Adventure Island, the Busch Gardens water park with a Key West theme, is opening for the 2011 season on March 19. The 30-acre water park features 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 Busch Gardens Adventure Island Combo Ticket allows guests to experience both parks at their leisure. The unique length of stay ticket allows unlimited admission during your vacation so you can come and go as you please, at no extra charge. It’s the perfect way to enjoy both Tampa theme parks.
From March 19-June 8, the water park is open 10am-5pm on weekdays, and open 9:30am-6pm on weekends. Adventure Island is open for extended hours on April 25-28 and on Memorial Day Weekend. Summer hours begin June 9, with the park remaining open from 9am-9pm. Summer hours last through August 14.
Island Nights return this summer as well. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 5pm-9pm, from June 9-August 13, the water park features live music, Polynesian dancers, family-friendly beach activities and delicious food.