Worlds of Fun trip, Kansas City Missouri
We just did a day at Worlds of Fun, which is no "huge" themepark but is a pretty nice one for those of us in the midwest. They have a brand new ride/coaster this summer....The Patriot....which was tons of fun!
I just took 6 kids (ages ranged from 9 to 16) to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri, for a one-day-ride-until-you-drop experience. We had a great time, and were able to do almost all of the rides, including the roller coasters they have there. Unfortunately, their one wood-track coaster, the Timberwolf, was closed for the entire day but we rode their all-new for 2006 coaster, the Patriot, four times and that more than made up for it! This is a really nice park, but beware that it is soooooo hilly and it seems as if you are always climbing hills. I was pushing a wheelchair that contained my teenage daughter and I will tell you that it was physically exhausting (thank goodness I'm in pretty good shape otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do it!). The park offers a "backyard barbecue buffet" experience with a park admission if you book in advance. We did that and it was well worth it. We were ready for a break and the food and beverages served was pretty good making the cost of this ($30 per person which included the park admission) a very good deal. For all of those in the midwest region looking for a trip that can be done in a short amount of time, I'd recommend this highly. My kids can't wait for mom to plan another "fun day" at Worlds of Fun! happy to answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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From dan wood
Posted June 28, 2006 at 3:46 PM
penny, i am a national journalist writing about theme park trends this summer: what are you noticing -- new stuff, stuff for different ages? cleaner? more user friendly? stuff for families? prices up or down? value? dark rides seems to be a trend... why? (appeals to more ages, young to elderly....)with six flags trying to reemphasize families, does this mean the supercoaster arms races is calmed down for awhile? Is that good, bad, neutral?
Went to Worlds of Fun this weekend. I found that the rides seem to be geared for those under 50 but my children and grand children has a blast. Some of the rides bumped me around a little more than I was comfortable with. Also, even with the high price to get in - about 40.00 per person, some of the rides inside cost an additional amount. A simple climbing wall- not very high cost an additional $5.00. The bungee cord ride about $35.00 per person. To dry off in a booth after one of the water rides cost $5.00. Better take a lot of cash if you want to go on any of these rides. Most of the roller coasters are included, but will charge extra for pictures. It poured down rain for a couple of hours while we were there but they do not give rain checks. Your bad luck if you go on a rainy day and the rides close due to rain. Also beware of the slippery walk ways if they get wet. I saw someones feet come completly out from under them as if they slipped on a back yard slip and slide. It may be fun for kids, but us older folk have to beware of breaking a hip or breaking our skull if we slip like that. Ultimately...even with getting completly soaked from the rain and having to wait about 2 hours for the rides to start again, it was a great time... but very costly. Misleadingly so. But, if I hadn't had to stay so long because of the rain, I might have missed the light show. That was pretty cool.
From James Rao
Posted July 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM
Sadly, those upcharge attractions are very common at Cedar Fair and Six Flags parks these days.
I hate them.
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