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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:55 am

Just the zipline. It's very difficult to miss the water maze, but even that is outside the main water park area.
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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby molemaster43 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:10 am

The zipline just looks terrible. It looks like it is two feet long! That is some exciting zipline. I give them props on the water maze, which does look pretty cool. But the zipline doesn't fit in, it just doesn't look nice.
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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:28 am

^I agree--the water maze looks like the fun, but the zipline, not so much.
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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:38 am

Yeah. I can't speak for whether they're right or wrong for the park, but the new additions at least look pathetic.
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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:39 am

So where do you stop on the zipline, the concrete block, or the concrete sidewalk? :?r
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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby twilight79 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:42 am

cfc wrote:^I agree--the water maze looks like the fun, but the zip-line, not so much.


I also agree, these new owners are complete idiots and are going to completely bankrupt this place! The Zip line absolutely makes no sense. The new thing they are building where the fountain was just looks idiotic already, Look at all the negative reviews the park has gotten on face book since this new owner took over. One person said the park was over run with bees and guest were getting stung left and right, one kid got stung while in the maze, imagine how awful that was for the parent trying to find their way out to get help and when they got to first aid didn't have any ointment and charged her for ice!
and then when you get on a slide you get a beautiful view of all the defunct rides and roller coasters like jack asses they refuse to operate them..I hope some one buys out the park that knows what they are doing.. you can see the junk they are putting together in place of the fountain on the fox 6 web cam http://www.myfoxal.com/Global/link.asp?L=397374

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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:49 am

Actually, I think neither of these additions look good. The water maze looks like it was assembled with plastic, and the zipline looks like something you'd see at Camp Anawanna with Zeke the Plumber at the helm.

I understand that the new owners think that a water park may be the only way to keep this park afloat (like Geauga Lake), but if these two additions are supposed to give us an idea of the direction they are heading in, I think we've got a grim prediction set for Splash Adventure. There is simply no way that a water maze or a cheap zipline is enough to change the attendance of a park that just gave up a ton of thrill rides that had their own appeal.

I'm just glad I got to visit the park when I did, and was able to ride Rampage as much as I could. I wish the park owners the best of luck (especially since they seem to be needing it right now), but man, what a shame this situation is.
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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:25 am

^This is the same group that purchased Zoomerang and spent $5 million in its relocation, then put it on top of that hill. Don't expect anything remarkable out of them.
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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:27 am

I know the park has been getting a huge amount of bad rep from people all over the internet... actually, I have yet to see someone review the park as being "good" or "great." I didn't mean to make the park look worse from what I've posted either.

Yes, the walls of the water maze were probably made of plastic. Yes, there were a good amount of wasps around, I even had two constantly bugging me while I was there (no joke, this happened). Yes, the zip-line looks short and dull and something that doesn't look permanent. And yes, the park as a whole isn't amazing.

But as far as I know, they just transformed into a water park-only park, which means they still have time to build-up and make it better. I'm sure the zip-line was quickly added so people who didn't want to get wet at least had something to do. I'm sure the water maze was quickly added for the same reason, minus the part about being dry. I'm sure it was easy to assemble so they could get them ready for this new season. Because frankly, the water park alone isn't enough. It now desperately needs something new, and they are still planning for that stuff. I'm sure of it.

In short: I think we should give them time to improve. Full scale zip-lines and mazes with better material for walls would take a lot longer to put up. These were only quick additions so the park had something new to advertise.

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Re: Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:39 am

^But by that logic should they not have kept a few of the dry rides open for those that didn't want something wet? Let's face it. They are calling the park a water park. All bets are off that there is anybody willingly paying for admission now with the intention of rising dry attractions.

If they were really serious about making the transition properly they would have kept the regular park open one more year while they buffed up the water park lineup, or at least closed the entire park for the season so they could open a year later with a full lineup. What people seem to be paying for this year is a half finished, half baked attempt at marketing this park as something entirely different and from what I can tell it is simply Alabama Adventure sans all of the attractions it had outside of the water park.
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