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 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.

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

Reserve Orlando 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.
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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Shawn S
"Very short visit, paid full price and 4 of 10 slide were shut down"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
What a disappointment, I had a choice of Adventure Island in Tampa, or Aquatica in Orlando, I chose Adventure Island due to higher reviews. I paid full price for park entry, and paid full price for parking, it wasn't until I was in the park that I found out (on my own) that 3 rides were shut down, only half of the Lazy River was open, and a fourth was shut down mid morning. After talking with the staff, some claimed that the slides were broken, but most said there was a shortage of lifeguards that day and they had to shut down most of the slides(Which I believe to be true). I can understand a shortage of employee's, but why not cycle through the slides every hour or so. Either way, broken or short staffed...why still charge full price? or why not inform us before entry? I drove from a hotel in Orlando (next to Aquatica) to visit this disappointment!
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Hillsboro, Oregon
"Water park fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2017 NEW
Great park, recommend getting a cabana for sure 😊 we had a river side one and it was great the meal plan is also very worth the price the convenience of knowing it was all paid for was priceless
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"Better experience in the past, don't waste your money"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2017 NEW
Food policy is horrible. No snacks? How are we to manage food allergies with this insane policy? We will not renew our pass. It just isn't worth it. Very limited food options, insanely priced, and long wait times
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Bridgette J
"Had a blast!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2017 NEW
Our family had a great time at the park. The park is well organized, clean, and has a good variety of rides for all ages. Our children are 12, 10, and 4. They all had a great time and can't wait to go back. The employees were friendly, polite, and cheerful. Great day!
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Armagh, United Kingdom
"A fun way to spend a hot day"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 13, 2017 NEW
First things first do not visit here in the hot summer months without either flipflops or pool shoes. The ground is extremely hot to the point it's unbearably painful to walk barefoot. They have a number of the high and fast thrill rides and also a lazy river. There is a kids section for the smaller guests. You can rent out a gazebo which comes with 4 loungers and a fridge and locker. There is water in the fridge. This would work out a great deal for families as you have a central covered point to come back to. There is a staff member on duty to ensure nothing is touched. There are also general lockers for either $15 or $20 depending on size. They are pin operated. Another tip would be to buy a waterproof pouch for some cash and your phone. There were no queues as we were there during schooltimes. I imagine it might not be so pleasant on a baking hot July day with long queues. We bought a ticket that cost $149.99 each. It gave free parking and unlimited entry to 4 parks. We bought this on the internet while in the US. We couldn't see anything as cheap when we were looking from the UK. They also do a deal in the park where you pay $14.99 for a large reusable plastic drinks pot with a straw and carry handle. On the day of purchase you can refill this as many times as you want. A single regular drink is $3 so well worth the pot. Bring the pot back and pay $6.99 for unlimited refills on that day.

Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Island Tampa

How much is parking?
Cars & campers - $12

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 larger than 16 quarts or exceeding 15” in length, width or height, Carts & wagons, Tents & canopies, Barbecue grills, Flotation devices, Scuba masks, Portable stereos, Pets or Squirt guns.

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.