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!


Kids 5 & younger get into Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Adventure Island during 2020 for FREE!* Must register by May 17, 2020.

  • 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

    You’ll find a cool pool to relax and unwind, and a fun net climb to test your skills at Paradise Lagoon™. The bravest thrill-seekers can splash from our cliff jumps into 9,000 square-feet of tropical blue water. 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.

  • 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 Surf Wave Pool

    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

  • 2020 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

    Kids 5 and younger can enjoy Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for FREE, now through December 31, 2020.

    • Adventure Island Online registration required
    • Adventure Island Valid for Florida residents only
    • Adventure Island Does not include free parking, separately ticketed events or other discounts

    *Hurry, limited-time offer! Does not include taxes, service fees, free parking, separately-ticketed events or other discounts. Available to Florida residents only. Valid only at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for children 5 years old and younger at time of redemption. Unlimited admission through 12/31/2020. Guest may be requested to show valid form of ID (a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport) to verify age prior to entry. 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. Other restrictions apply. Adventure Island is a seasonal park. Please check park hours before your visit.

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