Busch Gardens Tampa to host Pokemon Go event during Summer Nights

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Yes, the Pokemon Go phenomenon has totally taken over Central Florida and its theme parks. SeaWorld has already joined in on the mania and Disney Springs is like base camp for dedicated players.

Now Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is joining the fold by hosting their own Pokemon GO event during their ‘Summer Nights’ festival. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, Aug. 7, Pokémon players are encouraged to wear their team colors and try to level up as many Pokémon as they can during special lure-a-thon times.

According to the press release, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will let guests visit team hubs which will be identified by team colors throughout the park. There will also be team base camps located throughout the park that will have team stickers, specialty team-inspired drinks and food deals as well as photo opportunities and merchandise.


Pokémon GO Takes over Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
More than 50 lure modules activated throughout the park including: Pantopia, Egypt, Jungala, Edge of Africa and Stanleyville.

Team Hubs

Team VALOR, Garden Gate Café and Gwazi Gifts
Team MYSTIC, Dragon Fire Grill and Painted Camel
Team INSTINCT, Serengeti Overlook Restaurant & Pub and Cheetah Gifts


Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, August 7
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

PARK ADMISSION IS REQUIRED. Parking is not included.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Additionally, Pass Members will get EXCLUSIVE access to seven PokéStops with activated lure modules in the Egypt area of the park this weekend, Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. during the Pass Member Cobra’s Curse exclusive ride time.

The safety of our guests, animals and ambassadors is our top priority, so while we want our guests to have fun and catch them all, we ask that you continue to follow all posted safety guidelines and procedures, including not entering restricted areas.

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