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Adventure Island

10001 N. McKinley Dr. Tampa, FL 33612, Main Entrance on McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-987-5600
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Ranked #23 of 89 attractions in Tampa
Type: Water Parks
Activities: Swimming, Dining
Owner description: Located right across the street from Busch Gardens(R) Tampa, Adventure Island's(R) 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun feature the ultimate... more » Owner description: Located right across the street from Busch Gardens(R) Tampa, Adventure Island's(R) 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun feature the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides, corkscrews, waterfalls, a wave pool, children's water playground and other family attractions. Adventure Island also features outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas, a gift shop and a championship sand volleyball complex for hours of fun in the sun. « less
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St Petersburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Second visit this summer and we aren't that impressed. First major concern is that the kids are falling down and hitting tailbones and heads in the splash attack area. The steps up to the second level only have a painted surface. My daughter, as well as other children, slipped numerous times in this area... Serious safety concern!!! Secondly, it just... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I live in Tampa so I go to this park a lot the food coat a lot but it a park love the slides like wahoo run and gulf scream if you go those are the 2 you must ride Everglades is a good one too the pool is really nice with the rock jump the staff is very nice... More

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Limmen, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After visiting Typhoon lagoon and Blizzard beach in Orlando, this waterpark is average at best. Entering the park takes a long time, as the desk is chatting to people they know. people are roachy and not helpful. The park is clearly getting older but attractions are still nice. The water did not look really clean. Ordering a souvenir plate was... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Been 3 times and each time its amazing. Ofcourse the food/drinks are expensive because of it being a theme park. Friendly staff everywhere and the rides are sooo good! amazing

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We took our kids 4, 8 and 15- it was great- the slides were fun, the pools were enjoyable, the kid play areas were great. We rented a Chickee hut- which was so worth it to us- if one of us wanted a break or we wanted to stop for a quiet snack we had a dedicated, out of the... More

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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went to the park during the open later hour promotion. Due to weather all the rides were closed. Kids were everywhere. No sure where the parents were. Possible enjoying the day without their kids. Would love to return when the kids are in school.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Rides are too short and not exciting. Needs more extreme rides, more rides in general. Good if you come with kids up to 6. The restrooms are old, dark and smells horrible. We just left the park totally disappointed

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Bristol, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a good time, we went on a Wednesday. It was a beautiful day once we got there then it clouded up pretty quickly and started lightning so you know what that means the slides all close. That lasted for about an hour. Everything opens up again for about another hour then all slides and pools close this time... More

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Buffalo, NY
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I read some of the reviews of Adventure Island and had wondered if I had made a mistake in including in my family vacation plans. My family included a 14 yr. old girl and an 8 yr. old son. The first eye opener is parking. The parking fee is overpriced, and the parking lot looks like a disaster. It looks... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The park was very crowded with groups of young unsupervised teens who spent the entire day horse playing, cursing, and generally oblivious to anyone else around them. I tried to stay clear but in the lazy rive a group if 5 kids came from behind, splashing and throwing their inner tubes at each other. It hit me, of course, he... More

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