Tuesday, September 07, 2021

New for 2022 - Adventureland


ALTOONA, Iowa — Adventureland Park announced plans Tuesday to remove three longtime rides and plans to add 9 new family rides and attractions.  Park representatives stated Lighthouse, Falling Star and Lady Luck rides will be departing at the end of the season.
The park will be adding a total of 9 new rides this coming season, including 8 from the ride company Zamperla.  It is expected that all 9 new attractions will ready for opening day next spring.
NEW ATTRACTIONS for 2022 INCLUDE: The Warhawks, Bernie's Swing, The Lighthouse, The Revolution, Leap Frogs, Circus Balloons, The Clipper, Speedway Racers, Rockin' Rainbow
Adventureland will be removing Lighthouse, Falling Star and Lady Luck

New for 2022: The Warhawks
Ride Type: Zamperla Flying Tigers
Location: Former Dragon Station

New for 2022: Bernie's Swing
Ride Type: Zamperla Happy Swing
Location: Next to Himalaya

New for 2022: Lighthouse
Ride Type: Zamperla Pump and Jumpz
Location: Former site of Lighthouse

New for 2022: The Revolution
Ride Type: Zamperla Rockin' Tug
Location: Next to Tilt-a-Whirl

New for 2022: Leap Frogs
Ride Type: Zamperla Jump Around
Location: Next to former site of Lady Luck

New for 2022: The Clipper
Ride Type: Miniature Galleon
Location: Next to Galleon

New for 2022: Speedway Racers
Ride Type: Zamperla Speedway
Location: Former location of Bingo Parlor

New for 2022: Circus Balloons
Ride Type: Zamperla Samba Balloons
Location: Near Spaceshot

New for 2022: Rockin' Rainbow
Ride Type: Zamperla Family Swinger
Location: End of Main Street

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Six Flags Great America


Welcome to Six Flags Great America

The main reason for our visit was the finally ride Maxx Force.  It was under construction still during our last visit in 2019 and well last year was 2020....

We really enjoyed the ride.  The launch is fantastic.  It reminded us of a next-gen version of PowderKeg

Too bad that it is such a short ride

Time to do a lap around the park and ride all the things.
We started with the Dark Knight

Next was Superman -- and believe it or not, they were not stacking trains at all today.  Yes they were running two trains.

Probably the slowest ops in the park.  They could take some lessons from Adventureland

Is this the most forceful Batman?  Just seems a lot faster than ours in St. Louis

I love impulses.  I will gladly take a hand-me down at any of our Missouri parks

Its so cute.  I remember when it was the big ride at Kiddieland

Goliath was having issues this weekend.  We got a ride on it Saturday but it was down all day Sunday

Forgive me Joker, Eagle had even worse ops.  ONE side open.  ONE train ops.

I don't understand why this has been cloned to all of the parks yet

I wish Demon would love me back ... instead of just breaking my back

This is still here.

Probably still my favorite ride in the park.

Viper was giving great rides today

I have to ride this every time I visit

I sure wish this was my local Six Flags park

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Santa Springs


Welcome to Santa Springs

Santa Springs is included with your admission to Santa's Village

There are two slides in this complex.  The red and white slide is the Peppermint Twist.  The red and green slide is the Caribbean Curl

The other major attraction in the waterpark is the Lighthouse Harbor

How cure are the dumping buckets.  They are shaped like bananas

The coolest feature I saw was this four lane racing slide.  Never seen one on a waterfortress before

Santa's Village


Welcome to Santa's Village in East Dundee, Illinois

Part of this park is an extensive zoo area that they refer to as the Azoosment Park.






They also have a room where you can feed parakeets 

You cannot call a place Santa's Village and not be able to meet Santa.  This is the entrance to Santa's House

A lot of the buildings in the front area have a North Pole theme

This is the Snowball.  Its a combination scrambler and tea cups

Viking Sea Dragon

Balloon Race



The Blizzard (yes it goes all the way around and upside down)

Xtreme Elevation (that's a 15 story drop)

Wacky Worm

Super Cyclone Roller Coaster

Mega Velocity

Route 66 Cruisers

SVFD Engine No. 3
Become a firefighter and join the department.  Help put out the fire with real working water jet hoses on this fun ride.

This is a great little park.  Lots of fun rides that all ages can enjoy together.