Alabama Adventure considering sale

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:34 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Oklahoma-based owner of Alabama Adventure is considering selling the Bessemer amusement park, citing poor attendance this summer. The park blames a combination of 100-degree heat index weather over two weeks in early June, plus a continuation of a sluggish economy and fallout from the April 27 tornadoes.

Read more from The Birmingham News.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:33 PM
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100 degrees at a park which is very close to a dog food plant? No thanks. I could barely stand the smell when it was in the 80's.


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Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:37 PM
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Visionland? Wonder if the old owners saw this coming... ;)

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:22 PM
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Didn't Cedar Fair consider buying this park some years ago when it was VisionLand? I live in Huntsville which is about 1 1/2 hours from Alabama Adventure and I have never been to it. What I hear from people who have been there, I have not missed much.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:44 PM

I had a blast there this summer and had no olfactory issues. You have missed much...namely Rampage which is a kick ass ride.


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Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:03 PM
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Im up for trying it. We moved down here from Muncie, IN last year and had 3 great parks within a 4 hour drive (Cedar Point, Kings Island, and Holiday World). We miss not having a great selection of parks close by.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:44 PM

Rampage is an amazing wooden coaster! You'll also recognize something that used to be towards the front of Cedar Point if they finally put it in... They have a few interesting water slides in the water park area as well. Its really not a bad little park.

Last edited by maXairMike, Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:45 PM

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:14 PM
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I'm glad the fountain got new life instead of being scrapped.


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Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:21 PM
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Steve Shives said:
Im up for trying it. We moved down here from Muncie, IN last year and had 3 great parks within a 4 hour drive (Cedar Point, Kings Island, and Holiday World). We miss not having a great selection of parks close by.

Ever hear of Indiana Beach? Just wonderin' ;)

Last edited by CoasterDemon, Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:22 PM
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Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:26 PM
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I'm gonna start taking bets - over/under on how many posts a thread gets before Billy mentions Indiana Beach. :)


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Friday, August 19, 2011 12:28 AM
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Just when I had wagering on OTSR posts down to a science, you go and change the game.


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Friday, August 19, 2011 7:07 AM
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Hey man, Billy's a game changer.


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Friday, August 19, 2011 7:43 AM
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He said 3 great parks. The overpriced one with the closed rides, bad operations and lack of a real person on the phone may have missed that list. :)


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Friday, August 19, 2011 7:59 AM
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kpjb said:
He said 3 great parks. The overpriced one with the closed rides, bad operations and lack of a real person on the phone may have missed that list. :)

Exactly......

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Friday, August 19, 2011 7:03 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
Just when I had wagering on OTSR posts down to a science, you go and change the game.

What's my formula look like as of now?


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