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Postby CoasterCard » Fri May 01, 2009 8:37 am

Can't wait to hear a report from Worlds of Fun today. It looks like this one is a winner!

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Postby Manic Monte » Fri May 01, 2009 9:30 am

I don't know why you'd need a tunnel with all that wonderful nature speeding past you. That's going to be a great night ride.

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Postby BamBam36 » Fri May 01, 2009 2:08 pm

CoasterCard wrote:Can't wait to hear a report from Worlds of Fun today. It looks like this one is a winner!


Same here!! I'm looking forward to this the most of al the new coasters. Should be hitting it end of may, so lets hope it's as good as it looks in the video.
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Postby Paul Arthur » Fri May 01, 2009 6:52 pm

The wife and I went to the Media VIP Preview this afternoon..... it was a great ride! Great surroundings around a great layout and a very smooth but exciting ride. Lots of quick turns that were very surprising, even on the 3rd experience. I found myself getting confused a couple times as to which direction we were going and where in the general footprint of the ride we were. It was nicely disorienting. It was faster than I was expecting, given the overall height and momentum build up. The weather was pretty gloomy and rainy earlier in the day, but by the event time the sun came out and it warmed up a little. I snapped a few pictures of the event, nothing too exciting... but I'll endeavor to get them on here tonight.
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Postby aslinterpreter » Fri May 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Hey Paul, it was good to meet you today at the Park!

It was a great ride, just like Paul said. My wife was a GCI virgin before today, and fell in love with them this afternoon!

I will only post a few pics. I saw the camera that Paul was using and his pics will turn our much better than mine!
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These are the coupons that we got. It was nice to get a free dinner!
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They brought in some cats from a wildlife place.
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The line was not too bad. Only about 20 minutes running two trains.
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This is a fellow TPR guy but I forgot his name.
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Our TPR were a big hit! Lots of people came up and talked to us about them! The fat ACER woman gave us a mean look. The ride OP guy took this pic, and when we asked if he would, he said anything for TPR!
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This is going down onto the lift hill.
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Lift hill!
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Thanks for checking out our pics!

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Postby WOFKCFAN » Fri May 01, 2009 7:57 pm

I went out there today... WOW!!!!!

Prowler is absolutely amazing and Brandon Stanley really worked hard to make everyone have a good time. :b
Y'all NEED to ride this thing.

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Postby gatorchomp83 » Fri May 01, 2009 8:01 pm

Prowler is definitely an outstanding ride. Of my three rides, two were in the back and one in the front and the back is definitely "the spot."

The ride itself isn't huge, but it takes great advantage of the terrain that it's on. The air is quick, but most of the time it's mixed in with nice laterals as well. While not on the scale of Voyage, I'd consider it a mini version, simply for the speed, location, terrain, extremely fast pace and disorientation.

Worlds of Fun did very good with this ride. Easily top 3 wood for me.
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Postby Vffreak07 » Fri May 01, 2009 8:35 pm

Looks like fun! The only thing I don't like is the lack of floaterness. It seems like a whip here & there sort of ride. It's like a wooden megalite that's low to the ground.

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Postby CoasterCard » Fri May 01, 2009 8:47 pm

I wouldn't be so quick to judge any GCII coaster. They are very deceptive with their airtime and have some tricky ways of throwing it at you. After hearing these reports Prowler is definitely on my to-do list for this year.

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Postby Paul Arthur » Fri May 01, 2009 11:58 pm

ASL: Good to meet you too. There's not too many of us here in KC ;)

I'll put a few pics up... I was mainly taking pics of something else that I can't disclose and can't put up on this board (get your minds out of the gutter).

I'll be in Orlando tomorrow through the 11th, but when I get back I'll have something else to put up that's more related to the construction history of this coaster.
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Media invitation to the event
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Open 'er up and it lunges pop up book style! Well, not really.... but that would have been really cool.
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Management anxiously awaits food to be served.
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Don't point at it.... it's not polite.
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Head On! Apply Directly To The Forehead!
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Who's a pretty sign? That's right... you are.
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Making our way to the wrong side of the tracks.
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Entering Prowler Plaza
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Photo/Souvenir building
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Not much going on in here, since the camera wasn't working today... therefore no photos to buy.
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There's never a phone around when you need one.
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Everyone seems to be mellowing now that the sun is setting.
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Rebekah decides to grab some more VIP drinks before we head out.
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These were the swag bottles the VIPs got. All in all, a nice event and a great new ride! Highly recommended if you get the chance.

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