Adventureland Amusement Park
June 16, 2016
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Adventureland; just outside of Des Moines Iowa, is a really fun
little amusement park that for years it seems that no one in the coaster
enthusiast world really raves about or goes out of their way to visit.
Adventureland is not a massive park that is a cog in some large
corporate chain but Adventureland is one of the most charming little
parks that is full of Americana. Walking through a tunnel under
the park's train into an old town square in a very Disneyland-ish way
just takes you back to a time when the world wasn't as full of instant
news, Tweets, notifications, texts or calls. Adventureland is the
type of place where you can leave the world behind and just have a
simple day full of fun with your family and friends.
Speaking of family and friends we were joined for our day at
Adventureland with many friends from our coaster family including Paul
and Adrianna from Canada who were kicking off a massive two week long
Once Adventureland's rope was dropped and the park opened there was a
mad dash down Main Street to the park's newest coaster: The Monster.
You can run back to The Monster but the best way to to really be able to
take in the amazing ride that Adventureland added this year is to start
off the day with a ride on the Sky Ride.