TAMPA, Fla. – In anticipation of the impending impact of Hurricane Idalia, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island have taken decisive action to ensure the safety of their guests, animals and employees. Both popular Tampa Bay attractions have put their “Named Storm Policy” into effect, leading to temporary closures in the critical hours ahead.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay closure details
Today, August 29, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will close its doors at 3:00 p.m. and remain closed for the entire day following August 30.
Adventure Island Closing Schedule
As for Adventure Island, the water park will also be following safety protocol and will cease operations as of today, August 29th and extend the closure through Thursday, August 31st.
During this period of closure, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island are encouraging customers to keep in touch through their various social media platforms. Real-time updates, important information and any developments regarding the status of the parks will be shared through these channels to provide visitors with the latest information.
Protect animals and ensure safety
Officials from both parks said they are committed to their animals and ambassadors and have taken careful precautions to ensure their safety during the storm.
Guests who had planned their visit during the affected period need not worry. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island have implemented Weather-or-Not Assurance, which provides flexibility to reschedule visits impacted by these unforeseen circumstances. In addition, all tickets originally intended for the affected dates will be automatically extended until August 31, 2024.
Should questions arise regarding tickets, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island recommend contacting their guest information team at BGA.GuestInformation@seaworld.com.