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Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

This trip report starts out with the fact that I have an awesome wife.  When I heard about the construction tour that Lost Island Theme Park was offering to members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts I really wanted to go but it was the day after the Daredevil Daze event that I put on at Six Flags St. Louis.  Not wanting to totally ditch her for a weekend of coasters I resigned to not go.  When she heard about the tour she asked how many parks under construction I have toured?  I answered back "None".  She looked at me for a minute and said "Well you better register for the tour because when is this chance going to come again".

Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

 So after a fun day at Six Flags St. Louis for Daredevil Daze, stopping home to sleep (I am conveniently located between Six Flags St. Louis and Lost Island Theme Park) my compatriots Todd (aka: Gump), Travis and I were off to Waterloo, Iowa to take a look at this theme park under construction.

Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

Now there were a few ground rules for this tour.  First off it was a private tour for members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts.  Secondly we were limited to what we could take photos of.

Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

Lost Island is going to be more than just a simple theme park with rides.  What is being planned for Lost Island is an immersive heavily themed experience the likes of Disney or Universal Studios.  The Bertch family; who are behind the $100 million park, want to keep much of the story, the environment, the theming and the magic of Lost Island under wraps until next year when guests will be able to live it for themselves.

Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

With the restrictions in place this is not going to be a long report where I document every little thing I see with tons of pictures.  This is going to get you interested in what Lost Island Theme Park will be without revealing too much, like how this machinery was lined up to keep us from photographing the rides of the park from just inside the gate, which was the first area we were allowed to take photos from.



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