Adventure Island

Adventure Island, Tampa: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Adventure Island Reviews: 4/5

Adventure Island
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere await slides, corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children’s water playground and other family attractions. Choose to race down rapids, dig your toes into the sand or relax all day in a private cabana. Hurtle high and experience a feeling of weightlessness on Colossal Curl™, Adventure Island’s newest family thrill slide.
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More than 3 hours
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Jessica S
2 contributions
Good sized water park with some expensive add-ons
Oct 2021 • Couples
Going to the park in October is so much better than the summer. Shorter lines for everything and much less crowded over all. This is a great home town water park, but beware that like all water parks it’s not overly accessible (all of the slides require you to climb many, many stairs). Parking is $25, as were small lockers on the day we went. I’m not sure if the locker prices vary. There is plenty of seating, however I’d suggest getting a cabana or chickee hut which comes with free locker and guaranteed shaded chairs.
Written October 16, 2021
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Len L
Land O Lakes, FL9 contributions
Will only go to the park in Fall, not summer
MUCH more enjoyable experience going to o the water park on Oct 3rd then went we last went in June. Lines were about half as long as in the summer and were able to do all the slides in under 2 hrs.
Written October 4, 2021
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Amy A
1 contribution
adventure island
Sep 2021
im writing in regards to our experience. we spent the weekend of labor day in the parks for my sons 6th bday. our experience in bush gardens was great and everyone was very welcoming however, we attended the adventure island park on 9/5/21. we had finised with our day and changed the kids since we had rented a cabana. as we were walking out of the park with both kids i started feeling very dizzy and felt as if i was going to faint so we stopped at one of the hydration stations and one of the womens there offered some water and asked if we were okay. however, as we were waiting for the water which was already served and on its way to us, some very rude security approached us demanding us to leave and asking very loudly what the problem was. ( as if we were doing something wrong) we tried explaining that i was feeling really dizzy and the nice young lady had served me some water however, the security screamed at the employee and demanded her to place the water back in the fridge. then they followed us out the park while talking and laughing very rudely about us right behind us. i ended up fainting in the parking lot and my brother had to later stop at a gas station for some water. my experience and vacation went from what was perfect to... i will never again return to adventure island. it was humiliating and unessasary. my kids were terrified.
Written September 6, 2021
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Atreyu8
Seattle, WA2 contributions
Cesspool Island
Waste of money. Did about 5 water slides over 5 hours. Long wait times for everything, especially food, which was low quality and very few choices. Made the mistake of getting the meal plan only to find out that all but one of the restaurants close an hour before the park closes. We did Bush Gardens the prior day which was also not very good so I would say avoid all of the Sea World owned parks like Busch Gardens and Adventure Island and spend your hard earned money on the Disney parks instead. They are significantly better value. If paying a lot of money to wait in line and occasionally douse yourself in cesspool water is your thing, then Adventure Island is for you!
Written August 22, 2021
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Struble T
1 contribution
nice variety of slides
Aug 2021
Very light crowds made for a great experience for us....all of the slides were open and they have a nice selection of slides....the 4 man family raft ride with the plunges is awesome! The "cliff jumping" pool was an enjoyable, unique feature that we liked despite its being no-tech. Downsides: many of the features in the bucket dump play area weren't working, some despite easy fixes: "put a new tube 12 inch rubber tube on to replace the broken one, come on!), the waves were "broken for the day", part of the lazy river closed, and the food options were minimal. I agree with the other reviewers, don't get the all you can eat option, but if the most important thing on your agenda is stuffing your face I think you are missing the point entirely. Everybody is experiencing staffing challenges and prioritizing keeping the slides open is absolutely the right call., I don't mind the other things too much as long as the slides are open. With pretty much no lines at any of them all day it was wonderful....
Written August 19, 2021
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Jeff N
2 contributions
Ad Island, time to look in mirror.
We have been to Ad Island multiple times before and have had a good experience, but this time it was just off and think Ad Island could work on itself a little bit to regain its footing.

I will say that I get were in or coming out of a pandemic, but the place was packed to capacity and as we leaving 5 hrs in people were still coming in.

Training: It is clear the staff and particularity those who run the slides need training. There is so much time between each rider that it is no wonder each line is 40 min longer.

I'm not talking lessen safety, I'm talking when one person is at the bottom, send the next person. There were times on the racing slides I could count 10 sec after the people were off before the next group was sent.

Same goes for the other slides, 5 layers of communication, followed by delays before the next group goes down does nothing but waste everyone's time. They can and should be better. Keep the lines moving.

Cliff Jump: I don't know when or why the second jump is closed, but all it's doing is leading to lines and wait.
2 years ago, I think the most we waited was 2 min, this time because there is only one, wait was 20 people deep. This must be fixed.

Also, 1/2 the pool area was closed thus making a packed pool.

Staffing: it is clear, like a lot or places staffing post lockdown is an issue. Lines for food, lockers and everything were longer than I've ever seen them.

If AI can't staff appropriately then they need to reduce entry...if it's a money thing, pay staff more to get them hired.

I am hoping someone will read this and maybe next year when we can go back it will be improved otherwise the next time, may be our last time.
Written August 8, 2021
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Joel
1 contribution
Needs a good clean
Aug 2021 • Family
That park was and fun slides were fine but let’s talk about clean wise my gosh…bees everywhere and when I say everywhere I mean everywhere I don’t know if it just looked like that when I came but it was so nasty, you can’t even relax on your chair without getting worried about getting stung by a bee or getting tore up by ants. This water park could definitely use a clean, leaves dirt etc When you enter the lazy river or just any place with water and remember it’s a (water park) honestly very disappointing I definitely suggest you guys fix this problem immediately. I can deal swimming with a couple of leaves but what I saw was bad for a water park. My sister got stung by a bee in this water park as well it’s bee infested that’s the bees water park lol. This park would be better if y’all would fix this problem thanks.
Written August 7, 2021
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Danielle R
1 contribution
Horrible
Aug 2021 • Family
Decided to enjoy a fun day at the waterpark since we were on vacation. No indication of bad weather but unfortunately bad weather came. $375 dollars basically for a meal. We stayed 4 hours waiting on the weather to pass. If you’re from out of state don’t even waste your time. They will screw the heck out of you and keep your money and offer a rain check that you cant even transfer to someone else that may vacation here. We will NEVER visit this place or any affiliated again due to their robbery. Unbelievable and shame on you people!!!! Lots of angry people today in the same situation as us. You get tourists. Do better with your ridiculous policies. Never again! We even called to give them a chance to at the very least allow us to transfer the tickets to someone else so our money didnt go to complete waste and the woman agreed and confirmed with two supervisors and told us to just call back with the names and email of the family for us to do so and be told they won’t honor what they said they would do after finding a family to transfer to. Would give zero stars if i could. You people are crooks!
Written August 6, 2021
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byebye58
Milford, CT8 contributions
Never again- huge waste of time
Aug 2021 • Family
Worst day ever!!! Too crowded, not enough help. Nowhere near enough tubes available for the lazy river. Big slides almost a 2 hour wait. Waited s long time in line for a couple icee drinks and a churro. ONE employee running the whole snack stand, yet the turkey leg kiosk (who sold nothing but turkey legs because they had run out of popcorn and the Icee machine was out of order) had THREE employees standing around doing nothing. What kind of management runs this place????
Written August 6, 2021
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Clark O
Jacksonville, FL3 contributions
Moldy Park
Aug 2021 • Family
The park is extremely dirty and dated. The lazy river was full of mulch that had washed into it over time. The smell of mold and urine was everywhere. Most of the staff are on power trips lacking basic common sense. There are a couple good slides and the wave pool that make it bearable. Seems there are a few good pool areas for little ones as well.
Written August 5, 2021
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  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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