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Adventure Island

Address: 10001 N. McKinley Dr. Tampa, FL 33612, Main Entrance on McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 813-987-5600
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Ranked #21 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming, Dining
Owner description: Located right across the street from Busch Gardens(R) Tampa, Adventure Island's(R) 30 acres of...
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Type: Water Parks, Amusement 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 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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Nittedal Municipality, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited this summer with kids 3 and 6 and they just loved it. The start was a bit troublesome as there was a thundershower on its way. When we payed they said that the tall attractions where closed, but when we entered we found out all the attractions actually had closed down. This led to a couple of frustrated... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited adventure Island at the end of June with two of my friends. The lines weren't horribly long, but there were quite a few people there. They had attractions for people of all ages, and a lazy river for when you don't want to wait in line. There was some lightning that rolled through and they closed all of... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The park is ok, nothing special, Try to go as early as you can, so you can go to the main rides without waiting for hours in line. I would recommed it only if you have a lot of spare time. If you are in Tampa just for a short stay, skip this one.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My daughter goes to camp with Busch Gardens and I take her too. She and I always see these gross things on the ground and it disgusts her. She rides all the rides and she loves them and so do I. I'm kind of upset that they're removing Gulf Scream to make room for the Colossal Curl ride. I can... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

easy parking, nice entrance, when you rent a locker you get a 3 dollar off discount on anything in gift shop, which of course i bought a souvenir. there are waterfalls and slides galore! the have tube rides , enclosed muti rider tube flumes, a moat that goes around the park, a wave pool, a kitty pool, slides that go... More 

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Tampa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A great place to spend a day especially when it's hot. The whole family finds something to do there. Slides for all ages and if you don't want to slide you can just relax by reading a book or just watching the people walking by and looking at the happy faces of the kids when coming down from the slides.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Love the water park. There is plenty to do for all ages. It isn't very spread out, which is nice. My main complaint is the food options. There are very few gluten free options. We brought snacks and left the park for lunch. If you want to stay all day, I suggest bringing a small cooler with your lunch! Also,... More 

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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had the most fun here. There were 2 families who visited here. This was my first time here.The kids(teenagers) had so much fun on the rides..... we, the women and hubbies loved the Lazy River....so relaxing! Would definitely return.

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Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Adventure Island is a great place to spend the day if you enjoy water rides, pools, water slides or relaxation tubing in a river. However, after reading the reviews let me give you a few pointers for maximizing your experience: Wear wet sox, your feet will be raw by the end of the day if you don't. Bring a cooler... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I like this park is always full and you have staff always paying attention when you are in all the water rides... Also the theme park open early in the month's and closes late in the month's hours changes as the summer getting closer and summer is ending... I like the food and you are allow to bring your own... More 

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