Wednesday, August 8, 2001 4:44 PM
I have a choice to make, I have to decide in a few days where I want to go for next year. The two choices are ValleyFair! or Worlds of Fun. I'd like to know what park people think i should go to and why. Right now im kind of thinking VF but that could change depending on what people think of both parks.
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 6:31 PM
Tough Call...

I love both Wild Thing & Mamba. Wild Thing has that amazing airtime on the 2nd hill (supposedly the longest airtime of any coaster, anywhere), and Mamba has that awesome helix, and slightly better airtime on the bunny hops on the 2nd half. WoF also has Timber Wolf, which I thought was great ! I got some serious air time throughout the ride. The trains have seatbelts, and therefore the ride ops don't seem to care much if you leave your lapbar loose. I think Timber Wolf has the best air on any coaster I've ridden, at least in recent memory. Shifting the focus back to Valley Fair, they have an awesome S&S Power Tower, 2nd only to the one at Cedar Point.

So really, it's a tough, tough decision. It pretty much comes down to Wild Thing vs. Timber Wolf. If you are a big woodie fan, go to WoF + you'll still have a great steel coaster with Mamba...however, if you like free fall rides, and prefer steel to wood, then maybe Valleyfair! is the better choice.

I really had a great time at both parks, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it regardless of your decision.

(btw, if they have reduced their season pass prices the way that Cedar Point did, it might be in your best interest to get one. Who knows ? You might get the chance to visit the other park before the end of the season after all...maybe even Cedar Point too !)

*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 8/8/2001. ***
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 9:15 PM
I have never been to VF but I have been to WoF and I really like it. It has less coasters than VF but they are all excellent, except for Boomerang and Wacky Worm. Mamba is wonderful, TW has some good airtime and was the #1 wooden coaster in 1991, and The Orient Express, while rough, still is an enjoyable coaster with cool interlocking loops. Like I said, I can't speak for VF, but I know that if you go to WoF, you won't be disappointed.
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 9:50 PM

I used ot work at Valleyfair! and trust me, its a cool park. Wild Thing and Power Tower are incredible, but there's also the old high roller, and wild mouse, and the under-rated excalibur...

Never been to WoF, but id like to, but if i were you, id try VF.
Thursday, August 9, 2001 2:28 AM
Amen Adam. Excalibur is the most under-rated coaster around. After going to Cedar Point and Six Flags Great America I can honestly say Excalibur is still in my top ten.

I'd, of course suggest visiting VF. I've never been to WoF however, and I have heard that it has charachter. Anyone know which of the two parks are cleaner?

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