Serengeti Railway

Board a train pulled by one our replica locomotives for nostalgic experience and panoramic journey along the edges of the wild.

See hundreds of exotic animals in natural habitats and enjoy a relaxed tour around Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay.


All aboard the Christmas Town™ Express for the biggest Christmas carol sing-a-long on wheels! Friends and family are invited to join in singing traditional songs of the season like “Jingle Bells,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” while circling the Serengeti on a beautifully-lit, vintage-style steam locomotive.

Wheelchairs and non-folding strollers may need to ride in the last car of the train.

At Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, safety is the only consideration that takes precedence over fun. Thrill rides by their very nature create forces and speeds that may not be acceptable to some people, and may cause injury to some riders with pre-existing health conditions.

In general, all riders must be in good health. Those who have had recent surgery, expectant mothers, those with high blood pressure, heart conditions, neck or back problems, and those with any impairment or condition that would prevent normal seating or use of safety restraints as provided, should not board.

Riders must be able to remain sitting up straight, keep their head erect, their back and shoulders against the seat back, and their hands, arms, legs and feet down and inside the ride at all times. Each ride has its own restriction sign at the ride entrance. Please review these closely.

Visually Impaired Guests: Those guests with visual impairments must have someone (a companion or park team member) read the ride restrictions to them prior to boarding.

Casts and Limb Braces: Guests with casts or limb braces will be restricted from riding certain rides where the cast or brace may present a hazard to the guest or others. Please consult with our Guest Relations staff for more information or if in doubt about your ability to safely experience a ride.

Guests with limited physical ability should be able to continuously grasp lap bars and/or railings, maintain themselves independently in an upright position and be able to absorb sudden and dramatic movements on the attractions listed above.

During the evacuation of any ride, ambulatory guests may be removed before those guests requiring assistance. Guests accept any additional risk associated with an emergency evacuation.