Switch to full style
Archived Photo Trip Reports of Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, and Donkeys!
Post a reply

Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:36 pm

It's been over a year since I've gone to a park other than my home park so I was really anxious to get out for once.

We left St. Louis around 5am and got to Worlds of Fun at 9am. Gas for $2.56 in Boonesville MO! :b Once the park opened we headed for Prowler. When we got there, however, the line attendant told us that maintenance had yet to run their safties. We headed for Mamba, same story. Being that it was opening weekend, I understand that it happens but it was still a little annoying. They ended up running one train on all coasters for the entire day. Mamba had one train on its transfer along with patriot and prowler. Timber Wolf only seemed to have one train period. Crowds were light so lines were 10-15 minute waits. I forgot how much it pains me to wait for 1-train cycles. ;)

Its amazing how much of a difference there is between a morning ride and an evening ride, both on Mamba and Prowler. I liked prowler best in the second row. I've heard the back is the best but it did more for me towards the front. The finish is awesome, maybe even better than Ozark Wildcats' bang bang ending.

Anyways, on to the pictures. It was cloudy all day but I hope you still like them!
Attachments
DSC_3694_1.jpg
DSC_3694_1.jpg (401.29 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3706_1.jpg
DSC_3706_1.jpg (506.17 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3712_1.jpg
DSC_3712_1.jpg (573.56 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3719_1.jpg
DSC_3719_1.jpg (507.35 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3755_1.jpg
DSC_3755_1.jpg (515.99 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3762_1.jpg
DSC_3762_1.jpg (288.55 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3765_1.jpg
DSC_3765_1.jpg (501.95 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3779_1.jpg
DSC_3779_1.jpg (297.27 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3780_1.jpg
DSC_3780_1.jpg (700.83 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3784_1.jpg
DSC_3784_1.jpg (408.89 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3785_1.jpg
DSC_3785_1.jpg (513.96 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3789_1.jpg
DSC_3789_1.jpg (378.53 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3795_1.jpg
DSC_3795_1.jpg (398.95 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3803_1.jpg
DSC_3803_1.jpg (462.56 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3812_1.jpg
DSC_3812_1.jpg (361.27 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3816_1.jpg
DSC_3816_1.jpg (263.66 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3823_1.jpg
DSC_3823_1.jpg (460.6 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3826_1.jpg
DSC_3826_1.jpg (425.98 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3835_1.jpg
DSC_3835_1.jpg (445.54 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3844_1.jpg
DSC_3844_1.jpg (252.91 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3847_1.jpg
DSC_3847_1.jpg (396.11 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3849_1.jpg
DSC_3849_1.jpg (624.58 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3853_1.jpg
DSC_3853_1.jpg (389.83 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3857_1.jpg
DSC_3857_1.jpg (390.09 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3864_1.jpg
DSC_3864_1.jpg (335.63 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3873_1.jpg
DSC_3873_1.jpg (406.37 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3875_1.jpg
DSC_3875_1.jpg (437.92 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3877_1.jpg
DSC_3877_1.jpg (653.31 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3879_1.jpg
DSC_3879_1.jpg (649.51 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3880_1.jpg
DSC_3880_1.jpg (592.82 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3881_1.jpg
DSC_3881_1.jpg (389.82 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3883_1.jpg
DSC_3883_1.jpg (263.03 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3885_1.jpg
DSC_3885_1.jpg (270.01 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3888_1.jpg
DSC_3888_1.jpg (449.06 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3892_1.jpg
DSC_3892_1.jpg (343.53 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3894_1.jpg
DSC_3894_1.jpg (460.57 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3901_1.jpg
DSC_3901_1.jpg (470.24 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3911_1.jpg
DSC_3911_1.jpg (191.06 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3914_1.jpg
DSC_3914_1.jpg (358.64 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3918_1.jpg
DSC_3918_1.jpg (410.8 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3923_1.jpg
DSC_3923_1.jpg (297.02 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3925_1.jpg
DSC_3925_1.jpg (376.27 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3927_1.jpg
DSC_3927_1.jpg (389.11 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3930_1.jpg
DSC_3930_1.jpg (419.65 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3933_1.jpg
DSC_3933_1.jpg (379.62 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3953_1.jpg
DSC_3953_1.jpg (343.58 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3954_1.jpg
DSC_3954_1.jpg (355.7 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3955_1.jpg
DSC_3955_1.jpg (363.9 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3968_1.jpg
DSC_3968_1.jpg (323.9 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3972_1.jpg
DSC_3972_1.jpg (574.08 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3974_1.jpg
DSC_3974_1.jpg (388.99 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_3986_1.jpg
DSC_3986_1.jpg (244.3 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4004_1.jpg
DSC_4004_1.jpg (289.22 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4007_1.jpg
DSC_4007_1.jpg (336.88 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4010_1.jpg
DSC_4010_1.jpg (517.32 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4011_1.jpg
DSC_4011_1.jpg (399.44 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4025_1.jpg
DSC_4025_1.jpg (505.05 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4030_1.jpg
DSC_4030_1.jpg (311.7 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4037_1.jpg
DSC_4037_1.jpg (339.72 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4038_1.jpg
DSC_4038_1.jpg (460.81 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4039_1.jpg
DSC_4039_1.jpg (337.71 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4042_1.jpg
DSC_4042_1.jpg (465.87 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4047_1.jpg
DSC_4047_1.jpg (406.14 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4055_1.jpg
DSC_4055_1.jpg (400.18 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4060_1.jpg
DSC_4060_1.jpg (303.58 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4066_1.jpg
DSC_4066_1.jpg (345.55 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4067_1.jpg
DSC_4067_1.jpg (324.66 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4091_1.jpg
DSC_4091_1.jpg (290.84 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4094_1.jpg
DSC_4094_1.jpg (223.1 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4096_1.jpg
DSC_4096_1.jpg (283.46 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4099_1.jpg
DSC_4099_1.jpg (403.43 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4102_1.jpg
DSC_4102_1.jpg (501.9 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4103_1.jpg
DSC_4103_1.jpg (502.61 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4116_1.jpg
DSC_4116_1.jpg (348.34 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4120_1.jpg
DSC_4120_1.jpg (352.01 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4132_1.jpg
DSC_4132_1.jpg (439.4 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4134_1.jpg
DSC_4134_1.jpg (430.19 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4138_1.jpg
DSC_4138_1.jpg (371.41 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4139_1.jpg
DSC_4139_1.jpg (228.52 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4148_1.jpg
DSC_4148_1.jpg (523.75 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4153.jpg
DSC_4153.jpg (356.92 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4157.jpg
DSC_4157.jpg (509.08 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4160.jpg
DSC_4160.jpg (484.19 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4161.jpg
DSC_4161.jpg (389.57 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4162.jpg
DSC_4162.jpg (434.76 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4166.jpg
DSC_4166.jpg (470.35 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4167.jpg
DSC_4167.jpg (452.03 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4170.jpg
DSC_4170.jpg (483.47 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4173.jpg
DSC_4173.jpg (354.04 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4175.jpg
DSC_4175.jpg (284.38 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4176.jpg
DSC_4176.jpg (304.19 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4180.jpg
DSC_4180.jpg (425.95 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4185.jpg
DSC_4185.jpg (488.21 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
DSC_4186_1.jpg
DSC_4186_1.jpg (473.63 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
mambapano.jpg
mambapano.jpg (76.83 KiB) Viewed 4277 times
spinningdragonspano_1.jpg
spinningdragonspano_1.jpg (225.04 KiB) Viewed 4277 times

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:12 pm

^Nice photos! I thought WoF was kinda meh when I visited last summer but it did have some good parts. I really enjoyed my night ride on Prowler. I also was pleasantly suprised by Cloudpoofer and Zulu...they ran really great programs!

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:41 pm

Outstanding photos! Thanks for posting!

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanks!

I forgot to post one photo of this girls face, priceless!
Attachments
funnygirlmamba.jpg
funnygirlmamba.jpg (89.17 KiB) Viewed 4190 times

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:13 am

Incredible shots of Patriot! Just one question though, why does the station look like a ski lodge or cabin? Seems out of place and themed wrong. Patriot's colors are great though.

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:47 am

If I remember correctly, to save design/constuction time B&M simply used a copy of Silver Bullet's station for Patriot. It doesn't fit the theme, but who really cares? I love WoF and Patriot is my favorite ride there. Color scheme is perfect and that white racing strip is damn sexy if you ask me. I wonder why that hasn't caught on more. I'll be returning to WoF in 3 weeks, so of course this TR has me even more pumped about it.

Amazing pics. I'm sure Larry will steal more than a few for the Park Index. Very well done.

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:38 am

Great pictures. I especially like your framing in a lot of the shots! What camera do you use?

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:04 am

Emiroo wrote:If I remember correctly, to save design/constuction time B&M simply used a copy of Silver Bullet's station for Patriot. It doesn't fit the theme, but who really cares? I love WoF and Patriot is my favorite ride there. Color scheme is perfect and that white racing strip is damn sexy if you ask me. I wonder why that hasn't caught on more. I'll be returning to WoF in 3 weeks, so of course this TR has me even more pumped about it.

Amazing pics. I'm sure Larry will steal more than a few for the Park Index. Very well done.


Patriot really is an awesome ride. It's definitely the smoothest invert I can recall. That zero-g is just perfect from any seat. LOVE it! WoF has really taken care of that ride.

Nosferatu, thanks! I shoot with a Nikon D40 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses. Both are super cheap and slow :?r I shoot in RAW and then edit to taste. Glad you enjoyed them!

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:13 pm

man those are some sick pics man!! These photo TRs of Worlds of Fun and SFStl really have me wanting to go out to the midwest and check these parks out, love the detail on Patriot, keep up the good work! ;)

Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:16 pm

Emiroo wrote:Amazing pics. I'm sure Larry will steal more than a few for the Park Index. Very well done.


Already done last night!
Post a reply
MY LATEST VIDEOS