Has anyone been to Visionland this year?

Thursday, May 6, 2004 3:42 PM
Just curious to know if its worth the time and money to check it out this year. So far it sounds like not much is happening.
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Thursday, May 6, 2004 7:40 PM
I haven't gotten a chance to go over there yet this year, but from what I hear its improved from the old Visionland. Of course you'll have to buy tickets for the water park and Magic Adventure separately, but thats no biggie. Most of the rides are still the same, I think I heard they sexified the log flume and fixed up some of the nastier areas, and of course added the wave pool. If you're close, Rampage is great fun, so head on by.
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Friday, May 7, 2004 9:56 PM
I went opening day. The Rampage is running great! The water park will open next weekend. It is worth the time and money just for Rampage. The park looked good.

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Saturday, May 8, 2004 2:30 AM
Be there at RRR, June 5...:)

First time at Visionland, hoping to get my pic with "The Optometrist"....;)

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 7:40 PM
Haven't been yet, but there was an ad in the paper today. Also, I haven't been since the new ownership and I was just wondering why there is nothing on top of the space shot.

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 8:06 PM
Well I went out to Visionland today. After getting in the gate I had a pleasant experience. Before getting in the gate though I had to put up with the locals complaining. Every time I go there I have to listen to people whine and moan. Today's big complaint was that the water park wasn't open. One lady went so far as to say that their phone message said that it would be open when she called this morning. I knew for a fact that the message didn't say that. I called this morning as well. The message said that Visionland was closed Saturday for a private party and that Visionland would be open on Sunday. If she had listened for two seconds more she would have heard the part where they said Splash Beach opens next weekend.

I had some coupons that allow you to get a discount on today's ticket and also a free ticket for Splash Beach next week. I had extra ones and thought about giving her one but she was making such a fuss about things that I decided she didn't deserve it. This lady kept going on and on about things she had no knowledge of. She said that the city of Bessemer donated the land because the Mayor of Bessemer is the one that started the park. Not true. She said that the park was bought by Six Flags. Not true. The whole time the people with her believed everything she said. I didn't contradict her because it was kinda amusing standing there and listening to all the crazy stuff she was saying.

Once we got into the park I was a bit disappointed that they took out the Enterprise. I would also love to see a few new thrill rides. Rampage was running as smooth as ever. As the day progressed it just seemed to get faster and faster. There were few lines and my son was able to ride about 15 times without ever having to wait in line. They've also made some improvements to the Wild River Gorge. They've added a few water spouts that shoot water about 30 feet into the air and get you nice and wet. Hopefully next year they'll add some things to the amusement park and skip adding to the water park for a change.

The park really isn't worth a long trip or even the price of admission but if you live close by and want something to do on weekends its ok. I love the thrill rides myself but will enjoy the park a lot more when they open the water park since the amusement park is still a little lacking. *** Edited 5/10/2004 1:18:58 AM UTC by Kryten6000***

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Monday, May 10, 2004 12:08 AM

Andrew C. said:
Haven't been yet, but there was an ad in the paper today. Also, I haven't been since the new ownership and I was just wondering why there is nothing on top of the space shot.

What exactly do you mean?

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Monday, May 10, 2004 5:33 PM
Bosshawk: For example, if you have ever seen a picture of Liberty Launch at Holiday World. There's a box looking thing with the Liberty Launch logo on it.
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Monday, May 10, 2004 5:46 PM
The Space Shot is probably like that because it originally was a Space Shot/Turbo Drop tower complex. The park was leasing the ride from S&S and when they could no longer afford it, S&S removed the Turbo Drop side of the tower.
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