It’s going to be a socially distant New Year’s Eve at Busch Gardens! They just released their plans to say goodbye to 2020 and hello 2021!

New Year’s Eve at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will offer two reservation sessions this year. There will be one for a daytime visit and one for a nighttime visit with two nighttime fireworks celebrations.

It will feature open-air entertainment and experiences as well as enhanced health and safety measures.

According to a Busch Gardens Press Release, here are the two sessions to choose from to ring in 2021 (single visit tickets, Fun Cards or Annual Passes):

Play By Day: Reserve from 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M.

  • Guests can celebrate the excitement of the coming New Year by taking on Florida’s biggest and best thrill rides, enjoying delicious seasonal treats in the Christmas Town village and experiencing awe-inspiring animal encounters – now including NEW Animal Insider Tours

Play By Night: Reserve from 6:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M.

  • New Year’s Eve at Busch Gardens combines the holiday fun of Christmas Town while starting 2021 with a bang with two fireworks presentations for guests to choose from.


  • In order to manage capacity on the Festival Field during fireworks, reserved access for the Festival Field must be purchased in advance. Guests can also reserve premium field viewing for a small upcharge to one of two fireworks presentations during the New Year’s Eve Celebration. Guests can choose the 8:30 P.M. or 11:30 P.M. seating, available online now for purchase.

For everyone’s comfort and safety, New Year’s Eve Celebration fireworks can also be enjoyed from a number of locations around the park, included with admission. Ideal viewing locations are suggested on the park’s website.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is also having a limited-time holiday sale through December 27th. You can get up to 50% off tickets, Fun Cards, and more!

Visit for more information, reservations and to purchase tickets, Fun Cards, or Annual Passes.


Christmas Town is also running through January 3rd at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay:

How to Get Your Holiday Fix at Busch Gardens Christmas Town

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