Alabama Adventure

What's in planning, what's being built now, what's rumored.

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Alabama Adventure

Post by Vonni » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:54 pm

I just saw on Roller Coaster data base that Alabama Adventure did not open for the 2012 season, just the waterpark. I guess it is doubtul if the theme park ever reopens then.

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by bratman » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:11 pm

The park put up all the rides for sale. At least one has been confirmed to have been sold . The drop tower is going to Darien Lake.

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by Vonni » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:19 pm

I guess it is pretty unlikely for Rampage to be moved then. Looks like somebody else gets the disappointment of a Boomerang as well lol!

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by Gump » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:23 am

That park had great potential. It also had a few flaws such has having the world only water rides that looked wetter than they actually got you, and the fact you felt like your were in roller coaster tycoon the park, lol. The boomerang was bad as far as boomerangs go.

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:57 am

I think Alabama Adventure's root problem stems from it's inception. It was not created and built due to a demand in the market. It was created by local governments who felt that the area needed a park. With it having closed several times due to unprofitability it's obvious the market can't support a park...at least one as big as AA was. Now if it had started smaller and grown maybe it would have lasted as an amusement park.

Maybe as a water park it'll grow enough that one day they'll run Rampage again but I doubt it.

This is a perfect example of why the market is better than the government.

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by CoasterDemon » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:36 am

I had the opportunity to go to Alabama Adventure last summer, but blew it off. I was spending time at SFOG (well... the Mind Bender anyway) and I decided to skip the solo-drive to Alabama. Darnit!

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:07 pm

AA had been on my endangered list for quite a while so that's why we added it to the -G 2011 road trip.

Other parks on my endangered list are Camden and Rye.

Hopefully we can squeeze in a visit to Camden next year when we visit Dollywood.

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by CoasterDemon » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:04 pm

Paul Drabek wrote:AA had been on my endangered list for quite a while
Without AA I would be on the endangered list :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :mrgreen:
Paul Drabek wrote:Other parks on my endangered list are Camden and Rye.
I've been to Rye a couple times years ago, a nice old place. That Dragon Coaster seems to go on forever...

CAMDEN is a GREAT park! I had so much fun out there last year. Yes, it's run down, small, hick, etc. but a whole lot of fun. I could spend an entire day there. The dark ride (which really is a roller coaster, technically) is a blast. I can't get enough of old parks with charm and odd rare coasters like that.

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by johnny.ink » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:16 pm

It would be sorta fun to do a trip of little outta the way places like these parks, Knoebels. CD kept telling me about knoebels so much that now I need to go :)

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by CoasterDemon » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:28 pm

^You bet! Knoebel's rocks, but in a very unassuming way. There are only 2 coasters (plus a kiddie coaster) and they are NOT the full-throttle/vicious machines that Holiday World has. They are much more laid back, but a ton-o-fun. No seat belts, too :) There is so much *charm* in that park, it's hard to take it all in. I'll be going to PPP (Phoenix Phall Phunfest) in a few days, can't wait!

Oh yeah, and they have a new/old ride called Black Diamond. That rhhhhhhaaaaaaks!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Alabama Adventure

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:41 pm

Oohhhh ohhhh Black Diamond!!!



Sorry...had a KISS flashback there. ;-)
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