Summer Nights kicks off on June 10th at Busch Gardens Tampa


Summer will get hotter on June 10th at Busch Gardens Tampa when Summer Nights kicks off. Summer Nights at Busch Gardens “all the fun and entertainment as previous years, but this year it will be even more exciting”. Beginning June 10th, park guests will be able to watch the high-energy and fun show, Kinetix, as well as ride all the attractions Busch Gardens Tampa has to offer, including the brand new Cheetah Hunt roller coaster, and extended park hours all summer long.

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Kinetix will play nightly at 9pm in Gwazi Park. The show features live music, dancing, and an energizing performance from artists and dancers from around the globe. Kinetix is a fun and quite popular show, so be sure to arrive early for a good seat. Busch Gardens Tampa recommends arriving at 8pm. Our video from Kinetix last year beautifully captures the fun and energy of the show:

Nightly beginning at 5pm, guests will also be able to find live DJ’s and “party starters” in three different locations around the park: Jungala, Stanleyville, and Gwazi Plaza (across from Gwazi, pictured below). The party starters are there to get the party started with games, music, and dancing. Also, on Fridays and Saturdays only, these party starters will host small dance off challenges through out the day to find the most energetic guests with the best moves to compete in the Dance-Off Competition in the Desert Grill. The competition begins at 7pm and the audience will pick the guest with the best moves by applause. The winner will also receive four tickets to come back to the park.

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Busch Gardens Tampa will be closing at 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights as well as 9pm Sunday through Thursday nights.

To add even more fun to Summer Nights, brand new this year is “Cool Allusions featuring Christopher Cool.” Tuesdays through Sundays and on the Fourth of July, from 5pm-8pm he will be performing his “cool allusions” at the top of the hour at the Marrakesh Theater.

All the Summer Nights fun runs from June 10th until August 14th.

For more information about Summer Nights, visit Busch Gardens Tampa’s official website at