Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted August 11, 2022 I absolutely loved the old Zinger.....was my very first roller coaster ride and an amazing family thrill ride. I was still young when the got rid of it and to this day WoF fans still regularly bring it up. Especially with the much hated boomerang that sites in it original station. I also hated it when the Orient Express was removed and it kills me to see the Busch Garden sister ride of it still operating strong. It too replaced by a carny ride with no character. Ive only been to to WoF 2x since my teen days when I would marathon OE. All there new rides have just been unremarkable and the park just is sub standard compared to the closer to me SDC. So.....got to give WoF some credit. They must know the love of the old ride and its takes some....uhmmm.......you know....to try to replace it. Wasn't expecting to like this project at all with I heard GCI was doing it. As interesting as it is.....it is still a strange coaster type considering the park already has 2 woodies and there are 2 more over at SFstl. They hybrid part is obviously the most interesting thing about the coaster by it seems like that are going for a more family friendly ride so it won't excite the region that already had Outlaw Run and Texas Giant not too far away. I do love the spiral lift hill.....its kinda silly and fun which ironically imo WoF lacks in it's rides. I do hope there is a tunnel as the website says....that was a major element on the original. Diving through a tunnel that looked like you wouldn't fit. Hopefully.....WoF has a plan for a new Orient too......and it doesn't take 10 years. Plenty space in that old lot for big looping coaster.....something Wof really doesn't have in its lineup. or a maverick like launch coaster.... Just saying.