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Adventure Island

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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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Activities: Swimming, Dining
Description: Located right across the street from Busch Gardens(R) Tampa, Adventure...
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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Water Thrill Seeker's

I love all the rides. Weather you want to chill in the lazy river or slide down a super high slide. Fun for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Carlos A
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I love all the rides. Weather you want to chill in the lazy river or slide down a super high slide. Fun for all ages.

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Tampa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

All the water fun park could handle for all ages. or Just enjoy the sun and eat. I liked it had small pool for young children as well as slides for bigger kids. Not enough food stands.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We are a family of 7 with teenagers all the way to infant. My teenagers really enjoyed the waterpark. I, as a mommy,wasn't too excited about it. It had a lot of things to do but the lack of shade weighed more than the activities. With young children,we had to leave earlier than planned so my kids didn't get fried.... More 

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Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visit a few times a year to relax in the sun. The wave pool, lazy river, and main pool are our favorites. The park is dated and needs some upgrades. Like another reviewer stated the pools can be dirty. The food is just ok. All in all its a decent day and worth a shot.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Excellent park with wonderful attractions, much structure for this with lap children. Very well organized and fun, with landmarks for all ages. The mountain of the Hulk is excellent.

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Sarasota, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I love the rides,and the bikinis are everywhere get there early and get the bigger rides overwith before the lines get huge only thing I dislike is the epoxy pebble rock to walk on is slippery...broke my knee here back in 1985 and the walkways tear your feet up after a few hours

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Nittedal Municipality, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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