Worlds of Fun
Kansas City, Missouri
Worlds of Fun opened in 1973, and Oceans of Fun, the adjacent water park, opened in 1982. In 1995, they were acquired by Cedar Fair, Ltd.. Worlds of Fun is themed around Jules Verne's book "Around the World in Eighty Days." The park offers its guests more than 50 rides and attractions covering 235 acres of land. Sadly, many rides, including five coasters, have been removed from the park during its brief history:
Orient Express (pictured below) was removed at the end of 2003.
Extremeroller (1976-1988) was also known by the names Screamroller and EXT. It is an Arrow Corkscrew coaster and presently operates as Spiral at Formosa WonderWorld in Taipei Taiwan.
Schussboomer (1973-1984) was a Schwarzkopf Wildcat model.
Silly Serpent (1973-1987) was a kiddie coaster. It was called Funicular for its first five years.
Zambezi Zinger (1973-1997) was a neat Schwarzkopf steel coaster custom made for the park. It is now running as Montaña Rusa at Parque Nacional Del Café in Columbia.
September 1, 2008 Press Release: Worlds of Fun Announces a new king of the jungle for 2009: Prowler Roller Coaster
I hope to return to Worlds of Fun this summer to document Prowler, so please check back!
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