Tampa City Pass
posted by mullentam50 on Apr 09, 2015
Thought the Pass was well worth it. Busch Gardens alone is $99.
Tampa City Pass
posted by Sherbear on Apr 09, 2015
I was skeptical at first because of the low cost of 99 per adult and 84 per child. I priced out each individual admission and this was by far the best deal ever!! We planned to do Busch Gardens while we were visiting Clearwater but decided since we were going to be there for 7 days we would head into Tampa a bit more. It was great!! This actually give us more options than what we had originally planned on doing. We did Busch one day and then hit the Zoo (do not miss it) and the Florida Aquarium on another. We did the Clearwater Aquarium on another day since it was right next to the beach and we could walk over. Really wished we would have went to MOSI though too, but we spent too much time relaxing by the waves. I will be looking up City Passes for any other trips I plan to make for other areas as this is by far the best rate! Thanks!
This is the way to see everything in and around Tampa!
posted by godivagirl on Apr 08, 2015
With a family of four, the Tampa CityPass was by far the best value and had every place we wanted to visit. We were able to go to Clearwater Aquarium, Busch Gardens, the Tampa Lowery Zoo and the Florida Aquarium. All great attractions and we were able to skip the ticket line!!
Spring Break In Tampa
posted by Henry on Apr 06, 2015
Took my son down to Tampa for part of spring break. Think buying the city pass was a great value. Liked all the options except the clearwater marine aquarium. Not sure if it was because of the late hour that we went or the lack of parking but really didn't enjoy the aquarium. Not much to see and seemed a little unorganized to me.
Save $$$, Save time, BEST VALUE ANYWHERE
posted by Ifitsfreeitsforme on Apr 06, 2015
I had not heard of the City Pass until I visited the Busch Gardens website and clicked on the Busch Gardents ticket price options. I couldn't believe what I was seeing! The 5 attraction Tampa CityPass could be bought for just a few dollars more than a One Day Busch Gardens ticket! What?! For a total of $99 per adult and $84 per child, we also got admissions to the Tampa Aquarium! Lowry Park Zoo! The Clearwater Aquarium! and The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)/or The Chiluly Glass Exhibit! (the last two attractions you have to choose one over the other; we chose the MOSI, as it is close to the Aquarium and a FUN adventure for our very active 6 year old:) Being Mrs. Frugal and honoring my motto, "if its free its for me" I quickly imput my cc info and purchased 3 Tampa CityPasses. Within moments, our confirmation email arrived containing our scannable voucher, which we immediately printed out. We chose a long holiday week (Easter) to use our passes, starting out at Busch Gardens on a Thursday. Proceeding immediately to the electronic self-serve kiosk, I quickly found out I was in the wrong place to redeem these vouchers. Go to the EZ Pass windows... to the right of the main ticket entrance (where folks walk up to purchase tickets); you will see other folks in the line with scannable vouchers, although they may or may not be City Passes.... The line took 20 minutes and it was just an hour after 9:30am opening time, yet we got our 9 day City Pass coupon books with he kind personnel's tinstructions NOT TO TEAR OUT ANY VOUCHERS. Only the attraction personnel do this. IF TORN OUT, THAT COUPON IS VOIDED. So keep the entire coupon booklet intact. The edge of the coupon book is dated by the attraction personnel. You will have 9 days to use attraction coupons, and they are so easy to use! At the Tampa Aquarium, you can SKIP the once again long ticket line and proceed directly to the front entrance doors, where you present your coupon booklet(s) and the personnel tear the coupons out for you and grant you immediate entry. NICE. MOSI was our next attraction, as the Aquarium is roughly three hours at most, unless you linger for lunch onsite in their tiki hut area, or have brought bathing suits for the kiddos to enjoy their amazing and little publicized on-site water park! BRING BATHING SUITS and change of clothes for the littles. SUNSCREEN is a MUST! Pack a picnic lunch, or eat on$ite, or do like we did and venture to the Channelside Drive restaurants for more adventurous cusine. MOSI has two explorable buildings with hands-on exhibits, as well as their IMAX movies. Your CityPass admission coupon includes an IMAX movie! If you have an active child, skip the entire main building and go to the second building, which is across a little street, between their ZipLine and Ropes Course (which cost $7 to $10 extra)...the second building is not as well utilized; some folks never venture over there and they are missing out on the BEST PART! LOTS of things for you and your kids to touch, push, pull, interact with...including a Man on the Moon mission control center...don't miss this! We have been to The Clearwater Marine Aquarium many times, so we skipped this attraction, but if you and your family loved the Disney flicks, "Dolphin's Tale I and II", this is worth the extra ninety minute drive. Insider information: The Clw Marine Aquarium is in two locations...once admitted, you can get to their Mainland building by taking the Trolley Shuttle, OR...BEST FREE OPTION IS TO TAKE THEIR OPEN AIR BOAT RIDE, of which you are almost guaranteed to see dolphins or manatees and SUP's. The boat ride takes about 20 minutes total. DO THIS! Sometimes a couple of the 'stars' from Dolphin Tales I and II are on site to sign autographs. Be sure to rent the movie before you go to the Clw Marine Aquarium so your family can appreciate all their exhibits, which are pretty much totally focused on the dolphins from these movies. We did not go to Lowry Park Zoo yet! Hope to use this coupon before it expires. The only 'downer' of the entire experience is parking costs $17 per car at Busch Gardens; $6 per car at the Tampa Aquarium; $5 as you exit the parking lot at MOSI (be sure you have the cash on hand, as there are NO attendants!); parking at Clw Marine Aquarium is FREE. Park a couple blocks away and walk. ENJOY YOUR TAMPA CITYPASS! Can't wait to visit other cities to use theirs!
posted by Deea on Apr 06, 2015
Just came back from our Spring Break trip to Florida (Tampa Bay Area) and would definitely recommend getting a City Pass for anyone visiting that area. Our family used 4 of the 5 passes. After the 2nd attraction we already knew we got our money's worth and felt that the rest of our trip was partially free. This made our vacation budget much better for our family of 5.
Tampa Bay City Pass
posted by Vicki on Apr 05, 2015
I purchased 2 City Passes and it was well worth the money, I will definitely recommend to my Family & Friends to purchase the City Pass when visiting.
Very good value
posted by paulczinger on Apr 05, 2015
Great attractions. Only need to go to 2 places to pay for booklet - rest is free. Very seemless use - each attraction very accommodating to use of CityPASS booklet.
Well worth the money
posted by connersix on Apr 05, 2015
This was a great deal for the following reasons, it was less expensive than buying tickets at each place, we skipped lines almost everywhere we went, I could buy the tickets weeks ahead of time and budget better and I got information about the places we went that I wouldn't otherwise have had. Thank you CityPASS, you made a great vacation even better!
Amazing Price!!! Amazing Trip!!!
posted by NanishkaG on Apr 05, 2015
We purchased the Tampa City pass in the search for something cheap and fun to do on our kids' Spring Break. Wasn't expecting such a bargain as this. We went to Tampa Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, MOSI (which is one of the choice tickets and one of our new favorite places to go to), and the Clearwater Aquarium. We also took advantage of our discounted tickets to Zoominations and hoping to next time take advantage of the 15 dollar tickets to Adventure Island water park. We didn't have enough time :( . This was definitely a trip to remember.