Lost Island Theme Park

Waterloo, Iowa, United States

Lost Island Theme Park is located in Waterloo, Iowa. The 90-acre (36 ha) park includes five element-themed lands (fire, water, earth, air, spirit), which feature numerous attractions; including three roller coasters.

The park is owned by the Bertch family, who also operate the Lost Island Waterpark, which is located next to the site of the theme park. Construction on Lost Island Theme Park began in August 2019, it opened on June 18, 2022, and it cost an estimated $100 million.

The entire park setting is a fictional, enchanted island called ‘Auk Modu’ (in the park's constructed language of Aukipi).

The park is located next to a 30-acre (12 ha) lake which lends itself to the island feel, with some rides extending out over the water.

The park's Volkanu: Quest for the Golden Idol dark ride is perhaps the most "Tiki" thing in the park aside from the tikis that flank the front A-frame entrance. For Disneyland park-goers, a comparison could be made to the Buzz Lightyear ride. Here, in Volkanu, patrons sit in small slowly spinning ride cars and fire lava pistols at lava monsters. An animatronic and tattooed native gives them a call to adventure at the beginning to defeat the boss lava monster at the end of the ride (much like Buzz urges players to defeat Emperor Zurg in the Buzz Lightyear ride). There are also 3-D visuals that jump out.

Adults can purchase alcoholic drinks (beer, seltzers and frozen cocktails) at Thirsty Voyager in the Awa (Water) Realm (see menu below).

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20 Aug 2023
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