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Busch Gardens Tampa Preschool Pass

Learn how to get a FREE Busch Gardens Preschool Pass for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida. It’s another way to save on trips to family theme parks! Do it fast, though, because activation for the Busch Gardens Tampa Preschool Card ends February 25, 2024.

*Updated for 2024*

Planning a trip to Florida? Check out our Guide to Busch Gardens Tampa. And if you’ll be in the Orlando area, you can also register for a free Sea World Preschool Pass for your child(ren).

Sesame Street characters and giraffes at Busch Gardens Tampa Florida

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How to get a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Preschool Card in 2024

Register online to enroll your child who is 3-5 years old. This pass is only available to Florida residents.

After registering your child for the Preschool Card, you must visit the park by February 25, 2024 to redeem and activate it. Be sure to bring proof of your child’s age–either a birth certificate or travel passport (copies are fine). Parents will also need to show proof of Florida residency.

As long as your child is 5 years of age on or before the date you redeem the Preschool Card for your first visit to the park, your child is eligible. Therefore, if your child turns 6 over the summer, you can continue to use the free pass through the rest of 2024.

Scenery at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Details of the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Preschool Card

Once activated, this Preschool Card is good through December 31, 2024, and gives unlimited FREE admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for your preschool-aged child.

A typical one-day admission ticket to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is $99.99, so this is a huge savings! Tickets are required for ages 3 and up. Toddlers/babies 2 and under are always free.

What’s the Weather-or-Not Assurance policy?

If you happen to choose a day that is then impacted by weather, you can visit guest relations to receive a ticket for your 2nd visit. This policy ONLY applies to those with a Single-Day or Multi-Day ticket (such as friends or grandparents you have brought along).

If you’re using the Preschool Card or a Membership Pass, you already have the ability to visit on another day.

Dragon ride Busch Gardens Tampa
Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens

Best areas for kids at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Download their digital map of the park or download the mobile app to use while visiting.

Sesame Street Safari of Fun is the main area for preschoolers at Busch Gardens in Tampa. That’s where you’ll find kid-friendly rides along with a kids-only splash pad.

You can also see and meet the Sesame Street characters or participate in Storytime at the Sunny Day Stage.

Remember that Busch Gardens prides itself on animal conservation. You’ll find a full-sized zoo and aquarium, perfect for kids of all ages.

Bird of prey with handler at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens

Adventure Island

The water park Adventure Island opens for the season on March 8, 2024. There are some kid-friendly attractions but nothing as tame as the splashpad over in Sesame Street Safari of Fun.

Complimentary life vests are available and are highly recommended for small children. Swim diapers are required for infants and toddlers. 

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How to get a free Preschool Card to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay