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.

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Good To Know

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

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.

Adventure Island® is Tampa Bay’s premier water park, featuring exhilarating water slides, a 17,000 square-foot wave pool and family attractions in 30 acres of tropical surroundings. At Tampa's Island Paradise guests can dig their toes into the sand or relax in lounge chairs or a private cabana. Adventure Island is home to thrilling slides such as Wahoo! Remix, Rapids Racer, Solar Vortex®, Vanish Point™, Caribbean Corkscrew® and Colossal Curl™, and an all-new interactive splash and play zone, Shaka-Laka Shores, among other family attractions.

NEW! Shaka-Laka Shores -
The park’s newest attraction, Shaka-Laka Shores, is an interactive splash and play zone featuring an area with 25 individual elements and a central kid-friendly play structure bound to entertain and engage even the youngest of guests. Located in the heart of Adventure Island, Shaka-Laka Shores has more than two dozen playful elements, a variety of interactive aquatic components, all within a zero-depth area - ideal for smaller kids - as well as additional shaded areas. The newly constructed area will also house three new private cabanas featuring convenient access to the splash and play zone.

Parking Fee: Car, motorcycle, or camper is $30 for general parking.

Adventure Island Tampa Reviews

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Palm Harbor, FL
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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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Millbrook, AL
1 Review
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"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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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Island Tampa

How much is parking?

$30 - General Parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vechiles and campers.

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. No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed, except you may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle. 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 their 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?

Weather-or-Not Assurance: Adventure Island remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks rides and attractions may be temporarily affected. If your day is impacted by weather, visit guest relations before you leave the park to receive a ticket for your return visit. You can also visit Adventure Islands direct website within one week of your visit date to submit a Weather-or-Not Assurance claim. Disclaimer: Policy enactment is at the discretion of Guest Services. The following are not eligible for Weather-or-Not Assurance tickets: Pass Member admission; complimentary tickets (including Weather-or-Not Assurance tickets); 14-Day Length of Stay tickets; Promotional/discount tickets (group sales tickets) and promotional multi-day tickets. Refunds are not issued for weather.

Does Adventure Island close for capacity?

In order to ensure their 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.

Am I allowed to bring in my own life vest?

Adventure Island is committed to the safety of all guests, therefore only US Coast Guard (USCG) approved life vests are permitted into the park.