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Adventuredome Photo TR

Postby packfanlv » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:42 pm

I visited the Adventuredome a couple of weeks ago on a rainy day for my son's friend's birthday. Since I wasn't going to ride anything, I decided to walk around and take some pictures. This thread is a result of that undertaking.

I'll get started with the report now, but just remember, when you build a glass enclosed theme park, that it might be wise to change the caulking every once in a while! Also, since it was really overcast outside, the lighting was poor and my little handheld camera did the best it could, but some of the pictures aren't award worthy. Thanks.

As a note, I want to say that this last visit to the Adventuredome really changed my opinion of the place. I have been visiting this park since its opening season in 1993 and it is apparent that the current management has let the place get really run down. They have been adding carnival rides one every couple of years, but rarely fix what breaks down. To see it in this state was sad for me.
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Welcome to the Adventuredome. Here are the prices.
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Say hello to the slowest cashier ever to step foot in any retail location in the history of the world. Jasmine looks on with frustration.
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First up we have the Inverter. Oh wait, um it seems to be completely dismantled. I wonder if they are rehabbing it or whether it will soon be removed. The last few times I have been to the Adventuredome, it hasn't been running.
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Lets start heading around the dome the other way. Here we have the sling shot and ferris wheel.
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For it's incredibly petite size, Sling Shot ain't bad.
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Next up we pass Spongebob Squarepants the ride. This simulator has certainly seen better days.
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Near Spongebob we have Pike's Pass Mini Golf. Didn't know the Adventuredome had golf? Well...
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Don't get too excited.
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Wow what a thrilling and challenging hole!
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Ok time to head up to an area where I can get a better view of the dome.
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Wait why are there wet rags all over the place?
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Oh well, time to look at Canyon Blaster.
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Arrow sexiness!
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Oh and Chaos is nearby. I believe most of these types of rides have been removed from various parks, but the Adventuredome is still running theirs. Apparently they are waiting for all of the seats to break, since only 1 in 3 seats was operational despite a forty five minute line.
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Next up the Rim Runner. Despite rumors this ride doesn't seem to be going anywhere, although it is closed at the moment.
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Next up we have the elusive Miner Mike credit. (The only credit my son has that I do not!)
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I see you wet towels.
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They also have a small collection of family attractions.
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This is Roadrunner.
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This is the B.C. Bus.
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And who could forget the Lazer Tag Arena decorated circa 1993.
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Unfortunately while I was walking around taking pictures it continued to rain.
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Sorry Frog Hopper. You can't open today because God be peeing on you from above.
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Dammit. I wanted to play Air Hockey too.
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Ok now lets head up to the second level for some Rim Runner and Canyon Blaster.
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Oh thats right. The Elves are busy fixing Rim Runner and sticking their fingers in all of the Adventuredome's holes.
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Oh well at least Canyon Blaster is open. Shawn Reece was glad that he is finally tall enough to get the credit.
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Here is the lift.
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Credit #156 for Shawn Reece!
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Here is the Canyon Blaster station in case you were interested.
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In case you aren't tired of seeing wet rags, here is some more. This was the main attraction of the day.
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Now for some random shots of the dome. Here Shawn Reece rubs it in that I can't get the Miner Mike credit.
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Mr. Blue Tarp holds back massive amounts of water from spilling over the innocent children.
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One of the most common shots of the park. Rim Runner's drop and Canyon Blaster's lift.
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They also have bumber cars squeezed into a corner.
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And a pirate ship.
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Of course what would a visit to Circus Circus be like without playing midway games. This is my favorite.
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Oh I also forgot to show you the park's newest attraction. No its not the goofy overacted circa 1985 Circus Circus Midway clown act.
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Its a Disk-O.
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Of course spinning plates is fun too. Ok now for the best thing of the whole day.
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Much better than anything inside. Thanks for reading!
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Postby Crazy4Coasters! » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:54 pm

You weren't joking when you said the rags were the main attraction... That's pretty embarrassing seeing all those rags left on the floor like used up snotty tissues. Sheeezzz what a mess! :?r
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Postby packfanlv » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:57 pm

^I didn't even show the half of it. Basically the whole dome was leaking from everywhere. They even had this zamboni type machine that someone drove around and it sucked up water, so apparently this has been happening for a while.
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Postby Xmeister » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:58 pm

It's such a shame to see how run down this place has become.

I much prefer the Adventuredome when it had FOUR attractions and a ton of atmosphere as opposed to it now when it seems like they have tried to fit a strip mall-carnival into the dome.

Does anyone remember how you used to get into the park when it first opened? This is before the promenade was built and I think you entered it through an escalator that began in an admissions area built directly below the park. But I was wondering what was in this area as I was four years old at the time.

Thanks for the TR. :)

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Postby CreditCrazy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:15 pm

Hehe I have the Miner Mike credit too :) I hope Rim Runner stays, I like the way it's almost carved into the "Canyon" and how it goes under Canyon Blaster. I agree that the Adventuredome has way too many rides now and is too small for it. I remember on my last visit in July it was extremely crowded and you couldn't walk anywhere without bumping into someone...or a ride. Way too squished in.

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Postby packfanlv » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:22 pm

^I think I'm going to hang out with Big Mike when he comes here this summer to see if he can use some of his sweet talk to get us on Miner Mike! If anyone can do it then its Big Mike!

^^As for the old entrance, I don't remember exactly how it was configured. The pay admission scheme ended rather quick and they went to free admission with wristband or pay per ride because they couldn't get enough people.
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Postby haiderodes » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:34 pm

The dome has been leaking for years, but I've never seen it as bad as it looks in the pictures - and I used to work there! The porters/custodians would put out trashcans and buckets, but never rags like that! The first ride usually to close during the rain was the bumper cars.

Its funny that you mentioned Inverter because during my dome days it always seemed to give more operational headaches than the Chaos.
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Postby Philrad71 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:51 pm

Thanks for this report! I was actually considering checking it out during my visit, but think that I may skip it now and try to get on Speed instead.

I used to hang in the circus area as a kid at the arcades/games/show area before Adventuredome was even built. Then when I visited after it was built, I did not even bother riding any of the rides because I thought the place was actually kind of lame - Canyon Blaster and the ride selection did not really impress me at all.

Guess I was (and still am) just a fanboy of the old school ghetto-licious circus/attractions area!

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Postby packfanlv » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:57 pm

^Canyon Blaster is a fun ride IMO. I think it would still be worth getting the credit. You can pay per ride, so I think Canyon Blaster would set you back about $7. If you are already going to be up that way on Speed, then it probably would be worth it.
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Postby downunder » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:22 pm

Nice report, maybe they should change the name Ghetto Dome, it's really look more than a little ragged around the edges.

Was the Rim Runner any good? The only time I went when it was running, I just did Canyon Blaster for the credit and left.

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