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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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A very well run water park - but there was no coffee

Easy to get to and to park. Park well maintained and slides very good. Kids loved it. Line to order food from the fast food restaurant took over 30 minutes - painfully slow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Barry B
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Carshalton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Arrived with very long queue to find only two booths working. People seemed unorganised and did not know what they were doing. The restaurant opened and run out of certain foods in ten minutes. Asked for ice cream only to be told too hot serve ice cream , have never heard of this in America and we have travelled quite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's a good Park but it could be bigger... It's very crowded in the summer.. But the kids seem to love it.. The kids love the slides...

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London, England, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Easy to get to and to park. Park well maintained and slides very good. Kids loved it. Line to order food from the fast food restaurant took over 30 minutes - painfully slow. My advice - take food with you. Couldn't find any coffee in the afternoon - my body went cold turkey. Apart from the above a great family... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

horrible customer service, water is freezing, wait time for lines if over 1 hr., and you can't get a refund. Don;t

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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Was a good experience overall. Only irritating thing was the long wait to get into the park. We were there on Thursday April 9 (weekday!). Opens at 10 am, we arrived at 10:10 & it took an hour to buy tickets, go through the turnstile, get a locker. They only had 2 of 4 ticket windows open and we only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's a great park, except we had a 16 inch hard cooler. They wouldn't let us bring it in because it was one inch over their limit, and when we asked for a bag they gave us a paper one. The bag got all wet because they didn't have any plastic ones. MAKE SURE TO MEASURE YOUR COOLER BEFOREHAND.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place is great! While it is small, it has everything a good water park needs. The slides are awesome, the pools are large and on the day we went the crowds were small. This park could be a little bigger and have animals, like Aquatica does, but if you're looking for a fun afternoon this park provides splashin fun... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

great place to spend the day cooling off in the sun, riding the slides and all the pools to cool you down, a good place to work on your tan, and have a great lunch.

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Clearwater, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As a Florida resident I love that this is right in my back yard so to speak! My family always has so much fun here. There really is something for everyone in the group. The older adults will enjoy the rambling bayou, the teens will love the newest slide the colossal curl, the younger kids will love the two, yes... More 

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Venice, FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

There were 10 of us altogether: 1,4,6,9 year old kids, 16 year old, and then adults from 26 to mid 50's. We made sure to check the website so we knew when they opened so we could get there a few minutes early. By doing so, we got to park near the entrance and got through the gates without a... More 

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