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Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

It is more than a little rare for a new amusement park to be built from the ground up.

Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

 It is even more rare to have a new one get build in the heartland of America nowhere near any large tourist meccas.

Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

As extremely rare as these occurrences are I have been more than a little excited about the new Lost Island Theme Park under construction a three and a half hour drive north of me in Waterloo, Iowa.  The North Central Region of the American Coaster Enthusiasts were hosting the second construction tour of this park so Bond and I got up nice and early and headed north. 

You can get a nice look at the entire park from the road that goes past the Lost Island Waterpark before taking you into the parking lot of the theme park.

Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

Like the waterpark the theme park is themed to a about the furthest thing from the Iowa farmland...a South Pacific Island.

Lost Island Theme Park, Waterloo, Iowa

Wanting to take the theme park like Walt Disney did back when he came up with the idea of using an amusement park to tell a story the Bertch Family behind both Lost Island Parks use all sorts of theming elements down to each land having custom themed lighting.  These pineapple lights are used for Lost Island's entrance area as in the Polynesian culture the pineapple is a symbol of welcome.



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