Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Visionland visitors can expect one major new attraction at Splash Beach water park and a number of new places to shop and eat on Celebration Street when the new seasons open this spring. The park is also spending a quarter-million dollars on its ticketing system.
Read more from The Birmingham News.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:10 AM
Good to hear. Sounds like the guy running the park really has his head on straight and I'm glad to hear the park is not only surviving, but thriving. Maybe Cedar Fair should've hung in there and taken a chance!
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 10:46 AM
Very good news indeed. I'm especially happy to hear that the most improvements will be made to the Celebration St. area, as I thought that was by far the cheapest looking area of the park. Things are only looking better for Visionland!
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 1:16 PM
Funny you say that considering $500,000 was spent last year on the appearance on Celebration/Main St.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 1:44 PM
Perhaps "cheap" was a little too strong of a word to use. I personally wasn't overly impressed by it but I do understand that it was a brand new area that was done in half of the time that most parks have to work on these things. I'm just glad that this is an area that the park is going to continue to work on in the future. I appreciate the effort that management has been putting into Visionland and look forward to my visit later this year.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 6:09 PM
"Another store will sell more Visionland, Splash Beach and Magic Adventure logoed merchandise."
They really needed more merch for Rampage when I visited Fall 2003. There was nary a t-shirt to be found for this amazing woodie.
"A nearly completed interstate exit ramp is expected to improve attendance at the park by making it more accessible off Interstate 20/59."
That's a very welcome addition as I got lost and circled the park before I realized where the entrance was. Visionland is truly turning into a gem of a park. Celebration street looked great this past Fall with the Halloween decor. I can only imagine how nice it will be with these improvements!
Now what about that change to the flume ride with the dinosaur themed additions?
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:04 PM
Hmm....I could go this year, but I think I'll wait.
Let's see what they have in store for 2005.....
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:53 PM
Well Pinkdoom you never know when the last operating year for a park will be...especially some of these small indie parks. I went to Visionland last year thinking I might never get the chance to ride Rampage should the park not reopen for 2004, plus I wanted to help support the park. All that to say, if you get the chance don't wait around to visit the park and ride Rampage.
Friday, March 5, 2004 3:53 AM
This park came about as a dream, the Birmingham area was tired of being passed over by park builders and developers. So the mayor of a Birmingham suburb thought that it was time for this area of over 30 cities along with big sister Birmingham to build an amusement Park. I have made it a goal evey year to visit this park as much as I can with my family, and yes we still go to Orlando to the parks and will visit Denver this summer ( 04 ) and do the Six Flags and Water Parks . By the way I love coasters and have found little to match Rampage, though the Cheeta in Wild Adventures comes pretty close.