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Address: 10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-6401
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa, Adventure...

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere await slides, corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children’s water playground and other family attractions. Choose to race down rapids, dig your toes into the sand or relax all day in a private cabana. Hurtle high and experience a feeling of weightlessness on Colossal Curl™, Adventure Island’s newest family thrill slide.

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A lot of changes this season

This year is the first year AI is enforcing a no cooler or outside food policy. I do not believe that they are ready for this shift in business, as both times I have been here... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Venice, Florida
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm an Adventure Island annual pass holder (last year and this year) and a Busch Gardens annual pass holder the past 6 six years. I visit Adventure Island about twice a month durning the season with three children ages 4, 6, and 8. This year the park is enforcing its overly strict policy of allowable food products brought in by... More 

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Thank Bob H
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This year is the first year AI is enforcing a no cooler or outside food policy. I do not believe that they are ready for this shift in business, as both times I have been here this season they have been out of food and or specific drinks (beers), in addition to extra long lines. The food situation could be... More 

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Thank Eer35
Ontario
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great way to spend a hot day. Line ups were not too long. Lots of different slides. We loved relaxing in the lazy river. Nice shaded areas throughout. Food pricey, and we wished it didn't close so early. Will def go again.

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Thank T D
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, T D. We hope to host you again soon! More 

Brandon
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good option on hot days! If you like water slides, lazy rivers and water fun you will like it here. Right in Tampa this park doesn't require fighting the Orlando traffic!

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Thank Janice G
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Janice! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to give Disney parks a break and try something different. We decided to go to Adventure Island in Tampa. My family and I had a good experience for a few hours. Then, out of no where 25 buses arrived full of all male migrant workers. There was literally over a 1000+ rambunctious and rowdy young males who marched... More 

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6 Thank Terry D
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

Hello Terry, thank you for your review. We regret to hear about your recent experience at our park. We assure you the safety of our park ambassadors and guests is our top priority. Please contact us at AIGuestServices@BuschGardens.com for further assistance. More 

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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably good value if use ticket more than once but we only wanted to go for the day so slightly expensive. Food was not cheap but could have been worse. Very frustrating that 1 ride was closed for the whole day and 2 were closed for some or most of the day. As it is early in the season this... More 

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Thank Belinda T
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our park and leaving feedback about your experience. Your comments are important to us as they help us deliver a better experience for all our guests. We regret to hear you were unable to enjoy all of our attractions during your visit. We have forwarded your feedback to the appropriate leadership team for review. If you... More 

Temple Terrace, Florida
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems like agood place for families NOT sure how wheel chair friendly it is but when we went a good time was had by all

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1 Thank sgreen59
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Adventure Island! We are committed to providing enjoyment for all guests who visit the park. Our commitment is to provide equal access to guests with disabilities. We make every effort to accommodate our guests and ensure everyone's visit is a positive one. We hope to host you again in the future. More 

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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute decision to go there we chose going here over an Orlando park. We were 4 adults and the price was extremely reasonable for the day we had. We got there right when the park was open and there were not many people at all. We booked a cabana for the day and that is one... More 

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Thank Paul C
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

Hello Paul, thank you for your review. Park upgrades such as cabanas are a great way to make the most of your visit. We're happy to hear your cabana rental provided a shady and exclusive spot to gather at throughout the day. Early Spring is a great time to visit our park as the Florida weather is warming up and... More 

Florida, Usa
Level Contributor
65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Adventure Island is a great weekend adventure for the whole family. We are local, and it is great place to go in mid to late spring and early fall. There are plenty of rides for all ages and a nice pool and lazy river. We also liked that there was plenty of lounge chairs in different areas of the park... More 

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Thank 3CuteVagabonds
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Adventure Island! Our park offers slides, pools, kid-friendly attractions and fun in the sand. We hope you will come back and experience it all again soon. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for money ,have 3 kids age 13 10 and 8 able to go on all rides with very little queuing arrived at 10 left at 4 kids occupied all day kids loved the cliff jumping myself lazy river something for all ages

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2 Thank Sarah M
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Island, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our park and leaving feedback about your experience. We're happy to hear your family enjoyed our numerous attractions. From thrilling to relaxing, we offer something to pique each guest's interest. We hope to host you again in the future! More 

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