VisionLand opens water park

Posted Monday, June 17, 2002 4:34 AM | Contributed by astrosgp

VisionLand's water park, carousel and some concessions opened Friday with the help of Bessemer, the city that now operates the park while its Chapter 9 filing is considered. The city hopes to additionally open children's rides.

Read more from the Birmingham News.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 5:32 AM
That is good to see the park being able to open even with the financial troubles.
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Monday, June 17, 2002 6:04 AM

I hope the park attracts that many people and possibly surpurass the expectations so they could open some adult rides in the park late in the season. If they actually open the Rampage coaster at all on a extremely slim chance, Im there in a lightening minute! I wish the park success in the # of visitors goal.

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:46 AM
How is it going to attract people when the star attraction is closed?
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Monday, June 17, 2002 12:27 PM

Well, atleast the waterpark can attract some people. How is the waterpark anyway?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:53 AM
Actually, Buzzo, the Rampage is only the star attraction to us. The waterpark section is easily the most popular part of the park. Last year on one of my visits, we rode rampage 8 times in a row in the back without getting off. Then we went to the waterpark and waited about 15 minutes for the flumes.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 7:20 AM
The waterpark is an ok park, but very small. It features the Warrior Rivor, a lazy river, the MineShaft, a 4 enclosed tube slide complex from White Water West, Tower Works, a kids tower with water slide and the now standard giant tipping bucket, and Quarry Bay a section for small children featuring small slides, gysers, and waterfalls.

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SiX FlAgS FiEsTa TeXaS was great!

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