Posted on June 7, 2011

‘Borderline Riot’ at Alabama Adventure Theme Park Sends Police In, Park Guests Out

Toraine Norris, The Birmingham News, June 7, 2011

Bessemer and Hueytown police, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies and ambulances descended on the Alabama Adventure theme park in Bessemer this afternoon, with witnesses reporting numerous fights inside the park.


Felix Torres, who was visiting the park today with his son, described it as a “borderline riot.” He witnessed at least eight different fights, including chair throwing in the water park, and at least three people taken out of the park on gurneys, he said. “Every time we turned around, there was a fight,” Torres said.


Footage from the park yesterday.