Adventure Island is .25 mi. n. of Busch Gardens Tampa at 10001 N. McKinley Dr. (40th St.). This 30-acre tropical water park has 10 water slides, play areas, a wave pool, a lazy river and beach volleyball, all with a Key West atmosphere. Hop on a raft and go hurtling through 560 feet of twists and turns on the 70-foot-high Colossal Curl. Visitors can drift, slide and ride their way around splashing fun that includes the tunnel raft ride Wahoo Run; a children's water playground; and Riptide, a 55-foot-tall, four-lane racing mat slide.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
$54.99; $49.99 (ages 3-9). Under 8 must be with an adult. Changing facilities and showers are included with admission. There is an additional fee for locker rental and the games area. Discounted tickets are available in advance at participating AAA offices.
Hours: Daily Apr.-Aug.; Sat.-Sun. in Mar. and Sept.-Oct. Generally opens between 9 and 10; closing times vary. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 5 hours minimum.