Posted Friday, July 17, 2015 12:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Adventureland's recent announcement that the treasured Log Ride will be replaced by a new "Monster" roller coaster next season has caused some uproar among the attraction's fans. Despite their advocacy, there's no saving or relocating the old ride, said Molly Vincent, Adventureland's spokeswoman. The final log will go on one last trip this Labor Day.
Read more from The Des Moines Register.
And a quote from our very own editor, too!
Another log ride removed for a roller coaster. I'd prefer every park have at least one log ride instead of a new coaster.
Except this log ride was really crappy. I've been to this park one time and while I usually try the flume (once) at every park I visit, I passed on this one. A look at the photo in the article tells it all.
I totally get nostalgia for rides, and nobody cried harder than me when Mill Race went away. However, after my visit to Adventureland, I felt pretty sure the fine folks of Des Moines will ride anything and think it's fun. I wonder if there was a FaceBook page when Silly Silo was removed for Storm Chaser?
Anyway, new attractions at this park can only be an improvement and as I said in the other thread, the new coaster looks appropriate for the park and will be great in this spot. And maybe one day a new, modern flume ride will be installed to satisfy fans of water rides. They've got room and they could have a nice one if they wanted it.
It was fun to read a quote from our leader. It was even more fun to see quotes from someone named Tranquility Jo. (not that I don't feel sympathy for her and her mother Dixie, log riders and chief mourners from Roland, Iowa, because I do.)
The Adventureland log flume actually looks pretty awesome compared to this one. I didn't know Arrow made them this short:
This is my home park and took the family yesterday.
My two year old got his first ride on it.
I'd rather they have torn down the Dragon but hey I'm not the one making the decision.
There are over 10,000 signatures on the save the log ride Facebook page.
And we all know how effective Facebook petitions are.
7 years, 20 signatures, and still no bran muffin.
Congratulations, Mr. Vater, on 4000 vote ups.
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