, saving hours of your valuable vacation time, and allowing you to enjoy the park in full.

But I don’t just tell you where to go. In my guide, I explore every section of the park in detail. We go deep into the nooks and crannies. We explore beautiful, hidden sections that most people miss. I explain the history behind the park, we look at the animals, and–yes–we go on the thrill rides.

Here’s some of the things you will learn from reading my book:

  • How to get premium parking for the price of general parking
  • How to skip the long lines at the ticket windows and get in the park quicker
  • How to skip long roller coaster lines if you have kids
  • How to ride three rollercoasters within your first 40 minutes in the park
  • How to ride the sky ride while only waiting in line a fraction of the time most people wait
  • How to get a ghost mummy to appear in a bathroom mirror
  • And much, much more…

Busch Gardens is an amazing place and my book will teach you how to navigate the park like a pro. It’s helped other people have an amazing time during their visit and it can help you too.


Not only that, it has reached #1 bestseller status on Amazon in multiple categories.


Right now, if you want to buy my book on Amazon it will cost you $9.99 and you will get tremendous value from it.


Somehow, I currently have business arrangements with Busch Gardens that will allow me to give the book away to you for FREE. Yeah, for reals–free. I honestly don’t know how long the arrangement will last, I hope indefinitely, but I really don’t know. So you better take advantage of this deal while you can.

All you have to do is use my links to purchase your tickets to Busch Gardens. That’s it. The arrangement I have, at absolutely no additional cost to you, is I receive a small percentage of the ticket sale when people make a purchase through my links. And as my way of saying thank you, I will send you a free copy of my book.

I mean, think about it. How cool is that? You get an excellent #1 bestselling guidebook for FREE for purchasing tickets that you were already planning on purchasing. And it does not cost you a single penny more. Yeah!

So, here’s what you do.

  1. use this link to go to the Busch Gardens website
  2. Make your ticket purchase
  3. The go to my contact page and send me a message. In the subject line put “Free Busch Gardens Guide” and in the body put something like the following (feel free to copy and paste the message)

Hi Austin,

I’m writing to confirm that I just used one of your links to purchase my Busch Gardens tickets!

The name on the ticket purchase is (enter your name).


Once I receive your message I will confirm the purchase on my end and then I will email you back a pdf which contains my book which can be read on your computer, tablet, phone, or e-reader! Then you will be all set to go! Yeah!

Again, I truly believe Busch Gardens is one of the most incredible places in all of Florida. It has animals, rides, music and shows. It has beautiful gardens and wonderful food. Busch Gardens is, hands down, my #1 recommendation for your visit to Tampa Bay.

Thanks you so much for reading and I enjoy your trip!


Wait, so how exactly do you make money off of this?
The above links are affiliate links. Affiliate links are all over the internet. Whenever somebody clicks on an affiliate link and orders something, the person that owns the link (me, in the above case) gets a small percentage of the sale. The beauty of affiliate links is they do not cost the consumer any extra money, which allows people like me, to provide additional value on top of the regular purchase. In this case, I can provide you a free copy of my book.

Does it matter which of the above links I use?
If you are going to purchase the Tampa Bay CityPASS, it does not matter which link you use. You can purchase the CityPASS through the Busch Gardens website (link #1) or through the official CityPASS website (link #2). They are priced the same no matter which site you use. If you are not going to purchase the CityPASS, then you must use the Busch Gardens website link.

What exactly is the Tampa Bay CityPASS?
The Tampa Bay CityPASS allows you to see Tampa Bay’s “Big 5” at a ridiculously discounted price. The CityPASS includes admission to Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, The Lowry Park Zoo, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (where the famous dolphins Winter and Hope live), and the Museum of Science and Industry or you can instead opt for the Chihuly Collection if art is your thing instead of science. If you want to see even two of those attractions, the CityPASS is worth it. The CityPASS offers tremendous value and you are not going to even come close to beating its price by purchasing tickets individually from the attractions. The CityPASS can be purchased directly from the Busch Gardens website.

So should I get the CityPASS or not?
If you are vacationing from out of town and want to see two or more of the CityPASS attractions, then get the CityPASS. That will be your best value without question. If you are from out of town and only want to go to Busch Gardens, then purchase a Busch Gardens day pass. If you are a local, or live not too far away from Busch Gardens, I 100% recommend that you purchase a Busch Gardens Annual Pass because it will pay for itself after just two visits, you will have unlimited visits, discounts on special events, and you will not have to pay for parking.