May 31, 1975 - Official grand opening. Congressman Neal Smith, Altoona Mayor Lloyd Sievers and Adventureland President John Krantz spoke at the opening ceremony. (But parts of the park opened in 1974.)
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|Park Area||Main Street|
|Riders||70 (7 cars 5 rows 2 seats)|
|About the Ride Info Box|
A-Train is a small scale passenger train on Main Street. It opened in 1985. The train departs from the A-Train Station and makes a route that loops just west of the station, then travels to the edge of River City before looping again and returning on the same track.
When the park first opened, the grassy area in front of the station (visible as you enter through the ticket gates) contained an elaborate floral arrangement. It featured a trolley and "ADVENTURELAND". In XXXX (?), this was changed to a simple letter "A". Sometime after 2010, the front became just a grassy field. The park tells me it was a never-ending battle against direct sunlight and rains on that slope constantly killing the plants.