2020 – Present

With 60 years of history behind it, Busch Gardens Tampa starts the new decade with a record-breaking roller coaster in Iron Gwazi.


  • January 2 – Park offers BOGO Fun Card, where guests could purchase a 2020 Busch Gardens Fun Card and receive an Adventure Island Fun Card for free. Offer available through March 31. (Twitter 1/2/2020 & 1/3/2020)
  • March 16 – Park begins extended closure due to COVID-19 concerns. Originally announced to last through the end of March, the closure was later extended indefinitely. (Twitter 3/13/2020 & 3/27/2020)
  • May 4 – Park announces a complimentary tier upgrade for all active annual pass members to last through the end of 2020. (Twitter 5/4/2020)
  • June 11 – Park reopens following extended closure due to COVID-19 concerns. New safety guidelines include free reservations for visits, temperature checks, required face coverings, and social distancing throughout the park. (Twitter 6/4/2020)
  • July 22 – Park offers complimentary single-day admission for U.S. veterans and up to three dependents. Tickets are valid through November 11, with online registration required by August 12, later extended to August 30. (Twitter 7/22/2020, 8/10/2020 & BGT Veteran Discount)
  • July 31 – USA Today’s 10Best Awards for several categories are announced, with the park winning several including #1 Best Non-Roller Coaster Ride for Falcon’s Fury, the fifth-best amusement park in the country, and ninth-best roller coaster for Montu. (Twitter 7/31/2020)
  • November 11 – Park is closed for the day due to the threat from Tropical Storm Eta. It reopens as scheduled the following day. (Twitter 11/11/2020 & 11/12/2020)
  • November 13 – Park starts its Black Friday Sale two weeks early. (Twitter 11/13/2020)
  • December 7 – A water main break affecting the entire city forces the park to close early at 5 p.m. The park remains closed the following day, December 8, due to the issue. (Twitter 12/7/2020 & BGT 12/8/2020)


  • September 1 – Park closes after being open for just 90 minutes due to inclement weather. (Twitter 9/1/2021)