Adventure Island and Busch Gardens

These places are the way to go in the summer!


Arianna Reed, Contributor

  Do you have any plans for this summer? Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are some exciting places to go to, which are both located in Tampa, FL. Adventure Island is a perfect place to cool off and have fun on the various kinds of water slides and pools. Busch Gardens is filled with tons of food, rides, and animals for everyone of all ages. 

  Busch Gardens was built in 1959 by Anheuser Busch. It is home to the tallest roller coaster in the state, Iron Gwazi, which opened on March 11th, 2022. Originally, this thrill coaster was wooden and bumpy, but now it is smooth and goes 76 miles per hour. Viviana Serrano suggested that, “If you are a roller coaster person, you will enjoy yourself and have fun.” I suggest going on Cobras Curse and it is next to Montu. The theme is amazing with Egyptian paintings on the wall while you are in line, and at the end of the ride the coaster spins. Animals at the park include penguins, giraffes, elephants, gorillas, monkeys, a hippo, alligators and so much more. With all the activity happening during the day, your stomach is going to be hungry and a good place to stop is the Serengeti Overlook. They have delicious pizza and fries, which are to die for, with inside and outside dining. Busch Gardens is a good option for you and your family to go to this summer. 

 Another park right across from Busch Gardens is Adventure Island. Adventure Island was built in 1980 and has been widely popular over the years. This 30-acre water park is all you could want when the sun is scorching hot. The Colossal Curl water slide is one of the favorites because you have a steep drop then go up a back stop. There are two new water slides coming in the summer of 2022, which are called Rapid Racers and Wahoo Remix. If the lines get too long, there are pools with a cliff to jump off and a wave pool. I personally think that wave pools are a little gross, but whatever you find fun. Dip n Dots are a delicious treat to cool yourself down after the day.  

  When you do not have anything to do go to these fun parks in sunny Tampa, FL are the way to go. People that love amusement parks and water parks will have a great time.