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May 31, 2020 - Happy 45th Anniversary, Adventureland!

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.)

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Information on this site is unofficial. It is compiled by fans of Adventureland amusement park in Altoona, Iowa (near Des Moines). There may be inaccuracies and omissions. For official Adventureland information, visit the official website.

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This page was last updated on 06/27/2018. Total Pages: 314. Total Files: 327.

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This project was began on June 25, 2016, and first made public on August 12, 2016.


The goal of this site is to collect history and current information about the park in one place. The official website has a page covering park history. This site will fill in the gaps and provide extensive coverage of every area, ride, shop, show and food location in the park.

Consider the Adventureland Wikipedia page to be the Cliff's Notes for the park, and this site to be the full book.


Information on this site comes from a variety of sources, and from a variety of people, including:

NOTE: The current official website's About Us page started out by taking a copy/paste from the Wikipedia. While it has been updated many times over the years, it still contains a few mistakes (including one edit that was vandalism). Read the details here.

About the Creator

This site is hosted and operated by Allen Huffman of DisneyFans.com. He has been posting digital photos of theme parks since 1996, and had one of the first known internet sites covering Adventureland (years before the park had its own website). He is also the one that started the Adventureland page on Wikipedia back in January 6, 2006.

Visit his User Page for more details.

Contributors / Researchers / Proofreeders

The following folks have been assisting with corrections, site editing and/or page creation:

  • Alex P
  • Jonathan C
  • Katie
  • Mike K (unknowingly, but he's been giving me information for years).
  • Andrew V
  • Tanya K
  • Dee/Anna