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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:03 pm
by TheRapidsNerd
^I'm game for a meet up. PM me when you and anybody else want to go. Had a good time there last year and would love to hit Splash Beach. I need a bowlslide credit. :)

The Alabama Adventure Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:07 am
by CoasterGuy06
As many of you know Alabama Adventure, home of the CCI creation Rampage, was purchased by new owners mid way through last season. You probably also know the park has not always received the greatest reviews from coaster enthusiasts (see here) for many different reason, many because of things the park did to itself. Well 2009 has brought many changes to the park! Some will be viewed as good, some might consider the changes bad. Place me in the former category. IMO, the park looks and is being run as best as it ever has. Lots of things have been done this season and I would like to document some of these changes for you, as well as giving you TPRers that might be visiting the park for the first time on the Deep South Trip a little preview if you will.

Please note these photos have been taken over the course of the entire season, some during the day, some at night, and some in between. I am going to try and post them in an order that will make sense of it so they won't exactly be in chronological order. Enjoy!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:22 am
by Reon
Upsurge looks so much fun! I'd love to get one of those up at Kings Island, and I'm not even a waterpark enthusiast....Anyways, the improvements look great. As someone who works at a small, outclassed park, I appreciate all of the not-so-well known parks

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:52 am
by Primogen18
Zoomerang is now sponsored by 80s Metallica? Nice Photo TR though, been curious about this park for a while.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:21 pm
by CHILLERLC1
I'm glad you picked out these improvements because as a first time visitor I saw all these bold objects and got a great first impression of this park.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:47 pm
by Solid Gold
If I chose to take my first visit on say, a weekday in early July, would park operations accommodate a successful visit?

Could I get 5-10 rides on Rampage, 2 on Zoomerang, one on all the other big rides and maybe 2 rides on Upsurge?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:04 pm
by CoasterPrince09
The park looks beautiful. I'm guessing the drop tower is getting a new program? Anyway, I love what AFE is doing with Clementon Park in the North and Alabama Adventure in the south.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:35 pm
by itsasamccormick
They have a smaller weather rock at Six Flags St. Louis! So corny!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:30 pm
by CoasterGuy06
Solid Gold wrote:If I chose to take my first visit on say, a weekday in early July, would park operations accommodate a successful visit?

Could I get 5-10 rides on Rampage, 2 on Zoomerang, one on all the other big rides and maybe 2 rides on Upsurge?


You could easily do all that. The only "iffy" one would be UpSurge. Even on weekdays the line is usually all the way down the tower since it's the new attraction and has been really popular with guests.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:40 pm
by TheRapidsNerd
Glad to see all the improvements and great coverage here. Got a kick out of the Alabama and Auburn Rapids boats, although you'd think they'd replace the headrests from where the Soul Glo people sat. Oh well, the new management is trying to brighten the place up. Kudos to them.

Hope to make it down there in a few weeks to have a look. Until then, again, great job in highlighting the good things.