August 18, 2016

Worlds of Fun New for 2017

KANSAS CITY, MO. -- Worlds of Fun today announced it will be adding two new unique and thrilling rides in 2017, as well as a completely redesigned front gate to enhance the guest experience next season. This will include a new plaza area and new catering pavilions.

Falcon's Flight – A hair-raising thrill at nearly 100 feet above the ground. This ride spins and rises at the same time and holds more than 50 riders at a time.  The ride will be located in the Europa section of the park where Le Carrousel is currently located.

Mustang Runner – Three arms with seven gondolas per arm turn one way while the base of the ride spins the other direction. The ride will be located in the Western area of the Americana section of the park and will be located near Detonator where the former kiddie bumper cars were located.

"We couldn't be more pleased to add two new rides for guests to enjoy. These classic amusement park rides will add thrills unlike anything in the Midwest," said Worlds of Fun General Manager, Frank Wilburn.

But that's not all. Families will be able to ring in the holidays next season and enjoy what is sure to be a new family tradition. WinterFest is coming to Worlds of Fun, showcasing 16 favorite holiday characters, spectacular light displays, ice skating, and festive live entertainment. The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland for six weeks beginning November 24, 2017.

"While rides and water slides are the focus for the summer, we pride ourselves on creating memories for families. What better way to create more memories than during Winterfest by starting a new holiday family tradition in Kansas City," Wilburn added.

WinterFest is included with the purchase of a 2017 Gold Season Pass. Passes are on sale now and also include one visit to the park in 2016.