Last month, Koch Family Parks, purchased Splash Adventure and its former amusement park area Alabama Adventure. Dan Koch referenced 5 year plans that include saving one of my all-time favorite woodies Rampage.
Dan Koch, president of Splash Adventure, said in an interview today he wants to bring back the Rampage wooden rollercoaster that was once the focal point of the park and garnered national accolades as one of the best wooden rollercoasters in the world. The coaster was shut down as the previous owners focused exclusively on the waterpark side of the operations and eschewed the amusement park.
This is some really encouraging news as I was really impressed with Rampage. So impressed that I wrote this post last year, “Rampage Roller Coaster Needs a New Home” asking someone to save this Custom Coasters International gem. It had great speed, air, and was surprisingly smooth.
Read my full review of Rampage and watch this POV video of the ride:
I’m hopeful that the Koch family can bring their experience to this park and eventually create a great two park attraction in the deep South.
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