March 16, 2011
Adventureland Security: Amusement Park Promises to Add Cameras
Adventureland promises to beef up security after two children were molested at the amusement park last summer by the same man. 59-year old Ronald Steen was sentenced to 12-years in prison for his crimes. Steen molested a 9-year old girl last August, then... Read More »
July 26, 2006
Girl Hospitalized After Riding Roller Coaster
A girl riding a roller coaster at Adventureland in Altoona was hospitalized in fair condition after an accident.
An Adventureland representative confirmed that the girl was riding the Tornado roller coaster Monday when she was hit in the head by a loose board that was placed on the side of the ride and was not part of the roller coaster.
April 30, 2006
Theme park has new rides, but one thing is missing - Des Moines Business Record
The Krantz family expects 2006 to be a good year for Adventureland, partly because of the two new rides it added this season: The Frog Hopper for children, and The Splash Over, a water and thrill ride. But Jack Krantzís absence this year is impossible to ignore, not only for his family, but for the staff who worked alongside him.
January 27, 2006
Founder of Iowa's Adventureland dead at 76
Jack Krantz, the founder of Adventureland theme park in Iowa, died over the weekend in Des Moines. He was 76.