Adventureland in Des Moines

Thursday, May 31, 2001 5:00 PM
I'll be in Des Moines Iowa this weekend. Are any of the coasters at Adventureland worth checking out ? I know it is a small park, with a few small coasters, but is there anything special about them ? How is their woodie ?
Thursday, May 31, 2001 5:13 PM
I know that they have two wooden coasters as well as a steel looping coaster; an S&S space shot ride among and a really cool looking flat ride (they have more flat rides, but this one just stands out). One wooden coaster is a twister made by CCI (CCI's second coaster: Outlaw).

Here are some links:

CCI's Outlaw:

A New World. A New Technology. One Last Hope for Salvation. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Thursday, May 31, 2001 5:21 PM
Hmmm...a CCI and a Space Shot. That could keep me occupied for a while. :) Thanks !

(If anyone else has opinions of this park, please continue to add them !)

Thursday, May 31, 2001 5:25 PM
Ride the Dragon Coaster in the last row if positive G's are your thing. The underground was built by CCI as well.

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Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:20 PM
The Outlaw is easily the best ride in the park. It's a front seater. The Tornado was the worst thing I'd ever ridden...but they've since retracked it, so it'd be much smooter now. The underground is kinda cheezy, but worth a ride. The Dragon's a simple double looper with a couple helixes at the end. Other rides worth mentioning: a mixer, inverter, river rapids, log flume, rotor, and the space shot. The longest line is for the river rapids ride, which would have been somewhere around 30 minutes. The rollercoasters are basically walk-ons, except for the Underground, which had a little bit of a wait. It gets a little annoying that there is only one train per line, but that only prevents you from walking strait on if you want a particular seat (front usually)
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Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:36 PM
Cool. Thanks for the info everyone. I just made my hotel reservations, so I will be going for sure. I'll be there Saturday during the day, and possibly Sunday afternoon too.
Thursday, May 31, 2001 7:51 PM
If your going to Adventureland be sure to ride the Tornado. After it being retracked this year its now flying. It has tons of airtime for such a tame looking layout. Trust me ride 1.3 on the Tornado you will walk away very happy. Also while your there if you ride the Dragon in 6.1 (last car front seat)look at the back left wheel on the car in front of you. Please report back to me if you see a crack in the wheel because well a couple of weeks ago I went and it looked like the wheel was cracked but the park maintence really could care less. If you would check it out for me it would be greatly appreciated. Have a blast its a good little park.

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