Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:32 am

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EliHorton wrote:Nice pictures of my home park. It is strange that they were running only one train on the coasters. When I last went (last Thursday) they were running two trains on Outlaw Run, two trains on Wildfire, one train on Thunderation (the other train was on the transfer track and there were guys working on it), and Powder Keg was running all three trains. Did you ride anything else in the Grand Exposition other than the kiddie coaster? I can never pass up the Royal Tea Party, Electro Spin, or Magnificent Wave Carousel if I'm ever in that corner of the park. Oh, and did you check out Fireman's Landing? That area has one of the most powerful S&S Double Shots.



Yea, it was odd. Do they typically only run 1 train or was it just a weird day?

They only run one train on days that it is *dead.* Most of the time they run two trains. And sometimes if it gets more crowded during the day they will add a second train to the track.


They definitely could have used a 2nd train on thunderation and powder keg.

World's of fun pictures will be posted tinight.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:56 pm

Off to worlds of fun.

World's of fun is a cedar fair park that has probably the 2nd best theaming of the chain(right behind knotts). We have been to this park several times and have enjoyed it every time. After 2 exhausting days walking up and down the hills in silver dollar city, we slept in and headed to the park. This only gave us a half day at the park, but we were able to get some well needed rest.
I really do love the charm of this park, even though it's starting to disappear with the corporate cedar fair decor of concrete and trash cans. I didn't get as many pictures of the park since we were only there a half day, so some rides and coasters may be missing.
During our visit, we were able to get all the major coasters and a few spinning rides as well. We also has time to check out a show thanks to the very light crowds.

So far on this trip, we have been extremely lucky as far as crowds go. I'm glad we didn't purchase fast lanes before our trip.

Onto some pictures...
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Here we are...wirlds if fun
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This was our first time back since the front gate remodel
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The new gate looks great
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First coaster was spinning dragons. This is my wife and daughters favorite coaster in the park.
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It didn't seem to spin as much this visit as it did last.
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Yes...the park was dead
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We were able to snag a quick ride on the flume ride.
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Next up, is my favorite ride in the park.
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Love this coaster, and they have taken good care of it as it was running great.
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This ride was broken. Bummer, as it's one of my favorite spinning type rides.
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I love how cedar fair is bringing back retro gear. Here are a few examples of what they had.
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One last look
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This is new this year
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It's a huss condor.
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The other new ride.
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Another great huss ride.
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Can't remember the name of this show, but it was really good.
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Patriot is the parks inverted coaster.
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Lift hill
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Station shot
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Wind seeker(or whatever it's called here) was not running today.
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This is a great idea. I believe Disney sells these as well.
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Mamba!
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It seemed to be running better than last time, but the trims pretty much kill any hope of good airtime.
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Station shot
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Boomerang was having a bad day. It rolled back between the loop and back spike.
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This is the second chance rotor of the trip.
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I love how all the various coasters dinners have a picture of blue streak.
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And mean streak
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Cyclone Sam's is a unique ride.
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Cool looking plant. Anybody know what this is?
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The water rides were quite popular today, as it was about 95 degrees out.
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Flying Dutchman.
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From a distance, you can see whereboomerang rolled back. I think it just missed the catch car.
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That's it from worlds of fun, where it was so hot people were swimming in the fountain just to stay cool. Our next park is adventureland. Stay tuned!
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby bluestreak » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:46 pm

Great update! Got me a little more excited for our trip to Missouri next week.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:00 pm

^ Awesome, have fun in Missouri! We have one great and two decent theme parks. You'll have a good time.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:11 pm

Great report! With a trip to Silver Dollar City likely happening in a year or two, I'll be sure to stop at Worlds of Fun.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Vonni » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:02 am

WOF really is quite a pretty park

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:05 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:Great report! With a trip to Silver Dollar City likely happening in a year or two, I'll be sure to stop at Worlds of Fun.

Always glad to see a rotor still standing.


I would love to hit up silver dollar city again. It's a great park. Even though we spent 2 days there, we didn't See it all.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:04 am

I'm going to try and have the adventureland pictures up today.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby boyerracing69 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:40 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:Great report! With a trip to Silver Dollar City likely happening in a year or two, I'll be sure to stop at Worlds of Fun.

Always glad to see a rotor still standing.



Hopefully the rotor will still be standing in a couple of years. There is a rumor going around that WoF is wanting to tear it out before the beginning of the season, next year. There is also, a petition going around to save it, so hopefully it will get saved.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby TBpony414 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:43 am

Now that I've been to Dollywood it's great to see the similarities in theming and setup to Silver Dollar City. That cinnamon bread is to die for and absolutely lived up to the hype! Can you tell me about the stunt dog show? They didn't have it at DW this year, instead they had The Gazillion Bubbles Show which was fantastic and a lot of fun. I'm a total animal lover so even though I enjoyed the bubbles I'm very interested in the stunt dog show!

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