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Adventure Island

10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-6401
+1 813-884-4386
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Adventure Island Water Park
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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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“wave pool” (109 reviews)
“colossal curl” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-6401
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+1 813-884-4386
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1 - 10 of 786 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday

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

Thank Apawlowski
Reviewed yesterday

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 2 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 5 days 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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 5 days 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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love water parks and frequent them often - this is the WORST run park we have ever been to. It wasn't that crowded when we went, but they are sure to keep the park understaffed and slow moving so you cannot possibly feel that...More

4  Thank kslacey
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, we regret to read about your disappointment regarding your previous visit to our park. We aim to have the appropriate amount of ambassadors staffed so that your family may experience the attractions conveniently and enjoy your day. In addition, we sincerely apologize for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, this water park is just ok. There are some fun rides and it is small so there is less walking and more riding. The lines weren't too bad. If you've ever been to Water World in Denver, Colorado, this park pales in comparison. There...More

Thank Ben S
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ben, thank you for reviewing our park! We sincerely hope you enjoyed our different attractions. Our park hours vary depending on seasonal demands and we appreciate your comments. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!

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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.
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Glee4488
Based upon what ride is the busiest, what would you recommend to do when you first arrive?
10 May 2017|
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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
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Bonniefritzler
I rented a riverside cabana and I am hoping it is worth the price I am also hoping that a Monday is a good day to go
8 May 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
The cabana is one of the best choices you can make there in my opinion. Its a great place to relax, eat and store your valuables. Monday is probably a great day to go it wont be busy and you'll be able to ride without huge... More
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