Adventure Island Tampa in Tampa, FL

10001 N Malcolm McKinley DrTampa, FL 33612
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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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

5 Reviews
Tripster Customer
Palm Harbor, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Last minute Adventure Island Adventure in Tampa, FL"
August 2019
I had difficulty purchasing last minute tickets to Adventure Island. As a Florida resident, I didn't want to pay full price and couldn't find any advertised specials. I googled for sale tickets and found Tripster. The tickets were less expensive than advertised on AAA and the Adventure Island website. I then googled Tripster reviews and found excellent reviews, so I purchased the tickets. Breezed through the lines at Adventure Island, right to admissions.
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Tip: There are large shade umbrellas throughout the park. The cliff jumps are closed because of renovations. Lockers available. Bring towels

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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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Tripster 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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Chantelle09
Ardres, France
"busy"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019 NEW
Good fun on a hot day. We got here early enough to not queue that much, we did most things within a 4 hour period it certainly got busier later on in the day. Lockers are expensive especially after parking and entrance tickets and the smaller ones aren't that big. Great family day out
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cathycaines
St. John's, Canada
"Great Park "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2019 NEW
We had the run of the park on this Friday as temps were only about 77 Fahrenheit. A couple rides were closed but that was due to construction and clearly noted on the website. The Endless Waves private cabana was totally worth the money as we had our own space and got our money’s worth through meal vouchers and water. This was a first trip and we’d love to go back again soon!
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Charles R
"Good summer fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019
Had a fun day riding the slides and rides was not crowded the day we went very little wait times. Would return
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yanay m
"Love love this place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2019
My kids had a blast they love adventure island park so much ... they have fun things to do for all ages
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Peter M
"Save your money!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 29, 2019
Line management is nonexistent. Got in a line with maybe 50 people in fron of us. After 1 hour and little movement I gave up and left. My family stayed in the line and after another 45 minutes was approaching the front of the line when they were brusquely informed that the ride was closed for sanitary reasons. We made our way to "Guest Serevices" and we found out that an additional 3-4 rides were also closed, at which point we demanded a refund. No refund was forthcoming. We were first offered a fast pass, why would we want expedited access to a bunch of rides that are inoperable? Then we were offered a voucher to return on another day. We came on this specific day to celebrate my son's birthday and we live over 60 miles away. Even if we wanted to return to this poorly run dump (which we don't), my son's birthday was already ruined. Furthermore there was no offer to compensate us for the $25 parking fee, or the $20 locker rental fee. This park is small and understaffed with poorly trained employees. If a number of rides were not operable this should have been disclosed when the tickets were purchased or before we entered the park. Will be canceling the charges with my credit card company. Never again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Island Tampa

How much is parking?
Cars and campers are $25.

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.