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Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:58 am
by pianojohn
Just got back from a quick trip to Worlds of Fun for my first time ever!

Got there about 9:30 so was able to get in for the early season pass admission at 9:45. Thanks to the helpful advice received here, I was able to do Spinning Dragons with no wait, Patriot front row (no wait), Timber Wolf (the only person on the ride!), Mamba, and Boomerang.

Prowler. OUCH. I mean seriously?? It felt like they forgot to tighten every bolt and screw on the track, so running over them was like being jack hammered at 40 mph. Has it always been this awful?

Literally got to ride every coaster in about an hour and still had time for the log ride and train.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:08 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Awesome! Glad you got to do all that. Haven't been this year yet myself, but typically it's really good in the spring and by fall it does get rough. It's usually not too bad this time of year, but maybe they didn't wuite do as much due to finishing Timber Wolf.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:27 pm
by boweryboy
pianojohn wrote:Just got back from a quick trip to Worlds of Fun for my first time ever!


Awesome! I was just there two weeks ago for the first time ever as well. Every ride was a walk on so we covered the park in no time. We bought fast lane passes online weeks ahead of time and were bit bummed that we didn't need them but better safe than sorry.

I found Timberwolf to be absolutely painful—moreso than Prowler. It hurt sooooooooooo much from beginning to end. Even the new section couldn't save it from being flat out unrideable. I did it a second time in the back and it was even worse.

I loved Prowler's speed. It was relentlessly fast from start to finish but incredibly rough as well. I didn't find it painfully rough or unrideable rough but it wasn't pleasant, that's for sure.

Mamba surprised me. I loved it! Or at least the first half. I felt the back seat had some decent ejector air over the two hills and the hang time in the front seat seemed to last forever. The bunny hills on the return were between uncomfortable and painful in the back with some mild floater air in the front and middle. We rode it at least a dozen times, mostly in the front.

Partriot was alright. I'm not a huge fan of these type of coasters because they all seem to ride the same in my opinion so waiting fr more than 15 minutes to ride it would be too long for me.

Spinning Dragons was a fun family coaster. It seemed to spin faster the heavier the riders are and there's a decent airtime hill at the end.

Overall, I thought WoF was a cute park with a decent collection of coasters and classic flat rides. I spent a lot of time on the Trioka (Mustang Runner) and Enterprise (Zulu) as well. I haven't seen or ridden either one of those rides since I was around 13.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:19 pm
by Canobie Coaster
^^ Great report!

I avoided wheel seats on Timber Wolf as a precaution, but I found it pretty smooth. The retracked bit ran great and the end is trimmed so much that the bumps aren't an issue.

As for Prowler, it definitely was bumpy and difficult to reride, which was a shame since I loved the layout and pacing.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:24 pm
by sdcfan88
Interesting, I didn't think either was that bad and re-rode both 5x (went on opening night for the Timberwolf reborn event) But I am a wood coaster guy so maybe I am just used to them.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:50 pm
by DILinator
Dang! I have yet to ride Prowler, and had heard it rode great back when it opened. Hopefully, they do a little re-tracking or something to take care of the "roughness" it seems many are experiencing, before I someday make my way out there again.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:11 am
by Canobie Coaster
sdcfan88 wrote:Interesting, I didn't think either was that bad and re-rode both 5x (went on opening night for the Timberwolf reborn event) But I am a wood coaster guy so maybe I am just used to them.


Prowler was still the best ride in the park and I rode it multiple times. I just couldn't chain rides back to back.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:41 pm
by boweryboy
I'm in the minority here about Prowler's ridability. I'm a lover of wooden coasters so I expect some level of roughness and in Prowler's case the roughness was walking the line between being ridable and unridable. I found it uncomfortably rough, more than usual for a woodie, but not painful or unridable. Although, I can see where others are coming from about it's ridablity.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:47 am
by WOF_Fan
Looks like Urgent Scare will be no more and will become a different Haunt in video WOF posted to social media today.

Re: Worlds of Fun (WOF) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:49 am
by WOF_Fan
boweryboy wrote:I'm in the minority here about Prowler's ridability. I'm a lover of wooden coasters so I expect some level of roughness and in Prowler's case the roughness was walking the line between being ridable and unridable. I found it uncomfortably rough, more than usual for a woodie, but not painful or unridable. Although, I can see where others are coming from about it's ridablity.


I guess I am with you. I have never found Prowler that rough. Maybe it is the seat I sit in. But I have been on it about 6 times this year, and its been great all 6 times. I still find the last part of Timber Wolf way rougher than any part of Prowler.