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“Great selection of attractions”
Review of Adventure Island

Adventure Island
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Adventure Island Water Park
Ranked #28 of 196 things to do in Tampa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great selection of attractions”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

I rated this attraction as average due to the "buy a ticket, come back all year" feature. While this is a wonderful feature, this particular attraction appears to have become a "baby sitting" service for local residence. While the park itself is enjoyable, the crowd issue can sometimes be unmanageable.

Visited June 2012
2 Thank Shari J
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Lutz, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lots of wet fun”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a great palce for all ages with all types of ways to stay wet and cool on a hot summer day. From fast tunnel slides to lazy tubing on the slow moving river there is something for everyone at a fairly reasonable price.

1 Thank burbil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“so fun!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

go during the off season and it's a blast! when you're not fighting the crowds and sweating your butt off while waiting for the next ride/slide, it's great!!! go when it's busy, and you're lucky to get down 3 slides. you'll be drenched in sweat before you get a chance to cool back down.

1 Thank KanataChick
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London, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A great place!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The set up of Adventure Island is great! You can grab a lounge chair in the middle sand area and have a good view of the kids all around. The park is not too big, but has enough rides/slides to keep my 10 year old happy. I loved the option of the wrist band, all you can eat food, it was so nice for the kids to be able to go get a drink or pretzel when they wanted and not have to worry about having cash in my bag.

Visited December 2011
3 Thank CdnMeliaGirl
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St. Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Cool park”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Kind of a sister park to Busch Gardens, this park has lots of fun waterslides that go all around the place, places to jump off into the water, etc. Lots of fun

Visited May 2012
1 Thank bl79
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