When Kent Lemasters decided to reopen Alabama Adventure amusement
park as Splash Adventure, he wanted to create a new generation
of waterpark. The result is a reimagining of what was once the
waterpark section of the old amusement park. It offers guests a
fresh, exciting, hands-on approach to interacting with water
elements not found in any other park.
New this year is the Wipeout Adventure Course, a water-based
obstacle course that includes edgier thrills for the more
adventurous and easier challenges for those just interested in fun.
Foot-activated water elements such as water cannons and splash
buckets create interaction among guests and the course itself. The
course also includes viewing space, so those who don’t want
to get wet can still watch the action.
Mist-ical Maze, a labyrinth set in water, is another new
attraction, letting guests explore various nooks and crannies and
“soak up” the fun with surprising splashes as they
round the corners.
Along with these attractions, there’s a zip line; Friday
night dive-in movies, set against the back wall of a new
27,000-square-foot Wave ActionPool; a quarter-mile Lazy River ride;
a free fall ride; the Up Surge Boomerango water attraction; and
interactive play structures.
To enjoy the rides, guests pay a general admission fee 25 percent
lower than what was charged last year. All told, the new additions
appear to be a formula for success.