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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 #24 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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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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8 helpful votes 8 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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NH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited twice during our trip to Tampa. Park is clean & has a good selection of rides however lines move very slowly. On many slides, the next person cannot start until the previous rider has exited the end pool. Some lines had 60+ minute wait times. Late day storms cause rides to close. One day we experienced ride closures for... More

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NYC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We are season pass members so were so excited to try out this water park in comparison to Water Country in VA. We were expecting so much more from Adventure Island. I think they must send all the worn out life vests from Water Country to this location. Its so dirty. When I was in Sesame Place in PA and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I grew up in Tampa Florida, and loved Adventure Island, but in the last few years, something awful has happened with management. My family of five took a trip back down to Tampa as we do every year, and on July 5th, we went to Adventure Island. There was apparently lightning in the area, although no one could see it,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice water park with average rides and things to do. Take a picnic lunch for added fun and to save a little cash.

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visiting Tampa for a few days and decided to give Adventure Island a try. We had a blast!! My almost 4 year old did most of the rides although was a little small to enjoy everything. My 6 year old had the most fun as he swims well and really took advantage of the slides. We arrived at 9:30am on... More

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Cork, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went to visit on a Sunday in June, with tennage kids, arrived late (12 noon) so there were no sunbeds/deckchairs left. No issue with this, however after walking round looking for some, it became apparent that some customers had multiple bed/chairs in various locations around the park. When I raised this issue with park staff, was met with shrug of... More

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