Adventure Island (water park)

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Adventure Island
Adventure Island logo.svg
Location Tampa, Florida, United States
Coordinates 28°2′30″N 82°24′47″W / 28.04167°N 82.41306°W / 28.04167; -82.41306Coordinates: 28°2′30″N 82°24′47″W / 28.04167°N 82.41306°W / 28.04167; -82.41306
Owner SeaWorld Entertainment
Opened June 7, 1980
Area 30 acres (12 ha)
Pools 2 pools
Water slides 10 water slides
Children's areas 3 children's areas
Website Official Website

Adventure Island is a water park located northeast of Tampa, Florida across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The park features 30 acres (12 ha) of water rides, dining, and other attractions. The park opened on June 7, 1980, and is part of SeaWorld Entertainment, a division of Blackstone Group.

Rides[edit]

  • Aruba Tuba
  • Calypso Coaster
  • Caribbean Corkscrew
  • Colossal Curl (Set to open in 2015)
  • Everglides
  • Key West Rapids
  • Riptide
  • Runaway Rapids
  • Wahoo Run
  • Water Moccasin

Defunct Rides[edit]

  • Tampa Typhoon: A water slide that closed after the 2005 season. The slide opened in the late 1980s and shared a tower with Gulf Scream, a now defunct water slide(read below for info). Standing nearly 70 feet (21 m), or seven stories tall, the ride allowed patrons to see for miles around, including a view of the nearby MOSI museum.
  • Gulf Scream: Built in 1980, it was the second ride to be constructed in the park. It shared it's tower with (now defunct) Tampa Typhoon untill 2005. It was demolished in 2014 to make way for the Park's newest ride Colossal Curl, a tube slide that will open in 2015.

Attractions[edit]

  • Endless Surf
  • Fabian's Funport
  • Paradise Lagoon
  • Rambling Bayou
  • Spike Zone
  • Splash Attack

Dining[edit]

  • Surfside Cafe
  • Mango Joes'
  • Surfside Ice Cream
  • Gulf Scream Ice Cream
  • Bayou Beach Club

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