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...
Mandatory picture out of an airplane...I give you the Rockies!
My breakfast stop in the morning...these places are great!
I see Worlds of Fun in the distance! Mamba takes over the sky!
Entrance off the road. Anything with a Dinosaur makes it that much better!
There's so much land here...why don't they build a hotel or something...
The Patriot as seen from the road.
Great view from my parking spot
At the entrance. This park is themed to "Around the World in 80 Days". Or...you can do the entire park in 80 minutes!
Here's the Map. Different lands represent different "Worlds"
The Grand Carrousel is a classic.
When things have plaques out front, you know they are classics!
First Ride of the day!
Your typical spinning/puking type of ride.
People screaming...and spinning...and then puking...
The backside of the train car! I see its butt!
Pandas are so cute...except when they spin you around
The backside of Bamboozler! I see its butt!
This is SteelHawk. I did not ride because I didn't want to get stuck and not make my trip down to Tulsa.
Patriot! Make 'Merica Great Again by having more B&M coasters like this one!
Through the trees!
The World is upside down!
Looks like everyone is having fun making 'Merica great again.
I love this inversion...
This was supposed to happen today...but as you'll see later, weather was not kind to this event...
Walking around, the theming was great that it was to the Peanuts Brand
Haha...I get it...it's like Darth Vader but with Darts...HA
I see you Patriot over the Joe Cool Arcade!
I was not upset this was closed. I like my kidneys thank you very much.
NEW FOR 2017!!!! Great ride for the family
The sun decided to torch Detonator.
Mamba! Be careful...you might hiss your pants on this ride.
Wait...did we transport to Knott's in a different dimension where there is a Hyper Coaster behind Coasters?
This is their Rapids Ride...
...but the Fury looked a little weak today...
Dammit...I hate these things...
Hear it is...in Africa
Loop in Africa
NEW FOR 2017!!!
Little brother in the foreground...Big Brother in the background.
Great addition. I really like these rides.
A lot of people were riding it today
Falcon's Flight...through the trees!
Is this show risqué?
Oh sweet! I like these rides.....oh wait....
...I don't think it's opening today...
Damn you Prowler! I wanted you to be so good but you were not. I might have to go hunt and shoot you dead.
The rain started coming down so that meant it was time to ride the train
Oh look...a plaque...that means it's a Classic.
A true Steam Engine!
While on the train, it offered some great views of Prowler...even though I would never ride that coaster again...
Doesn't it just look fun...
...but it was so damn rough!
Turn back and don't ever ride Prowler again!!!
Even Prowler's station was abandoned...no one wanted to ride it.
Bonus points if you know the name of this ride!
It was still raining so that meant it was time to eat lunch.
When in Kansas City...you need to have Barbecue!
It doesn't look like much...but between the bread was heaven in my mouth...and then the Mac and Cheese too....SO GOOD!
It stopped raining for a little bit so time to check out Planet Snoopy
Hey! I'm having cookies with Snoopy!
Why does Snoopy always seem to be going over a Waterfall. That just doesn't seem safe.
Curse you Red Baron!
Snoopy's just waiting for someone to hug him.
My favorite Snoopy character...the World War I flying Ace!
Time to run people over!
Sally even has a ride that's not themed to her being a psychiatrist.
Great theming on all these rides.
There's even a Woodstock sighting!
These are fun too...all around a fun place.
Everyone was in the Playhouse since the weather was being very rude.
Time to buy some merch!
Snoopy's Toy Box......
There's a Scrambler here too...
...and a Dragon Swing
The Park really is beautiful...but the clouds and lightning started to come...
...and then it got dark....
...and then the downpour happened so that was my queue to head down to Tulsa for work.
Mandatory picture of flying home...Check!
Last edited by JimmyBo on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:10 pm.
Do not believe this post!
90% of the time, I am sarcastic all the time...it's science!
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!!
Signage right before you enter a time travel machine and it takes you back in time to see real life Dinosaurs.
Time Portal! BAM! Now we are back in time!
Look! Jurassic Park III
Irritator really irritates its prey to death!
A Dinosaurs who's buttons you can push and it'll move for you!
It's a Trap!!
Now we are in Jurassic Park II
His name is Al!
There's something behind me in the trees....
Oh look...this one is half buried.
Time for Horns!
What a Horny Dinosaur!
A triple Horny Dinosaur!
I'm out of Horny jokes
Time for music!
Say that name 5 times fast...
A dino with a weapon on its tail.
I see something long and straight ahead in the trees....
What a long neck...
Check it out!
What a neck!
And then this little guy thinks he can take out that large of a Dinosaur.
My money's on the tiny one.
And they even made the dinosaurs anatomically correct...I see its butt...
It looks like this guy doesn't want to be messed with
Another one where you can push its buttons
The real reasons dinosaurs died out...they couldn't swim...
It think there's supposed to be water around them but ... they're dying...
More dines dying!
I think the squirrels got this one.
Oh look! Science-y things
The most accurate rock formation you will ever see!
Little reading material.
Oh damn...they really did die by drowning...
And now we are digging for them...Oh geez...this is getting morbid...
Look at all the dinosaur bones!!!!!
What is this dinosaur looking at and why is he pissed off?
Oh...I see...He sees a trash can and a waterslide he can't get to...I feel his pain.
The more you know!
What is that?
It's Little Foot from Land Before Time!
He's so cute!
Now it's time for the main attraction!
I think I see something...
Be vewy vewy quiet...we are hunting Tywanasorwus Wex.
There he is!
Oh god! He saw me! RUN!!!!
This thing is HUGE!
I got my money on the Triceratops
He just looks pissed off!
Looks like the T-Rew got a bite out of the Triceratops.
This little guy is pissed!
NOT OUR DINO!!! WAIT!?!?! IT IS OUR DINO!!!!!
Time for a group hug!
All these little guys are hugging the big guy to the ground.
He's just hugging him to death kids...it's ok!
Another Button pusher...
It's a family reunion!
The Titan of the Oloros
And the real reason that dinosaurs died out...they put them next to Boomerang.
Thanks for the great time Dinos!
But seriously...why next to Boomerang!?!?!
Do not believe this post!
90% of the time, I am sarcastic all the time...it's science!
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!
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.
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?
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