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Adventure Island

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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Ranked #21 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming, Dining
Owner description: Located right across the street from Busch Gardens(R) Tampa, Adventure Island's(R) 30 acres of...
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Type: Water Parks, Amusement 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 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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Hiawassee, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Little kid friendly!! My son who is just under the usual 48 inch height requirement of most rides in most parks loves it here! There is only a couple of the slides here he can't ride, well actually I can only think of one! The food is reasonable, just a great way to spend the day and let your kids... More 

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usa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

If you are planning to spend a summer day, arrive when the park opens. The park gets very crowded midday. If you want to ride Wahoo Run (multi-person water ride) go to this ride first as the line moves slow. Calypso Coaster and Aruba tuba are also very popular so ride them early in the day. I recommend bringing a... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Have been here twice this year with four different grandsons. This place is just a blast for everyone of all ages. Get in the WAVE pool!!

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Panama City, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Nice water park, get there early if you want a lounge chair. Typical people putting towels on chairs and not returning for hours later. You can take a cooler - good idea to save some money on cold drinks. Also able to take in your own snacks. Lockers are expensive, particularly after paying to get in and to park. Should... More 

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Southampton
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Really loved this park and felt we had to go see as we were across the road at Busch Gardens. A bit pricey as we only stayed for 3 hours but well worth it.

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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

In this summer heat I do like being close to a water park. This place isn't as big as the park in Orlando but it is fun to pass a few hours here. I don't find that it's overly crowded even in the summer, which is nice.

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Laurel, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

It was great. Although it rained they stayed opened and informed us when it was safe to get back in the water.

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Hollywood, Florida
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

had amazing time with friends, does not required any skill or knowing how to swim. Recommend going on sunny day.

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Tampa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The is great family place. The water rides are outstanding the park is very easy to navigate through. Plenty of picnic tables through out the park, so pack a lunch.

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Louisiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a basic water park with a lazy river, 7 or 8 water slides, a wave pool and water activity area. The lazy river has a stronger current that others I've been in -- which I liked personally -- but a tube was hard to come by on the day we visited (Friday in July). No problem, just floated... More 

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