Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida Theme Park & Attractions

Congo River Rapids

  • Thrill
  • Splash
  • Height
    42” Minimum

Climb aboard for an exciting white water rafting expedition that will send you twirling down this racing river.

Thrilling plunges, looming waterfalls and a mysterious water caves are just a few of the surprises this river ride holds. Little ones who may be hesitant should ride in a center seat between two adults. 

Ride Access

For those guests who are not able to wait in line, a Virtual Queue system is utilized and guests will be given a return time to ride (see team member at the ride entrance). At the provided time, the guest will proceed to the queue entrance to board the ride. Please see a team member for assistance and loading instructions.

Height Restrictions

Riders must be 42” to ride Congo River Rapids®.

Ride Restrictions

For your safety, you should ride only if you are in good health. Guests who know or suspect that may be pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart conditions, neck or back problems, recent surgery, sensitivity to strobe effects, prone to motion sickness, have a heightened sensitivity to dark enclosed places or any other impairment or medical condition that may be affected by the features of this ride or prevent the normal seating or use of the safety restraints as provided, shall not ride.

Physical Restriction

Each rider must be able to remain sitting up straight, keeping their head upright, their back and shoulders against the seat back, and their hands, arms, legs and feet down and inside the ride at all times. Guests must have appropriate weight distribution to allow the restraint device to function properly. Guests must be able to hold on with one functioning hand and brace with one functioning leg. Two functioning hands are sufficient instead of three functioning extremities if the guest has a normal center of gravity and the lower extremities are sufficiently strong to maintain a proper riding posture under the dynamic conditions of the ride. Amputation must be at knee or below. Guests with a broken collar bone, neck brace, cervical collar or a braced arm cast must not ride. Please review all restrictions listed on the sign at the attraction entrance.

Service Animals


Accessibility Guide

» View the accessibility guide here

Front-Of-The-Line Access