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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:17 am

My guess for 2019:

Zamperla Power Surge (Something for Thrillseekers and Unique to the area)
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Racing Mat Slides (Something for the waterpark)
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Postby Shavethewhales » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:32 am

Please don't buy a zamperla power surge. Is there an example anywhere of a park being able to keep theirs open?

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:37 am

Palace Playland has been able to run their's consistently and they've had it for almost 15 years at this point. I can't think of a visit where I've ever seen it down.
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Postby A.J. » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:44 am

Knoebels had theirs under that extended refurbishment for a few years but I've rarely ever heard of it going down under normal operation.
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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:27 pm

Speaking of Power Surge rides, gotta be random here for a second: anyone know why one would be operated with exactly half the seats (one pair of seats per arm) closed? Witnessed that once and found it quite curious.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:02 am

^ Were the open seats in one direction? Not a great reason but maybe they only wanted people running forwards or backwards?
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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:24 pm

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:My guess for 2019:

Zamperla Power Surge (Something for Thrillseekers and Unique to the area)
Zamperla Magic Bikes (Something for families and unique to the area)
Racing Mat Slides (Something for the waterpark)



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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:33 pm

Does anyone from the area know how the park has been doing ever since coming under Koch management? I've always rooted for the place's success and have been wondering how their changes and additions have helped turn the park around, if at all.
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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby Shavethewhales » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:53 pm

From following along on their FB, it appears they had their best year yet this year. They got the new speed slide open in August, but that was in addition to the rides and other things they opened up earlier this year. Park definitely looks like it is coming together and this was a big year for them.

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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:18 pm

I was there on the Saturday before Labor Day weekend and the water side looked packed. On the ride side, nothing was a walk-on and the midways were decently busy.
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