The Underground

Sunday, November 12, 2000 6:08 PM
I was wondering if anyone can tell me about this coaster/dark ride. I saw some information about it on the CCI site and was curious as to what the overall ride and experience is like. Would it be nice to have at other parks? Thanks for any information.
Sunday, November 12, 2000 6:18 PM
Finally a topic I can really contribute to! The Underground is located at Adventureland in Des Moines, Iowa (my backyard). I went on this ride a couple of times during my annual trip down to the state capital's park. Let me first say that this ride is awesome for trying to escape a hot day as the ride features a couple of spots where you get lightly sprayed with water (at least I hope that was water) Its got a couple of chain lifts, but no drops.

The ride isn't much in terms of thrills, and it features some pretty corney wooden models of a mine camp and Adventureland's "Outlaw"* who has hidden out in the ride.

Like I said its fun to beat the heat on, and the line moves pretty fast, but it doesn't pack a lot of punch in the thrill-o-meter.

* The Outlaw is also the name sake of one of CCI's first coasters also located at Adventureland. Great woodie.

Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
Monday, November 13, 2000 3:09 PM
I read somewhere that's it's the only only completely wooden eclosed roller coaster in the world.

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