Grab your sunscreen, it’s here Tampa Bay! The newest thrill slide at Adventure Island, Colossal Curl. Temperatures already in the 80’s this week here in Tampa Bay, spring break kicking off for Hillsborough County students, and this weekend the opening of Adventure Island and the debut of it’s newest water slide built since 2006. It begins with 114 steps up the 70-foot tower, which makes Colossal Curl stand as the tallest ride in the park. The 4-person raft let’s you enjoy laughing with or at family and friends while they laugh or scream as the 42-second thrill ride twits, slides, rocks, and then drops you at a 45 degree angle where for a instant you feel a zero gravity before sliding onto a wave wall.
The “family thrill slide”, Colossal Curl, took the place of Gulf Scream which was built in 1983, the second ride to be constructed at the park. Adventure Island caught the demolition of the Gulf Scream and construction of Colossal Curl you can view in webisode’s they posted to Youtube, which we have posted all right here for you to check out.
Colossal Curl Flyover at Adventure Island, Tampa FL
Colossal Curl Webisode #1 – Adventure Island, Tampa FL
Colossal Curl Webisode #2 – Adventure Island, Tampa FL
Colossal Curl Webisode #4 – Adventure Island, Tampa FL
Construction Complete – Colossal Curl – Adventure Island, Tampa FL
Busch Gardens’ Park President Rides Colossal Curl | Adventure Island® Tampa FL
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Don’t forget about the Adventure Island – Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon set for March 21st beginning at 7:15 a.m. Triathlon participants get opportunity to run, bike, and swim in and around Adventure Island. This is a official USA Triathlon-sanctioned event where kids will be divided into age groups. And, ALL competitors will be given a finisher’s medal! Registration, entry fees, course maps, parking directions and other critical information can be found at the event website, TampaBayKidsTriathlon.com.