Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida Theme Park & Attractions


  • Thrill
  • Splash
  • Height
    42" Minimum

Race through this desert jewel then dive into a 360-degree vertical loop which will send you spiraling forward for an unforgettable ride.

The Scorpion® is one of only three roller coasters of its kind remaining in the world today, yet its sting is every bit as effective at instilling thrills through every twist and turn.

Check out showtimes on the back of your park map to see the latest show in Pantopia Grill® while you’re in Pantopia™!

Impress your friends with this Scorpion® factoid: Scorpion pulls you through a 360 degree spiral and speeds of 50 miles per hour!

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 ride exit to board the ride. Please see a team member for assistance and loading instructions.

Height Restrictions

Riders must be 42” tall to ride Scorpion®.

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 Restrictions

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 mechanism to function correctly.

Guests must have three functioning extremities with the ability to hold on with at least one functioning hand and to 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 the knee or below. Guests with a broken collar bone, cervical collar, neck brace, or any type of hard cast shall not ride. Please review all restrictions listed on the sign at the attraction entrance.

Service Animals

Not Permitted

Accessibility Guide

» View the accessibility guide here