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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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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
80 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We thought this would be a great attraction! NOT! Bad enough you pay $12.00 to park, you also pay an entry fee, THEN they charge you for the locker and a towel! We have never been to a water park that did not supply towels. Also, the food we ordered was overpriced and inedible. We will not be back. Go... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a large group of 25 coworkers who live in SWFL and needed a fun place to unwind Adventure Island sounded like the place to be. First the parking lot ($12 fee)could use some major help. Lots of pot holes and very hilly, sections were unusable because they were flooded. Upon entering the gate we bought a locker ($12 fee)... More

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Riverview
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My family loves Adventure Island. It's great for people of all ages. Plenty of things for everyone no matter what size. A great way to cool down during the summer!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We expected a Aquatica experience but were disappointed from the start. We had bought our tickets online but when we arrived at the park we were told several slides were closed. Very few umbrellas available in the park. We took a tube into the lazy river and were surprised by a unfriendly staff member telling us also half of the... More

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