Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Come join everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends on a family-friendly Safari adventure where the rhythms of Africa are sprinkled with giggles.

It’s Busch Gardens’® newest kid's area with kid-friendly rides, cool water fun and plenty of memorable adventures.

Fly through the desert with Grover. Climb in Elmo’s Tree House. Splash in Bert and Ernie’s watering hole. You can even dine with your child's furry friends. It’s Sesame Street Safari of Fun, where imaginations run wild and there’s fun for everyone.

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Air Grover

Soar with Grover on his plane through the Sahara – a junior coaster full of fun turns, mini-dives and plenty of laughter. You can also take home a photo of your awesome ride on Air Grover – a priceless memory of this coaster ride that had you soaring up and diving down through the Sahara.

The Count’s Zambezi Rally

Look for The Count at this kid-size car ride that takes you on a jaunt through our desert and tribal trails – and all at your own speed. Maximum 56"

Zoe-patra & the Hippos of the Nile

A splashy fun flume ride with Zoe’s hippo friends that gives you a riverside glimpse of Africa – pyramids included! Minimum 36”- Maximum 56”

Snuffy’s Elephant Romp

Fly around and around and up and down with Snuffy’s fun friends. Maximum 56” (Adult May Accompany A Child On This Attraction)

Elmo’s Safari Go-Round

Sit atop a friendly lion, zebra or buffalo for a spin on this tribal-inspired carousel with Elmo and his friends. Maximum 56” (Adult May Accompany A Child On This Attraction)

Rosita’s Djembe Fly-Away

Take a swing ride through the jungle with Rosita that sends you whirling above the African canopy. Maximum 42"

Big Bird’s Whirly Birdie

It’s funny side up on Big Bird’s delightfully playful ferris wheel ride. An egg-celent ride for the small ones. Maximum 56” (Adult May Accompany A Child On This Attraction)

Telly’s Jungle Jam

This Jungle Jam encourages your child to explore sound, shapes and shadows in this naturally engaging play area for kids of ALL abilities.

Elmo’s Treehouse Trek

Explore Elmo’s 3-story hideaway to play hide-n-seek, discover new levels of fun and get a bird’s-eye view of our entire African play land.

Cookie Monster’s Canopy Crawl

Cookie Monster's Canopy Crawl takes your child on a quest for fun as you climb, crawl and explore on this 3-story net climb. Maximum 56”

Slimey’s Sahara Sand

This fun-filled, sand-filled beachy oasis is a place for kids to frolic and parents to relax in the coolest desert around.

Bert & Ernie’s Watering Hole

Turn the kids loose in Bert and Ernie’s wildly fun water adventure filled with bubblers, geysers, jets, dumping buckets and more.

Abby Cadabby’s Treasure Hut

A bazaar of unique items, including tons of safari treasures. They’re waiting in Abby Cadabby’s cool hut – full of Sesame Street® Safari of Fun gifts you can’t find any place else.

Cookie Monster’s Trading Post

Looks like Cookie Monster’s quest has gone beyond food! Check out his trading post full of safari-inspired fun gifts.

Big Bird’s 123-Smile with Me

All of your child's favorite Sesame Street® friends are here to meet and greet, share a laugh, a hug – and a photo.

Snack-n-Getti Tribal Treats

Take time for all kinds of tasty treats to keep your energy up for more adventures!

Sunny Day Theater

Go deep into our African land as tales of adventure come to life with the help of everyone's Sesame Street® friends – right before your very eyes.

Water Health & Safety

Know how to be cool at the pool. Play and swim with these six simple tips: Learn More

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Dine with Elmo & Friends

Families can share lunch with Elmo and Friends on select days at an outdoor dining facility adjacent to Sesame Street® Safari of Fun™. Fill up on hugs from your favorite characters, sumptuous food and family together-time with this unique dining experience. Find out more about Lunch with Elmo and Friends.

Extra-special Lunch with Elmo and Friends dining experiences are offered throughout the year. We’ll celebrate character birthdays and mark the holidays with unique parties featuring the lovable characters. Find out more about upcoming these events by going to the Lunch with Elmo and Friends page and clicking on the Dates tab.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s big day at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun. Whether you choose to Dine with Elmo or host an Exclusive Party for a group from 20 to 50, Sesame Street Safari of Fun is the all-inclusive, one-of-a-kind destination for preschool birthday parties. Call 813-884-4FUN (4386) to book your child’s Sesame Street Safari of Fun birthday party.

Dine With Elmo, A Birthday to Remember!

Celebrate your little one’s birthday during a Lunch with Elmo and Friends. We’ll reserve special seats for your entire party, serve a scrumptious cake and send birthday wishes your child’s way during the dine. That’s in addition to the heart-warming character meet and greets and buffet included with each lunch experience.

The cost to add a cake, reserved seating and a special birthday announcement to your Lunch with Elmo and Friends experience is $45. That is a single-charge in addition to the cost of each individual reservation.

Exclusive Sesame Street Safari of Fun Birthday Party

This awesome preschool party begins with entrance for the entire group into Busch Gardens after 1 p.m. The party gathers in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun Dine Pavilion at 2:30 p.m. for pizza, cake and character meet and greets! Next up, an escorted front-of-the-line ride on Air Grover. Then take a seat in a reserved section for the 4 p.m. Sesame Street show in the Sunny Day Theater. The all-inclusive cost covers invitations, a gift for the birthday child (medium-size plush), party favors (small plush) and decorations. We can also arrange for package pick up at the front of the park for your child’s presents.

The cost for each party participant is $49.95 plus tax, which includes admission. If any of guests are Pass Members, the party cost is only $23 plus tax per Member.

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Grab the whole family and head over to Big Bird’s 123-Smile with Me portrait studio to snap a family photo with your favorite Sesame Street® character.

Stay after the show! Character meet and greets follow every Elmo Rocks showing.

Forget the kids’ swim gear? Check out Cookie Monster’s Trading Post for children’s swimsuits, water shoes and waterproof diapers.

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Air Grover: Height Requirement: Children under 42” (122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion (14 years of age or older). Hand held infants may not ride this ride. (children must be able to walk unassisted)

Elmo Rocks: Theater attendants are present before each show to help accommodate special needs. Handicap accessible seating is limited; guests are encouraged to arrive early.

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.

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