Wild West World attractions cater to families

Posted Friday, June 15, 2007 9:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the highway, the park hardly stands out. No towering roller coasters, jumbo water slides or smiling cartoon mascots herald its presence on 40 acres of pastureland four miles north of Wichita. Yet with the opening in May of its rough-hewn gateposts, Wild West World realizes its founder’s dream: bringing the first large-scale amusement park to Kansas.

Read more from The Kansas City Star.

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Friday, June 15, 2007 1:35 PM
Well, I figured out why there are no comments. First of all, you have to search the archives, and second of all, you have to register.
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Friday, June 15, 2007 3:46 PM
Link fixed.
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Friday, June 15, 2007 9:41 PM
Not ready for the thrill rides just yet? Take a train tour around the lake to preview the park’s 24 rides. Look to the right — there you’ll find Wagons Ho, a Ferris wheel with a covered-wagon theme. Straight ahead, the Sidewinder spins and swings at a 120-degree angle. A few yards down the track, where the tepees are now, marks the site of a $4 million roller coaster, scheduled to open in 2009.

I'm calling it now: wood.

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Friday, June 15, 2007 9:59 PM
^I'd say that's a pretty safe bet considering the theme of the park, and the low pricetag. Hmmm...2009. I wonder if The Flying Turns will be open by then:)
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Saturday, June 16, 2007 12:22 AM
According to a photo TR on another site, they also have a sign in front of the park confirming a 200' freefall tower in 2008 (as well as the major coaster in 2009). While the park isn't much right now, a good GCII twister would be a STRONG arguement to get me to make a trip to the park...
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Saturday, June 16, 2007 11:53 AM
Being the dad of a soon-to-be 4 and 7 yr.old I have to say that this park looks like it'll be a blast. The rides look very family-friendly, and they seem to have some flats that we don't see much of anywhere anymore. The only thing that'll keep us away is the mentioning of the new roller coaster for '09, and that we are already planning on Carowinds, Myrtle Beach, and Hard Rock Park for next years vacation.
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Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:14 PM
Nope. It's gonna be a spread out GCI.
I'm callin it. I bet 500 bucks on it.
*Drops head*
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Sunday, June 17, 2007 10:08 PM
Keep in mind they said at this point this is only speculation or rumor.
They told me they plan to clone the thunderbird http://www.rcdb.com/id2955.htm
If this is true this will be an awesome park.I just hope they make it full size.by where he showed me the entrance and the way it would wrap around the lake it seems possible.They have to get past the current problems first though , the marketing director quit to go to Hershy Park and the CFO stepped down due to" health reasons". see the article here
http://www.kansas.com/business/poll/story/89849.html. Im also hearing rumors that he didnt buy the rides but leased them .*** This post was edited by chris1970 6/17/2007 10:09:30 PM ***
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