TAMPA, Fla. — Adventure Island will open two new thrill rides, Rapids Racer and Wahoo Remix, in March 2022, just in time for spring break, officials from the water park announced Thursday.

What You Need To Know

  • Rapids Racer, Wahoo Remix will open at Adventure Island in March 2022

  • The new water rides come just in time for spring break

  • The park also has added the Hang Ten Tiki Bar between the rides

  • Adventure Island has new water heaters and is now open all year

On Rapids Racer, visitors will grab two-person rafts and ride through 600 feet of slides featuring high-speed tunnels and turns. The slide will feature low walls so riders encounter opponents in the side-by-side race through the slide.

Wahoo Remix replaces Wahoo Run and will become Adventure Island’s first waterslide to feature synchronized light and sound elements. Visitors on family-sized rafts will splash to the beat while riding waves of water and traveling through glowing tunnels during the journey through 600 feet of slide.

The new rides are part of an overall revamp of the park that includes new water heaters that allow Adventure Island to remain open all year.

Adventure Island also has opened the park’s first full-service bar between Rapids Racer and Wahoo Remix. Hang Ten Tiki Bar offers hand-crafted signature cocktails, favorite local brews, more than 20 international and local Florida-distilled rums and some concoctions available exclusively at Adventure Island such as Island Lava Flow and Caribbean Corkscrew. Light food items include soft pretzel, empanadas and local gulf smoked fish dip with a pineapple relish.

Adventure Island is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on specific days through the end of the year. Review the park’s calendar before your visit. Reservations implemented during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer required.