Adventure Island Tampa

10001 N Malcolm McKinley DrTampa, FL 33612
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Discover Adventure Island, Tampa’s premier water park, where thrilling rides, relaxing pools, and family-friendly attractions await. Perfect for all ages, Adventure Island offers corkscrew water slides, a giant wave pool, a lazy river, and cascading waterfalls in a lush, tropical setting. Purchase your tickets today for a day of fun and adventure in the sun!

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Good To Know

  • Enjoy 30 acres of thrilling water rides, corkscrew slides like the Colossal Curl, a giant wave pool, a lazy river, and more.
  • Multiple dining options available, from quick bites to full-service restaurants. Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
  • Adventure Island's Weather-or-Not Assurance policy allows you to return on another day if inclement weather affects your visit.
  • Coolers are not allowed inside the park, however, outdoor picnic pavilions are available outside the front gate for cooler use.
  • The park accepts payments via card or smart device with Apple Pay or Google Pay. If you only have cash, you can convert it to a prepaid debit card at one of the park's cash-to-card kiosks.
  • Link your credit/debit card or cash to a waterproof cashless wristband (available at guest relations) for easy purchases in the park.


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.

Adventure Island® is Tampa Bay’s premier water park, featuring exhilarating water slides, a 17,000 square-foot wave pool and family attractions in 30 acres of tropical surroundings. At Tampa's Island Paradise guests can dig their toes into the sand or relax in lounge chairs or a private cabana. Adventure Island is home to thrilling slides such as Wahoo! Remix, Rapids Racer, Solar Vortex®, Vanish Point™, Caribbean Corkscrew® and Colossal Curl™, and an all-new interactive splash and play zone, Shaka-Laka Shores, among other family attractions.

NEW! Castaway Falls: Now Open in 2024
Adventure Island has opened the park’s newest and highly anticipated attraction, Castaway Falls, which promises guests an unforgettable experience with over 100 interactive elements, including two massive tipping buckets that unleash a torrential downpour of more than 1,300 gallons of water combined. Set within a tropical paradise, Castaway Falls invites guests of all ages to immerse themselves in a watery world of excitement. Castaway Falls is the centerpiece of Adventure Island's comprehensive revitalization, which includes recent additions such as Shaka-Laka Shores, Rapids Racer, Wahoo Remix slides, and the transformed Captain Pete's and Hang Ten Tiki Bar. These enhancements create a refreshed atmosphere, complete with new lounging areas and cabanas, providing visitors with the ultimate tropical retreat.

Shaka-Laka Shores:
The park’s recent addition, Shaka-Laka Shores, is an interactive splash and play zone featuring an area with 25 individual elements and a central kid-friendly play structure bound to entertain and engage even the youngest of guests. Located in the heart of Adventure Island, Shaka-Laka Shores has more than two dozen playful elements, a variety of interactive aquatic components, all within a zero-depth area - ideal for smaller kids - as well as additional shaded areas. The newly constructed area will also house three new private cabanas featuring convenient access to the splash and play zone.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Island Tampa

How much is parking at Adventure Island Tampa?

General Parking starts at $32 plus tax for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers.

Are the pools at Adventure Island Tampa heated?

All water attractions at Adventure Island Tampa 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 Tampa?

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, all-day lockers are available for rental at the main entrance, Mango Joe's, and Splash Attack for storage of personal belongings.

Can I bring my own food and drinks into Adventure Island Tampa?

No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed, except you may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle.

Can I bring a cooler?

No coolers, regardless of size, will be allowed inside the water park. However, outdoor picnic pavilions are available outside the front gate for cooler use.

What should I wear?

Guests may wear swimsuits or shorts, and t-shirts on rides. Aqua socks are permitted on rides and in pool areas. 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.

What is prohibited to bring to Adventure Island Tampa?

For the comfort and safety of their guests, prohibited items include but are not limited to the following: weapons, knives, alcohol, glass containers (exceptions are made for baby food & medicine), coolers, carts and wagons, tents and 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?

If your park visit is ruined by the following conditions, you are eligible for a complimentary return visit through the park’s Weather-or-Not Assurance program: 1) Inclement weather causes early closure. 2) Rides are closed for over 60 minutes due to lightning, strong winds, hear, rain or snow. 3) If park temperatures reach a heat index of 110 degrees or above. If your day is impacted by weather, visit Guest Relations before you leave the park to receive a ticket for your return visit. Be aware that policy enactment is at the discretion of Guest Services. You can also visit Adventure Islands’ direct website within one week of your visit date to submit a Weather-or-Not Assurance claim. Refunds are not issued for weather.

Does Adventure Island close for capacity?

In order to ensure their 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.

Am I allowed to bring in my own life vest?

Adventure Island is committed to the safety of all guests, therefore only US Coast Guard (USCG) approved life vests are permitted into the park.