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Adventure Island

10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-6401
+1 813-884-4386
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Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere await slides, corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children’s water playground and other family attractions. Choose to race down rapids, dig your toes into the sand or relax all day in a private cabana. Hurtle high and experience a feeling of weightlessness on Colossal Curl™, Adventure Island’s newest family thrill slide.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“colossal curl” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-6401
+1 813-884-4386
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time! Great fun for all ages! Would recommend. it is part of Busch Gardens. Good quality and food is pricey to be expected but was good nonetheless.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park was a lot of fun for all of our kids. Teenagers and little ones. The variation in rides meant no one was ever bored, and the lazy river was long and cool. The food is pricey, @ $10 for hotdog, and $9 for...More

Thank blcarter14
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is great. They had a lot to offer for smaller kids which most places don't. You can bring water bottles but no coolers or outside food. Also no arm floaties allowed unless it has the waistband attached. Otherwise, you can use the life...More

Thank Sweet P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been a season pass holder for two years now ! Always was a favorite place to visit ! But now they have the cooler ban and they are understaffed , last visit half the lazy river was closed because of two many call outs...More

3  Thank Apawlowski
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, I have been going to this water park since I have been a kid and now I take my kids there. The park is extremely well staffed, and they do not have long lines to run the rides. I have a 4 yr and...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been annual pass holders since 2006. This may be the last year for us. This park is starting to have even more restrictions and detractors, which is taking the fun out of spending a whole day with our annual passes. We can no...More

Thank Scoll476
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place for both the very small people right through to adults. Just make sure you take water shoes as the concrete get mighty hot.

1  Thank David M
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing Adventure Island, David! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am an annual pass holder and returned to the park for the first time this summer. It's a great water park. I enjoy picnicking with my friends and family there for the whole day often. Only to come to find out that they no...More

2  Thank Jonathan E
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our park, Jonathan. We appreciate your feedback about our new policy concerning coolers at our park. Adventure Island is a limited capacity park and the safety of all park guests continues to be our number one priority....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

great place for families we have been before and always have a really good time we rented a cabana i guess they have changed the covers because now the panels no longer close all the way for privacy or during storms so its kind of...More

1  Thank floridagirl17
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Adventure Island! We sincerely apologize for the inclement weather you experienced. We appreciate your comments and hope to have the opportunity to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent almost a full day at Adventure Island and both the kids and adults loved it. There are many different areas to enjoy and lots of fun slides to go down. Some you ride in a single or double tube, some on a mat...More

1  Thank SueInClearwater
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing Adventure Island! We are happy to hear you enjoyed all that our park has to offer. We hope to see you again soon!

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When did they ban coolers from Adventure Island? I've been going there for years and this is a first! Don't like the food we can buy out there, plus to wait and line and have to pay for drinks and food takes away from your time on rides (slides). Wonder if this is a permanent ban on coolers?
23 June 2017|
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Response from Nina M | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure. I think it's maybe to keep people from sneaking alcohol into the park ???but your guess is as good as mine. Like most parks I believe you can leave and return. If you don't like the park food there are tons of... More
Bob S
are there shady areas of the park? can we bring chairs?
23 May 2017|
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Response from 6mightyminions | Reviewed this property |
You can find shady spots especially if you rent a cabana but you need to go early. School is out and chairs fill up fast. Don't bring any, but a blanket for a picnic would be good if you can't get there early enough.
Based upon what ride is the busiest, what would you recommend to do when you first arrive?
10 May 2017|
Response from pelalem | Reviewed this property |
Definitely find your lounge chair place and get settled in before going on anything! This way you will have a base for all family members to meet at, and put your shoes/towels, etc... on the chairs to save them