Busch Gardens’ Adventure Island opens 2 new slides

New attractions join exciting line-up of water rides

Adventure Island opens two new water slides for 2022 season

TAMPA, Fla. – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s water park Adventure Island has officially opened two new water slides.

Wahoo Remix and Rapids Racer have opened as the park is undergoing one of the largest refreshes in its 40-year history.

“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, president of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Adventure Island Park.

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Formerly Wahoo Run, Wahoo Remix is 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. The theme park said enclosed tunnels that were once dark now glow as riders zoom through over 600 feet of fun.

Adventure Island opens two all-new water slides (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)

On Rapids Racer, riders grab a two-person raft before racing through nearly 600 feet of slide, complete with low walls to encounter opponents throughout this side-by-side experience. The thrill ride is amplified as guests swirl through the world’s first dueling saucers in a journey full of high-speed tunnels, turns and more. SeaWorld Orlando’s water park Aquatica opened a similar ride, Riptide Race, in 2019.

In addition to the two new slides, guests can also check out the recently opened Hang Ten Tiki Bar. In between thrilling rides on fan-favorite slides, guests can unwind in the all-new tropical oasis with hammocks, lounge seating and beach games.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.