Summer Nights is an event at Busch Gardens Tampa where you can stay and ride your favorite coasters late into the evening, enjoy live entertainment, sample summer cuisine and more! The event is included with your park admission and runs from June 16th to August 6th in 2017. During the event the park will be open until 9PM on Sundays through Thursdays, and until 11PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
You can dance into the night at three new party zones this year, plus there’s a new sampler lanyard that allows you to try 8 different summer themed foods throughout the park. See more details about this year’s party zones and unique food offerings below and stay tuned for more theme park news coming soon!
NEW! Party Zones
Summer Nights will feature three party zones at Cheetah Hunt Plaza, Pantopia and Stanleyville. You can dance into the night at each themed location and indulge in spectacular summer fare inspired by the party zone itself.
Cheetah Hunt Plaza transforms into the ¡Fiesta Festa! party zone, complete with an immersive and authentic Latin experience including lively entertainment and a flavor-packed menu, including slow roasted mojo pork, jerk chicken empanadas, and chicharróns. This area will also feature several drink options including sangria, margaritas and international and domestic beer selections.
Pantopia becomes the Luau party zone with tropical drinks, entertainment inspired by the islands, and a Hawaiian-inspired menu, including huli huli chicken, Hawaiian barbecue ribs, and pineapple cheesecake parfait as well as tropical cocktails, craft brews and much more!
The Vibin’ Village party zone takes over Stanleyville and will transport you to Africa with an immersive experience of tribal entertainment and an authentic cuisine featuring craft beers, artesian wines and cocktails, chicken mafi with peanut sauce, tamarind shrimp watermelon cooler and a smoked chicken pocket with harissa.
NEW! Summer Nights Sampler Lanyards
The best way to savor sensational Summer Nights cuisine is with Busch Gardens convenient 8-item Summer Nights sampler lanyard. You can enjoy park-wide summer samples from themed party zones and select food locations throughout the park, including Twisted Tails, Garden Gate Café, Serengeti Overlook Pub and more. The Summer Nights lanyards are $34.99 per person with Pass Member discounts available. Learn more and pre-purchase your Sampler Lanyard here.
NEW! Turn It Up! Ice Show
The Moroccan Palace is now home to the hottest show on ice, Turn It Up! This all-new, original ice show vibrantly celebrates summer with contemporary performances, aerial moments and eclectic pop music.
Thrill Rides in the Dark
It’s not summer at Busch Gardens without thrill rides in the dark. Florida’s top thrill rides will be open for Summer Nights, including favorites like Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra and Busch Gardens’ newest spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse.
Summer Nights is included with your park admission. The event kicks off June 16 through August 6 and is open until 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Learn more about Summer Nights at the official website.