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The new owners of "Splash Adventure" announced plans to re-establish "Alabama Adventure with a complete refurbishment of the Rampage roller coaster.

The Koch Family, long time theme park operators recently spent $100 million upgrading their park in Indiana, Holiday World, which attracts 1 million visitors a year. They intend to re-establish Alabama Adventure as a 2nd gate within their 5-year plan.

http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/201...ncart_2box
Not sure how useful free wifi is at a water park
I wouldn't go there to connect to the internet.

I took the fam there last year for a day & we didn't really enjoy it.

The place looked rather run down.

A few years ago I had season passes with my older daughter & we had a little bit better time.

Rampage was good, can't believe the last owners decided to do away with the rides part of the park.

Not too big a fan of Larry Langford, but I do believe the park has had some good points in its history.

Not charging for parking & floats will help out.
Lord, the commentary.

Theme parks full of teenagers. Imagine.
Imagine going there at night to see a concert by Raven Simone.
People all over the place.

I didn't have to imagine, I was there.
This will be good for Birmingham. I've heard that Holiday World is a first class operation.
(03-15-2014 01:41 PM)the_blazerman Wrote: [ -> ]Imagine going there at night to see a concert by Raven Simone.
People all over the place.

I didn't have to imagine, I was there.

What kind of people were all over the place?
(03-15-2014 02:12 PM)BamaScorpio69 Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-15-2014 01:41 PM)the_blazerman Wrote: [ -> ]Imagine going there at night to see a concert by Raven Simone.
People all over the place.

I didn't have to imagine, I was there.

What kind of people were all over the place?

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(03-15-2014 02:04 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]This will be good for Birmingham. I've heard that Holiday World is a first class operation.

Yep, they had over a million visitors last year, and it's in rural Indiana. I think this family will breath some life into that place.
As SIX FLAGS in GA has proven over the years, if an amusement park wants to remain competitive over many years, it must constantly evolve with newer and ever larger rides and attractions. This will be true of Alabama Adventure because just being close won't be enough to sustain it even in an era of $3+ gasoline. This continuing expense drove OPREYLAND out of the market so they sold all their rides and closed their shows, leaving them with only the hotel. CYPRESS GARDENS with its famous water skiing shows and tropical plant display touring walkways had to join the list of closures as well.
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