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Adventure Island

Adventure Island Review

From spring until fall, rides named Calypso Coaster, Gulf Scream, and Key West Rapids promise heat relief at Busch Gardens' water park. Tampa's most popular "wet" park features waterslides and artificial wave pools, along with tranquil "beaches" in a 30-acre package. One of the attraction's headliners, Riptide, challenges you to race three other riders on a sliding mat through twisting tubes and hairpin turns. Planners of this park also took the younger kids into account, with offerings such as Fabian's Funport, which has a scaled-down pool and interactive water gym. Along with a volleyball complex and a rambling river, there are cafés, snack bars, picnic and sunbathing areas, changing rooms, and private cabanas.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 10001 N. McKinley Dr., less than 1 mi north of Busch Gardens Central Tampa, Tampa, FL 33612 | Map It
  • Phone: 813/987–5660; 888/800–5447
  • Cost: $46; parking $12
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Aug., daily 10–5; Sept-Oct., weekends only 10-5
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  • Location: Tampa
Updated: 03-30-2013

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