August 15, 2023

The Underground - NEW for 2024 (Adventureland)


AUGUST 15, 2024 
Adventureland Resoret to Bring Back Guest Favorite THE UNDERGROUND for 50th Birthday Celebration in 2024

Altoon, Iowa -- Adventureland Resort announced today that work is underway on preparations for the park's 50th birthday celebration in 2024.  After adding 11 new attractions to the park over the last two seasons, the park will kick off its 50th season with the return of THE UNDERGROUND - the world's only indoor wooden rollercoaster complete with upgrades that will elevate the ride for guests of all ages.

Next year, visitors can expect to be taken on a journey deep below Adventureland Resort, in search of more than just Sheriff Sam's infamous lost gold.  Guests will embark on a mission through the abandoned mine in search of the legendary outlaw Bad Bob and his gang after a daring gold heist.  The gang has taken cover in the old mine with the stolen gold and some new treasures.  Incorporating new technology and special effects, guests will find themselves in a story-driven experience like never before.  As they venture deeper into the abandoned mine, riders will face new challenges, unexpected twists and opportunities to uncover hidden secrets along the way.

THE UNDERGROUND was built in 1996 by Custom Coasters International.  The unique design features a mix of a wooden roller coaster and a dark ride.  The ride will make its return in 2024 after undergoing a massive refurbishment that included overhauls to the track and a refurbished train - the train is currently in Hatfield, Pennsylvania to be worked on by Philadelphia Toboggan Company. 

"The enhancement of THE UNDERGROUND represents a major milestone for Adventureland Resort, as we honor our past while embracing the future," said Mike Lusky, park General Manager. "We cannot wait for our guests to embark on this new adventure as we celebrate the park's 50th birthday in 2024."

THE UNDERGROUND is scheduled to reopen in the Spring of 2024