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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:56 pm

^ Hmm...there is no reason why any sane, rational, hygienic person would regret skipping a Boomerang, but there is one reason a coaster enthusiast would: It's being replaced and you missed your chance for a...*gasp* credit. With that and the dinosaurs gone, there's a lot of real estate for a coaster in Zambezi Zinger's old spot.
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Postby WOFanatic » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:29 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:^ Hmm...there is no reason why any sane, rational, hygienic person would regret skipping a Boomerang, but there is one reason a coaster enthusiast would: It's being replaced and you missed your chance for a...*gasp* credit. With that and the dinosaurs gone, there's a lot of real estate for a coaster in Zambezi Zinger's old spot.

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Postby prozach626 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:37 pm

^Like when you watch other people suffer, safely from the midway.

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Postby DavidB » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:52 pm

Eh, the boomerang at WoF at least has the better trains, I was pleasantly surprised by it....not that I did it again or anything...

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Postby RollerManic » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:58 pm

Haha.

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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby Jaykethekid » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:30 pm

Looks like a big cleanup job is on WOFs hands now. Few haunt decorations were destroyed and lots of tree limbs down. Quite a mess. Hopefully they can get things cleaned up soon! Here are some photos that were posted in the comment section of WOFs most recent Facebook post.
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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby tinaalsgirl » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:04 pm

Fox 4 has more damage photos here: http://fox4kc.com/2017/10/14/storm-topples-iconic-t-rex-at-worlds-of-fun-park-closes-early-saturday/

And here are a few more: https://twitter.com/WOFginger/status/919370995051483142

The new entrance by the metal detectors got pretty flooded!

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Postby WOFanatic » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:26 pm

I work at Halloween Haunt, so we were backstage in shelter when this went down. Definitely scary but I didn’t realize the severity until later. Hopefully the forest-dwelling rides are okay, especially Prowler and Viking Voyager!
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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:19 pm

I was there Friday and Saturday. I was on the carousel when the storm came up and remained huddled underneath it for the duration... I have never been so scared. Massive winds and branches coming down all around me. Fortunately, my Geauga Lake carousel knew I was there and she protected me. (I grew up at geauga)

I will post some pictures later. We left around 6pm so I don't know if the park closed for the night at that point... the parking lot was a standstill, so that took almost another hour to get out of. I drove by the hotel where I stayed the previous night (Fairfield Inn) and the massive 70' sign was down.

And yes, I rode the boomerang. They seemed to close some of the high rides earlier in the day because of wasps.

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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:30 am

Now onto the pics of the storm:
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something wicked this way comes
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blowing wind and debris
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leading out of the park
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notice the flooded lower parking lot
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my hotel sign before and after

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