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I was browsing the local newspaper and discovered this article.

 

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This summer is sure to be the best yet for New Englanders with Six Flags New England, Lake Compounce, and Canobie Lake Park all classic favorites for amusement park-goers. Now there's one more to add, Adventure Gardens.

 

Park owner Bob Merling said, "This is my dream and I am absolutely delighted to see it come true. Though a relatively new park, I feel that Adventure Gardens can compete with the other New England parks very shortly. Set to open in June, the 150 acre park is sure to be a hit among families and thrill-seekers alike.

 

After reading this I stormed down to the park and indeed saw that construction was progressing slowly, but surely.

 

Comments and suggestions are recommended and updates are sure to come.

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Aerial view! So far it's nice, but obviously the park has tons of expanding to do.

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I presume that this is where I can pick up a park map.

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Here's the bridge to the main area of the park.

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There's Mama Mia's Italian Eatery. Hopefully they'll have some killer pasta and pizza. The balcony looks great too.

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The fountain looks great and Main Street Creamery is rumored to have incredible homemade ice cream!

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Here's the first area of the park- Main Street. Looks like they have plenty of shops and buildings already constructed.

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Another view of the entrance plaza.

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Here's the entrance plaza. I really like it and it reminds me of Geauga Lake's old entrance.

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the ghost: Thank you. This is my third park posted actually (Fun Forest, Holiday World (not completed), and this one).

 

DBru: I really liked the entrance plaza myself. I really think it sets the stage for a great park.

 

 

Now for the update. The grand opening was today and it was a great day. So far the park is pretty small, but the crowds were pretty good for a park of its size and they had a half price special for the first day!

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This was the busiest and most popular attraction in the park, and for good reason since it's the park's only coaster.

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Flying through the helix.

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Essentially this is Wildfire's whole layout. Look at all that twisty goodness.

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I'll finish this update with the park's first coaster, Wildfire. It's a Schwarzkopf custom spiral lift coaster.

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These are some of the best bumper cars around, simply because they have Lusse skooters! Boy, these things hit hard.

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If you haven't realized it yet, the park owner bought the rides he enjoyed during his childhood for the park. The Tumble Bug fits into that category. To the right of it in the photo is the Jungle Cafe and to the left is the First Aid building.

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Wow! The park even has a whip. It's in great condition too!

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Indeed it is.

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Is that a caterpillar I see?

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After crossing the bridge, the first ride one encounters is the Grand Carousel. The ride is very popular on rainy days. Heck it's popular even on crystal clear days.

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Skyview brings you to the other station that is towards the center of the park.

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Here's another view of Skyview and it's bucket cars.

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The park added a sky ride named Skyview on Main Street to bring guests to the ride part of the park. It was a walk-on when I arrived so I hopped on.

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Thank you everyone for all the comments. The park is getting ready to kick off its second operating year. Bob invited me into the park to get some photos and I couldn't refuse. Let me say that the park is loking better and better each time I visit.

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I actually caught the ride testing! It seems to run quite well.

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I wonder how bad the headbanging will be.

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Essentially Lumberjack's layout is a drop, a vertical loop, two corkscrews, and some turns.

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But by far the park's biggest addition this year is Lumberjack, a custom Arrow coaster.

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This definitely looks like it's one of the better roller skaters out there!

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On the other end of Kiddyland is the Log Jammer, the park's Vekoma roller skater (special thanks to DBru for the layout).

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Garden Monster is a standard Zamperla kiddie coaster with beautiful landscaping around it.

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Here's the park's second roller coaster, the Garden Monster.

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In honor of Bob's beloved grandmother, this crooked house was named Grandma's House.

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Here's Speed Racer, the park's motorcycle ride.

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Closer view of the Astronaut... and the Snack Shack.

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Across from the carousel and planes are Tree Fall (S&S Frog Hopper) and the Astronaut (Herschell rocket ride).

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Proceding over the bridge, I entered Kiddyland. This picture primarily shows off the Kiddy Carousel and the Barnstormer.

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From what I've heard, this new Ferris wheel will be named the Wonder Wheel. Hopefully it will give some great views of the park's rides.

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I see that the park has added a Paratrooper.

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Great update!

 

Glad to see one of my products being put to use! (If anyone else would like one for their parks, please PM me, and I will add your park to my catalog!)

 

Have you checked out my RCT2 Challenge yet? I feel confident that you would do well...

 

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43995&start=0

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After another successful year, Adventure Gardens is preparing for its third year, and it also looks to be their best. The year is highlighted by the addition of Rampage, a GCI custom twister that flies by many trees. This is sure to be the park's signature attraction! Now onto the photos.

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Finishing this update is Whirlwind, the park's Huss frisbee. I think it makes for quite a site entering the park.

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Rampage wasn't the only new ride added this year. Blade, a Fabbri Kamikaze was also added. Those trees really should make the ride exciting.

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Another aerial view.

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Pretty much an entire overview of Rampage. It reminds me somewhat of the Ozark Wildcat.

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I can't wait until this thing opens.

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This thing looks like it's going to provide some decent air for a GCI.

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There she is with all her twisty goodness.

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cinciDAWGS12: Yeah, Rampage's first drop truely is a doozy. I couldn't agree more on the park's feel.

 

D-86: I'm not going to add a water park, but I will add water rides in the future such as a log flume, river rapids ride, or a shoot the chute ride.

 

Now onto update 5. The park has again added some more rides, but they haven't attracted as much as in previous years since no new coaster was added. Bob conducted a survey for park guests and determined that thrill-seekers wanted a major coaster like Superman at Six Flags or Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce. Bob was shocked since he thought Rampage was pretty darn thrilling (it got #5 in the golden ticket awards), but Bob said that next year expect the "American dream" to come true.

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the Garden Games, a state of the art arcade.

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The park also added a new restaurant this year along with...

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Here's a closer view of Up, Up, & Away.

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Two new family rides were added this year- Up, Up, & Away (Zamperla samba tower) and the Wave Swinger (Zierer model).

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Well the park had a huge expansion this year and really catered to thrill seekers.

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Here's the whole ride's layout. It completely occupies the eastern border of the park and really is incredible. So far reviews have said that it's right on par with Superman!

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One final helix and the brake run.

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Don't be fooled, this drop may have given the best air of any of Patriot's drops.

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Here's the Patriot's second tunnel.

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Yep you guessed it, more air time!

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Air Time!

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Here come the bunny hills!

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I absolutely loved the turnaround. The drop into it gave sweet ejector air and the speed and forces during those turns were incredible.

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Air Time!

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This gives you an idea of exactly how huge the first drop is.

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The first drop is very intense, gigantic with insane air.

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Constructed by B&M, the Patriot instantly became the park's most popular attraction.

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Last but not least is... the Patriot!

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The building in the bottom right hand corner houses a motion simulator known as Warzone. The film had great special effects.

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There's one of the Freedom Train's stations. Unfortunately the ride wasn't operational yet and the park doesn't expect it to for a few years.

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Here's the new eatery and bathrooms.

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The American Scream top spin was also added. It was running a really good program.

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A new round-up has been added with a very long cycle.

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Welcome to America- the Brave.

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^I was thinking the same thing about that...You could make another hill with all that wasted straight track. If your gonna make straight track like that then make like a tunnel at the bottom of the first hill. But it still looks great! Patriot looks a lot like Apollo.

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I'd love to go to that USA section. Awesome hyper, and 2 of my favorite flats (Round Up and Top Spin). Good job on the park so far. Can't wait to see what's added next. Maybe some terraining, since thats the only thing it lacks right now.

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DBru: I shortened the straight track section and just made the tunnel longer.

 

Reon: I know the park is lacking terraining, but this is really my first major park so I don't want to try terraining next. I'll try that in my next one.

 

Hopefully I'll have an update tonight.

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^ I tried adding them, but they just didn't seem to fit in from my view.

 

Sorry it's been a while, but the park added another new coaster this year, the Merling Mining Co. It's an Arrow mine train and a great one.

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Here's the last helix.

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Here's the third lift.

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More of the ride.

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Here's the second lift. Soon after there's a surprise drop. Can you see it?

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That drop gives incredible laterals.

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This shows the first lift and great turnaround.

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Here's the entrance plaza.

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An aerial view of part of the ride.

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