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Address: 10001 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612-6401
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa, Adventure...

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa, 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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Fun water park

There were plenty of things for smaller children. There's little direction on how to get the tubes for the rides. Bathrooms could use a little more attention. Life guards were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Meyersfamilyof8
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There were plenty of things for smaller children. There's little direction on how to get the tubes for the rides. Bathrooms could use a little more attention. Life guards were spot on! Expected more rides and less down for maintenance.

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Thank Meyersfamilyof8
THE VILLAGES
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fun park even for us who are older and like just the lazy river, the wave pool & the wading pool & can't do dives or slides. For families, it is excellent. The food served is good, but we wish there was also a more healthy variety of salads and fruits.

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Thank GRANDMASANDYJ
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Adventure Island is a nice clean waterpark for the hole family. They have a good selection of food as well as picnic areas so can bring in your own food. You are allowed to bring in a small cooler.

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Thank David I
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water park is very nice but very spread out. Be prepared for a lot of walking. A lot of people don't know that they allow small coolers.. I would recommend this because the food can get pricey. Arrive early to make sure you have a place to put your stuff down and have available when you are ready to... More 

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Thank Charlene D
Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went to the waterpark, today and had a good time. tried out the wave pool, the bayou river and a few of the slide attractions. Not all of them were open, however. Was looking forward to the Key rapids slide but it was not open and the lifeguard stationed there did not know when it would be open. The waterfall... More 

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TAMPA
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is very nice, clean and properly supervised. It has activities for all ages and especially the kids will have a lot of fun. You are allowed to bring your own cooler with food so you are not forced to buy food at the park like in most other places. However their food is fairly good if you don't... More 

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Thank JPENA0007
Maracay, Venezuela
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The actraction is nice. There are a lote of ride like another water Park. But. There are not too many shade. You could rent a cabana near some pool for a least 100$. The water Park has the atration far away one from another. I found a shade below a Big tree far far away from any atration. So I... More 

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Thank cegg74
Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this park, and it seemed old and run down. Locker rental very expensive. A lot of youth working food service that appeared unmotivated. I will not be renewing my ap!

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Thank parkerhouse94
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

We regret to hear about your experience. Could you contact us directly at BGA.GuestInformation@buschgardens.com so we assist you further? Thank you for reaching out. More 

Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great..... but they don't open all year around and wish if they open every day in September instead of weekend only, because it gets crazy busy & crowded in the weekend. Sep is a very hot month & every body is escaping to the water park. They should open every day in Sep since they close at the end of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adventure Island was equivalent to other water parks we have visited. We spent about four hours here on one of our days visiting Tampa/St. Pete area on vacation. For me and my husband and our eight year old son that was enough time to have fun. We knew we would not stay the whole day due to the heat. We... More 

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