TAMPA, Fla. (October 14, 2021) – Adventure Island, voted one of the country’s top ten waterparks by USA Today is racing into 2022 with two new thrills and year-round operation. Opening just in time for spring break, Rapids Racer and Wahoo Remix will make a splash at Adventure Island next March. With new heaters and comfortable water temperatures, guests can now enjoy the endless summer vibe and thrilling attractions all year long.

Take on Two New Thrills

Rapids Racer

Three, two, one go!  Feel the rush of competition on the ALL-NEW Rapids Racer! Riders grab a two-person raft before racing through nearly 600 feet of slide, complete with low walls to encounter your opponents throughout this side-by-side experience. The thrill of the chase is amplified as guests swirl through the world’s first dueling saucers in this exhilarating journey full of high-speed tunnels, turns, and more! Who will conquer this high-speed slide first? Find out at the finish line.


Wahoo Remix

Riders will enjoy waves of water and sound as they splash to the beat of a remixed favorite attraction. Formerly Wahoo Run, Wahoo Remix will be Adventure Island’s first waterslide to feature synchronized light and sound elements, delivering an all-new, high energy, family raft ride experience with ultimate party vibes. Enclosed tunnels that were once dark will now glow and groove as riders zoom through over 600 feet of fun.


“The all-new Rapids Racer and new enhancements to another fan-favorite attraction with Wahoo Remix will elevate the Adventure Island guest experience in an unprecedented way in 2022,” said Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. “With recently announced year-round operations, it’s going to be a momentous year for water park fans, as our guests can now splash in the sun and take on thrills from January to December.”

Refresh and Recharge

Rounding out Adventure Island’s revamp is the recently opened Hang Ten Tiki Bar. Centrally located between Rapids Racer and Wahoo Remix, the park’s first full-service bar is the prime spot to grab a drink and recharge. With hand-crafted signature cocktails, fan-favorite local brews, and a regional and international rum selection, Hang Ten serves refreshing concoctions that can be found only at Adventure Island. Visitors can enjoy this new tropical oasis as they sip and savor small seasonal bites to fuel up for all-day fun.

THE BEST WAYS TO PLAY – Buy a 2022 Fun Card or Annual Pass!

Limited-Time Offer: One of the best ways to splash and play is with an Adventure Island 2022 Fun card. For a limited-time, guests who purchase a 2022 Adventure Island Fun Card receive park admission to visit NOW through the end of 2021 for FREE for only $74.99! To enjoy the all-new Iron Gwazi coming next March, guests can add the 2022 Busch Gardens Fun Card and visit both parks now through the end of 2022 for $169.98!*.


Bigger Benefits: For even more value, get an Annual Pass for unlimited visits and unbeatable benefits ranging from no blockout dates, up to six free guest tickets, and exclusive monthly rewards for 2022. The Annual Pass is organized in easy-to-use tiers, and includes one-park, two-park Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Passes, and the popular Florida four-park options, allowing guests to choose the pass, benefits and the parks that are the best fit. Additional benefits include FREE preferred parking*, special savings on merchandise, food and beverage options, ride quick queue and behind-the-scenes tours among other perks. Passes for Florida Residents start at an affordable $9.25 a month, plus tax, with no down payment

Guests can visit AdventureIsland.com for more information and to purchase tickets, Fun Cards, or Annual Passes. Waterpark fans are encouraged to follow Adventure Island on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


About Adventure Island:

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa BayAdventure Island® is Tampa's Island paradise, featuring a combination of exhilarating water rides and tropical, tranquil surroundings. A fun-filled tropical atmosphere awaits, with adventurous water slides including Solar VortexVanish Point™Caribbean Corkscrew® and Colossal Curl™, cascading waterfalls, a 17,000-square-foot wave pool, children’s water playground called Fabian’s Funport® and other family attractions. Guests can dig their toes into the sand or relax in lounge chairs or a private cabana. For more information, visit AdventureIsland.com for more information.


The safety of our guests, Ambassadors and animals in our care remains our top priority. Consistent with CDC guidance, we recommend that our guests wear face coverings while indoors.


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