Media Room

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Media Room

Welcome to the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Media Room, an online portal place providing information for newsgathering media.

The Busch Gardens online pressroom provides members of the working news media with up-to-date information about the newest attractions, current promotional offers, and ongoing conservation efforts. 

View our press releases for the latest information.

Media Inquiries

Media Contact:

Karen Varga-Sinka

For working media on a deadline during business hours (Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), please contact our office at 813-987-5090 to ensure your inquiry is flagged.

AFTER HOURS: If you are media on deadline outside of normal business hours please call 813-944-7124. 

All Non-Media and General Inquiries:
Busch Gardens Public Relations
3605 E. Bougainvillea Dr
Tampa, FL 33612 

Media Admissions Policy

Working members of the media may request complimentary tickets to Busch Gardens. Members of the media in traditional and new media news-gathering positions and social media influencers who meet minimum circulation and fan/follower” requirements may receive two complimentary tickets for a one-time visit every six months. Five business days are required for ticket requests.

HOLIDAY NOTICE: Due to the holidays and fluctuating office hours, all ticket requests must be submitted by Dec. 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Normal office hours will resume Jan. 3, 2017. Last minute ticket requests will not be accommodated.