Adventure Island water park will increase its thrills with the opening of not one but two new water slides - Wahoo Remix and Rapids Racer.



Let’s start with the two-person raft ride, Rapids Racer. Grab a friend or family member and get ready to speed down nearly 600 feet of slide. Thanks to Rapids Racer’s low walls, riders will be able to keep an eye on their opponent as they slip down on this side-by-side experience. If that wasn’t exciting enough, riders will also swirl through the world’s first dueling saucers full of high-speed tunnels, turns, and more.

Meanwhile, Wahoo Remix, formerly Wahoo Run, will take guests on a family raft adventure that will feel more like a dance party than a ride at a waterpark. The ride will be Adventure Island’s first waterslide to feature synchronized light and sound elements. The once black tunnels will now glow with light and sound as riders soar down 600-feet of tubes. Another unique thrill about Wahoo Remix is that with the variety of light shows, each ride will be different from the last.

“With the addition of these two new slides, plus several other parkwide enhancements, Adventure Island is truly a can’t-miss destination for family fun in the sun”, said Neal Thurman, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Adventure Island Park President in a statement.

The two new slides aren’t the only new things at the water park. Undergoing one of the largest refreshes in its 40+ year history, Adventure Island has also updated its entrance with a new front gate arrival plaza, freshly painted slides and areas, a photo opportunity near the Endless Surf pool, and a chill place to grab a drink  - Hang Ten Tiki Bar. In between rides , guests can relax and regroup in an all-new tropical oasis with hammocks, lounge seating and beach games.

The two new slides opened on May 7th, 2022 - Rapids Racer and Wahoo remix at Adveture Island Water Park is located next to Busch Gardens Tampa, so go to both parks this summer with discounted tickets right here on Best of Orlando.