Specific Type: Wooden
All roller coasters have their ups and downs but Rampage at Alabama Splash Adventure is different. The ride opened in 1998 and was built by Custom Coasters International at what was then known as VisionLand. Rampage operated though the 2001 season, but stood silent for the 2002 season as it was not operational due to the park filing for bankruptcy. The park reopened in 2003 as Visionland, small “L”, and Rampage reopened as well. This time it had a longer run operating through 2011, with another name change to Alabama Adventure in 2006. In 2012 the park closed the entire dry side of the park and only operated the waterpark, so again Rampage went silent. The park was sold again and renamed Alabama Splash Adventure in 2014, and finally in 2015 Rampage was reopened and ready start thrilling riders again after it had been fully renovated and restored.
The ride experience starts as guests board the PTC trains in the station. The train turns gently to the right and dips slightly before it latches onto the chain lift. The riders pass under a crossover as they begin the 120 foot climb to the top of the lift hill. At the top the track leads riders around an almost 180 degree U-turn giving riders a quick opportunity to look around. Next the train roars down the main 102 foot drop reaching its max speed of 56 MPH. At bottom of the hill the train passes under a head chopper and banks to the left. Rampage wastes no time hurling riders into the first airtime hill, followed up by a hill with a banked turn to the left. The train banks hard around the turnaround and evens out and leads riders into another airtime hill. The track weaves through the structure of the ride curving around the structure and dipping down close to the ground. The hills, crossovers and banks continue as the coaster twists around the terrain and dense wooden structure. The train finally slams into the brake run after it speeds through the 3600 foot long circuit. The train is actually facing the opposite direction as the brake run parallels the station. The track does a final twist and dip as the train literally drops into the station. Rampage has held another trainload of victims captive for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This coaster had been kept down in the past, but it is most certainly on its way back up now, and thrilling all who dare to take it on.
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