March 28, 2006

Well, that's rather boring.

VisionLand amusement park now `Alabama Adventure'

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — The VisionLand amusement park is getting a new name to go along with millions of dollars in improvements.

Southland Entertainment Group said Monday the park, located west of Birmingham, would now be called "Alabama Adventure."

The California-based company purchased the park three years ago, and president Kent Lemasters said a name change was planned all along. But Southland said the company wanted to make sure it "changed the park" before altering the name. [...]

I was always very partial to "Electric LarryLand."

(Those from the local area will appreciate that.)

Anyway, "Alabama Adventure" really isn't the most compelling name for a theme park. It's not bad, it's just sort of bland. Then again, something like "Knott's Berry Farm" doesn't exactly scream excitement, either, but it would be nice if it had a bit more oomph.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 28, 2006 08:53 AM

In Fairbanks, the local amusement park used to be known as Alaskaland, which name I always rather liked. Then they went and changed it to Pioneer Park, which has no sense of place and interest, in my opinion.

Posted by: Jordana at March 28, 2006 10:42 AM

Pioneer Land, huh? Doesn't have much zest, does it?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 28, 2006 10:48 AM