When it comes to beating the summer heat, waterparks are a great place to be. A variety of waterparks are located in, or near Tampa, Florida, and they’re perfect for the entire family. Water slides, lazy rivers, splash zones and wave pools are just a few of the fun attractions at these Tampa-area waterparks. Listed below are five amazing waterparks that are located in, or near, Tampa.
1. Adventure Island
This 30-acre waterpark is located across the street from Busch Gardens and offers several amazing attractions, including Aruba Tuba, Colossal Curl, Rambling Bayou and Endless Surf - Adventure Island's awesome 17,000-square-foot wave pool. Adventure Island is located at 10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612.
Aquatica is SeaWorld's amazing waterpark. What's unique about Aquatica is that it features side-by-side wave pools that can operate together or independently. This is the only waterpark in the world that has something like this. Aquatica has many awesome attractions, including Dolphin Plunge and the HooRoo Run water ride. Aquatica is located at 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821.
3. LEGOLAND Water Park
LEGOLAND is the perfect destination for LEGO lovers. Located within LEGOLAND is LEGOLAND Water Park. At LEGOLAND Water Park, there are several attractions for all ages, including the Lazy River ride, Joker Soaker play area and a variety of water slides. LEGOLAND Water Park is located at 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884.
4. The Floating Water Park
The Floating Water Park (formerly known as Tradewinds Splash Island) features inflatable slides, trampolines and loungers. The 15,750-square-foot inflatable water park is located behind the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort at 6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.
5. Florida Aquarium Explore A Shore
Explore A Shore is a fun outdoor play area that's located at the Florida Aquarium. It features climb-on animals, water jets, a pirate ship complete with cannons, and a wave water slide. Explore A Shore's address is 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602.