Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:05 pm

The food festival begins at 5 and a lot of that is pretty ok stuff. Otherwise I'd recommend the burrito place by the train or the barbecue place near Patriot.
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Postby B&MGuy35 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:48 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:The food festival begins at 5 and a lot of that is pretty ok stuff. Otherwise I'd recommend the burrito place by the train or the barbecue place near Patriot.


Thanks!
Did the Bar-b-Que place
Funny it’s identical to the one at Kings Island


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Postby Philrad71 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:04 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:The food festival begins at 5 and a lot of that is pretty ok stuff. Otherwise I'd recommend the burrito place by the train or the barbecue place near Patriot.


Hopefully they had the food stalls ready before 6:00, unlike last Sunday when we were there! LOL!
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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby monotone » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:54 pm

Visited today for the first time in 3 years. WoF is geographically my home park but SDC is spiritually my home park. With that in mind...

The park looked awesome, as good as it has since the hunt days.

First went to Prowler, it was closed. Did a nice hour or so marathon on Mamba, as good as ever. It was hauling and the midcourse was fairly light. Some of my best rides ever on it.

Skipped over to Patriot, was fun, I'm not a big invert guy so whatever.

Did steelhawk for the first time, terrible ops but a decent ride.

Jumped over to Timber Wolf. Through the new turn, was fantastic. But my God the last turnaround and everything after was absolutely brutal. Unrideable IMO. I love the ride but it was baaaaad.

Did another few laps after that on Mamba again. Not the most intense ride but running like it was today, I can't refuse airtime.

Made it back to Prowler and did 5 or so laps. It's my favorite ride in the park, with some RMC level intensity on a GCI ride but the helix turnaround makes TW feel like Millennium Force. Just some awful jackhammering. Front seat, back, no matter the train it's awful. The first half is top 10 worthy, the rest needs some TLC. Plus the stacking meant if you were in the first half of the train you baked on the brake run for 5 mins.

Wrapped up with 2 laps on Patriot and the GOAT flat ride Cyclone Sam's.

All in all, a good day. Park is beautiful. But damn they need a top level coaster. I dream of a mini Cheetah Hunt on forum hill, and as sacreligious as it is, just RMC Timber Wolf. If you aren't GCIing the whole thing you just need to give up. Also every single beer stand was closed.
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Ops were not great but most people were in OOF so it was manageable. I am just bummed at how much potential this park has but I'd much rather drive the 3.5 hours to SDC (where I have a SP) than the 45 mins to this place.

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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:03 am

No use GCI'ing Timber Wolf if it sounds like WoF can't even maintain their current GCI.

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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby RailBlazer » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:07 pm

prozach626 wrote:No use GCI'ing Timber Wolf if it sounds like WoF can't even maintain their current GCI.


They have already GCI'ed roughly seventy percent of Timber Wolf. The only parts of the ride which haven't been done are the hill after the new turn which replaced the helix (this hill still has a lot of airtime), the hill just before the mostly flat 180 degree turn, the 180 degree turn to the brakes. The worst part of the ride at the moment is the section that leads to the brakes after the right hand 90 degree turn. That section has been bouncing and jack-hammering really badly lately. The last I heard the work was to take two more seasons.

As for Prowler, the valley in the turnaround is probably the worst spot and the two right hand turns shortly after that are probably needing some work too. I hope they will be working on those sections soon.

I think one problem is they do accelerometer testing at least once a year, if not more, but the rides don't always perform the same all the time. The last hills on Timber Wolf were fine at the beginning of last season, but shortly after they were awful again. It's as if the structure and track were more solid early on, but as the train and the heat worked on it, it softened up and it was bad again. So if they tested it early, they wouldn't have the readings from the rougher rides.

Prowler got IPE wood on the outside of the first drop this year and I think the turns in the back would benefit from that wood as well.

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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:25 pm

The GCI part of Timber Wolf is the good part. It's reeeeally obvious where the Dinn part starts. Ouch. They need to get GCI out to finish the job ASAP.
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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby greenman » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:56 pm

Not trying to change subject but it’s confirmed that Oceans will be getting something new for 2020.
They are removing the diamond head water slides that launched with the park in 1982.
Not sure what Oceans is getting yet. Probably something from KCK Schlitterbahn, hopefully the slide tower with the mat slide and the tube slides with good air time.

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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:55 pm

I'm ok with Diamond Head going. It's fun but nothing spectacular, and it's really dated. Never went to Schlitterbahn, but a mat slide would be great for Oceans of Fun, especially in that location.
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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:21 pm

I miss Zambezi Zinger. :sad:
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