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Tampa's Adventure Island water park getting a makeover with 2 new family slides

Park also getting new entrance and beach lounge
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Posted at 4:02 AM, Jan 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 08:20:43-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa's favorite water park is getting a slick midlife makeover.

Adventure Island, the 42-year-old sister park of big brother Busch Gardens across the street, will welcome back guests in March with a whole new vibe.

There will be a bold new party atmosphere entrance, plus a lush beach lounge and retreat with an enhanced getaway feel.

And for the biggest tallest news: sometime in the "spring," not one but two new water slides will open.

Wahoo Remix will tweak the old Wahoo Run family slide with a new inside-the-tube light show and thumping sound system.

And Rapid Racers will be a state-of-the-art dueling tubes thriller where families can race — and watch each other — speed down almost 600 feet of slide, complete with dual spin saucers.

For more on Adventure Island, click here.