Altoona's Adventureland Announcing Two New Rides

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(Altoona, IA) -- Adventureland is announcing two new rides planned for next year. The Flying Viking and the Draken Falls water ride. Officials say the roller coaster will soar over, under and round the water ride. The new rides next year mark the 10th and 11th new attractions at the Altoona amusement park since it was purchased last year by Palace Entertainment.

Adventureland describes The Flying Viking travels as 1,300+ feet of twisting, turning, exhilarating track. Drake Falls features towering plunges and multiple splashdowns in a six-person Viking ship.


“These two unique rides are even better when they are woven together, and both add something new and special to our lineup,” said Adventureland General Manager Bill Lentz. “Our guests voiced a desire for a new flume ride, and this next-generation version is bigger and better than anything to be found within hundreds of miles. Pairing it with a thrilling family roller coaster that people of all ages can enjoy is going to be a big hit.”

 The Flying Viking will have a minimum height requirement of 36-inches when accompanied by an adult. Riders will need to be at least 42 inches tall to set sail on Draken Falls.

 Designed by Italian ride manufacturer Zamperla, these landmark additions will give Adventureland the first super flume ride in the Midwest, its seventh roller coaster, and just the second intertwining flume – coaster combination in the country.

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