Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:33 pm

Sounds right to me. Usually the next year's season passes go on sale at the same time as next year's announcement, with promos to match. In years past, they've done free upgrades to Gold, which includes parking.
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Postby RailBlazer » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:59 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Yes. Also, Scream has a jump where the loop used to be:


Just curious if this was just a joke or you didn't think Prowler had a major malfunction.

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Postby RailBlazer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:15 am

Prowler definitely did make an unscheduled stop recently.
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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:21 am

Woah, that's new. I'm glad everyone seems to be OK. I'm very curious how Prowler managed to valley considering there aren't many "big hills" that it slowly crests. It's all very low to the ground. But I suppose anything is possible with a wheel issue. Interesting...
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Postby Jaykethekid » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:07 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Woah, that's new. I'm glad everyone seems to be OK. I'm very curious how Prowler managed to valley considering there aren't many "big hills" that it slowly crests. It's all very low to the ground. But I suppose anything is possible with a wheel issue. Interesting...

If it actually lost a road wheel, i'm sure bare steel chassis scraping along the track would be more than enough to stop the train. It looks to me that it stopped in the valley of one of the airtime hills towards the end of the ride. Maybe it did enough damage to the track that they will be forced to retrack it for once, but who knows. At least no one was hurt.

Also, im really surprised the local media didn't make a story over this. This is the kind of thing that they usually freak out over. They're always looking for something that could make theme parks look bad.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:10 am

^ I guess saying "Coaster stranded 0 feet off the ground" doesn't have the same ring to it as "Coaster stuck 100 feet in the air".
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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:19 am

Oh come on, this is spinnable. "Roller coaster wheel flies off mid-ride, endangers 24 passengers. Are your kids safe?"
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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby coasternerdofsteel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:01 am

A high level manager told me what the Mississippi poster means:

A new RMC Raptor for Worlds of Fun.

The clues are all in the poster:

1. Here is the original poster and coordinates: https://twitter.com/CPFoodBlog/status/1022125680803414016

2. The first clue in the poster refers to passage across the Mississippi. The origin is Cedar Fair headquarters at Sandusky OH. Crossing the Mississippi, you have 4 parks: Knotts, CGA, WOF, and VF

3. Knotts and CGA received coasters last year. That leaves World of Fun and Valleyfair.

4. The second clue is from the coordinates. They are: 37.8399 N 77.4442 W, 37.3984 N 121.9752 W, or Kings Dominion and CGA, respectively.

5. A weighted average of these 2 coordinates gives: 37.61915 N 99.7097 W. This location is surprisingly close to World of Fun, which is 39.1767 N 94.4867 W, and certainly much closer than to Valleyfair.

6. Finally, the mine train refers to a smaller coaster: an RMC raptor.

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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:40 pm

coasternerdofsteel wrote:A high level manager told me what the Mississippi poster means:

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