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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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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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New Rochelle, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It was basically for my granddaughter (age 12) who loves the water. My only problem was that we walked through the park barefooted and at certain intervals the ground was so hot that we felt our feet had gotten burned.

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Maywood, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Iam a water park guy. This was very clean and fun good rides and food. Worth going here we had a lot of fun better than Busch Gardens. Go here instead well go back.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Enjoyed it last year but this year not so much. When we got there 6 of the rides were closed. This isn't good enough, there was no I for on the website and when you've paid so much money to visit a place you don't expect so much to be shut. The girl at the front desk had an attitude... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We planned our trip to Florida to include a trip to Adventure island, the nearest water park to Anna Maria Island where we are staying, and paid for our tickets in advance. When we arrived 6 of the attractions were closed and we were told when we entered that this happens every year at this time due to staff shortages... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We spent a full day with with two 7+10 yearolds and it was a blast. Lots of slides and in july it is warm enough to keep us happy all the time. The 7 yearold was prevented to go on some rides due to a 140 cm limit, but there are still plenty of alternatives to keep the smile in... More

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Tampa, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Adventure Island is a great little oasis right in the middle of Tampa! It has water slides and cliff jumps, a wave pool, rambling river and 2 great areas for little ones to enjoy. It is competitively priced and does allow a small cooler, but NO GLASS BOTTLES. You can also bring in outside food although they do have decent... More

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a blast. Although a rainy day and several temporary lightening closures, lots of attractions here to keep a family entertained for a day. Kids will find their fave and go over and over and over. Retail store was surprisingly realistic with their pricing. All day souvenir cup is best way to go, we kept it filled all day... More

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North Port, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The park has a lot of great rides! Parking was easy enough (enjoy the roller coaster parking lot!), and overall we had fun. The staff however is EXTREMELY RUDE and HAVE MAJOR ATTITUDES! Every person there is a black girl under 30 and has massive attitudes... if you don't enjoy your job then quit! The food is horrendously overpriced (paid... More

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