Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced a series of family-friendly events throughout the year to celebrate the park’s 60th anniversary.

  • Children age five and younger can enjoy free admission to the park all year long with the new Preschool Card, and meet their favorite characters from shows like Sesame Street, PJ Masks and more.
  • These character-focused events will include:
    • Sesame Street Safari of Fun – Pirate Party Weekends – Feb 2, 3, 9 & 10 from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Join the Sesame Street krewe for a pirate filled paRrrr-ty! Families can enjoy special character interaction, themed story time, treasure scavenger hunts, and dance parties for pirate-inspired frivolity. The fun begins each Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area of the park.
    • Celebrate with Peppa Pig – March 2 & 3: Peppa Pig is making a big splash at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! Guests can make mealtime more than memorable at Dine with Peppa Pig, an unforgettable dining experience featuring a kid-friendly buffet and photographable moments at the Sesame Pavilion. It will be more fun than a muddy puddle!
    • Time to Be a Hero with PJ Masks – March 9 & 10: Guests will be ready to save the day with an action-packed visit with the PJ Masks.  Families can take their fan experience to the next level at Dine with PJ Masks – a kid-friendly buffet where kids can meet and take a photograph with their favorite mystery-solving heroes, Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko!
  • It’s worth noting that PJ Masks, while it airs on Disney Junior, is not produced by Disney and that is why you can see the characters at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
  • Guests can also enjoy the return of Let’s Play Together, a heartwarming live show all about the beauty of friendship, now playing select days at the Sunny Day Theater as well as the Lunch with Elmo and Friends dining experience which features a kid-approved buffet and interactions with their favorite characters.

  • Florida residents can register now up until May 19, 2019 for the 2019 Preschool Card, which is valid for unlimited visits at both Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for children ages five or younger through December 31, 2019.
  • That free park admission will also include access to the following Sesame Street events:
    • Safari of Fun Spring Kids’ Weekends – Saturdays and Sundays: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19: This spring, join Elmo, Rubber Duckie, Cookie Monster and the rest of the gang for fun-filled weekends including dance parties, crafts and more!
    • Sesame Street Safari of Fun Fall Kids’ Weekends –  Saturdays and Sundays: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27: Fall-inspired activities lead the way weekends in October at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun. Kids won’t want to miss dance parties featuring their favorite Sesame Street friends like Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Grover, Rosita, and more who will make special appearances dressed in their best Halloween attire.
  • For more information on the Preschool Card or any of this year’s family-friendly events, visit BuschGardensTampa.com.