Adventure Island Tampa in Tampa, FL

10001 N Malcolm McKinley DrTampa, FL 33612
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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.


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.

Newest water slide: Solar Vortex
Spin and splash at Adventure Island on Solar Vortex – America’s first dual-tailspin water slide. This highthrill family raft slide combines high-banking rotations and rapid descents, sending sliders on a swirling journey through two open tailspin features. Manufactured by Whitewater, Solar Vortex will also include three dynamic AquaLucent™ elements – harnessing the power of the Florida sun into colorful patterns that shine through the slide as riders reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.

Advance reservations are no longer required when you purchase with Tripster. Take your ticket directly to the turnstile for entrance.

Parking Fee:
Car, motorcycle, or camper is $25.

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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"Fun but hard for small children"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2020
My daughter and her nine and three year old boys visited the park yesterday. More than half, maybe 75%, of the rides were open with long lines for Colossal Curl and Solar Votex. Unfortunately, Runaway Rapids, the three smaller slides and Splash Attack, the large playground with obstacle courses and slides were closed. This meant almost nothing to do for kids under 40 inches tall, including my three year old grandson. We pretty much hung out with him at the small kiddie splash ground and he did the lazy river a few times. Paying full price for the three year old is kind of a rip-off. However, we made the best of it and the nine year old did a lot of rides alternating between going with me and my daughter so it was still a fun day.
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Clearwater, Florida
"Fantastic Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
Adventure Island in Tampa Florida is a fantastic place to take the whole family. Plenty of parking. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
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Tampa, Florida
"Dirty and Outdated"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 31, 2020
The walkways were filthy, steps to slides were old, very slippery with scum and mold, water did not have that "clean" feeling. It felt like you were coated with scum when you got out. Staff was unhelpful, disinterested, sloppy and very few around to assist for bathroom locations. When bathrooms were located they were filthy. Contacted customer service regarding misbilling to my credit card, I purchased a year end pass and they billed for annual pass. Fraudulent business practice. We purchased the Fun pas in June for 4 months, knowing the park would be closed October to March. I was billed for an annual pass. Ridiculous, whey would I purchaase a pass for a park that I know is closed for 5 months. Spoke to customer service, she could not even find my recurring charges. Spoke to a supervisor, Micki, unhelpful, avoided answering questions, refused to refund, kept telling me "this is a contract". Very rude. I explained I purchased a Fun pass not an annual pass, their records show different she said over and over again "this is a contract" as if I was stupid and did not get it the first time. Completely unprofessional, I asked for the billing department and was told there was none. Absurd. It was obvious the supervisor Micki lacked training, courtesy, customer service skill and absolutely no dispute reconciliation training or skills. Very dissatisfied with the park and the customer service.
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Tampa, Florida
"Frequent Guest"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2020
My son and I love Adventure Island and he always asks when it will reopen. The park itself has been improving and love everything about it.
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Ardres, France
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019
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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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. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR CANCELATIONS ARE ALLOWED.

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.