Summer is almost over for those living in the Tampa Bay area and before school starts you should hit Adventure Island Water Park. This smaller action packed water park begs for kids and adults alike to come out and give their attractions a full day of play. The day before Jason had his surgery we spent the day sliding and swimming with the locals here in Tampa. Here’s what you’ll have to look forward to and remember, my recommendations are only a fraction of the fun!
Adventure Island Water Park Slides – Look Out Below
Get ready to fly down some slippery slides when you spend your last week of freedom at this Tampa Bay water park. Jason and Tim had the chance to ride a few of these numerous times and had huge fun. Rafts need to be carried by hand as the park doesn’t offer mechanical service at many slides.
Aruba Tuba – This is the tube slide where you ride on a double raft with a buddy. Have fun with plenty of dips and spins!
Colossal Curl – Jason actually freaked a bit on this slide because of a specific drop. He had a blast with Tim and they both said they thought they’d flip over in the bowl. Both agreed looks can be deceiving on this wet roller coaster ride.
Riptide – Are you competitive? So many people in my life are including Tim. Riptide is a mat ride where you can race against your closest friends! This slide isn’t just a flat ride though, you also get to do hairpin turns inside a tube! Fun times. P.S. Tim beat Jason
Waves, Rapids And Splashes Oh My
In case you aren’t much of an adventurer there are many other attractions to make the price of a ticket to Adventure Island water park a good value. Many moms find a chair and just chill out in the sun and take a dip in one of the pools here and there. This is considered a fantastic day they told me! Or if you have little kids there are special places just for them as well.
Endless Surf – Waves upon waves will knock you down if you relax in the shallow end of the Endless Surf, Adventure Island’s wave pool. Of course you can swim out into the deep end, but then you’ll only experience a brief surge of water. We learned a long time ago that the shallower you get the more fun you’ll have. If you can bring one of the small chairs into the shallow pool that’s a great way to cool off.
Paradise Lagoon – This is an old fashion watering hole of sorts. A large pool with a a few slides and an area where people can literally just jump in from a high place. It sounds simple and it is, however Jason asked to jump in about 10 times before we had to leave for the day. There are other fun activities in the lagoon as well so keep an eye out.
Splash Attack – Little bitty kids will love to play here. Slides, water toys (think huge water canons) nets to climb and more are offered to all guests for fun. And every so often you’ll get oh so drenched so keep your eyes peeled!
Adventure Island in Tampa Bay was a fabulous pre-surgery treat for Jason. He had to miss out on a lot of activities this summer and enjoying this small but attraction packed water park helped. A few things to remember, Adventure Island does not allow outside food of any kind. Lockers are available in the front of the park for a minimal fee. Shaded seating is available for rental but sells out quickly. I recommend bringing water shoes as the ground does get a bit slick. Also don’t forget your sunscreen but if you do they sell it all over the park! Have fun!