Worlds of Fun

Tuesday, March 25, 2003 6:46 PM
My choir is going to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City to "compete" and spend a day at the park. I was just wondering what to expect on April 5th (opening day). Gimme some pointers and helpful hints please you WOF go-ers.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:27 PM
First you must go on Mamba.

Then travel your way over to thunderhawk, catching ever ride on the way, Detonator, Cyclone Sams, Timber Wolf, After you get off of Timber Wolf Thunderhawk will be stairing you in the face. RIDE IT.

And go to Worldsoffun.com

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:59 PM
Any idea what crowds will be like on opening day? How are prices for food and drink? Will I be able to wine and dine with Snoop and P-Patty?
Hahaha
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"NO! You CAN'T buy a free cup of water..when you can...let me know."
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 8:09 PM
MAMBA MAMBA MAMBA!!! You must ride Mamba! Insane air-time if you ask me! Oh ya, Timberwolf is awesome, Boomerang is OK, and Orient Express is really bumpy and jerky, but you should give it a try if there is no line.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 5:25 AM
Detenator, Cyclone Sams, Timberwolf and Thunderhawk were the highlights I remember. The park was beautiful, At least the part CF hasn't ruined yet.

Chuck, who says take a orient express ride for the credit only. WEAR A HELMET!

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Charles Nungester.
It is my personal belief that Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003. I'll let you know if anything is announced.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 5:49 AM
Should they change the name to Disorient Express, Charles? ;)

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--George H
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 5:52 AM
Who says the Orient is rough. Just be sure to hold on at all times. Don't try to put your arms up (It wont work very well). I tend to ride with my head away from the headrest while I ride. The Orient Express tends to be more smooth at the early part of the season before it has broken back in, also on cooler days The Oreint shouldn't be too bad. MY favorite spot on the Orient Express is Row 13 and row 14, it provides great airtime but watch out for the bump after the 1st loop. That is about all I have to say about this as for I am a seasoned Orient Express rider, I can with stand riding it over and over again without getting a headache.

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Chris Knight
Seasoned Oreint Express Rider. It's not rough for me.
Bird Watching is Awesome I spoted this awesome bird of prey

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 7:15 AM
Crowds shouldn't be that bad on opening day, but yet again - with it being a "contest day," you'll have all of those kiddies there at the park, which can make for long lines at times. My advice to you, is join in the "running of the bulls" to Mamba as soon as they drop the ropes. Prices for food are about the same as any other park.

For more helpful pointers go to www.worldsoffun.org or www.themeparksonline.org

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SW:):)SH
midwestinfoguide.com

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 7:32 AM
Opening weekend is usually pretty dead. Most people don't pay attention to the WOF calendar like the lil lady and I. You'll have time to ride everything 3-4 times so don't worry about what to ride and what not to ride. The food sucks IMO but it's relatively cheap.

Mr. Nungester,
What part of the park has CF ruined? I'm just curious.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:01 AM
Well lets see, My B&*& about WOF. You got this beautiful park themed to around the world in 80 days and you just rip up a section and paint it bright, tear out the trees you take out good coasters for one every tom dick an harry park has.

You take potential good/great rides like Mamba and Timberwolf and brake em to death (Even though timberwolf somehow is still good)

You charge $14 for a roll of film.

You have a coaster that instead of riding you might as well take a sledghammer and inflict self hitting with. It would be almost the same experience. (Orient Express)

Now, You might take this as negative. I did like WOF but the area around detenator/Mamba does not fit the rest of the parks theme/beauty at all. I refer to the ruining as being the same thing they have done with CP and Dorney. and thats just ripping up the beauty of the park at any cost. I also consider this park a major park but CF don't treat it that way.

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Charles Nungester.
It is my personal belief that Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003. I'll let you know if anything is announced.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:31 AM
Chuck, you just don't understand the theming.

Worlds of Fun was themed to "Around the World in 80 Days, " supposedly, except that doesn't explain Scandinavia, which Mr. Phogg completely missed on his quest to circumnavigate the globe, and it does not explain the two themed areas which have been added since Cedar Fair bought the place. The first of these, of course, is Camp Snoopy, half of which is nicely themed, the other half of which is also nicely themed, but desserted because there is no SHADE. The other new themed area, of course, is the area around Mamba. Look around...what do you see? A gigantic concrete plaza, occupied by a Coaster's restaurant, over which is a gigantic silver and red non-looping out-and-back coaster, and almost not a tree in sight. You haven't identified it? That's the Cedar Point-themed section of the park! :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:37 AM
The one good thing about CF Dave is MIA has nowhere to go but up in the beauty dept.

Chuck, who actually thought MIA improved a bunch last year over 2001.

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Charles Nungester.
It is my personal belief that Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003. I'll let you know if anything is announced.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:59 AM
So, if I understand correctly, Phineas Phogg was blown off course by an unexpected gust of wind, which took him to places he didn't get to visit in the *original* story....that being the case, shouldn't it take a little MORE than 80 days, now that he's stopping in to visit Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, Cedar Point, and Scandinavia...

Why am I suddenly reminded of Medusa East....;)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:06 AM
People, People dont scare this poor sole into not heading to WOF! It is a good park, Mamba is awesome, ditto on Timberwolf. With regards to flats Thunderhawk is fun (if it is warm), Cyclone Sams is a must, and they have a round up and a Ricochet (the rides name at SFGAm not sure about the official name or the one at WOF). Sure this park ain't CP but what is ;)

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I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 11:08 AM
Cedar Point. ;) WOF is a great park IMO, I enjoyed myself very much dispite Mamba's wheel problems. It broke down 3 different times, 2 of which I was the next person to get on. The polyeurethane (sp) kept cracking or something and the ride had to be closed temporarily. Oh well, it's still a great ride, with more air in the frontseat than in the back.

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If at first don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 12:52 PM
You guys have it all wrong. The Mamba area is themed to "modern Africa". You can see the "Western influnence" on this section with the Coasters Cafe. :)

No honestly, Americana stretches all the way over there. They justified this, but renaming Forum - Heart of America Amphitheatre. As for trees - they have planted trees in the queue for Mamba - they just have to grow up (and you have to be paitient). Camp Snoopy is much more themed than say Pandamonium or Kiddy Kingdom ever was. As for it not being in the book, well I don't think Aerodrome was either - remember that? (I'm dating myself here). As for Scandinavia not being in the book, well I think they justified putting it in - because he was intending to go there.

It's a good park (probably one of the best in the REAL midwest).

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SW:):)SH
midwestinfoguide.com

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 2:51 PM

Charles Nungester said:


You have a coaster that instead of riding you might as well take a sledghammer and inflict self hitting with. It would be almost the same experience. (Orient Express)


I would love to see you do that. Lets see who is in worse shape when I come off the Orient Express and you been pounding yourself with a hammer. I won't even have a headace while you be on your way to the hospital becasue of self inflicted damage to your self.

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Chris Knight
Who is hoping to make it to his first SRM.
Bird Watching is Awesome I spoted this awesome bird of prey

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 4:15 PM
Why do you take it so personal that somebody dare not love the Orient Express as you do? If you can ride it over and over than great, more power to you, but, not everybody is going to enjoy the ride due to the restraints and the roughness.


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Jim Wolgamuth

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 4:16 PM
My main problem with Orient is that it looks so much like my beloved Nessie with the interlocking loops that I am expecting the same (and very rare) Arrow carpet ride. Orient does not give it, one of the more disapointing coasters Ive been on.

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I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 5:52 PM
Sure it's a little disappointing, but I've been on worse. Orient Express was fun, but not worth my 1/2 hour wait.

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If at first don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.

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