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Worlds of Fun

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Cedar Fair's Kansas City park, themed around Jules Verne's classic Around the World in Eighty Days...

Opened26 May 1973
SeasonApril to December
OwnerCedar Fair
Websitewww.worldsoffun.com
NearbyAdventureland (179 miles)
Silver Dollar City (184 miles)
Six Flags St Louis (210 miles)
Worlds of Fun

Worlds of Fun

When you enter Worlds of Fun, you may be forgiven for thinking it is a small, rather compact park at first glance. In fact, its true extent is well hidden and it is much larger and more sprawling than it first appears.

Worlds of Fun takes Jules Verne's book "Around the World in Eighty Days" as its overarching theme, with park areas loosely themed around Scandinavia, Africa, Europa, the Orient and Americana.

Major attractions include Prowler, an astoundingly good wooden coaster which won the Golden Ticket award for Best New Ride when it opened in 2009; Mamba, a 205ft tall hyper coaster added in 1998 as the first major addition by Cedar Fair after they bought the park in 1995; Patriot, an excellent B&M inverted coaster; and Timber Wolf, a Dinn Corporation woodie from 1989.

The park was opened in 1973 as part of a plan to revitalise the area around Kansas City as just one of several major projects including Kansas City airport, an entertainment arena and sports complex.

Sadly, Worlds of Fun feels like one of the least loved parks in the Cedar Fair chain. Although there are small improvements and additions every year, there has not been a massive investment made since Prowler was added in 2009. It's a pity, as Worlds of Fun is a pleasant park with much seemingly unrealised potential. It has some excellent rides, but it could do with a bit more attention from Cedar Fair to keep it in line with the chain's other properties.

Attractions

Prowler

Prowler

One of the world's best wooden rollercoasters

Mamba

Mamba

205ft Morgan hyper coaster

Timber Wolf

Timber Wolf

Dinn Corporation woodie

Patriot

Patriot

Excellent B&M inverted coaster

Boomerang

Boomerang

Standard Vekoma Boomerang coaster

Worlds of Fun Railroad

Worlds of Fun Railroad

Train ride

Cosmic Coaster

Cosmic Coaster

Kiddie coaster

Videos

USA Road Trip 2016: Day 4 and 5 at Worlds of Fun video

USA Road Trip 2016: Day 4 and 5 at Worlds of Fun

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