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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 59 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming, Dining
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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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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
2 helpful votes 2 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Tavares, Florida
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258 reviews 258 reviews
158 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great water park! Lots to do for the entire family. Many slides but my favorite is the Rambling Bayou. Maybe cause I'm old but I love a lazy river. Could drift along for days. Especially fun in a large group. Kind of expensive if you're on a tight budget. Great for a special occasion tho. When it gets hot in... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stay cool in Florida in the summer at Adventure Island when it is just too hot to stand in long lines at the other theme parks. Unfortunately, Adventure Island is seasonal and closed after September and reopens in Spring. We live in the Tampa Bay area and get the Weekday summer pass which isn't too much more than the... More

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