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Address: 10001 N. McKinley Dr. Tampa, FL 33612, Main Entrance on McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: 18888005447
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Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Swimming, Dining
Description: Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure...
Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island's 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.
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Clean and Fun - Just too HOT

Visited Adventure Island with three children (8, 11 and 13) They enjoyed it and found things for each of them. We happened to be there on a seriously hot day and any time out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visited with my 10 and 6 year old. I definitely feel this is more beneficial for the older kids not much for the little ones. The lines were a little too long, and needs some updating but over all ok. We had discounted tickets so def. worth our price of admission.

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sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great time there. From the Rambling Bayou, Wahoo run , Colossal curl , Runaway rapids and many more. I would highly recommend this if your in the area. We all enjoyed it from the older to the youngest.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited Adventure Island with three children (8, 11 and 13) They enjoyed it and found things for each of them. We happened to be there on a seriously hot day and any time out of water was truly unpleasant. The slides were busy and had 30 to 40 minute waits but the trip down was worth the wait. The girls... More 

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Northport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We decided to try this water park on a hot day while on vacation. We broke up into two groups. 2 of us like easy rides and the other 2 were trill seekers. We all had a nice day. Parking fee and locker fee brought the fee up another $25 but really had no choice. There are cooler restrictions so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We really enjoyed this water park. The rides were great especially the Colossal Curl which was really a blast! The wave pool was fun and relaxing. There is a lazy river that goes around the park, so you can float your way to the next attraction which is an awesome idea! The food there was really good and a lot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a fun time at adventure island. The best part was the new ride, Colossal curl (except for the long wait time for a 30 second ride). Some of the attractions were closed for maintenance, but we overheard a family saying the ride had been shut down for quite some time. Some of the rides are very outdated and... More 

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Derby, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a really great day at Adventure Island today, not too busy, so was easy to find sun beds, all areas seemed clean and weather was fantastic , honestly the only downfall was the rudeness of some of the staff on the smaller kiosks, very rude to me when I enquired about the refillable drinks, I was made to feel... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place was great its very clean, though the bathrooms and changing rooms aren't the best. The weather was great, better than I expected because it is rainy season in the summer in Florida. The rides were great and the lines decent. Definitely bring a non-rider to watch the stuff, as well as water shoes and your own towels, because... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went on a rainy Thursday before back to school. It was still crowded but fun could be found for all ages. Enjoyed the lazy river, wave pool, cliff jump, and flumes the best. The main disappointment was that the newest ride colossal was not open when we got there at opening. When we realized it had opened we got in... More 

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Cooper City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Slides were a lot of fun. One big tube slide closed because they said park was not full enough. Ground a little slippery. Stamped concrete and wood needs to be pressure cleaned.

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