Alabama Splash country (visonland/alabama adventures)has a new owner

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:26 AM

http://www.splashadventurewaterpark.com/

Check out the homepage. Its now owned by one of our favorite Coasterbuzz member.

Last edited by Chris R, Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:27 AM
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:51 AM

It would have been much more interesting if the "blood" family had taken over Kentucky Kingdom and then competed directly with the "by marriage" family at Holiday World.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:13 PM

^The Hatfields and the McKochs? ;~)

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:31 PM

Free parking, sunscreen, inner tubes, wifi, life jackets. What an odd concept.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:04 PM

Splash Adventure waterpark owner Koch Family Parks is so innovative.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:29 PM

A) I hope they reopen Rampage

B) I thought he had a law firm to get back to...

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:12 PM

I agree, Mr. Tekwardo. It's been a number of years now but I remember Rampage as one of my favorites, and I'm sad that it sits derelict.
It'll be interesting to see what happens there. Although we hated to see it, the waterpark-only conversion was probably a smart idea. As an amusement park there was a problem with unruly groups of young adults who made a sport of terrorizing that place. I doubt the incidents are forgotten.
Maybe if they open up the coaster and had a splash falls kind of ride it would be enough.

I hear they're "coaster crazies!"

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:18 PM

Hopefully this means another chance to ride Rampage in the future if I'm ever out that way again. That is definitely one of my favorite wooden coasters and I'm glad I got to ride it. Seeing the old dinos sitting in their graveyard/maintenance yard along with the old CP ball fountain was really cool as well. Wonder if they kept the fountain when it closed?

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Friday, March 14, 2014 12:16 AM

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/24969737/splash-adventure-in-bessemer-...now-hiring

Here is Dan being interviewed. So much enthusiasm! I hope it turns out well. I can't wait to ride Rampage again.

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Friday, March 14, 2014 2:02 AM

is their name pronounced "coke" or "cotch" because I've always wondered and I've always pronounced it "coke" because of the Koch brothers (who I assume they aren't related to...?)

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Friday, March 14, 2014 2:19 AM

Neither. AFAIK, it's "cook".

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Friday, March 14, 2014 2:38 AM

Correct.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:49 PM

In one interview he mentioned that the Rampage trains were being sent off for a refurb (assuming to PTC) I was hoping for a Rocky Mountain redo..how awesome would that be?

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 11:58 AM

waynethexplorer said:

I was hoping for a Rocky Mountain redo..how awesome would that be?

It doesn't need it. It was a fantastic ride as is, assuming it gets refurbished to somewhat near original form.

The ride had two spots I would love to see changed:

1) The ramp incline after the first major turn around, just so much potential for an air time hill there but wasn't designed that way.

2) the goofy way the train dropped into the station and then started and stopped to it's final unload stop position.

Night rides during the first few Rip Roarin' Rampage events were unbelievable.

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