Runaway Rapids Adventure Island

Kid-Friendly Attractions

Fun for the Entire Family

Adventure Island water park offers a wide variety of kid-friendly water rides, splash areas and pools!

  • Fabian's Fun Port at Adventure Island Tampa Bay

    Fabian's Fun Port

  • Splash Attack Adventure Island water park

    Splash Attack

More Fun for the Little Ones

  • Paradise Lagoon at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Paradise Lagoon

    A cool pool, slides, waterfalls, and more creates the fun at Paradise Lagoon™.  Jump off a cliff (a 20-foot platform) or navigate your way through this 9,000 square-foot slice of heaven. The scene is so tropical you may find yourself happily lost in every moment of action-packed adventure.


    Age/Height Restrictions: We strongly suggest that all weak or non-swimmers wear a life vest. Guests must be at least 42 inches tall to experience the hydro tubes and cliff jumps.


    Life vests are not permitted on cliff jumps or hydro tube rides.

  • Rambling Bayou River at Adventure Island Tampa Bay

    Rambling Bayou

    This calm, half-mile tube trip will take you through a colorful rain forest featuring lush landscapes, tropical waterfalls and even rain and fog. Rambling Bayou™ is the perfect way to take a break from the excitement and still keep your cool. It's a perfect bit of rest and relaxation between thrills and spills.


    Age/Height Restrictions: We recommend that riders under 42 inches tall wear a life vest.

  • Endless Wave Pool Adventure Island

    Endless Surf

    The surf's always up in our breathtaking, 17,000 square foot wave pool. A rolling surf with waves awaits you every five minutes.


    Age/Height Restrictions: We strongly suggest that all weak or non-swimmers wear a life vest.

  • Runaway Rapids Slide at Adventure Island Tampa Bay

    Runaway Rapids

    Push off at the peak of a 34-foot mountain-like structure, then twist and turn your way through a flume slide into a watery finish. With 5 different slides to choose from, Runaway Rapids has an adventure for kids of all ages. 


    Age/Height Requirements: Guests must be at least 42 inches to ride, single riders only, and life vests are not permitted. Hand-held infants are not allowed on the slides.

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Special Offer for Preschoolers

  • 2019 Busch Gardens + Adventure Island Preschool Card

    Children 5 and under can get a FREE 2019 Preschool Card to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island

    Limited-Time Offer: Kids 5 and younger can enjoy Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for free, now through December 31, 2019.

    • Adventure Island Online registration required
    • Adventure Island Valid for Florida residents only
    • Adventure Island Must present voucher and valid form of ID at ticket window to receive Preschool Card
    • Adventure Island Does not include free parking, separately ticketed events or other discounts

    Does not include taxes, service fees, free parking, separately-ticketed events or other discounts. Florida residents only and must bring proof of residency to redeem. Valid only at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for children 5 years old and younger at time of redemption. Unlimited admission through 12/31/2019. Bring redemption confirmation and valid form of ID (a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport) to the ticket window at Busch Gardens or Adventure Island. School IDs or children’s security IDs will not be accepted. The Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Preschool Card offer is not available at the park; advance online registration required. Only the child’s parent/guardian may register online. Parent/guardian does not have to be present to redeem Card, however friend/family member would need to present the required documents listed above. Not valid for student groups/field trips. Offer valid for a limited time and subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.  Adventure Island is a seasonal park. Please visit for park hours.

    Limited-Time Offer
    Child (ages 3-5) $0.00