Well we decided to take a mother's day trip to the newly opened Wild West World in Valley Center, KS just outside of Wichita.
I suggested we go to Worlds of Fun, but we decided to go to Wild West World for a new experience. I wasn't expecting much to begin with, but it turns out even with 0 expectations I was still let down.
Here is a mini review of the park.
$25 seemed like a somewhat reasonable price if you compare it to a carnival in which you pay per ride. Once we got into the park it was clearly still under construction. It in my opinion needed a lot of landscape work and as you will see the rides could use some as well.
As far as park cleanliness goes, the paths were clean other than the dirt that just blows in the wind (which I suppose is somewhat accurate to the old west) Their vending machines have tons of gigantic bugs in the drink dispenser, and while I am your typical guy and that really didn't bother me I know a lot of people would have freaked out if they could see it.
I had mixed emotions about the rides. Had all the rides they had in the park been operating then perhaps one could justify the entrance fee, but this was not the case. The sign on the ticket booth said 2
rides would not be operating, and one of which on the list actually was running the entire day. It turned out that 5 rides were not running. If this was a large park perhaps it wouldn't be a big deal but that is practically half of their attractions.
The staff seemed under-trained and very young. I understand high school kids work for cheap but to me they could have spent a little longer training the kids and teaching them how to better operate the rides.
When you cannot possible stay for 3 hours unless you ride each open ride 10+ times I consider that $25/person to be a big waste of money.
Okay after that worthless rant lets go onto the pictures. I do not have a lot because my camera's battery died at the park, but you will get the basic idea from what I do have. We will go backwards