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Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:02 pm
by JimmyBo
I had to go to Tulsa for a business trip so I decided to take a detour to Kansas City to go to Worlds of Fun. This was my first visit to Worlds of Fun and I must say that this is a great family park. There are a ton of rides for the entire family to enjoy...for the young ones and for the thrill seekers. Unfortunately my WOF experience was cut short due to weather closing every single ride, but I was able to do everything I wanted within 2 hours. Here's some highlights...

Spinning Dragons - Just your typical Spinning Coaster and I don't like the inside facing ones. I'd much rather be facing outwards. I'm glad I did this low-capacity ride first, because when I was done there was already a 20 minute wait.

Patriot - I was super impressed with this B&M coaster. I thought the forces were great (both positive and negative Gs) The first loop had some great positive G-Forces while the floater air was unexpected to. I only got to ride in the back once but it was still a great ride.

Timber Wolf - Closed. Too bad. I heard this thing beats the crap out of you so I wasn't upset that I didn't get to ride it.

Detonator - I always love these free fall types of rides. Great thrills

Mamba - This was my first "true" Morgan Hyper Coaster. (I've ridden Steel Eel but that's not considered a Hyper coaster for those nerds out there. Good airtime in the beginning and that helix at the end is a wannabe SFMM Goliath helix of death. It stills ran pretty good though.

Boomerang - Got my credit and got a headache...thanks...

Prowler - I was very disappointed in this ride. I was hoping it was going to be a fun GCI ride but this thing beat the sh*t outta me. There was so much bumping up and down I couldn't re-rdie it. I was pretty bummed.

Planet Snoopy - WOW! There were so many rides for the kiddos! This was a great area and I'll definitely have to head back to the park with my family and have the kids go to this area. Very well done.

I also spent the extra $5 and did the Dinosaurs Alive walkthrough area but I will post that in a later update.

Below are the pictures...

Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:51 pm
by bert425
nice little park, but seems to be pretty . . . "generic" ?

reminds me, of Cedar Point, Kings Dominion, KBF. . . basically the other Cedar Fair parks I've been to, but just not as . . um. . . unique?

if I was in the area, I might stop by, but don't think I'd plan a trip just for Mamba.

thanks for sharing tho, great pictures.

Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:07 pm
by JimmyBo
Dinosaurs Alive!

This was a $5 upcharge attraction at Worlds of Fun. I thought it was really well done but there were some animatronics that didn't work when I walked by and it also looked like nature has taken over some of the Dinosaurs. That being said, kids would really enjoy how the Dinosaurs come to life and interact with you. There were also some Dinosaurs that you could move by pushing their buttons...that's right...their buttons!

Anyway...on to the pictures of Dinosaurs Alive!!

Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:12 pm
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
Awesome trip report! Worlds of Fun was a strong contender for my July trip. I decided to go to Six Flags Great America instead, but I do have plans to visit this park. =)

Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:56 am
by Taylor Finn
Hey, great set of pictures. Some day, I want to check off some more Cedar Fair parks. The place looks well kept, and certainly similar to some of the other parks in the chain, which isn't such a bad thing!

Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:43 am
by michaellynn4
Seems very "Dorney Park" to me. Glad you had fun!!

Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:45 am
by bert425
michaellynn4 wrote:Seems very "Dorney Park" to me. Glad you had fun!!


you nailed it. . I actually forgot Dorney Park was Cedar Fair. . . that's exactly what it reminded me of!

(but WoF seems to have way more trees/shade than DP)

Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:22 am
by Hilltopper39
This picture makes it look like Woodstock is pissing in the bird nest you're about to ride in, it's an interactive attraction....

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Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:15 pm
by EliHorton
Awe. You really missed out on Timber Wolf, it really isn't that rough, I actually REALLY like it. I like it a lot more than Prowler. But I was also let down by Prowler, too. I had really high expectations going in being that it won the Golden Ticket for Best New Ride of 2009, I thought it would become my new favorite GCI. The I rode it. It thought it was more uncomfortable than Timber Wolf. Maybe it was because I was expecting a rough ride on the Timber Wolf and a smooth on on Prowler. My favorite GCI is still Ozark Wildcat. And I also didn't think that Boomerang was that rough either, one of the better Boomerangs even.

Re: Photo Trip Report: Worlds of Fun

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:58 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Nice report! If you didn't like Prowler, then you definitely wouldn't like Timber Wolf. It is much better since the GCI retrack--it now waits until halfway through the ride to murder your kidneys! Dinosaurs Alive is very popular with the kids, and I enjoy the walk through the woods.

Battle Creek is actually a very good lunch place. There's better barbecue in KC, but there's not better barbecue in a theme park anywhere. KC is all about the Q, and I'm glad you got to try it. There are really two categories of people: Those who know KC style is the best, and those who are wrong.

Oh, and Le Taxitour. Where do I collect my bonus points?