Inverter rumors and Raging River status update

Although The Inverter was operating earlier in May, it has been down the past several weeks.

Lately folks have been repeating a rumor that The Inverter will be the next ride removed by the park. This was even mentioned by a few park workers this season, with one saying they heard a new log ride was going to be built “this year.”

The park has made no such announcement But rumors are fun. 🙂

While many would welcome a new water ride to the park, with Adventure Bay being part of standard admission (and it’s nothing but “water rides”), maybe a new water ride isn’t necessary. It also seems highly unlikely a ride would be shut down during the season and construction started on a replacement. Even the huge Monster project wasn’t started until after the end of the 2015 season.

If the park were to remove a ride, which ride would you not mind going away? And what kind of ride would you like to see in its place?

Meanwhile, down near River City, Raging River has yet to open this season.

Raging River hasn’t raged yet this season.

Posters in the Facebook group say that the ride is gaining new foot switches that multiple operators will need to stand on the deploy a raft. This is similar to how rides like Storm Chaser operate, where multiple workers must press buttons at the same time for the ride to start.

A member of Theme Park Review wondered if they would be updating the system to allow loading and deploying two rafts at a time, instead of just one. They pointed out the load area was designed for this, and someone in our Facebook group mentioned they used to do it that way before seat belts were added which added to the load time.

I don’t know. I’m just a guy who likes amusement parks and takes a bunch of pictures 😉

Got any rumors about Raging River? Feel free to post them in the comments…


Featured Funnel Cakes

Adventureland has two locations that serve funnel cakes: There is a window at Rathskeller, and Spectators in the River City Foods area. This year, they are presenting featured funnel cakes that will change throughout the season.

Three flavors have already been introduced:

Peanut Butter Cup Funnel Cake (photo by Adventureland)
Red Velvet Funnel Cake (photo by Adventureland)
Peanut Butter Cup Funnel Cake (photo by Adventureland)

A regular funnel cake is $5.75. Toppings are .50 or 1.00. The Signature Funnel Cakes are $8.25, and the Featured Funnel Cake is $8.50.

Funnel Cake pricing for 2017.

Be sure to take a look at the menu boards when you visit. I’ve already missed one flavor I really wanted to try!

Adventureland Oktoberfest 2017 and Gin Blossums

KCCI TV reported today that the Gin Blossums will be the headliner band at this year’s Oktoberfest. You may remember them from some hits in the early 90s:

Other tidbits in the article included pricing. This event, which started out at $10 in 2015, then went to $15 in 2016, will increase to $30 this year. Discount tickets will be $25 in advance.

Other bands that are returning include:

  • BS and the Liars
  • Decoy
  • Nadas
  • Pork Tornados
  • Party Party
  • Pianopalooza
  • Spazmatics

The wiki entry has now been started for 2017:

More news as we hear it…