Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Tue May 19, 2020 1:53 pm

I wonder how much Lech Coaster cost? RCDB lists 12 million EUR while Coasterpedia lists 4.36 million EUR.

Monster cost $9 million, so regardless, I don’t see a new Vekoma coaster being out of the realm of possibility. I also can’t imagine a better addition for this park (especially as a replacement for Dragon). Vekoma’s new creations are truly fantastic. A top 20 coaster in Iowa? What a way to really put this park on the map.

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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Wed May 20, 2020 7:17 am

Parks benefit more from a thousand families visiting 3-4 times a year, than from a thousand enthusiasts visiting once every 3-4 years.
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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Wed May 20, 2020 9:52 am

There are lots of budget coaster options they could go with (assuming this is a coaster). I am keeping my expectations reasonable, but I also never would have predicted a park like this build a ride like Monster, so you never know!

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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby SwuaraeC » Thu May 21, 2020 1:49 pm

Looks like the park is also removing their top spin style ride SplashOver. Now they have Dragon’s footprint, as well as a good plot right along the midway for another good flat.
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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Thu May 21, 2020 9:23 pm

I’m hating this top spin genocide.

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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby RollerManic » Thu May 21, 2020 11:21 pm

How many are left now in the US?

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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri May 22, 2020 3:16 am

DBru wrote:I’m hating this top spin genocide.


So am I. I love Top Spins, and they to pretty much be all gone now, except for GAdv... :(
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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby fraroc » Fri May 22, 2020 4:25 am

Sure, lets get rid of all the good flat rides in U.S parks.

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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby Jaykethekid » Fri May 22, 2020 6:10 am

I will say this, that did not offer as enjoyable of a ride as the Huss versions. Out of the 3 days i visited Adventureland, it was only open for half of a day. Not only that, but it seemed to break down about every other cycle with many break downs occuring mid-cycle. So I'm sure unreliability and maintenance issues played a big role in it's removal (much like dragon). So I'm not too upset about its removal seeing that this gives them an opportunity to replace it with a better flat.

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Re: Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Fri May 22, 2020 7:12 am

Still a Mauser top spin in Chattanooga, TN at Lake Winnie.

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