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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby samisthabomb » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:22 pm

Hopefully it is sold to a good owner that continues to make improvements. The park was definitely headed in the right direction.
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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Sandra-A1 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:26 pm

It would be super if the company that own Knotts Berry Farm in California purchased AA and turned it into a branch of Knotts! I have always wished that we had a few of the west coast entertainment venues here in Alabama.... and since Florida got Disney and Universal I think that it would be amazing if Alabama got something like a Knotts Berry Farm.
While I know the odds are more than against it happening...it sure is a nice dream!
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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby KI Kidd » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:46 pm

Sandra-A1 wrote:It would be super if the company that own Knotts Berry Farm in California purchased AA and turned it into a branch of Knotts! I have always wished that we had a few of the west coast entertainment venues here in Alabama.... and since Florida got Disney and Universal I think that it would be amazing if Alabama got something like a Knotts Berry Farm.
While I know the odds are more than against it happening...it sure is a nice dream!


Knott's is owned by Cedar Fair (the company that owns California's Great America, Cedar Point, and Kings Island among others) and is based out of Sandusky, OH.

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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:43 pm

How about Premier Attractions Management?
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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Sandra-A1 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:57 pm

I do believe that Alabama Adventure does have a lot of potential but it does have a couple of things going against it.
The first is the lack of rides. The park needs a lot more modern rides and a large variety of them. Rides that are suitable for all different level of "thrill seekers"...from the tame to the super daring.
The other problem is I do not think that the park has enough land. While there is room for expansion I am concerned that the more successful companies would not be interested in AA because of the amount of land it has for future expansion. Sadly, when Landford sold off the park he first sold off several parcels of the land the park had. Now who ever buys the park will face the possibility of having to buy more land sometime in the future.

Alabama Adventure needs a owner who is serious about turning the park into a successful amusement/entertainment venue..... and has the money to come in and build several great rides as soon as the park becomes theirs.
They need to be able to add a new attraction to the park at least every other year (every year would be better) until the park becomes "THE" Amusement Park for the Southeast!
They need to have the money to hire great staff, workers and security. They need access to a really good advertising/publicity and image firm.

The park is the proverbial ugly ducking waiting to be turned into the swan that we all know it could be.....and hope that it someday soon.... will be!!!
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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby 805Andrew » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:59 pm

Sandra-A1 wrote:It would be super if the company that own Knotts Berry Farm in California purchased AA and turned it into a branch of Knotts! I have always wished that we had a few of the west coast entertainment venues here in Alabama.... and since Florida got Disney and Universal I think that it would be amazing if Alabama got something like a Knotts Berry Farm.
While I know the odds are more than against it happening...it sure is a nice dream!


Sounds like a GP comment. If Cedar Fair (the owners of Knott's) bought Alabama Adventure it would keep the same name. They didn't turn any of the other parks they acquired into a branch of Knott's.
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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:05 pm

805Andrew wrote:
Sandra-A1 wrote:It would be super if the company that own Knotts Berry Farm in California purchased AA and turned it into a branch of Knotts! I have always wished that we had a few of the west coast entertainment venues here in Alabama.... and since Florida got Disney and Universal I think that it would be amazing if Alabama got something like a Knotts Berry Farm.
While I know the odds are more than against it happening...it sure is a nice dream!


Sounds like a GP comment. If Cedar Fair (the owners of Knott's) bought Alabama Adventure it would keep the same name. They didn't turn any of the other parks they acquired into a branch of Knott's.


Plus, CF doesn't have the money to buy this park and they probably don't want to. It's going to be a long time until CF buys more parks because of the recent purchase of Paramount Parks. There is a small chance that Six Flags will buy it.
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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterGuy06 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:13 pm

The funny thing about suggesting Cedar Fair buy the park was they DID agree to manage the park back in 1999. IIRC, the deal was supposed to be for five years and they had the option to purchase the park during the contract. Knott's even gave away shirts at their site banned event that year that included Visionland as a CF property. They eventually walked away from the contract because they did not like some of the terms of it.

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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:34 pm

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Re: The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:34 pm

805Andrew wrote:
Sandra-A1 wrote:It would be super if the company that own Knotts Berry Farm in California purchased AA and turned it into a branch of Knotts! I have always wished that we had a few of the west coast entertainment venues here in Alabama.... and since Florida got Disney and Universal I think that it would be amazing if Alabama got something like a Knotts Berry Farm.
While I know the odds are more than against it happening...it sure is a nice dream!


Sounds like a GP comment. If Cedar Fair (the owners of Knott's) bought Alabama Adventure it would keep the same name. They didn't turn any of the other parks they acquired into a branch of Knott's.



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