Adventure Island Tampa in Tampa, FL

10001 N Malcolm McKinley DrTampa, FL 33612
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Adventure Island Tampa in Tampa, Florida

Overview

Busch Gardens® Tampa’s thrilling water park features a range of rides and attractions for the whole family. With high-speed corkscrew slides, a giant wave pool, cascading waterfalls, a lazy river, and much more, this exciting water park makes fun in the Florida sun easy to enjoy. Guests can also dine and shop at the many themed restaurants and stores, or relax in style beneath a rented cabana.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Tampa Travel Experts
  • Coolers are not allowed.
  • Glass and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Lines for Colossal Curl shorter in the morning.
  • Cashless wristband is available.
  • 30 acres of water rides.
  • All-new Colossal Curl slide.
  • Giant wave pool.
  • Lazy river.

Description

from Adventure Island Tampa
Adventure Island, Busch Gardens’ water park located in Tampa, features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. One step through the entrance and you’re transported straight to the Florida Keys and the laid-back lifestyle that made them famous.

You will ease into island time in a place where corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, and other family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun.

Parking Fee:
Car, motorcycle, or camper is $20.

Tampa Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
Reasie Balenger
Richlands , VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Adventure islands"
June 2019
This has always been my childhood favorite place and it feels good to know even being an adult that it’s still just as fun
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Tip: The refillable cups are worth it, go in the morning so you can experience all day

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Clinton Callahan
Pinellas Park, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Place"
August 2018
This water park is awesome. My son and his cousin had a awesome time. Can’t wait to go back again. A sure place to revisit.
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Katherine Potts
Bradenton, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place to relax"
July 2018
Everything went great, however, no fault of Adventure Island, but they had to close the rides since a storm was upon us.
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Tip: Buy your tickets in advance. You will save money (who doesn't want to save money) and time in line to buy your tickets.

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Tampa Customer
Millbrook, AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic time"
August 2016
Great experience, safe and family friendly. Picnic tables available throughout, able to bring cooler's ( they open and check for alcohol etc at the gate) and leave them along with you're beach bags with no worries.
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Tip: Dont be afraid of going to the kiddie sections, they have fun things and shotter lines. Wear swim shoes if possible, the concrete gets VERY hot on bare feet.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Rkymtnhighness
"Save your money"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2019 NEW
Spoke to customer service asking questions for over a hour yesterday. She cancelled things that were Downgraded and said wrong things about questions, I asked. I'm super disappointed and stuck, because ppl at guest service could careless. I hate getting wrong information. I asked more than once.
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Judi-Bill
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
"OMG what fun."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2019 NEW
I was hesitant to go after reading some reviews but I am so glad we went. The waterpark was very clean, the food was very good and reasonably priced. I had the BBQ sampler for lunch, it was 15.99. You get 4 pieces of chicken, 2 BBQ ribs, fries and a drink. The lines went quick and everything was so organized. We are going back next year.
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Givluv97
Houston, Texas
"Tampa vacay"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2019 NEW
Cute compact water park. My first time in Tampa, we were told another park was better, but it was so close to our hotel, we figured why not. The park line for food with all day dining was ridiculous, that should have been handled differently. It also stormed, so we left. It was cool would go again, it was part of our 3 day park package.
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_mooper_1108
Buffalo, New York
"Pricy but fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019 NEW
My husband and I saw signs for the water park on our way to the beach and decided to stop for the day after the beach, on our way to visit family. We bought student tickets in advance (no one asked for verification and we didn’t register with our student email address for our online purchase), and even with that, tickets are expensive. This place must cost a small fortune for families. We asked through Trip Advisor if the quick queue passes were worth it - and we agreed with the answers we got - they’re not worth it on a weekday. The longest wait we had was maybe 15 min. We got in at 9:30 and walked right on to the vanish, one of the newer and more popular rides. The staff was friendly and helpful. Food was meh - but you don’t come to a water park for the food. Afternoon thunderstorms put a pause on our adventures, but that’s to be expected in Tampa in July. The staff got everyone out of the water quickly and safely. All in it was a very fun way to spend a day.
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mariaeliza24
NYC
"Nice place to cool down"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2019 NEW
My kids had a great time here !! Nice park staff is helpful and attentive. Good waterpark for the kids to burn some energy and have a good time in the water.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Island Tampa

How much is parking?
Cars and campers are $20.

Are the pools at Adventure Island® heated?
All water attractions at Adventure Island are temperature controlled with the exception of Wahoo Run and Everglides. The water temperatures vary by attraction, but typically range between 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit.

What age can my child enter the park without an adult?
Children 13 years and under must be accompanied by an adult while visiting Adventure Island.

How do I rent a Cabana or Chickeet Hut at Adventure Island?
They are available for a daily rental fee. You can reserve by calling the park directly.

Is there a gift shop?
Yes, the Island Surf Shop features a wide selection of brand-name sportswear, beachwear and other must-have summer items.

Are lockers available?
Yes, they offer lockers and changing areas that make it easy to suit up.

Can I bring a cooler?
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all Adventure Island guests, no coolers, regardless of size, will be allowed inside the water park. Outside picnic pavilions are available outside the front gate for cooler use.

What attire is not allowed at the park?
Guests may wear swimsuits or shorts, and t-shirts on rides. Thong bathing suits are not allowed. T-shirts may not be worn on body flumes. No cut-off and / or frayed Shorts are allowed. Clothing with metal trim is also prohibited. Aqua Socks are permitted on rides and in pool areas.

What is prohibited to bring to Adventure Island?
For the comfort and safety of our guests, prohibited items include but are not limited to the following: Weapons, Knives, Alcohol. Glass containers (exceptions are made for baby food & medicine), Coolers are not allowed, Carts & wagons, Tents & canopies, Barbecue grills, Flotation devices, Scuba masks, Portable stereos, Pets or Squirt guns. Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside. No drinks (other than water) may be taken into the park.

Can I bring a camera on the rides?
Due to the nature and dynamics of all rides and the potential for injury, unsecured cameras or video cameras of any size are not permitted on the rides. To store such equipment, leave with a non-rider or use the lockers that are available.

What happens if it rains?
Adventure Island remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks rides and attractions may be temporarily affected.  Refunds and rain checks will not be issued due to inclement weather.

Does Adventure Island close for capacity?
In order to ensure our guests' comfort and safety, Adventure Island’s capacity is limited. Admission into the park may be temporarily suspended during the day due to periods of high attendance.

What accommodations are available for guests with special needs?
Adventure Island is committed to providing a fun and safe environment for everyone. For accommodations, please visit Guest Relations at the front of the park.