Adventure Island is Making a Splash in 2020

March 6, 2020 by Erica C., Busch Gardens

With the opening of Adventure Island just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to dive right into our first official blog post! Read on to find out what’s new and what the best deals are for 2020 at Adventure Island Tampa.

Say “Hello, Solar Vortex”!

Solar Vortex, America's first dual tailspin waterslide

Get ready to ride our newest thrill slide, Solar Vortex, as it officially opens on March 14! After several months of construction, we are excited to welcome this bright, new addition to the park. We can’t wait for you to experience America’s first dual-tailspin water slide and take in the view of three unique AquaLucent™ elements. We know you’re just as excited as we are, so keep reading to learn how you can be one of the first to ride!

Slide All Season Long

Colossal Curl Waterslide

One of the best ways to play is with the BOGO Fun Card! When you buy Busch Gardens, you get to enjoy Adventure Island for FREE. If you’re looking for more benefits with your year-long thrills, then now is the perfect time to become a Pass Member! Get ready for exciting perks like being the first to ride Solar Vortex on March 13 during our exclusive Pass Member preview – grab your Pass now »

Make Your Day a Breeze with These Upgrades

Cabanas & More Upgrades

NEW! All Season Quick Queue Unlimited

Get unlimited priority access to some of our most thrilling attractions all-season long! This new offer not only includes rides like Colossal Curl and Vanish Point, but you will also receive unlimited Quick Queue access to the all-new Solar Vortex. Learn more here »

All-Day Dining Deal

A day filled with thrill slides and fun in the sun can make you work up quite the appetite! With the one-time purchase of an All-Day Dine Deal wristband, you can eat and drink all day as often as once every hour. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat at Surfside Café or need to refuel with BBQ favorites from Mango Joe's, we’ve got you covered. Purchase your wristband here »



Treat yourself to a slice of paradise for the day! Kick back and relax with the convenience of a private cabana for you and your guests. Enjoy amenities like a mini-fridge with bottled water, all-day locker access, ceiling fan, and more. Cabanas are available in numerous locations throughout the park, including our NEW Hideaway Beach Cabana. Don’t forget - Pass Members can save up to 10%! Reserve yours now »


2020 will certainly be our most thrilling year yet. Be sure to keep coming back to our blog for new and exciting content all season long, and we’ll see you on the Island!