|Alabama Adventure Theme Park|
|Location||Bessemer, Alabama, United States|
|Owner||Adrenaline Family Entertainment|
|Opened||May 23, 1998|
|Previous names||Visionland - 1998 to 2006|
|Operating season||April through September|
|Area||200 acres (81 hectares)|
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Alabama Adventure is an Alabama theme park, located off Interstate 20/59 in Bessemer, west of Birmingham. Bessemer is a city in southwestern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and a suburb of Birmingham near Hueytown. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Adrenaline Family Entertainment Inc is an Amusement park operator headquartered in Edmond Oklahoma. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U Explanation The hectare is commonly used in most countries around the world especially in domains concerned with land planning and management such as Agriculture, Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. Theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other Entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group Interstate 59 (I-59 is an Interstate highway in the southern United States. Bessemer is a city in southwestern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and a suburb of Birmingham near Hueytown. Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋhæm is the largest City in the US state of Alabama and is the County seat of Jefferson County. It is owned by Adrenaline Family Entertainment which also operates the Clementon Amusement Park in New Jersey. Adrenaline Family Entertainment Inc is an Amusement park operator headquartered in Edmond Oklahoma. Clementon Park and Splash World, a small Amusement park located in Clementon New Jersey in Camden County New Jersey, United States right on New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States.
It is home to Magic City USA Theme Park and Splash Beach Water Park. It includes a children's area called Marvel City and a shopping/food area known as Celebration Street.
Alabama Adventure is the host for such concerts which have included such acts like Jesse McCartney, Aly & AJ, Vanessa Hudgens, Drake Bell, and Raven Symone. Jesse McCartney (born Aly & AJ are a Teen pop band consisting of sisters Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka and Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka. Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14 1988 is an American actress and singer. Jared Drake Bell (born June 27, 1986) better known as Drake Bell, is an award-winning American actor Comedian, Guitarist, Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (born December 10 1985 known professionally as Raven-Symoné or Raven, is an American actress and R&B
In 2005, the Alabama theme park was visited by approximately 345,000 people, making the park Alabama's second-most popular tourist destination according to the Bureau of Tourism and Travel and trailing only the Birmingham Zoo. The Birmingham Zoo is a major zoological park founded in 1950 in Birmingham Alabama. In 2006, the number of visitors to Alabama Adventure rose to more than 388,000. It was the winner of Alabama's "2007 Attraction of the Year!".
Located nearby is WaterMark Place, a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m²) outdoor manufacturers' outlet shopping mall.
Alabama Adventure was previously known as Visionland. It was built largely as a result of efforts by Fairfield mayor Larry Langford who later became the mayor of Birmingham. Fairfield, founded in 1910 is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and a suburb of Birmingham. Larry Paul Langford is the mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋhæm is the largest City in the US state of Alabama and is the County seat of Jefferson County. Eleven cities came together to form the West Jefferson Amusement and Public Park Authority. With help from the Alabama Legislature, the group borrowed $65 million to build the park. Construction began in March 1997, and the park opened for business on May 23, 1998. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)
In June 2002, the park filed Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their Creditors Creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against It was purchased and operated by Southland Entertainment Group. Southland Entertainment Group is an Alabama based company that owned Alabama Adventure Theme Park (formerly Visionland near Birmingham Alabama from 2003
On May 15, 2008 Southland Entertainment sold the park to Adrenaline Family Entertainment, a group comprised of former executives of Six Flags. Adrenaline Family Entertainment Inc is an Amusement park operator headquartered in Edmond Oklahoma. Six Flags Inc (commonly Six Flags) is one of the world's largest chains of Amusement parks and Theme parks, based on quantity of properties  Southland will concentrate on developing the remaining acerage that it owns adjacent to the park, with plans for hotels, an RV park, and other amenities. A recreational vehicle park (RV park or caravan park is a place where people with Recreational vehicles can stay overnight or longer in alloted spaces known as pitches 
|Rampage||1998||A Custom Coasters International wooden coaster. Rampage is a wooden Roller coaster located at Alabama Adventure in Bessemer, Alabama. Custom Coasters International (CCI was one of the premier Wooden roller coaster manufacturers in the world and produced more wooden coasters in recent times than any other company This coaster opened when the park opened.|
|Marvel Mania||1998||A Miler Coasters steel family roller coaster. Located in Marvel City.|
|Zoomerang||2005||A Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster relocated from the defunct Wonderland in Sydney, Australia. Zoomerang is a Vekoma Boomerang Roller coaster that operates at Alabama Adventure in Bessemer, Alabama. Vekoma Rides Manufacturing BV is a Roller coaster and Thrill ride designer with its facilities based in the Netherlands. For a roller coaster inversion called Boomerang see Cobra roll Boomerang is a model of Roller coaster built by Vekoma|
|Acapulco Drop||2003||Nine story tall free fall drop slide|
|Castaway Island||1998||A multi-level water play area for kids with slides, geysers, and other water features.|
|Kahuna Waves||2003||An 800,000 gallon wave pool with 4 ft (1. 2 m) waves. Also has a real sand beach.|
|Neptune's Plunge||1998||Four enclosed tube slides.|
|Salamander Bay||1998; 2007||A water play area for smaller kids. Re themed, including new slides and other features, in 2007|
|Splashdown||2004||A toilet bowl style slide|
|Warrior River||1998||A relaxing "lazy river" style ride|
|Typhoon||1998||A polyp style ride. The Scrambler opened in this location in 2003|
|Stratosphere Screamer||2001||Stratosphere Screamer was a twin tower ride from S&S Power. It featured Launch (A Space Shot) and Re-Entry (A Turbo Drop). When Southland purchased Visionland they kept the Space Shot side, which still operates at Alabama Adventure today, and S&S regained ownership of the Turbo Drop. It is now at Lake Compounce where it operates as Down Time. Lake Compounce is an Amusement park located in Bristol, Connecticut, United States and a part of the neighboring town of Southington|
|Loc-O-Motion||1998-2003||A children's hand truck style ride. The Convoy was relocated to this spot in 2005|
|Patriot||2003-2006||A Round Up style ride. Replaced the Voyager. For the 2007 season Patriot was removed and the Voyager was re-installed and re-named the Vertigo.|