Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:42 pm

^ Agreed. Most enthusiasts roll their eyes at a Sky Rocket II, but they're all on the coasts. WoF having the only one in the Midwest could be very marketable, and for cheap. It would be a very smart buy for them.
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Postby coasterferg » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:16 pm

^I roll my eyes at a Sky Rocket II. I don't hate them and agree they are great rides. BUT, to me a Sky Rocket II feels like a "filler coaster". Something that is added in between big additions. By next summer, Worlds of Fun will not have added a coaster in ELEVEN years. After 11 years (or God-forbid, even LONGER :?r ) I feel a Skyrocket II would be a disappointment.

Skyrocket II's are good rides, but that's something that WoF should add after 5-7 years after a major coaster, but not after 11+ years. I'm hoping the park already considers that they have a shuttle coaster (the Boomer) and go with something more substantial. Hoping, but not holding my breath, haha.
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Postby greenman » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:57 pm

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Postby greenman » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:04 pm

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Postby Philrad71 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:38 am

I'll be moving to KC in a couple of weeks and will try to bring some "new coaster mojo" with me!

Actually I am looking very forward to the new adventure, as well as checking this park out this summer.

I went for the Winterfest event last December and while the park was gorgeous, I was too freaking cold to REALLY enjoy it.
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:55 am

Welcome to Missouri!

We had a cold winter, but man, if a New Yorker says it's cold.... :lol:
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Postby Lightning Rod » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:39 pm

I went to Worlds of Fun for the day. I left Valleyfair on Tuesday this week at 11am for a day trip. It was a nice drive on 35W south. I got to Worlds of Fun about 6:15pm check in the motel 6. I stayed at the Motel 6 Kansas City North in Randolph guess you get what you pay for short drive from WOF next year I’m going to stay at Worlds of Fun Village on sight. Once I check in I went to the park for a few hours in the evening light crowds. My first ride was on Patriot nice quite B&M not as forceful but definitely was the highlight of the trip next went over to Timber Wolf nice first drop kind of shaky and loved the over bank turn. After Timber Wolf went over to Prowler it wasn’t as bad as I thought had few rough spots before the lift. After Prowler went to Boomerang that was my first Boomerang I sat in the front row had a 5 minute wait. I walked over to Mamba did a few laps sat on the left side got a nice view of Kansas City sky line then I rode Steel Hawk at night only got to ride it once because it was down most of the time I was there. On Wednesday I did Oceans of Fun in the morning few hours then in the afternoon I did some more rides and they do have a nice selection of flat rides one thing to help there coaster line up would be a launch. Also the park could add some AC buildings specially when it gets hot. This was my second visit to WOF almost everything was a walk on I did buy a fast lane plus the only thing with that was not one person check? Next time I going Im planning to stay on sight and I was very impressed with the park. I left at 7pm in the evening and got back to Minnesota around 1:30 am thumbs up with Worlds of Fun!
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:51 pm

Glad you had a good time, but staying in Randolph? Ooh. Those hotels... don't look great. I usually stay in Liberty, about 5 miles north of the park in a nice suburb. There's a Hampton and a Comfort Suites there that are both good.

It's also pretty awesome that you bought a Fast Lane Plus. That brings the total number of those that the park has sold to one.
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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:21 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Welcome to Missouri!

We had a cold winter, but man, if a New Yorker says it's cold.... :lol:


I swear that the midwest cold is different from the NY cold! LOL
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:01 pm

I'll have to take your word on that. I have no desire to ever be in New York in the winter.
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