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 $15.

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.
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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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Anne F
New Port Richey, Florida
"Vanish Point"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2018 NEW
Good waterpark. Everything working and clean. Lots of slides and great wave pool and lazy river. Friendly staff. Safe to put all of your stuff out. FYI water is not heated at all. Only canned beer for adult beverages. No bars. Parking was easily accessible and not too crazy.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
"Old and dirty park"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2018 NEW
Visited today and found the park to be old and dirty. It certainly has seen better days. The sidewalks were littered with debris from the trees and bird droppings, the Rambling Bayou river was filled with debris and was filthy. The Water Moccasin slides should be shut down - they are PAINFUL to ride. Our backs got tore up on that ride and it was awful. The new ride Vanish Point was fun and was a bright spot. Overall, we left very disappointed by this park. There are too many other great water parks in the Orlando area to visit before spending money on Adventure Island.
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Apollo Beach, Florida
"Crowded but fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2018 NEW
We visit this place a couple of times a year. It is always very clean and we enjoy it. Get there early to get a good spot.
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Tampa, Florida
"Fun for all ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2018
This is a great water park with a lot to do for everyone. From monster slides to a laid back trip on the lazy river it fun for everyone. The price is reasonable.
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jose o
"nice water park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2018
great for all ages, kids love it (me too) a lot of water slides and every year they add at least one more
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Island Tampa

How much is parking?
Cars & campers - $15

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.

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.