The Animal Ambassador Insider tour allows guests to feed flamingos and attend a training session with animal ambassadors at Animal Connections.
First listed on the park’s website in late December 2020 as a limited-time offering, the newly introduced Animal Ambassador Tour’s first available date was January 15, 2021. It was scheduled to be available each day the park was open through February 28, 2021. The 45-minute tour was available at 1 and 2:15 p.m. each day for guests ages three and up. Pricing started at $19.99 per person, with pass member discounts available. Face coverings were required to be worn at all times during the tour.
The tour was advertised as offering guests a chance to feed flamingos and experience an interactive training session with animal ambassadors at Animal Connections. Guests were instructed to meet at Animal Connections, just west of the Nairobi train station, at least 15 minutes before their tour time.
Additional tour dates were added, and the Animal Ambassador Insider became a regular offering. By April 2021, the tour length was reduced to 30 minutes. As face-covering policies at the park changed, only unvaccinated guests were required to wear face coverings on the tour by the summer of 2021. Face-covering requirements would be removed entirely in 2022.
By October 2022, the tour was being offered at 1:15 and 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Tuesdays, plus Wednesdays on holiday weeks. Tour components remained unchanged.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | Animal Ambassador Insider – accessed 12/27/2020
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | Animal Ambassador Insider – accessed 10/9/2022
Last update: October 9, 2022