R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Adventureland was filmed in Pittsburgh, PA. The amusement park in the movie is known as Kennywood Park. The rides shown in the movie are actual rides, although the names of the games have been changed.
James, don't get all drunk and fall asleep or anything.
James Brennan: Why not?
Tommy Frigo: Because I'll jack off on your face.
When James applies for a job at Adventureland, he is wearing both straps of his backpack during the first shot, but in the next shot he's wearing only one strap on his right shoulder. This error repeats when he first speaks to Bobby.
A commercial for the Adventureland amusement park can be seen during the end credits.
CAD 597,847 (Canada) (5 April 2009)
$16,025,394 (USA) (24 May 2009)