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Adventureland (Iowa) Discussion Thread

Postby rbpia » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:27 pm

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Adventuredome, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Adventureland

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!


February 20th, 2010 - Fire destroys Main Street buildings -see below

February 17th, 2014 - Adventureland to add a Mondial WindSeeker
June 7th, 2014 - Storm Chaser opens
June 21st, 2014 - rumors of future removal of log flume

March 3rd, 2015 - new family coaster could be in the future
July 8th, 2015 - The Monster, from Gerstlauer, is announced

September 19th, 2017 - park announces dedicated kiddie area for 2018

December 11th, 2018 - Phoenix announced, a Maurer spinning coaster

May 17th, 2020 - Dragon being dismantled for 2021 addition



ALTOONA, Iowa --

At least three fire crews responded to the Adventureland theme park in Altoona Saturday afternoon.

Adventureland spokeswoman Molly Vincent said the fire is contained to an area known as 'Main Street' inside the park and no one has been injured.

The fire is so big, smoke could be seen from the Des Moines International Airport.

Vincent said Adventureland is closed for the season. There is a popular gun show going on nearby, but it is not connected to the fire.

KCCI viewer photos show a lot of smoke and fire billowing from shops inside Adventureland. Fire crews are keeping everyone out of the area.

I worked in these buildings when I was in high school. This is so sad. Luckily it looks like all the rides are ok. Hopefully theyll have bingo rebuilt in time for the TPR Mid-America trip.

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Looks like the toy shop, bingo, the arcade and skee ball, possibly all the games on the back side of the shops.



Another article:

Iowa’s largest amusement park, Adventureland, caught fire this afternoon around 4:30pm. The cause was determined to be from a collapsed ceiling in the park’s toy store. The collapse sparked an electrical fire.

The park is closed for the season so no one was hurt even as the blaze spread.

Firefighters from Altoona, Pleasant Hill, Ankeny and Johnston had contained the fire within two hours.

The Des Moines airport reported being able to see black smoke billowing from the direction of Adventureland even across the great distance.

Here is what the Main Street area is supposed to look like:

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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa)

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:32 pm

Wow, that's unfortunate. Shades of Idora Park!

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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa)

Postby SharkTums » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:01 pm

Saturdays, TPR, and Fire have not been a good combination these last two weeks!

All our best to Adventureland and I'm sure they'll get cleaned up and rebuilt soon. Can't wait to show everyone on the Middle America tour this great little park!

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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa)

Postby John Peck » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:22 pm

They are adding a major expansion to their waterpark this year, too.

They should be okay, hopefully no major ride components were stored in those buildings

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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa) Main Street Area

Postby jjune4991 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:51 pm

Wow...crazy what can happen so quick to parks. Especially in this economy, hopefully they can get rebuilt for the Mid America trip.

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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa) Main Street Area

Postby Shavethewhales » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:01 pm

This is extremely unfortunate. I know it's not going to be easy to sort out the insurance and run the park with this much destruction, especially with opening so close at hand. That look like a really well done main street for the park. I hope they're able to re-build it as well as it looked and don't put in a bunch of fake-looking steel buildings.

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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa) Main Street Area

Postby ShockWave28 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:15 pm

not good to see.

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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa)

Postby thrillgeek » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:22 pm

SharkTums wrote:Saturdays, TPR, and Fire have not been a good combination these last two weeks!

I couldnt agree more and I wasnt even involved in any of it! I'm sure glad only that small section was damaged.

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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa) Main Street Area

Postby XII » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:46 pm

Wow. That really sucks to hear. Luckily none of the major rides were impacted by this fire.
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Re: Fire at Adventureland (Iowa) Main Street Area

Postby thunder001 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:20 am

I thought I said no more fires least what was damaged normally will not take too long to rebuild, with pre-formed frame work and todays construction methods. Main thing is no one was hurt.
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