Adventureland Park offering FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:27 PM

If anyone is interested, Adventureland Park in Altoona, IA, is offering Free Admission to all Cedar Fair and Six Flags season pass holders from Aug. 10 until the end of the season. I haven never been but now I have an excuse to make the 4 hour drive.

Here's the info from their FB page:

We would like to give our park loving friends in neighboring states a chance to visit Adventureland yet this year. SO - starting Monday, August 10th and running through the end of the 2020 regular park season on September 27, if you have a 2020 season pass ID card to a Six Flags or Cedar Fair amusement park, bring it to Adventureland Park with a matching photo ID and try us out for free! One season pass ID card per person is needed to get a free gate admission. Parking fee not included. Rooms available at the Adventureland Inn as well as low as $99 - must present your season pass photo ID card at check in. Additional questions can be emailed to info@adventurelandpark.com
Our operation calendar can be found here: www.adventurelandresort.com/calendar and our 2020 Guest Guidance can be found here:
https://www.adventurelandresort.com/info/season-update
Stay tuned as we will be having some fun promotions a bit later this season for our current Adventureland Season Pass holders, our first responders and military too!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:51 PM
TwistedCircuits's avatar

8 hours...

Just started my new job off my furlough, so my schedule for that would be a nightmare, but boy does that look like a fun trip. Definitely not something I'd run on my own though. I get too drowsy driving by myself for that long.

Thanks for sharing! Now I've got another idea.


Still haven't been able to uncross these circuits...
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Friday, August 7, 2020 8:09 AM
Dvo's avatar

I'm only about 4 hours and some change away, and I'm definitely thinking about it. That park has been on my radar for some time now, and I've never been. A pretty interesting promotion, for sure.


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Friday, August 7, 2020 11:28 PM

That's only 9 hours each way; that would have to be a 3-day weekend trip... (checks the park's operating guidelines...Yeah, I could do that...)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.



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Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:11 AM

We drove from Columbus to Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair and that boring drive was around 12 hours total which included stops for rest, leg stretches, meals, etc. There was nothing to see along the way either, unless you want to count corn, windmills, and The Worlds Largest Truckstop, the Iowa 80 TA. I seem to remember that once in Iowa you could drive 80, but I may be wrong.
In addition to visiting the fair, one of the nation’s biggest and best, I (of course) took a day for Adventureland. It stands as one of the most pitiful places I’ve ever visited. The park was dirty, in need of paint (not to mention imagination) and the rides were so-so and very outdated. I understand a redeeming factor is their latest coaster, The Monster, which replaced an aging log flume, but I was too early for that. And in ‘21 they promise Dragon Slayer, an S&S 4D flip coaster. But that’s not now. They have removed the O D Hopkins Dragon coaster for it which, I can assure you, no one misses. It was like getting pushed down the stairs in a shopping cart. It took about 3 hours at the park before I was done, and I did everything I wanted to do, some things I didn’t want to do, and a few things I wish I hadn’t done.

This is a lovely offer, but I’d recommend driving hours and hours for Adventureland only if the State Fair was running. It isn’t, as it was cancelled like most other fairs this summer.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:18 PM

I'll stick w/ the average movie (starring Kristen Stewart) but with the killer soundtrack for now. ;)

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:56 AM

I wanna go to Knoebles which is a 7 hour drive, just to play fascination. I'd love to ride their coasters. My wife can't ride anymore. So just for the arcade 80's feel would do for me.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:02 AM

Indiana Beach would be closer and check, but I think they still have Fascination.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:39 AM

RCMAC said:

I did everything I wanted to do, some things I didn’t want to do, and a few things I wish I hadn’t done.

Sounds like college

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:57 PM

No,.... There’s no drinking at Adventureland to help ease the pain.

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Monday, August 10, 2020 7:57 PM

Interesting. I visited Adventureland many years ago and enjoyed it quite a bit. Let me see if I can figure out...oh, here it is, it was 2002. I recall enjoying myself, thinking the Tornado was the best the park had to offer, and seeing some interesting details about the place.

With regard to the Dragon, I wrote...

"The boarding platform is unreasonably high in the air, and the maintenance catwalk beneath the station track is clearly visible from the queue, along with the maintenance man giving continuous attention to the train, apparently well aware that Hopkins doesn't support it anymore. Which is probably a good thing; if I were Hopkins I might disown these cars too. They seem to track sort of OK; they're basically a short version of the Arrow Runaway Train, but with bad seats and worse shoulder bars attached. The headbanging is bad enough going up the lift...then after the two vertical loops the track goes through a figure-8 helix. Ouch! It's a neat ride, but if this is typical of a Hopkins coaster then I don't think the world is significantly worse off for Hopkins dropping its line of steel coasters to concentrate on water stuff."

It turns out that Patriot and Desert Storm are much better than the Dragon ever was.

I wonder if Adventureland still has that cool funnel cake machine...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.



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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:39 AM

I checked Indiana Beaches website. Says nothing about Fascination. I'd love not to have to travel 7 hours. No drinking alcohol? I guess they're doing us a favor, since they ain't that big and we can tailgate too?

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