Adventure Island Opens for 2021 on March 6

UPDATE: Due to forecasted inclement weather on March 6, Adventure Island is now scheduled to open for the season beginning March 7, 2021!

Enjoy the Florida sunshine and kick off spring break with safe family fun as Adventure Island reopens for the season on March 6! In addition to the park’s already strict health and safety measures, which include increased cleaning and sanitation and temperature checks, reservations are required, and capacity will be significantly limited to create more open space for guests to maintain physical distancing. Face coverings will be required for guests 2 and older in certain designated areas of the park, including the park entrance and exit, retail areas, food and beverage areas, and other designated areas. Face coverings will not be required in the water, such as the lazy river, the wave pool, all water slides, and all other water attractions in the water park.

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within Tampa’s island paradise, adventure awaits with a variety of slides, corkscrews, waterfalls, and more, including the park’s newest attraction, Solar Vortex. As North America’s first dual tailspin waterslide, Solar Vortex combines high-banking rotations and rapid descents, sending sliders on a swirling journey through two open tailspin features. For a more relaxing escape, guests can float through a winding lazy river, chase waves in the Endless Surf wave pool, and enjoy family splash areas, or upgrade their day with a private cabana.

“We are thrilled to offer a limited-capacity environment where Florida families can enjoy an outdoor, open-air experience together, especially for the spring break season,” said Neal Thurman, President and General Manager for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. “In addition to our waterpark reopening, our Food & Wine Festival underway across the street at Busch Gardens combined with world-class coasters and fascinating animal habitats offer Florida families a spring break staycation with something exciting for everyone.”

Adventure Island is a seasonal park with limited operation in March before returning to daily operation in April. Be sure to check the park hours prior to your visit for the latest schedule, as inclement or cool weather can affect park operation.

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Adventure Island tickets start as low as $42.99, more than 30-percent savings with advanced online purchase. To splash again and again all season long, guests can get the Adventure Island Fun Card for the price of a regular ticket, starting at $63.99! For a limited time, guests who purchase the Busch Gardens Fun Card for $113.99 will receive an Adventure Island Fun Card for FREE! For the price of a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens, the Fun Card allows access to both parks throughout the year. (Block out dates and other restrictions apply.)

For more park benefits, guests can upgrade to an Adventure Island Annual Pass, starting at just $8.75 per month. Annual Pass Members now receive the best benefits ever, including discounted or FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, and up to 50-percent savings on merchandise, Quick Queue, and more! (Block out dates and other restrictions may apply.)

To learn more and purchase tickets and Fun Cards, visit

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