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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:43 am

The Golden Ticket awards will be held here in 2021 . . . so you know what that means :cool: :airtime: .
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Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:54 am

jarmor wrote:The Golden Ticket awards will be held here in 2021 . . . so you know what that means :cool: :airtime: .


They're gonna get alot votes the next year?


Doesn't mean they'll get a new coaster, Let's do a comparison

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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:45 am

It was alluded to the tune that they would have a good reason to hold it there . . .
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Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:16 am

My personal wish: Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster. You need something for people between Centispeed and Rampage.
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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:27 pm

Great additions. A Tilt-a-Whirl and Scrambler really should still be mandatory at every park, and I'm glad to see a park add a Yo-Yo--properly run, they're more of a thrill ride than Wave Swingers.
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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby EliHorton » Tue May 15, 2018 9:58 pm

Is anybody going to Alabama Splash Adventure for opening day? I'm interested to hear some reviews on the park this season. Of everything that is being added across the amusement industry in 2018, this is probably the expansion I'm most looking forward to, and it isn't because it is my home park (SDC is). It just makes me happy to see such a small park that was practically closed make such a large investment. Plus I love the three major flat rides that they are adding, and I always think it is wonderful to add new kid rides. I just bought a new car that gets forty-two miles per gallon, I'm seriously thinking about taking a road trip with my closest friends down to Alabama Splash Adventure.
Also, does anybody know anything about the Freefall slides? I remember they had a speed slide a couple years ago on the tower with the bowl slide, but it was removed. The new park map has the bowl slide as being removed and two speed slides in its place with the caption "coming summer 2018."

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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby TexasParkman » Wed May 16, 2018 1:11 pm

It is not "fast" or 'spectacular" or anything- but- I really admire the approach to rebuilding this Park. These Owners are building the Park for the long haul. Grow your attractions, grow your customer base, grow your operations and be good and consistent- Then go for the "Splash". All this and not go "gazillions" into debt. Makes perfect sense. :) :) :)

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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterGuy06 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:55 pm

EliHorton wrote:Also, does anybody know anything about the Freefall slides? I remember they had a speed slide a couple years ago on the tower with the bowl slide, but it was removed. The new park map has the bowl slide as being removed and two speed slides in its place with the caption "coming summer 2018."


They had several segments on a local news show this morning. One of them talks about it. It's a new freefall slide from Proslide and it will be opening later this summer.

http://abc3340.com/station/talk-of-alabama/talk-of-alabama-52318-alabama-splash-adventure-new-slide

In another segment they talk about adding beer and wine to the park this year which of course has brought out the "Think of the families" idiots.
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Re: Splash Adventure (Alabama Adventure) Discussion Thread

Postby Sandra-A1 » Wed May 30, 2018 4:43 pm


I love that Dan Koch is sticking with the classics when adding to the park right now! It is wonderful to see the Scrambler and Tilt-a-whirl  now at the park and I have no doubt that there will just as many adults as children enjoying those two classic rides.
This got me to thinking about what other classic rides I would love to see added to Alabama Splash Adventure as time passes. So I decided to list my favorites here and please add your own favorites to the discussion.
Naturally, I would love to see a Grand Carousel....one that  was fully restored and would make the other amusement parks envious!
Next would be....
a fun "dark ride" like the classic "Ride the Pretzel"...
a large adult size "Flying Scooter" ride like the one that used to be atKiddieland Park at the old Alabama State Fairgrounds,
along with "The Looper" ride and"The Caterpillar" with it's closing canopy!
A well themed "Log Flume" would be refreshing during those hot Alabama summers!
IMO,  ASA should add a giant Wonder Wheel-Ferris Wheel but of the "eccentric wheel" style! I think that those moving passenger cars would provide plenty of thrills to those park guest brave enough to climb aboard!

Also, I would love to see the park add a big Carnival Games section! One with all type of carnival game of skill that one could play to win prizes.
Those are just the few I could think of ..I am sure there are many many more classics ride that many of you would love to see added to ASA as time passes....
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