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“Okay, but can use a little updated rides and slides”
Review of Adventure Island

Adventure Island
Ranked #26 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, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
New Port Richey, Florida
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Okay, but can use a little updated rides and slides”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We have annual pass for Busch Garden, Seaworld, and Adventure Island because my friends seems to enjoy taking their kids to this park and it's closer to use then Orlando.

After been to some REAL water parks at Wisconsin, I guess I simply can not stop myself from comparing it to the Wilderness Resort at Wisconsin and the Dell. The rides and slides needs some updates. It's rather old and somewhat boring for most teens or adults. The waits are not bad at all. the kids seems to be able to get their turn rather quick. The place take about 20 minutes walk to see it all. It's not a bad place to take the kids if you can get a discounted ticket or the annual pass to make it worth while. I do suggest to other theme parks.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank LADYJADE168
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Waterpark”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a fun waterpark for kids of all ages, lots of fun for all .. The gift shop is not too expensive so you can get a nice t-shirt for about 15.99. Washrooms are clean and at different places in the park so that you don't have to walk to the other end of the park and then wait in a line up ( especially us girls) Food was good and you can bring in a food cooler or/and drinks as long as the cooler is no bigger than 15 X 15 inches. If you have a bigger cooler, you may leave it in your car and then at some point , go to your car and there are eating areas outside the park for your own picnic. Go you will enjoy your time there !

Visited June 2013
1 Thank RoseMarieOntario
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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun place for the family - cabanas are a plus”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went as a group with younger kids, young adults, and parents, and had a great time. Good variety of rides, and lines weren't too bad even though it was a Saturday in the summer. Having booked a cabana was a wise choice - it gave us a place to hang out between adventures (pricey, though), a place to lock up purses and phones, and a chance to get out of the sun. Like others, I would recommend water shoes. And lots of sunscreen. A couple of rides gave some of our parties small injuries - rashes, cut hands. There appears to be a few maintenance needs, but overall things appeared fairly safe. The Lazy River was a big favorite, with or without the tubes. I would go back.

Visited June 2013
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Tarpon Springs
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Always a fun place to visit. It is crowded on the weekends so go during the week not during summer or spring break if you do not like crowds. The wave pool and lazy river are much fun. Dont forget to wear water shoes it helps a lot as the cement gets warm and sometimes your feet get sore

Visited May 2013
2 Thank mario s
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Santa Rosa, California
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98 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Ho-Hum and Some Fun at this Busch Garden Water park”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Okay, I have been to many water parks. This park tries to please all age groups and because it does, it is so-so. Most teens like thrill rides, I mean, really thrilling rides and the ones I were with were no different. None of the rides came to their nor mine level of what I called thrilling. They were just so-so or slow. The slides were the closest thing to thrilling. Even their tallest tube ride which took 30 minutes to finally "ride" took a mere 20 seconds to do and it was fun but not scary. Nearly all of the rides are fun just not freaky thrilling. Parking was $12, food was decent for $12 or so. The one thing I did like was the volleyball area as if it was on a beach. I would say for teens, there are only three decent rides. The landscaping was cool. You can do all the rides within 3 hrs. I would advise to print out your tickets and arrive at 10 am during a weekday-avoid weekends.If you want REALLY scary rides, go across the street to Busch Gardens. This has them and a few great water rides also like Congo Rapids. We did that six times because there was no line on the Monday we went. This park requires a good 5-6 hrs time to do because it has wild African animals also,

Visited June 2013
1 Thank perryaam
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