Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure
Formerly Known As: Visionland (1998-2005), Alabama Adventure (2006-2011), Splash Adventures (2012-2014), Alabama Splash Adventures (2015-2018)
Park News - (5/25/20) According to a post on Facebook by Alabama Splash Adventure, following the approval to reopen the park from the State of Alabama, the park says that they were caught off-guard by new restrictions put in place by their local Jefferson County that are in contrast to the state orders. “At this time, we cannot guarantee a May 30th opening,” but they are working hard to get a final ruling and will post an update as soon as they can. Stay tuned!
(5/20/20) Alabama Splash Adventure has announced they are planning on reopening the park on May 30th and says they will add two new shows for the 2020 season, a ‘Wild West Dive Show” and the “Aquabatic Stunt Show”. In addition to increase cleaning procedures, the park will be conducting health screenings of their staff, taking temperature readings before coming into work each day, and issuing all staff proper protective equipment. To make up for the slow start to this season, they have also announced that the 2020 season will be extended an extra week and a half to the end of the season in August.
(4/22/20) According to this news article workers are busy preparing Alabama Splash Adventure to open for the season as normal. Cleaning, landscaping work, maintenance on the rides and waterslides are all proceeding as they normally would just before the start of the season. Currently Alabama’s “Stay at Home” order is in effect through to April 30th, and the state’s task force has cleared the beaches to reopen for light use on May 1st, and for those restrictions to relax further on May 15th, allowing “normal activity” as long as there is at least 6 feet between groups on the beach, with group size restricted to no more than 10 people.
Currently Alabama Splash Adventure has set May 16th as the tentative day for the park to reopen. They are currently working with officials to take the correct preventative measures and will put any new safety procedures in place by the time they open, though they are still working out exactly what those may be.
(8/30/18) Check out this awesome 4K POV video just show of the Rampage wooden coaster at Alabama Splash Adventure. Definitely high on my list of wooden coasters I still need to ride.
2020 - Improvements - (1/5/20) According to a presentation at the ACE Winterfest event, Alabama Adventure is currently doing some retracking work on the Rampage coaster for the 2020 season, and will also add a new stunt show to Splash Adventure along with other improvements.
???? - Future Additions - Rumor - (5/29/19) While I wouldn’t classify this as a true rumor just yet, we have heard that Alabama Adventure has their eye on a couple of new waterslide concepts for the park on their wishlist of what to add over the next few years. The list includes a new mat racer slide as well as a water coaster style ride. Given the Dan Koch is very familiar with the two monster coaster slides at Holiday World, Wildebeest and Mammoth, I’m sure he would want something with a similar pedigree with Alabama Adventure. I’m told that for now the focus is on expanding the waterpark, and not the ride side of the park, so this makes sense.
???? - New Coaster(s) - Rumor - (2/5/19) The rumor about Alabama Splash Adventure adding a new coaster has returned once again, but this time claiming that it could happen in 2020 or 2021… or possibly even both? A lot can happen between now and then, but the only other bit of speculation from our source is the claim that they may be looking at bringing in a coaster that once ran at another park.