Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve (WOF)

Welcome to New Year's Eve at Winterfest at Worlds of Fun.

The park put up a few additional decorations around International Plaza for the event.

Even Snoopy's Dog House was ready for the party.

Moulin Rouge was home to the kid-friendly Tinker's New Year's Eve Sing-a-Long

The show was sort of a karaoke dance party for the kids with the characters from the Tinker's Toy Shop show.

It seemed to be a hit with the younger audience.

The park had some specialty items for sale to help bring in the New Year.

The dance parties started at 9pm around the park.  In Tinsel Town (Americana Star Fountain Plaza) the Tennanbaum's Retro New Year's Eve Party was being held.

Every time I ventured through the area, this particular party was very lightly populated.  I think the cold and the openness of the area (it was pretty windy) probably made people move on to different locations.

At 9:45pm in Europa, Tinker's Little Elf New Year's Countdown Party took place.

They helped the younger audience members ring in the New Year 2 hours early so they could go on home and get to bed at a decent time.

So, Happy 10 o'clock everyone!

It actually seemed to be pretty popular with the parents as they had their kids convinced it was New Years now and they could leave.

In the Tivoli Music Hall, 2Proud2Beg, a local Motown cover band performed to a pretty large crowd.

It was honestly nice to be able to get out of the cold and listen to a pretty talented group.

At 11:30pm, it was time to move outside to Snoopy's Rockin' New Year's Eve Countdown Party at the International Plaza Stage.  A local KC DJ spun tunes as the characters kept the crowd entertained.

Snoopy was all dressed up in his tuxedo for the occasion.

The park offered Champagne Toasts for purchase for the special occasion.

Towards the end of the party, all of the characters came on stage to dance together one last time.

Before we knew it, it was time for the count down to start.

Almost there!

Happy New Year!

Lots of fireworks!!!



Thanks for a great evening - and for a great season, Worlds of Fun.
We'll see you soon for the start of the 2019 season.

Cotton Blossom BBQ (WOF)

Time to check in one last time on the progress of Cotton Blossom BBQ at Worlds of Fun.

Again, I have to admit that I am quite surprised at how close to Steel Hawk this new restaurant will be located.  It's practically on the back porch of the control booth.

Since a lot of the foundation work is still curing, they had to cover it up to protect it from the rain.

This will be a nice sized building once completed.

Here you can get a good idea as to where it will be at compared to the current path to Patriot.  Looks like the midway will be expanded a little here.

I don't know about you guys, but I am looking forward to trying this place out in 2019.  Super happy that it is included with the All-Season Dining Program.

Winter Maintenance (WOF)

It's that time of the year again when the coaster trains are brought to the maintenance building to be torn apart and inspected.

Patriot and Mamba trains

More Mamba trains and a lone Timber Wolf cart

More Timber Wolf carts
  
Detonator is looking naked without its vinyl coverings on the ride capsules

I thought it was interesting that the evac platform had been placed around the ride tower for Steel Hawk.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Supergirl (SFSTL)

 
Since we are at the end of the season, we thought we would check in on the future home of Supergirl.  In typical Six Flags St. Louis fashion, they have literally done nothing so far.

We figure the park will be back open before you see any real movement here.

So maybe a Memorial Day opening it we're lucky.

Chop Six (SFSTL)


Let's check in one last time before the season ends on the progress of Chop Six.

It appears the new roof and trim have received their first coats of paint.

The building is actually looking pretty decent

We'll definitely have to check this out next Spring when it opens.