Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

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Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby CoasterLover » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:33 pm

I searched for a pre-existing thread for Adventure Park, but couldn't find one. If one exists, please feel free to merge this post.

If you don't already know about Adventure Park USA, let me provide a little background. The park opened just outside of Frederick, MD quite modestly primarily as an arcade/mini-golf/go carts location. They also had a pretty nice laser tag venue, bumper boats, and a small indoor ropes course. In 2007, they refurbished and relocated a Schwarzkopf Wildcat from Williams Grove (the coaster had been at about three other parks before then including Busch Gardens WIlliamsburg in the late 70's). About the same time, they started looking into building a modest water park (to be built in phases with a wave pool, lazy river, and a slide tower or two). The water park didn't happen back then, but they did add a really nice Christmas light drive through attraction for the holidays.

Fast forward to 2014 and the park has since added several flats (mostly kiddie flats), a paintball attraction, and just announced that they will be adding a second coaster.

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The coaster seems to be Old Town's former Zamperla Windstorm. With the opening of this second coaster, this small, little road side attraction will soon have two coasters and the talks of building a water park have resurfaced! Not saying this place will ever be more than a brief hour or two stop while you're passing through the area, but with their recent additions, they seem to be turning more heads!

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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby ArundelHigh Coasters » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:22 pm

The college I go to is like an hourish west of that park. And yeah, most people don't know that SFA isn't the only park in MD, haha. But that's awesome. When I was back home in the Annapolis area and my family drove through Western MD, I always saw Wildcat on the highway. It looks like an interesting park, and I plan on checking it out this year.
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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:35 am

It's a nice little FEC, and I'm glad to see this Windstorm is a second coaster and not a replacement for the Wildcat. It's a nice place to stop for an easy two credits when you're in the area. I'll definitely have to stop by again for this new coaster. Hopefully, I can find the card from my last visit so I don't have to pay a dollar for another one! ;)
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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:33 pm

I was considering going there when they only had Wildcat. This seals the deal...at least, if I'm in DC and have a bit of free time. I love seeing small parks expand with new coasters, just shows you never know where one will crop up next!

I don't remember that Windstorm being special, but I'm glad so many of them are being relocated instead of scrapped.
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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby larrygator » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:52 pm

GwaziBSRider1 wrote:It's a nice little FEC, and I'm glad to see this Windstorm is a second coaster and not a replacement for the Wildcat. It's a nice place to stop for an easy two credits when you're in the area. I'll definitely have to stop by again for this new coaster. Hopefully, I can find the card from my last visit so I don't have to pay a dollar for another one! ;)


I agree that it is the nicest looking FEC I've ever been to.
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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby CoasterLover » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:19 am

REALLY coming along quickly! Unfortunately, I'm told the ride will not open until the outdoor attractions typically reopen (early April).

They are running a contest to name the new ride. The winning name will get a ride on the first official train as well as 4 all day ride passes.

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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:14 pm

Looks like it'll be a nice place to put the ride! I wasn't a huge fan of the ride when it was at Old Town, so I can only hope it runs a little better (with better maintenance) in this new home.
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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby TogoFan » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:42 pm

I hope that they do not use the trim before the psycho drop or that they do even install it.

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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:35 am

^^ I remember Wildcat being well maintained, so this one should get all of the TLC it needs. To date, I'm not a fan of this type of ride, but maybe this one will be good.
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Re: Adventure Park USA (Frederick, MD)

Postby eddie200330 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:59 pm

Make A Wish is holding an auction for the first rides if any locals are interested.........

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