Alabama Splash History

Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure originally opened as Visionland in 1998. Visionland was born from the collaboration of 11 cities to build an amusement and water park in the Birmingham area. By 2006, the park known as Alabama Adventure was under private ownership. In 2012, ownership decided to focus on the waterpark portion of the park and removed the amusement rides. This coincided with a name change to Splash Adventure Waterpark.

After 2 years of operating as a waterpark, the park was sold to the Koch Family in March 2014. The family, consisting of mother Patricia Koch and son Dan Koch, have over 73 years of experience in the amusement and waterpark industry. Upon purchasing the Parks, they changed the name of the Parks to Alabama Splash Adventure. The Koch Family set out to rebuild the park and make it bigger and better than ever. Over the past 5 years, the Koch Family have added thirteen amusement attractions, 3 water park attractions (which includes two new water slides), and restored the world famous Rampage wooden roller coaster. They have also introduced many valuable extras such as free Wi-Fi, free parking, free unlimited soft drinks, free sunscreen, free lifejacket use and free inner tube use.

At the end of the fifth season it was decided to rebrand the park with a new name which signifies that the Alabama Splash Adventure is now two full parks.  As of January 1, 2019 the Parks became Koch Family Entertainment LLC DBA Alabama Adventure Amusement Park & Splash Adventure Water Park.

On May 16th, 2020, Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure enters its seventh season under the Koch Family’s ownership, and the future is brighter than ever. The whole crew works to improve the guest experience, and it shows in the yearly additions, faster service, every day value, and commitment to the community. Visit us and see for yourself!