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
Now closed for the season. 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
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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Tampa, United States
"Great Water park!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 21, 2017 NEW
Spend a day in this water park! Fun for the whole family! Seasonal. A lot of rides that are enjoyable for all ages, from toddlers to seniors.
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Felix V
Toa Alta
"Super Nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2017
dont miss that one. Very Nice and Clean.Good water slides, and good service. For Summer is one of the best in the area
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Tampa, Florida
"Fun in the sun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2017
Great park for kids to play and moms to get a tan. They have ample life guards all over the park. Lots of walking up stairs to get to the slides, kids don't see,m to is typical theme park grease food. They allow you to pack your own if you wish.
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Mandy S
"Free day"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2017
We had free tickets, so that's always a plus right off the bat. We found out the day before we went that they no longer allow outside food or drinks in the park. But the park hardly had any people and many of the attractions were open. Overall a good day!
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Hollywood, Florida
"Enjoyed 4 days here!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017
I was there four days in a row and I found it very clean. They close at 5 pm this time of year so most of the food stores start closing around 3-4pm. They closed the water rides several times due to weather but once it passed they were opened back up. There were many lifeguards stationed around and watching every area. Plenty of security too. The ride attendants were courteous, smiling, and some were very funny. The lazy river should have a rule that requires a tube since there were many people swimming in it. I found it annoying but hey, they were having fun so live and let live. The lifeguards at the lazy river were sitting there but that didn't bother me since I didn't pay to interact with a lifeguard, I paid to enjoy water rides. My two 8 yr olds had an absolute blast. Mufasa at the snack shop near Splash Attack is amazing. He's helpful, sweet and a very smart young man. I upgraded to annual while visiting here.
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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.