Theme Parks

There are so many theme parks in this part of Florida it’s difficult to know where to start. Here are some of our favourites along with some videos on what to expect.

1.  Adventure Island


Address
10001 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
Toll-Free: 1-888-800-5447
Website: Adventure Island

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings. New for 2015 The Colossal Curl™, Adventure Island’s newest family thrill slide.

 

2. Clearwater Marine Aquarium


Address
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767-
Phone: 727-441-1790
Fax: 727-442-9466
Website: Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Home of Winter, the miraculous young dolphin who lost her tail. Visit her and other dolphins, sea turtles, sting rays, otters & more. Go on an Eco-boat tour with a marine biologist. See a dolphin presentation. Visit behind the scenes areas of a working marine hospital. Open 7 days a week.

 

3. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Address
1101 W. Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
Phone: (813) 935-8552
Website: Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Named #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents Magazine. Features 1,000+ animals on 60 lush acres including manatees, elephants, tigers, chimps, koalas, penguins & more. At Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, our vision is to be an unforgettable place of discovery that inspires generations to cherish and preserve wildlife. We are honored to share a collection of moments from our Zoo that we find unforgettable.

 

4. Sea World Orlando

Address

7007 SeaWorld Dr.
Orlando, 32821
Phone: 407-351-3600
Toll Free: 888-800-5447

Although founded in San Diego in the 1960s, SeaWorld has been a staple of Orlando, Florida, vacations since 1973 (the park opened just 2 years after Walt Disney World). Today, it draws roughly 5 million visitors a year, so no trip to Orlando is complete without a stop at this park. And to make sure you get the most out of your visit—even if it’s just one day—we’re sharing our list of the top 5 rides and attractions at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

 

5. Busch Gardens

Address

10165 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612
1-813-884-4FUN (4386)

Busch Gardens is one of the best places to visit in Florida. With kid friendly attractions, roller coasters for thrill seekers, over 12,000 animals, live entertainment, and seasonal events, Busch Gardens is fun for all ages. The park is home to one of the largest zoos in North America. It is also Florida’s thrill ride leader with one of the best collections of roller coasters. Busch Garden’s sister park, Adventure Island, is a seasonal waterpark with slides, waterfalls, a wave pool, rambling river, and other family attractions set in a laid back island atmosphere.