Below are noteworthy events from Busch Gardens Tampa’s history that occurred in the month of July.

Specific Dates:

  • 1st – (1976) Python, the park’s first roller coaster, officially opens to guests in the Congo section of the park (present day Jungala).

During the Month:

  • 1981 – Park hours over summer are 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., part of new summer night lighting program, which runs through August 23. Annual pass cost $30. (Temple Terrace Beacon, 7/23/1981)
  • 1992 – Park hours were 9:30 to at least 6 p.m., with later hours for the summer. Daily admission is $26.95 plus tax, 22.95 plus tax for children age 3 to 9. Parking is $3. (The Morning Call, 7/19/1992)