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Can You Buy Busch Gardens Tickets at the Gate? | Explained

There are many different ways to purchase Busch Garden tickets.

In this guide, we will explain all of the ways visitors can purchase Busch Gardens tickets and the differences between each option.

Can You Buy Busch Gardens Tickets at the Gate?

You can absolutely purchase Busch Gardens tickets at the gate when you arrive.

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You'll simply walk up to the entrance and head toward the Self-Service Ticketing Window, and wait in line to use the kiosk to purchase your ticket.

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You'll then be prompted to select your ticket type, whether or not you want any add-ons and then you can check out.

It's important to know that Busch Gardens is a cashless park, meaning that visitors will need to pay with a credit or debit card.

After you purchase your ticket, your tickets will pop out from the bottom of the machine, and you can head toward the gate and have your ticket scanned to enter the park.

Perks of Buying at the Gate

If you have any questions regarding tickets such as the different types of tickets offered, the park attendant at the ticket window will be more than happy to answer your questions and help you make a well-informed decision.

Purchasing Online

You're also able to purchase online from two different places, directly from the Busch Gardens site, or from an authorized theme park ticket reseller.

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1. Busch Gardens Site

When you purchase directly from the Busch Gardens site, it's an identical experience as it is buying it at the ticket window, however, you won't have the live interaction to have your questions answered.

However, you can simply call Busch Garden's phone number 813-884-4386 if you have any questions.

Additionally, Busch Gardens offers a very useful Frequently Asked Questions page where most of the common questions are answered.

2. Theme Park Center

Theme Park Center is an authorized theme park ticket reseller that guarantees authentic tickets, and our prices will always be cheaper than the gate.

And there’s no catch.

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Some online ticket retailers require you to take time out of your vacation and sit through a lengthy timeshare tour or drive out of your way to their offices to pick up your tickets.

That's not the case here.

You'll simply receive your purchased tickets within seconds to the email address that you provided, exactly as you would directly from the park.

Perks of Purchasing Online

Purchasing online requires a little research to figure out which ticket will be right for you, which will save you a lot of time.

When you purchase online, you can start your day by completely skipping a line.

Rather than waiting for what can seem like an eternity during the busier days to purchase your ticket, you can head directly to the gate and scan your ticket to enter the park.

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