Advertisements

While much of Busch Gardens Tampa’s advertising is now done through the internet, television, and radio, print advertisements were a huge part of their marketing efforts for several decades. While fewer print advertisements are made today, they can still be found in places like travel magazines.

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1976

National Geographic circa 1976
This 1976 full-page ad notes that The Python was scheduled to open June 15, and describes some of the attractions, shows, and other offerings The Dark Continent featured.


1998

National Geographic circa 1998
A full-page ad from 1998 focuses on the commitment the Anheuser-Busch Theme Parks had to wildlife & the environment and featured images from the various SeaWorld & Busch Gardens parks.





2016

Tampa Bay 2016 Official Visitors Guide
A full-page ad on the back cover of the visitors guide showing off Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Run, and Cheetah Hunt.

AAA Living – Early 2016 Issues
Two slightly different full-page ads with the same artwork for Mako at SeaWorld and Cobra’s Curse at Busch Gardens scheduled to open in Summer 2016.

AAA Living – November/December 2016
This full-page ad appeared on the inside cover of the AAA Living magazine in their last issue of the year promoting Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa and Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration.


2017

AAA Living – November/December 2017
This full-page ad appeared inside the back cover of the AAA Living magazine in their last issue of the year promoting Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa.


2018

Tampa Bay 2018 Official Visitors Guide
A full-page ad on the back cover of the visitors guide showing featuring Falcon’s Fury for Busch Gardens on the top half, and Colossal Curl at Adventure Island on the bottom.

AAA Living – March/April 2018
This full-page ad promoted the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa and the Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando.

AAA Living – May/June & July/August 2018

A nearly identical full-page ad was run for two consecutive issues during the summer of 2018 in the AAA Living magazine.

AAA Living – September/October 2018
A full-page ad featuring Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa and Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando.

AAA Living – November/December 2018
This full-page ad promoted Christmas Town single day tickets at special pricing for AAA members.


2019

AAA Living – September/October 2019
A full-page ad featuring Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa and Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando.




More advertisements will be added in the future.