I had been years since I had been to Adventureland...the closest that I could figure out was perhaps I was there around 2001. I am not sure why it had been so long. Adventureland is a pretty decent amusement park...sure it is not as big or as exciting as World's of Fun, Six Flags, or Disney...but it 10 minutes away. I think part of my long absence had to do with the fact that Adventureland didn't really change that much for a long time. The last time I was there The Underground was still being touted as the new, exciting ride and it was several years old at this point (and sucked). I guess, being older is also part of it - either no one wants to go or everyone has kids (and I've had plenty of the Infant Ocean).
Adventureland had changed a lot since I had been there. I knew there were lots of new rides like the Space Shot and Splash Over, as well as, the entire new water park area Adventure Bay. Then there was the fire a couple years back. The heart of Adventureland remains - the circuit where you head left, jump on the Galleon, walk back grab a funnel cake, twirl on the Lady Luck, head to the Tornado, take a spin on the Silly Silo, and then jump aboard the Sky Lift to start back at the beginning.
|The Tornado - a classic|
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Lakesidecyclone @ Coaster Fanatics)
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|It was a "Fun Day"|
Adventureland stands up better than I thought it would 10 years ago. I had a good time...although I wish it was a little less expensive. If you haven't been to Adventureland in a while, I would suggest that you check it out. For me it was a good mix of new experiences and old memories.