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“Fun times at Adventure Island!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Adventure Island

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 #21 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming, Dining
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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.
Indianapolis, IN
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fun times at Adventure Island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I loved that the park lets you bring a cooler in; we brought in lunch and drinks, which saved us a lot of $! We also got a Busch Gardens / Adventure Island 14 day pass, which was a great deal (same price as a single visit to Busch Gardens!) The water park was great; our 8 yro son loved all the big slides and wave pool. The park was clean and not overly crowded (early April).

Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Lots of fun- brings back memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Lots of water attractions- flumes weren't as fast as I remember but still fun. Wave pool is fun to body surf. The family tube for 4 people was fun! They completely nerfed the speed slide. It USED to be from about 20-30ft higher and go straight down! In today's sue happy world they had to tone it down. All in all still a good time that will wear you out. WE rode everything at least once and some several times. We were exhausted! I was surprised and the amount of low class people there. We just people watched and stayed away.

Visited April 2013
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Ellsworth, Maine
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“"Free" visit to water park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

My family and I had a great time at Adventure Island. We bought the tickets as part of a package deal with Busch Gardens. We found the rides to be a lot of fun and we were able to ride them multiple times without much wait (maybe 5-minutes - we went on a weekday in April) all day long. The rides were all suitable for my 8 and 10-year old sons and they had a great time. The park was clean and the staff was very helpful. My only criticisms were they didn't have all the rides open (not a big deal for us, but I could see where some people would be disappointed to pay full price and not be able to go on all of the slides) and they don't rent beach towels (I ended up buying five pricey beach towels).

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Free ticket + Good weather = Happy children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We bought tickets to Busch Gardens and got free tickets to nearby Adventure Island (which we visited on another day).

I don't like water parks, but this one was really fun. It was clean and well kept and, because it was mid-week in April, not at all crowded. For the first two hours we were there, we could walk up to any ride we wanted and just go.

Tips:

1. Wear sunblock and don't forget to re-apply it.

2. Bring towels. It'll cost you to buy them on property.

3. Rent a locker. There are some in the middle of the park that may be more convenient.

4. Restaurants close two hours before the park does. Don't be surprised.

Visited April 2013
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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“Absolute fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is a very clean beautiful water park in Tampa Florida. The best thing I found is the height requirement for all but three rides is 42" as it should be and makes it enjoyable for the smaller kids who know how to swim like my son. Most places or rides where we go are 48": and that is ridiculous considering he has been swimming since he turned 2. The locker rental fee of 12.00 is a little high.

Visited April 2013
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