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. The park opens March 9th for the 2018 season and operates on select dates through October 14th.

New for 2018 - Vanish Point. Plunge 70 feet on Adventure Island's new drop slide, which lets riders choose between two skyboxes, each sending them through 425 feet of spiraling tubes until they reach the splash run finale.

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

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Katherine Potts
Bradenton, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place to relax"
July, 2018 NEW
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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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.
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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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Danny R
City, State
"Where is summer nights"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
I have been an annual pass holder for years and I've noticed that they keep cutting the hours now they are closing at 7:00 p.m. And they keep bragging about they open at 8:30 a.m. and nobody wants to be there that early... Back on June the 4th the they was closing the water park at 5:00 p.m. which is ridiculous for Friday.. And it seems like this year and a moments notice if it's a gray cloud in the sky they was shut down the waterpark for hours with no lightning in sight. Where is summer nights they have every year and they stay open to at least 8:30 p.m. during July and August. It just seems that Volcano Bay would be such a better offer they stay open the 9 o'clock during the summer. It just seems they are not offering Enough compared to other parks. Problem why not buy a pass next year. Unless they make changes
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Travis P
"Nice Waterpark"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
Nice Waterpark. We loved the slides. We went on the weekend and couldn’t find a chairs to sit on. It would have been better if we would have waited to go during the week when it would have been less busy.
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Kami B
"Could be much better "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2018 NEW
Went here with a large group. Costs 64.00 for a day pass. You can save 10.00 if you buy ticket online. We rented a cabana because it usually rains and it’s a nice perk. They cost 300.00 not sure I would do that again. The park is clean, bathrooms clean. If you buy the ticket where food is included beware, on our visit they close all the food venues except one towards the end of the day. Line took over and hour to order and get your food. Makes no sense to sell these tickets and then close all food areas? The worst part of the day was after waiting in line for an hour for food at 7:08 an employee came and told us to leave our cabana because the park closed at 7:00? Need to work out those issues before I return here.
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Steger, Illinois
"I took my family to have a fun day a the water park"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
We are a season ticket holder at Adventure Island and enjoy going for a nice day in the sun, but the last time we went was terrible and we didn’t even get into the park. We always get preferred parking so we will pay the extra when we get there, so when we got our parking pass as usual we proceed to the area where you would park, when we got there we were told that the lot was full and it was so I asked where I could get the refund and the attendant told me back at the gate. When driving back to the gate I noticed that a lot more people were sold the same parking that I was. When I got back to the ticket booth for parking I asked the fella if he knew that there wasn’t anymore spots to park and that he should stop selling those type of parking tickets and when I asked for a refund he said that would have to be done at customer relations inside of the park. When I turned the van around and went back into the parking lot now it was totally full. I never got a refund or into the water park.
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"Water park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
We had a great time at Adventure Island. Didn’t get to all of the slides but will return for more! It was crowded on a Saturday. Will try to return on a weekday. We brought our refillable cups that we purchased at Busch Gardens a few days prior so refills were just 98 cents.
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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.