June 20, 2024

Worlds of Fun - New Shop

 

Located in the former antique photo store, is the brand new General Store

I really like the look of this new shopping experience

Lots of train inspired merchandise

Just a really nice looking location


Worlds of Fun - Entertainment

 

Samuel Weston - inventor of the Cloudpoofer 1000 is now meeting guests in the Wild West section

The Moulin Rouge Revue is back with another strong show this season







The train show is back for another season




The show is literally a BLAST!

Squawk is back for another season in the Africa section





They do a nice job.  Very entertaining show

New this season at Country Junction is The Great American Train Adventure Possum Trot Election Day Reveal ceremony

Sam is going to use his Cloudpoofer 1000 to announce the winner of the election

If the smoke is blue the guy wins and if it is pink the lady wins

Wait the smoke is white

Time to get out the rule book to see what it means

Don't forget to Woo when prompted

White smoke means that it was tie.

Guess we'll have to have another election tomorrow

Worlds of Fun - Prowler

 

Prowler is currently celebrating 15 years

To commemorate, a crate, much like the one that was used in the teaser campaign has made its return to the plaza. 


Worlds of Fun - Coasters Update

 

Several coasters have been having extended down time this season
The first is Spinning Dragons which has not opened yet for the season

They did have a cherry picker out working today though

The worker appeared to be focused on the lift hill

Zambezi Zinger has had issues from the very start and has been down most of this week

Apparently earlier this week, a violent storm damaged the large tree in the far helix and caused large branches to fall onto the track

Here you can see a team cutting down the rest of the tree and using the crane to haul them out of the ride footprint

The hope is to have the ride back open this weekend

The final coaster not open is Boomerang which is supposedly waiting on a part to arrive

Worlds of Fun - Park Update

 

There has been some major upgrades in Gateway Gardens.
New turf has been installed by the stage along with numerous lounge chairs

They also installed more turf over in the hexagon

A new stage has been installed over in the seating area for Gateway Pizza

Two cute themed popsicle decorations are also near Gateway Pizza's seating area

The new restaurant that is replacing Panda Express still is not open

The petting zoo is definitely not coming back

There's some leftover props that have been placed in the building

Most of them are from the trick-or-treat trail

A couple are from a former Peanuts Showcase show

This one used to be part of the Space show where the doghouse was turned into a rocket ship

This is the design for the floral clock looks this season

There's lots of holes being dug in the MAMBA queue

There are some fun signs posted to tell what is going on

This is one is quite humorous considering that camels really did get lose at Cedar Point here recently

The leading speculation is that these will become part of a new shade structure for the queue

There are holes next to each level of the queue

They are actually very deep

This has really made the queue area a mess and they have several sections roped off for guest safety

It will be interesting to see what the end product looks like upon completion

Until next time