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.

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

Reserve Tampa Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Clinton Callahan
Pinellas Park, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Place"
August, 2018
This water park is awesome. My son and his cousin had a awesome time. Can’t wait to go back again. A sure place to revisit.
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Katherine Potts
Bradenton, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place to relax"
July, 2018
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 Tampa 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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Tampa, Florida
"Very fun but unsanitary "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2018
My family and I went to adventure island over the summer. It wasn’t crowded in the morning so that was nice. The water rides were so much fun and we all enjoyed ourselves. But when riding the water slides it was pretty disgusting because you could smell the pee from the little kids.
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"Love the water layout."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 21, 2018
We winter in Tampa area ...Bought a combo.year pass when the grandkids were on vacation at our place...We loved it went to Bush Garden and Adventure Island 5 days out of the week the kids were here. Wish I had bought the parking pass at the time ...20 dollars to park each day...Bought the food pass in Adventure and well worth it you can eat every hour on the hour...So you should never be hungry.
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
"Adventure Island"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 20, 2018
Very nice for young children. A little small in footprint but has nice features and slides. Staff needs work though.
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Jesup, Georgia
"Nice water park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2018
My family and I visited this park labor day weekend. We found the selection of slides to be pretty good. There is a good variety and something for everyone. We also enjoyed the lazy river - although there were not nearly enough tubes for everyone. However, the park is laid out so that it doesn't feel crowded. The barbecue place there is outstanding! Don't miss it. My only complaint has to do with the quick que. First, even though we had purchased it online, we had to stand in the same line as people purchasing it to get a wristband. Also, many rides have a wait to get a float. There is no quick que for floats, so there really isn't much of an advantage to having it on those rides. We spent the better part of a day here. It was enjoyable day, but on a visit a month later, my 12 year old opted to spend the second day at Busch Gardens instead of going here again. We did have a fun pass, which gave us access to both parks. Also, they share a dog kennel with Busch Gardens. The kennel was a good place to leave our dog for both parks.
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Dunaujvaros, Hungary
"Jó csúzdák, szörnyű étkezés"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2018
Október közepén hétvégén jártunk ott. A csúzdák tetszettek a gyerekeknek es nem kellett sokat várni. Viszont hérközben nincs nyitva es takarítva sem. Koszos vokt a nyugágy, a medence körül sem volt felsöpörve sem. Az étterem 2-kor már bezárt, a büfé koszos, rossz kiszolgálás, a kirakott szószok csomagolása is ragadt a kosztól. A vega hamburger fasirtja nem volt megsütve, nyers és hideg volt. A asztalok között a kacsák széklete mindenhol. Az ételtől beteg lettem kb 7-10 napig. We were there on the weekend in the middle of October. The slides were nice to the kids and they did not have to wait a long way. However, in the meantime it is not open or cleaned. The lounger was dirty, and there was no swirling around the pool either. The restaurant was closed at 2 o'clock, the buffet was dirty, bad service, packed sauces packed in the dirt. The vega hamburger was not fried, raw and cold. Between the tables, the stool of ducks everywhere. I became sick for about 7 to 10 days.
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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.