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Adventure Island, Tampa

3.2
#29 of 228 in Things to do in Tampa
Water Park · Water / Amusement Park
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Try out 10 water slides and four pool attractions at Adventure Island water park. Throw yourself down rushing water streams into rapids and pools. Hold tight to your rubber raft while tubing down twists, turns, slopes, and showers, or race down a 17 m (55 ft) drop. Try sliding down mountains and through snake-like tunnels, and powering through enclosed high-speed tubes. You can rent a cabana with lounge chairs and a fridge, or a reserve hut on the sandy beach for the day. Put Adventure Island at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tampa holiday planning tool.
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4.2
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  • Good slides two park area for kiddos, some slides you do get weighed cause there may be a two rider slide. Fun day for sure. BUT you must have a tube on the lazy river. Lockers are $25/day. 
    Good slides two park area for kiddos, some slides you do get weighed cause there may be a two rider slide. Fun day for sure. BUT you must have a tube on the lazy river. Lockers are $25/day.  more »
  • We arrived before 10 am and the wait to get in was 3 blocks long - it took 45 minutes just to get in. We purchased the two park two day passes at Busch Gardens and drove over from Fort Lauderdale... 
    We arrived before 10 am and the wait to get in was 3 blocks long - it took 45 minutes just to get in. We purchased the two park two day passes at Busch Gardens and drove over from Fort Lauderdale...  more »
  • There was absolutely nothing positive about this day. A total rip off! The place is DIRTY. Maintenance is terrible. Lifeguards don’t actually say anything to anyone. My son scraped his leg and was... 
    There was absolutely nothing positive about this day. A total rip off! The place is DIRTY. Maintenance is terrible. Lifeguards don’t actually say anything to anyone. My son scraped his leg and was...  more »
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  • The park was great. Unfortunately I have to take 2 stars because many rides were closed. We only have the opportunity to ride about 3 of the rides. All individual rides were closed and the wave pool was only working as a normal pool. The food pass is worth it but the food options are very limited compare to bush gardens. The staff was super nice and friendly. We rented a cabana and had a chest with a lock. Very convenient
  • This place is amazing. You can spend the whole day on the park. I recommend renting a cabin, it comes with a lock 🔐 big enough for a backpack. The food and drinks are expensive $13 for a sandwich for example
  • I was excited to visit but my excitement bubble was quickly deflated. Pros: smaller water park (in comparison to other Sea World Parks), park maps posted in many places, there's a river running through the beginning of the park, 2 new rides. Cons: the place is dirty (the fountains are gross with mildew and dirty, tables and seating areas are dirty, common areas are sticky and you see the dirt), there are bees everywhere (following the sticky unsanitized areas) (also, in allergic to bees so that was a bummer), we went on a weekday and only 4 rides were operational. We were told that not enough customers showed up so they were closing some of the rides (people were upset because the people who showed up wanted to ride them). The food staff were not friendly and took a while with taking the order. Overall, I was very disappointed. We went 9:45am and we were out the park by noon.
  • I have been going to Adventure Island for over 20 years. Even though I miss several attractions that have been removed, I am always impressed by the new ones. Fortunately, we have annual passes which offer free parking and discounted food. Otherwise, it is very expensive. The park is always clean and the employees are helpful and friendly.
  • Disappointing. More crowded and less clean than I expected. The wait for food was 38 minutes for barbecue and half of the options were sold out at 2pm. We paid nearly $500 for a family of five only to wait in line for nearly an hour for each slide. Also every pool was packed and it seemed like half the park was under construction. It was hard to see the value in the price paid for admission. I was also surprised by the clientele--a rather uncaring group--trash left all over the parking lot after cars exited for the day. 1 star for value, but overall 2 stars because the staff were very friendly.

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