Set to open in 2024, Phoenix Rising will become the largest family-friendly addition to the Pantopia area of the park and will be the first coaster to feature onboard audio.

Expect a blaze of excitement in Tampa Bay this coming Spring, as Busch Gardens brings to life a legend with its newest roller coaster ‘Phoenix Rising,’ the park’s tenth coaster, and the largest family-friendly addition to the Pantopia area of the park. 

With a minimum height requirement of only 42 inches, this exhilarating new experience will have family members soaring above the Serengeti Plain before going on an exploratory journey over the Pantopia region with its vibrant colors, thrilling attractions and more. Riders will feel the rush of the wind and thrill of the flight in this suspended roller coaster that enables ride cars and riders to swing side to side as the train races along the track high above the Serengeti Plain. Phoenix Rising will be the first coaster to feature onboard audio, enhancing the ride experience with a one-of-a-kind soundtrack integrated into an exhilarating array of twists, turns and surprises for families riding together.

Manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, Phoenix Rising is a family-friendly suspended roller coaster, traveling at speeds up to 44 miles per hour throughout the 1,831-feet journey. With a minimum height requirement of 42 inches, Phoenix Rising will be the perfect attraction for thrill-seeking families to embark on and have fun together.

“Phoenix Rising will be an extraordinary journey for our seasoned coaster enthusiasts and younger thrill-seekers alike,” said Stewart Clark, president of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “Joining a comprehensive coaster collection, this new attraction reinforces our commitment to provide guests with new, immersive and one-of-a-kind experiences.”

Annual pass members get early ride access on Phoenix Rising prior to its public debut in spring 2024. In addition to exclusive perks and monthly rewards, pass members can enjoy a vibrant array of seasonal events throughout the year for as low as $14 per month.

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, an AZA-accredited zoo with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species and exciting seasonal events all year providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age.

Guests can learn more about all the events, future announcements and the unbeatable benefits of being an annual pass member by visiting To be the first to know about construction updates, guests can follow Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram and TikTok.

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