Since WOF receivied Patriot for 2006, Renegade will be up and running at VF this May, and the Park of MOA will get the Eurofighter in 2008...
What kind of addition or improvement could Adventureland (Des Moines) need to draw more people off of I-80? And give me a reason to go back within the next 2 years.
I personally like the park alot. But it always seems like there should be a major, or very unique ride that would create attention for this lovley place.
How about a flying turns?
Just have fun with this.
I could honestly see a spinning coaster...or something else that might be available on the used market, like say, HeadSpin or an SLC...
I hope my home park gets a spectacular Gravity Group woodie before anything else...except for flying scooters of course. ;)
If I could have one extremely off-the-wall Christmas wish though, wouldn't Adventureland be just the perfect new home for King Solomon's Mines (the wood wild mouse from the now-closed Southport Pleasureland, UK)?
I agree Adventureland is a nice park with friendly staff, a lot of rides, and is well kept, but they're lacking a star attraction. Despite having three wood coasters (including two CCI's), they don't have anything exceptional, and a lot of Iowans go to Worlds of Fun or elsewhere instead.
They COULD use this though: http://rcdb.com/ig2657.htm?picture=7
But with a more *subdued* color scheme... ;)
I in fact still love Adventureland. Not only because it has a great family atmosphere, but there is also nothing corporate in the park. Prices for food and parking are very low. The employees are incredibly friendly, and obviously care about the job they are doing, no matter how bad of a day they may be having. Also, they have a great set of rides. Sure, they don't have no Voyage, or even a decent steel coaster ,but they still are my top choice for family entertainment.
If I want to ride a bunch of wild coasters, I may go to an alternative, but when I just want a relaxing day of fun, in a park that isn't going to cost me an arm and a leg just to park or get a bottle of water, or any of the other hassles of going to Six Flags or any other corporate owned park, then Adventureland is my first choice.
Don't get me wrong on this. The park is virtually spotless, the staff is "unique" but very friendly, and yes I don't recall any corporate ties to anything. The adjacent resort/hotel is a very nice accomodation too.
But the best part is that almost everything there is a walk on. I have never seen that place busy. Last time I was there it was like an all day ERT. I didn't have to get off and re-board any coaster to ride again. They have the room to afford a crowd.
I just think they need a signature piece to make it a true destination. If the lack of one is it, so be it.
I predict their next coaster will be some sort of spinner though, not counting any kiddie coaster that may pop up. I just hope it's not a spinning mouse style.
I agree with Swoosh on the bad replacement of an Inverter for the Galaxi. That very Coaster is now back up for sale as Pharohs in Cali has closed their ride park.
I would say that Adventureland does hve a very nice selection of rides right now, but a nice, Spinning Coaster would be my next guess for an addition.
That thing opening up (Wicked) at Lagoon would be a neat choice as well.
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