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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 #26 of 92 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We planned our trip to Florida to include a trip to Adventure island, the nearest water park to Anna Maria Island where we are staying, and paid for our tickets in advance. When we arrived 6 of the attractions were closed and we were told when we entered that this happens every year at this time due to staff shortages... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We spent a full day with with two 7+10 yearolds and it was a blast. Lots of slides and in july it is warm enough to keep us happy all the time. The 7 yearold was prevented to go on some rides due to a 140 cm limit, but there are still plenty of alternatives to keep the smile in... More

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Tampa, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Adventure Island is a great little oasis right in the middle of Tampa! It has water slides and cliff jumps, a wave pool, rambling river and 2 great areas for little ones to enjoy. It is competitively priced and does allow a small cooler, but NO GLASS BOTTLES. You can also bring in outside food although they do have decent... More

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We had a blast. Although a rainy day and several temporary lightening closures, lots of attractions here to keep a family entertained for a day. Kids will find their fave and go over and over and over. Retail store was surprisingly realistic with their pricing. All day souvenir cup is best way to go, we kept it filled all day... More

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North Port, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The park has a lot of great rides! Parking was easy enough (enjoy the roller coaster parking lot!), and overall we had fun. The staff however is EXTREMELY RUDE and HAVE MAJOR ATTITUDES! Every person there is a black girl under 30 and has massive attitudes... if you don't enjoy your job then quit! The food is horrendously overpriced (paid... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is an expensive but fun outing. Great for a boring hot summer day. This park has plenty of slides of all shapes and sizes. Even the kiddie slides were very fun with a quarter of the wait time. Be prepared to pay $12 to park (and the parking lot has seen better days), $12 to rent a small locker... More

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Good time water park lots of stuff for our six and two year olds. Lockers worth the money for wallets and phones leave other valuables in the car.

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Riverview, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Upon entering the park, we noticed several parents allowing their children to urinate in the parking lot. This was the beginning of a bad experience. The park itself was not very clean. The lazy river had wood chips and dirt floating beside us. The lazy river was also packed with people not even using tubes. It was congestion and chaos!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It's a great water park to be with for a day. The waver pool and the lazy river is nice . The rides are nice too the only bad thing is waiting time on the slides but other then that it's not that bad its a nice to place go get a tan or burn. Turn out cloudy when we... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have been going to Adventure Island for years, however, the last two times I went I noticed a MAJOR lack of safety and caring on behalf of the "lifeguards." Key West Rapids, a very popular ride is supposed to send one tube down at a time spacing them out cautiously... well they didn't and were just putting people down... More

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