Photo TR - Adventureland from A to Z

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Photo TR - Adventureland from A to Z

Postby rbpia » Tue May 29, 2007 9:00 pm

I decided to take the kids to Adventureland on Memorial Day. For some reason they felt like I owed them a day there because I went without them when the Alvey's were here a couple weeks ago. We arrived at the park at 1 p.m. and spent the next 6 hours riding everything they wanted. The only lines in the park were for the Raging River and River Rapids Log Ride, and they were only about 10 - 15 minutes. Erich (age 9) rode The Tornado and Spaceshot for the first time. He is finally at that age where he will ride just about anything. :b

Adventureland is a family owned park in Altoona, Iowa. It features "Over 100 rides, shows, and attractions!" There is something for all ages in the park.

One of the greatest things about Adventureland is the employees. A few years ago they focused more on hiring seniors citizens instead of teenagers. The operations are second to none, dispatches are speedy, and the ride ops do more than just push a button and get back to text messaging. If the Golden Ticket Awards were not such a fanboy voting party Adventureland would be at or near the top for best employees every year.

Because this is such a great park that not many of you have been to, here is a Photo TR of Adventureland from A to Z. If you would like to see more of the coasters look for Robbs trip report with on ride video coming soon!
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A - Train
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ballon race may28 2007 adventureland 202.jpg
Balloon Race
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bingo may28 2007 adventureland 260.jpg
Bingo! No trip to Adventureland is complete without a game of Bingo.
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Carousel
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Chuck Wagon
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Convoy
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Der Flinger
dippin dots may28 2007 adventureland 113.jpg
Dippin Dots - He had no idea what Cedar Points "Project2009" was. I'm supposed to check back next week.
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Dodge Em
donuts may28 2007 adventureland 140.jpg
Donuts - Best food in the park.
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Dragon - O.D. Hopkins masterpiece! Robb, which brace position number is this?
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Falling Star
frog hopper may28 2007 adventureland 181.jpg
Frog Hopper
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G Force
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G Force (Hi Lou!)
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Galleon - Complete with Pirates of the Carribean sound effects! Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.
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sky wheel may28 2007 adventureland 002.jpg
Giant Skywheel
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Himalaya
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Himalaya
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Infant Ocean
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Inverter
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inverter may28 2007 adventureland 046.jpg
jack may28 2007 adventureland 142.jpg
Jack the Giraffe - Jack Krantz was the founder of Adventureland. This is a nice little tribute to him.
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Juggler - I taught myself to juggle when I worked there in the late 80's. It's good to see the tradition continues.
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Kiddy Cars
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Lady Bugs
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Lady luck
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lighthouse may28 2007 adventureland 126.jpg
Lighthouse
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Main Street
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Outlaw
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pig may28 2007 adventureland 159.jpg
Pig - Best concession stand ever!
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puff dragon may28 2007 adventureland 087.jpg
Puff the Dragon
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Raging River
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red baron may28 2007 adventureland 192.jpg
Red Baron
red baron may28 2007 adventureland 194.jpg
log ride may28 2007 adventureland 245.jpg
River Rapids Log Ride
log ride may28 2007 adventureland 246.jpg
round up may28 2007 adventureland 147.jpg
Round Up
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Sawmill Splash
sawmill splash may28 2007 adventureland 112.jpg
sidewinder may28 2007 adventureland 092.jpg
Sidewinder
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silly silo may28 2007 adventureland 158.jpg
Silly Silo
silly silo may28 2007 adventureland 162.jpg
sky ride may28 2007 adventureland 233.jpg
Sky Ride
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space shot may28 2007 adventureland 161.jpg
Space Shot
space shot may28 2007 adventureland 187.jpg
space shot may28 2007 adventureland 191.jpg
splashover may28 2007 adventureland 012.jpg
Splash Over
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splashover may28 2007 adventureland 014.jpg
teacups may28 2007 adventureland 018.jpg
Tea Cups
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tornado may28 2007 adventureland 148.jpg
Tornado - So much better after retracking!
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Trash cans - Almost like Cedar Fair! Until you go back and look at all the trees in the pictures. (Wild West World may look this good in 40 years)
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Underground - Indoor "coaster"

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