Tampa Bay is home to two theme parks, literally across the street from each other, whose major attractions have topped nationwide lists. Most recently, Busch Garden's Tigris was named one of the top new attractions by USA Today. Not to be left out, Adventure Island is set to debut America's first dual tailspin water slide, the Solar Vortex, to mark the opening of the waterpark's 2020 season on Friday, March 13.
“Adventure Island is heading into its 40th splash-filled season and we couldn’t be more excited to kick-off 2020 by adding America’s first dual tailspin water slide to our portfolio of slides,” Adventure Island’s new Vice President Brandon Thom, said in a release. “As a family raft slide, Solar Vortex packs a bigger thrill than I was expecting – the high speed generated by the tailspin feature really amps up the ride journey. Along with Adventure Island’s many slides, pools, and splash zones, Solar Vortex is sure to make 2020 our best season yet.”
Just a heads up, only annual pass holders will be able to ride Solar Vortex on opening day (by showing their pass), and it will be open to the public the following day on Saturday, March 14.
According to the release, the Solar Vortex is a family raft slide that will take your crew up to 20 miles per hour through "high-banking rotations and rapid descents, sending sliders on a swirling journey through two open tailspin features." Hold onto your swim trunks.
Adventure Island is located at 10001 McKinley Dr. in Tampa. Tickets and annual passes can be purchased ahead of your trip at adventureisland.com.