Des Moines, IA –
This summer a brand new thrill will debut at Adventureland. Chosen for its unique appearance and physical characteristics, Storm Chaser will bring big thrills to thrill seekers. As reported by Des Moines Register, the new ride will give guests a new of a kind thrill, hovring over the park and even the Des Moines skyline.
Park spokeswoman Molly Vincent, commented that construction for the ride begun last fall, with crews digging underground eighty feet. “We’ve been doing groundwork since mid-September.” The new ride was announced last year, and Molly commented that Storm Chaser will be located where the Dizzying Machine used to be.
The ride itself will be taller than the space shot and take guests to new heights, spinning around a central tower at speeds up to 35 mph for three minutes. The ride will also hold up to 32 people above 52 inches. “It’s about a 250-foot steel tower,” said Vincent. “You won’t miss it because it’s bright yellow.”
Storm Chaser will be the first addition to the park since the middle of the year last year, and will cost $3 million. Molly commented that as the parts of the ride arrive, a crew puts the ride together. Aside from the new ride, the park will also be adding new seating to the Cone Shop in Town Square. The park will open for the season on April 26th, with their waterpark opening in May.