Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

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Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby jimths08 » 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!
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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby haiderodes » 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!
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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby Olsor » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:41 pm

Outstanding photos! Thanks for posting!

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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby jimths08 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanks!

I forgot to post one photo of this girls face, priceless!
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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby tanthonyam » 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.

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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby Emiroo » 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.

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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby Nosferatu » 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?

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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby jimths08 » 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!

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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby coasterbilly » 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! ;)
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Re: Photo TR: Worlds of Fun - Opening Weekend

Postby larrygator » 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.


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