Adventure Island - Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, Florida Adventure Island's 30 acres provide water-soaked excitement for guests of all ages

Adventure Island – Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, FL

Adventure Island - Busch Gardens Tampa BayAdventure Island - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

 

You may be surrounded by water here, but this Adventure Island is hardly deserted. There is always something new to do behind every palm tree.

The lifestyle here is pure island pleasure that is Key West style. No hurries and worries. It’s all about exploring whatever floats your boat when it comes to fun.

Once you know your way around Adventure Island, you’ll only need a bathing suit to make some waves.

This park is full of soaking, sunning and relaxing. That’s what life’s all about at Adventure Island.

As you step through the entrance and you are transported straight to the Florida Keys and the laid-back lifestyle that it is famous for.

Adventure Island is a thirty acre park that provides water-soaked excitement for guests of all ages. Ease into island time to enjoy the corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river. These family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun.

You’ll just need to decide whether to hit the slides for some fast-paced fun or grab a siesta in your own private cabana.

Adventure Island Park Map

Adventure Island Park Map

Rides and Attractions at Adventure Island

Aruba Tuba

This ride will whisk and siphon you through one twisted slide ride known as Aruba Tuba.

This crazy ride is guaranteed to leave you begging for more and totally water logged. It’s fast, wet, and a whole lot of fun to do.

Age/Height Restrictions: Riders under 42 inches tall must wear a life vest, and be able to maintain proper riding position unassisted.

Calypso Coaster

You can choose to go head to head with two people on the Calypso Coaster, one thing’s for sure there’s a good soaking in your future.

This open flume ride spills out into the Rambling Bayou River. It is like the calm after the storm.

Age/Height Restrictions: Riders under 42 inches tall must wear a life vest, and be able to maintain proper riding position unassisted.

 

Caribbean Corkscrew

You know what a corkscrew looks like, now you get to see what it feels like as this ride swirls you through 230-feet of intertwined translucent tubes giving you the tumbling of your life.

The last blast is a wet, whirling ride through the 47-foot decelerator lane.

Age/Height Restrictions: You must be 48 inches tall to ride Caribbean Corkscrew.

 

Everglides

Attention all thrill seekers, this ride is for you, because you can hop on a floating toboggan and speed down a 72-foot watery incline.

You will pick up speed and eventually find yourself skimming your way across the pool’s surface. You’ll then start hydroplaning up to 20 yards before coming to a stop.

Age/Height Restrictions: You must be at least 42 inches tall to ride Everglides.

 

Gulf Scream

This beauty of a water ride absolutely lives up to its name, because everyone will be screaming their lungs out!

You’ll swoosh down a massive 210-foot body slide and make one big splash in the pool. Some riders have been clocked at speeds exceeding 25 miles per hour.

Age/Height Restrictions: You must be at least 54 inches tall to ride Gulfscream.

 

Key West Rapids

You’ll wish you’d taken the elevator once you begin cascading down the nearly 6 water-fueled stories of Key West Rapids!

Hang on to your tube through as you travel through more than 700 feet of gnarly twists, turns, speedy slopes, gushers, water mines, pools and showers before landing in a splash pool. This slide is extra wide for maximum fun.

Age/Height Restrictions: Riders under 54 inches tall must wear a life vest, and be able to maintain proper riding position unassisted.

 

Riptide – Florida’s Original Four-Lane Mat Slide

Imagine you and three of your friends racing side by side down a 55-foot drop, each one of you inside your own enclosed tube.

You’ll each twist through a hairpin turn before plunging into four open-air lanes. You’ll then get really drenched. You have to decide whether the winner is be the first one down or the wettest one of all?

Age/Height Restrictions: You must be at least 42 inches tall to ride Riptide.