Adventureland Park has been named a Top 10 Amusement Park in the United States by American Mensa, the U.S. chapter of Mensa International. The Altoona park was named fourth in the study, topped only by Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood.

“We’re proud to be recognized among international attractions,” says Molly Vincent, spokeswoman for Adventureland Park. “Locals and visitors can experience a nationally-recognized, one-of-a-kind attraction right here in Central Iowa. Adventureland continues to be a favorite hotspot since opening in the early 1970s.”

Adventureland Park was in the spotlight in 2011 when named to TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Water Parks in America and again in 2012 when included in the Top 15 List of Favorite Midwest Amusement Parks by Midwest Living.

“It’s no secret Adventureland is beloved by locals and visitors alike,” says Greg Edwards, President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission. “We’re thrilled to see the park again making headlines, as it’s well deserved. We will utilize this new ranking to further market Greater Des Moines to meeting, sports and event planners—as well as leisure travelers—to help bring more visitors into the region.”

Adventureland Park includes more than 100 rides, shows and attractions. The amusement park officially opens for the season April 26, with Adventure Bay water park opening May 24, 2014. A new ride, the Storm Chaser, is set to open in June.

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