I absolutely love this app! I got the pleasure to beta test this app and fix some bugs; and this is an amazing app and is super convenient to people who missed the physical maps. I love how you can check out the events and follow the interactive map. I have a suggestion for the map however; for each season, if the map had optional seasonal DLC add-on skins that you could apply to the map for each holiday or season, that would be pretty neat. Also have mini games on the map; like for Christmas town, find an amount of presents to get points that you can use to redeem certain items at a gift shop or something. On the business side of things, I would like to be able to scan a previously bought photo key card, pass, membership, etc. (instead of rebuying on the app) so I don’t have to constantly carry it in my wallet. Other than that, this app is really cool and pretty ahead of it’s time! Keep the good work going!
My family loves your park and app, the wait lines are really on point and has amazing thrills, I can’t wait to go ride your new wide Serengeti fliers I think is what it’s call. Now let’s talk about the app, this app is great my family and me just went and the app saved us at the park with telling us the wait times and where to eat it also helped us get around. Adventure island- great water park the rides are great and it’s my favorite lazy river ever. Me and my family can’t wait to go to Seaworld to see if it’s as good as Busch gardens. Overall Busch gardens is my theme park home. Well goodbye
The first time using it last week. I tried to purchase three tickets. it kept saying to retry because date of birth did not work. However, it did not give me the option to put in a date of birth, until after I put in bank account info. So I tried four times and eventually it went through. Come to find out all four times I tried actually effected my bank account and now I have over $1000 pending in my bank account! Two days later I had to buy two more tickets because my kids decided to join, I used a different bank to make sure it wasn’t the banks issue and tbe same thing happened! The app stated the date of birth did not work, but again gave me no option for date of birth until I put in my bank info and pressed next. I tried it twice, then it finally gave me the option to put in date of birth. Now once again I have two pending transactions in my bank from you guys, instead of one. The order of the ticket purchase steps does not work correctly. You should ask for name and date of birth of each ticket holder before asking for bank info.
I find it disappointing reading reviews from 5, 7, and even 10 years ago the same issues haven’t been resolved. I just bought season passes for the family and I can’t even bring them up in the app. You’ll have to go to an external webpage, log in EVERYTIME (first save login info) and then you can see your passes. BUT WAIT, you have to either create an account, or log in with your season pass number. I create an account with my email - which I will always remember but I can’t add my passes to it. I can log in using my pass number, but I have to have my physical pass in hand to read from because I am not going to remember that 16 digit number. Either way, it is still not connected to the app itself so anytime you want to use it you have to go back to the web page. Your IT department could probably Google how to link that info.
This is the first time I’ve ever written a review about an app. I just wanted to save others the time it takes to download it. I gave it a 1 because it did list rides, dining locations, shopping, show times and tour options. Other than that it was a glorified advisement for their quick queue. We downloaded the app for our visit last week. We needed to find the nearest restroom but they are not shown on the map in the app. We thought we could link our annual passes but you have to log into the website to access them. Half the rides were down because of high winds but there was no information on the app about the temporary closures. And, worst of all, there is absolutely no wait time information. Just go to the website if you need any information or to purchase tickets, etc. and save the storage space on your phone for something useful.
This version of the SW and BG parks app is miles better than the last but i have two complaints. 1) The wait times. They are so all over the place and not reliable, it is so frustrating to not be able to count on the app to provide accurate or timely updated data to show how long waits are in the park. The app says one thing and then when you get to the ride it’s another. Please please please get this corrected. 2) Old tickets not being removed. So this might be a personal issue but I went to guest services and was told my old expired passes would drop off and they have yet to do so. In order to use my pass through the app i have to scroll through my purchase history and find my AP purchase that way instead of on the My visit tab. It is super annoying because every park purchase that requires separate tickets + my old expired passes are all there. How can i fix this so only my current pass is on the app and not the old expired ones connected to my account?
I love bunch garden because we get to enjoy are life’s and and in enjoy fresh air and have fun go on rides and and have a great time and I am going to bush garden with my friend’s in 5th grade and and the whole 5th grade and I am exsided because I get with my friend’s I. Enjoy my life and talk friend’s on the bus and sit with my friend’s on the ride and I love it and I never have a chance to talk at school and ya only at Reese’s what’s we get to middle school we are not going to have Reese’s and I want to enjoy that when bush garden before I want to go in middle school but ya that what I think
What’s GOOD? — The map is one of the best I’ve seen. It is highly detailed and allows *full* zoom control. Furthermore, it features a simple directions button to show your route. Easily able to toggle location types to find what you need (rides, services, restaurants, etc). — Quick access to all tickets and QR codes. — All restaurant menus available. — Ride wait times provided. — App flows without lag and is well organized. What’s BAD? — Needs option to filter ride types (either on map or list). — Needs a way to save favorites (rides, restaurants, etc). — No dark mode.
The new app is a significant upgrade from the old for the most part. Much better info on dining than was present in the old app. The two areas that stand out as needing work are a complete lack of ability to plan for future visits and a significant drop on image quality of the map. One of the features the old version had was to see a schedule of operating hours and show times for future dates. Those are very important and obvious features to just omit. Nearly every other theme park app I have used has had those features including the much maligned app this replaced. This is particularly important at a time of year where schedules are being tweaked in response to Howloscream demand. The park map is more of a stylistic complaint. It might just be a temporary issue until they add the better drawn version with Pantheon, but comparing the look of the map to its predecessor app, it seems to have prioritized scalable vector graphics at the price of visual appeal, odd for the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park.”
I can’t believe they literally lied about the time of the rides I’m now waiting and I came here at 5 or 4 and. I’m probably gonna go on one ride for the whole day they made the line to long it is not fair how they are gonna make us wait for a long time just to go on one ride for the whole day?! The app is good but I don’t like the fact that they made me wait so long for nothing I already had to drive here 3 hours?! Not cool and the fact that sometimes they stop the ride and make you wait more This one lady waited so long and they said she had to come a again cause they closed it’s not the workers fault just a little bit but it’s mostly the manger THEY NEED TO FIX THIS NOW AND THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO CAN MOSTLY HELP IS YOU GUYS THE MORE WE FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS THE MORE WE GET CLOSER TO THE RIDES i hope this review helped ty♥️♥️♥️
You would think this app would easily let you PULL UP YOUR #%*^ ANNUAL PASS! You know, like every freaking hotel, airline, gas station and fast food restaurant on the planet has figured out by now. Evidently I have am paying for admission to 11 different parks around the country (and they are great parks) - so long as I print out a piece of paper and take it with me everywhere I go without getting it wet or losing it.
Though the app does have map and directions, it leaves me wanting more when it comes to ride wait times. Every ride either said 10 min or 25 min, which was never correct. There was no wait on many of the top coasters, but the app never reflected it. Also, InvadR isn't even listed on the map or ride list. Perhaps the app wasn't functioning as designed, but as a customer that got the app at the park and looked to use it, it came up short. The app is essentially a digital map. That’s it. It’s 2023 and displaying wait times in a app shouldn’t be hard to accomplish.
so this past weekend I went with my mom to bush gardens we were going around the park hundreds of times and a employee told us to download this app so we did then we followed the directions and got to the tide we wanted to go on in like less than 5 minutes. THIS IS A LIFE SAVER. and this summer and spring I’m going a lot so this will help. like this next weekend I’m going with my dad so yeah I prefer DOWNLOAD IT!
So overall this app very user friendly. But the app lacks a lot of info. For instance, only certain areas of the park are open at 10. You should put that on the app so families can plan accordingly. Here I am waiting in line a third time ( once to enter the park, once to get out of England, and now to get into Italy.) I’ve seen someone not be allowed to ride pantheon, after waiting an hour in line, because he was to tall. Why would you not put that info on the app? Again, app is very user friendly but it is lacking I. A lot of necessary info needed to actually plan out your trip to the park.
The Busch Gardens APP is so quick and easy to use! My annual passes are on there making access to the park quick and easy! I can purchase food passes the night before and they are accessible by the APP when I need them! There is an awesome map of the park showing what attractions are open and what the wait time is and the quickest route to them! Love this APP!!
Doesn’t provide real-time updates of ride times and closures. Sat in line for a ride that ended up closing, forcing the line to exit. The app didn’t update for 30 more minutes…continuing to advertise a 25 minute wait time. Separate from the app- Busch gardens Tampa was not worth the money given how many rides were closed for the day, plus rides opening and closing throughout the day due to technical issues. One positive- the app’s map feature was helpful in locating rides/vendors.
It is the best for you so you don’t have to have a ticket you can just use your phone, and another one is you can use the map on your phone instead of the park maps so people don’t have to be crowded around all the maps around the park so people can find where they need to go they can just use the ones on there phones.
This app changes the way you look at Busch Gardens!
Okay, so I have been using this app for quite a while and since they don’t hand out maps anymore, this is 100x better! It tells you the showtimes, all the rides, and even where stuff is! It’s so great, that I actually discovered a ride that I never knew was here:Kumba! I hope you will dwnload this app!!
This app is my favorite app ever because if it wasn’t for this app then I could have been lost in Busch gardens 😂😅 plus this app tells me how long the line will last so I can see if I should go a certain route matter of fact I’m on my way to use this amazing app again in the real Busch gardens to try out the falcons fury for the first time
I just wanted to say that the Busch gardens app is amazing to see the map if you’ve never gone or to see what rides there are, however the wait times are not accurate. One time when me and my dad went to Busch gardens Tampa bay, we went on the app to see the wait times. For example it said iron gwazi is 10 min. When we went to the ride it said 65 min. We got in line to see what was more accurate and it ended up being about two hours. So please update the ride wait times for it to be accurate
The app is very good and nicely laid out. Though, It would be nice to have more info on park coaster conditions and closing reasons. Maybe approximate ride wait time? Also, It would be nice to have an app menu on restaurants and food stands. Last, A better map for getting to destinations like coasters and attractions easier without having to detour because a closed bridge isn’t shown in the app. Otherwise, it’s good.
I love using the app because my pass is there when I need it. I could never remember where my physical card was when I wanted to go. The app makes it so convenient to show to get the discounts when purchasing food or souvenirs. Love it! Plus one less card to carry.
I have had this app for probably about 3 or more years now and I loved the app it made everything easier But u know what the company did to make it hard on us they updated the app it’s awful now and I used to be able to see wait times on all the rides and see which ones are closed for the day but the new update doesn’t let u see any of that what I don’t understand is why they would update the app and make it worse when it was perfect in the beginning
Ride opening and closing times and restaurant opening and closing times are not accurate. If anywhere the app should be accurate. App pushes All Day Dining but does not list where it can be used separately from other eating locations. Should be able to filter for just that with accurate opening and closing times. Not showing real time ride wait times is inefficient at best and takes away from a fun day at the park. Drains your battery so phone won’t last all day at the park. Could easily be so much better.
The Busch gardens app is well designed, and I can’t really find many problems with it. The only problem is that there is no list option in the map tab, so you can’t filter or sort your options. But other than that, I love this app, it’s really helpful!
Even though the old app wasn’t very reliable with the wait times being accurate, you could kinda guess what the wait times would be before getting there. I live an hour away and consider this my home park. Ever since the new app has come out I haven’t gone in what feels like months. I’m not driving an hour to wait in hour long lines when I could go the following day and it be empty. My annual pass is useless until wait times are added to the app. Please add them soon.
I love the app, but I like to plan in advance for going to the park so I would like to be able to see the daily park hours for at least a week out and also be able to pick a date to see the schedule of events for that day. I can’t even look a day ahead and that makes planning my trip very difficult.
Tells you everything where you can find everything so you guys should give it a good rate it’s really good it helps you out a lot is it tells you like the rise in the times that shows it is the best so please give this a good review that is the best
The app is generally useful to get around and find locations, event times, and rest rooms and such. However, 2 major gripes: 1) the wait times for rides are highly inaccurate. And they are absolutely incorrect for Pantheon and Griffon. 2) while you can find food and menus, you cannot find ice cream for example. You are better off asking people where to get ice cream.
The Busch Gardens app is very good, slim, sleek, easy to read and everything can be accessed quickly and easily however one feature that I believe should be introduced is a full calendar, currently the only way to see the hours for a particular day is to go on to BG’s website. Please fix this feature
Went to Busch Gardens today and downloaded the app in the park when we arrived. Some concerns I have: 1) not everything in the park is listed in the guide or on the map. This includes Josephine’s, an ice cream shop in New France 2) doesn’t tell you when the rides open. While the park opened at 10 am, rides and shops opened later (as late as noon). This made it hard to plan our day 3) if you look at dining options on the guide it would give you a menu for some places. That is not an option if you looked up a restaurant on the map. So you have to switch back and forth between the guide and the map. 4) locations in the guide are listed alphabetically. It would be nice to be able to sort by region.
The busch gardens app is really helpful it helps you find rides and tell you lots of info about the rides to like the waiting time and how tall you have to be and everything its great theres even a map and everything!
The better amusement park apps let you see what rides are open/closed. Filter by minimum rider height. Let you know what food options are open/closed. Ride wait times. The info for each ride seems to be all over the place. There’s no consistent format for displaying pertinent info. This is just a map with GPS. Unfortunately the day we went just about everything was closed, but you had to walk there to find out.
It had everything needed but would love a wait time like the old app, it’ll be helpful instead of walking to the other side of the park to find out if it’s open or not. Or even if the line is gonna be long or not. Otherwise really helpful
This app is seemingly completely disassociated with fact. (Tampa). Wait times? Total fiction. Double them AT LEAST. What’s open or closed? Flip a coin. Directions? It’ll take you the long way…because pathways are closed and not marked so on the map. It’s as if they disconnected the app from the database, or maybe set several several features to default minimums to hide that they are running a skeleton crew at this park. It’s a mess. Don’t go, don’t download, and save your money.
I can’t get into the app. I’ve been in it before, but it’s been a few months. I have a screenshot of my pass, but need to get a picture of a guest pass. Of course I can’t access anything else associated with the app as well. I tried accessing from the website without any success. Deleted and redownloaded without any luck. Have a trip planned for tomorrow, this throws a wrench in that.
The times are constantly off and very misleading. I went on Scorpio last week and it said the wait was 5 minutes and once in line, it took over 30 minutes…ridiculous. The directions don’t work and it’s a sorry excuse for an app. Why get rid of paper maps and move it to digital or select locations? It needs a lot of work. Nothing like universal or Disney…they are always accurate.
All the rides are closed because of bees or lack of help but unfortunately you have to walk to the ride to get greeted with a sign of closing or if you are really fortunate you find one open. Terrible experience at Busch from no rides being open to trying to navigate this crappy app. You have to use it tho because there are no paper maps or signage telling you anything. Good luck if you go. My advice is, don’t.
This app contains almost no current pertinent info while you were in the parks. Every other theme park has an app that has wait times. Not this one. There seems to be a mobile ordering link for some dining locations, but it is not working. There are no restaurant hours, or even any indication of which restaurants are closed each day. There is also no way to link a previously purchased ticket.
Please add integration with Apple Wallet so our passes, upgrades, etc. can be saved to our phones. Right now, the app keeps a full history of all passes, tickets, purchases, etc. which can be quite confusing.
This app needs a lot of work. First off, why can’t you link your pass to it? Any time I want to see my perks or offers, it takes me to the browser where I have to enter my pass information. It’s a pain. Yeah having access to the show times and map is great for when you are in the park, but not having your pass info is ridiculous.
Busch Gardens is one of the top reasons to enjoy life in Tampa Bay. Never a dull moment, the roller coasters the animals, train ride, catching one of the awesome shows or just relaxing around the water and watching uncaged wild humans go by, never a dull moment...lol... Busch Gardens keep Rockin
I am a premium passholder and have never been able to log in to the apps. I can log in through websites fine for all the parks, but not the apps. I would like that to finally be fixed. The app is still usable to a degree since I can access the maps.
Your Busch Gardens App is the must-have in-park companion for your entire Busch Gardens experience. It’s free and easy to use. GUIDE • Plan your day in the park! • Discover park amenities including, Animal Experiences, Shows, Rides, Events and Dining • View ride wait times and upcoming showtimes so you can plan your next move • Upgrade your in-park experience with a Quick Queue®, All Day Dining Deal or Reserved Seating for shows • Switch locations when traveling to other parks • View park hours for the day MY VISIT • Turn your phone into your ticket! • Access your Annual Passes and barcodes to use your discount in the park • Access your Pass Member benefits and information • View your purchases and barcodes for easy redemption • Purchase in-park add-ons and upgrades to optimize your day MAPS • Find your happy place, faster! • Explore our new interactive maps to see your location and attractions nearby • Find your way in the park with directions to nearby points of interest • Filter points of interest by type, including Animal Experiences, Shows and Rides • Locate the closest restroom, including family restrooms • Search the name of an attraction or point of interest to find exactly what you are looking for