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The Tampa Bay Area Sights

Adventure Island

  • 10001 N. McKinley Dr. Map It
  • Central Tampa
  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Updated 04/24/2014

Fodor's Review

From spring until fall, rides named Everglides, 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.

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Sight Information


10001 N. McKinley Dr., less than 1 mile north of Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida, 33612, United States

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813-987–5660; 888-800–5447

Sight Details:

  • $47; parking $12
  • Mid-Mar.–Aug., daily 10–5; Sept-Oct., weekends only 10-5

Updated 04/24/2014


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Apr 30, 2005

Fun in the water

Loved the park. I sugest getting aqua socks to save your feet some blisters and pain. Lots to do. cant wait to go back!

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