Voodoo Ranger IPA Proposes Beer-Themed ‘Action Park’ (But the Location Is Controversial)

Photo: Voodoo Ranger Action Park 

Something strange is going on in Northern California and we’re pretty sure it’s (probably) a prank. If you’re an IPA fan, you’ve probably heard of New Belgium’s line of Voodoo Ranger IPAs. Well, apparently, the brand is teasing a beer-themed amusement park called Voodoo Ranger IPA Action Park that is “coming soon to Napa” and residents of the Northern California city are less than thrilled about having a loud eyesore filled with drunken revelers in their back yard.

According to the recently launched website for the (possibly) soon-to-come amusement park, the site will be located on “136 acres of beer-powered fun!” It will also have the “world’s first beer-powered flume ride” and a “Ranger Thunder concert stage w/25,000 watt sound system!” You’ll even be able to “catch a wave on 130,000 gallons of tasty hazy IPA.”

There’s only one problem with this amusement park idea. It’s more than likely just a publicity stunt (and a smart one) for the brand. The imagery for the proposed amusement park looks less than professional and resembles something a kid playing with RollerCoaster Tycoon would design.

The fact that one look at the website and you can tell this is a tongue-in-cheek joke hasn’t stopped locals from getting up in arms about it. A 53-foot tractor-trailer adorned with branding for the Voodoo Ranger IPA Action Park hasn’t helped. It has led to locals creating a Facebook group to oppose the construction of the park. Some even protested the project at the Napa Farmers Market.

Apparently, the San Francisco Chronicle learned that no plans have been submitted to the city of Napa or even the county and Voodoo Ranger doesn’t even have a liquor license so there’s no way beer could be sold at a beer-centric amusement park. All signs point to this being one big joke on the people of Napa and they’re falling for it. The big winner? Voodoo Ranger IPA.