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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tampa Bay ticket deals

Busch Gardens, the Firestone Grand Prix, SeaWorld, Legoland and more are offering deals this week.
Riders at Busch on the theme park's Cheetah Hunt roller coaster. The park has a Black Friday sale coming on admission tickets that runs Thursday through Monday. [AP/Busch Gardens]
Riders at Busch on the theme park's Cheetah Hunt roller coaster. The park has a Black Friday sale coming on admission tickets that runs Thursday through Monday. [AP/Busch Gardens]
Published Nov. 27, 2019
Updated Nov. 27, 2019

It’s not just sweaters and TVs getting special Black Friday pricing. A number of entertainment events, theme parks and attractions are also offering Black Friday deals.

Busch Gardens: The Tampa theme park’s sale starts Thursday and ends Monday. Get single-day tickets for $61.99 (originally $109.99); a 2020 Fun Card for $74.99 (originally $109.99); 2020 Two-Park Fun Card for Busch Gardens and Adventure Island for $99.99 (originally $169.99); and two-visit admission for Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Orlando, valid through Jan. 3, for $71.99 (saves half-off admission at the gate). Block-out dates apply on Dec. 26-31.

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: The IndyCar Series race coming March 13-15 is offering three-day general admission tickets for buy-one, get-one-free through 9 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $60 for two adults (originally $120).

Sid Pinto climbs during a 2018 practice at Vertical Ventures in St. Petersburg. The climbing gym is offering $10 climbing all day on Black Friday, an $8 savings. [Tampa Bay Times (2018)]

Vertical Ventures: The climbing gym, which has locations in St. Petersburg and Tampa, is offering $10 climbing all day on Black Friday. Normally, it’s $18 for ages 13 and older, $12 for kids. There also will be membership deals. Open 9 a.m. to midnight Friday. 116 18th St., St. Petersburg, (727) 304-6290; 5402 Pioneer Park Blvd. Suite E, Tampa, (813) 884-7625.

March Madness tickets: The first and second rounds of the 2020 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament will be in Tampa. and you can use the code DEAL for a sale through Dec. 6. Save $10 on select single-game tickets at

Ruth Eckerd Hall shows: For its Cyber Monday promotion, the Clearwater performing arts hall is offering discounts on more than 40 shows, including illusionist Criss Angel ($58.75 for $30), Air Supply ($50 for $35), Johnny Mathis ($55 for $40), Gladys Knight ($63.25 for $35), comedian Gary Gulman ($45 for $25) and Kenny G ($69.50 for $45). The full list of shows on sale will be listed Monday morning at

Straz Center shows: On Black Friday, Tampa’s David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts wants you to save 50 percent on the Friday and Saturday evening performances of Nutcracker using the code DANCING through The venue will also put 30 of its shows on sale for Cyber Monday, including Disney’s Aladdin, Miss Saigon, The SpongeBob Musical, Jersey Boys, Opera Tampa’s three main stage shows and a presale (not a discount) on the Broadway hit Mean Girls. See the list and discounts now at Tickets go on sale at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

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SeaWorld: Black Friday deals include $40.99 for a weekday visit (originally $109.99). Must visit by Jan. 31. Block-out dates apply. An any-day ticket is available for $50.99. There also are sales on the Fun Card ($82.99), Quick Queue ($12.50) and special tours and dining offers.

Legoland: An annual pass for $99.99 (originally $209.99) goes on sale at midnight Wednesday through Monday. Guests can save 50 percent on vacation packages at the new Legoland Pirate Island Hotel, Legoland Hotel or Legoland Beach Retreat for stays between Jan. 5 and June 30, 2020, excluding nights April 4-11 and May 22-24.

Island H2O Live: The water park at Margaritaville Resort Orlando that opened this summer is offering an annual pass for $69. That provides a year of access to more than 20 attractions. Available until Dec. 2.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando: Use code THANKFUL when booking a stay of two nights or more at the Margaritaville Hotel or three nights or more at the Margaritaville Cottages and receive a $50 daily resort credit, breakfast for two each day, discounts on spa treatments, two drink coupons and a free Margaritaville retail gift. Must book by Jan. 1 for stays through Jan. 31.

Blue Man Group at Universal’s City Walk is offering two tickets for $98, a $20 savings. The sale runs Friday through Dec.


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