We’re all aware that Busch Gardens has found a good money maker in the guided tours they began offering in 2009 and they certainly aren’t going to stop giving tours during this season. They are, in fact, adding new tours. You can still count on the roller coaster, train and wildlife tours, but now you also have the option to have your own personal guided tour of the park. That’s right, as long a you have a group of four people, you get your own guide who will allow you to break the cutting in line rule all day long while also giving you some information you probably didn’t know about the park.
This tour is not cheap. The price is $299.95 (249.95 w/ season pass) per person with a minimum of 4 people. Here’s what you’ll get:
– A personalized itinerary with your own personal tour guide.
– Discovery ticket for each member of your party. (Allows the holder of the ticket unlimited admission for seven consecutive days.)
– Preferred parking upgrade for the length of your stay (up to seven days).
– Meals, snacks and drinks while on your tour.
– Front of the line access and priority show seating during your tour.
– Unlimited QuickQueue Pass for each member of the party to use on another day.
– A CD with pictures of your day at the park.
– Your choice of three of the following encounters:

A special encounter with the stars of Pet Shenanigans and Abbey Stone shows.
A private meet and greet with the Sesame Street characters backstage.
Be the family at the Italian Festivale show.
Go behind the scenes with Busch Gardens’ zoological team on one of the specialized up-close animal tours.
Ride the trolley up the Griffon lift and view the park from 205 ft. up.
Tour Curse of DarKastle before the ride opens.
An abbreviated version of Behind the Scenes: A Roller Coaster Experience tour.
Tour the landscaping department’s greenhouse or walk through the park’s habitat garden with one of the park’s master gardeners.

It certainly sound like it would be an interesting experience, especially if you wanted to experience the park in depth. If the price looks to steep for you, you could always check out the “Guided Adventure Tour” the park will be offering this season. The details for that tour are not available yet, but it says it will be a six hour tour with front of the line access to most of the major rides and attractions. You’ll have to stay tuned for the price on that tour.
If you’re interested in any of the tours offered by the park, go check them out at the park’s website.
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