Alabama Splash Adventure Hosts Special American Coaster Enthusiast Event
Monday October 27
Bessemer, AL – Alabama Splash Adventure is pleased to announce that it hosted a special event for American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE), in which participants rode the newly-restored Rampage roller coaster. The event – “Rip Roarin’ Rampage” – was a private event held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 for members of ACE. The park was closed to the public during the event.
Rampage, a 3,500-foot-long wooden roller coaster, was originally constructed in 1998. Reaching a height of 120 feet and a top speed of 56 miles per hour, Rampage was a fixture at the park’s previous incarnation, Visionland and later Alabama Adventure. When the park’s previous owners decided three years ago to transform the amusement park into a water park only, Rampage was closed down. Over the past six months, the Koch family, owners of Alabama Splash Adventure, have undergone an extensive restoration project to replace virtually the entire track – including over 1,400 boards and supports – and restore the 28-seat train. Now, Rampage is scheduled to undergo final testing and preparation over the fall and winter and is scheduled to reopen to the public in May 2015 with the coming of the new season. Prior to that, though, ACE members previewed the renovated ride courtesy of the Koch family. “We’re very excited to bring Rampage back to the public,” said Dan Koch, owner. “It’s a great ride, and it’ll be a thrill to see Alabama’s signature roller coaster entertaining our guests once again.” Added Koch, “We’re excited to bring another dimension to our park and turn Alabama Splash Adventure back into Alabama’s leading amusement park.”
The Koch family has already made extensive progress as new owners. The owners have introduced free Wi-Fi, free sunscreen, free parking, and free tubes, and have also added six new children’s rides. The Rampage renovation is only a part of the $10 million in capital improvements the Koch family has brought to Alabama Splash Adventure.
Alabama Splash Adventure is Alabama’s premier destination for family fun. Located on the 20/59 at exit 110, just minutes from Birmingham and Hoover. Alabama Splash Adventure delivers wet and dry attractions including Castaway Island, Neptune’s Plunge, Wipeout Adventure Course, Wacky Worm Coaster and others. For more information on tickets, season passes and group outings, call 205-481-4750 or visit www.AlabamaSplash.com