New Coaster coming to WOF

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GRID wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:55 pm I don't see how the world cup has anything to do with WoF.
It obviously doesn’t directly, the point is Cedar Fair has regarded KC and WOF as a backwater for a good while now. I’m merely stating that global recognition would increase the status of KC, and that is absolutely going to lead to ancillary projects. It’s not BECAUSE the World Cup is coming to KC, but it’s because KC was selected that investment like that could begin to happen.
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gfenn11 wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:22 pm Some rumblings online that WOF is finally getting a new coaster for the 50th anniversary (next year) in the area where Dinosaurs alive was. So far just grading plans submitted on Compass.


*Fingers crossed we get an RMC Raptor*
I think it's going to be a wooden coaster from what I've seen.
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dnweava wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:36 am
gfenn11 wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:22 pm Some rumblings online that WOF is finally getting a new coaster for the 50th anniversary (next year) in the area where Dinosaurs alive was. So far just grading plans submitted on Compass.


*Fingers crossed we get an RMC Raptor*
I think it's going to be a wooden coaster from what I've seen.
If they do it half as good as the prowler, I'll still be very happy!
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This is cool news. I went to WOF for the 1st time in like 25yrs with my kids about 2 weeks ago. My family got season passes and it took me back to when I had them in middle & high school. Still a nice place and was crowded. The cost was not too bad at all. At any rate anything they can do to continue to improve the attractions and amenities I'm all for. Honestly there may be a lot of this "minor" projects that get completed between now and the World Cup from entertainment, and retailers looking to cash in on the major event. Dust off projects that have been sitting around on the shelf and make some capital investments as such. The events events will only last a limited time but making the best impressions with visitors may mean some of them from the local area areas may come back or even those in other parts of the USA may decided to visit us more. Who knows? But This is a chance for KC to make a great impression on the USA and the world and look to benefit from it in terms of tourism, conventions, and being a host city for other events down the line, big and small
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Will be hard to prove if some minor improvements across board over next few years are due to WC hype but such hype can create more action than we might think otherwise. It can draw eyes from national investors (maybe even global) of various forms to at least look at KC that may not have considered in past. Some may not be new development but buying existing properties and upgrading them, like hotels.

KC needs to make most of the hype and keep the hype engine in motion.
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dukuboy1 wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:26 am This is cool news. I went to WOF for the 1st time in like 25yrs with my kids about 2 weeks ago. My family got season passes and it took me back to when I had them in middle & high school. Still a nice place and was crowded. The cost was not too bad at all. At any rate anything they can do to continue to improve the attractions and amenities I'm all for. Honestly there may be a lot of this "minor" projects that get completed between now and the World Cup from entertainment, and retailers looking to cash in on the major event. Dust off projects that have been sitting around on the shelf and make some capital investments as such. The events events will only last a limited time but making the best impressions with visitors may mean some of them from the local area areas may come back or even those in other parts of the USA may decided to visit us more. Who knows? But This is a chance for KC to make a great impression on the USA and the world and look to benefit from it in terms of tourism, conventions, and being a host city for other events down the line, big and small
I have passes too for the past few years. Im always shocked when people call it a dump, the place is still a nice park.
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i thought it was very nice, and they still have lots of room to make improvements, add attractions etc. Plus the passes were reasonable and some of the package deals for food and such are worth it. I was impressed with what they had going on, but I also took it for what it is, which is kind of a 3rd tier amusement park. Tier 1- Disney, Universal, etc. Tier 2 Six Flags, Tier WOF and similar. But the WOF can become a Six Flags type property easily with some more as it is not that far off. But for what it is I think it is great, but I'm not an amusement park guru by any means :)
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It would be a tremendous backslide if WOF became a Six Flags park, not as nice as they once were. Thank Dan Snyder for that too.
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Worlds of Fun is a lower tier park in the Cedar Fair chain, but still a nice park. It's just smaller and rarely gets new major rides. There are some Six Flags parks that are stepchilds of the chain too. I don't think WoF is any bigger or better than Six Flags StL and it's surely nicer and probably bigger than Six Flags America here in the DC area. So being part of the Six Flags chain probably won't help.

WoF really just needs 2-3 new major rides and it's right there with some of the nicer parks in the Cedar Fair chain.
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TheSmokinPun wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:56 am It would be a tremendous backslide if WOF became a Six Flags park, not as nice as they once were. Thank Dan Snyder for that too.
what makes you think they'd do a better job? haven't been impressed with Six Flags STL
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dukuboy1 wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:08 pm i thought it was very nice, and they still have lots of room to make improvements, add attractions etc. Plus the passes were reasonable and some of the package deals for food and such are worth it. I was impressed with what they had going on, but I also took it for what it is, which is kind of a 3rd tier amusement park. Tier 1- Disney, Universal, etc. Tier 2 Six Flags, Tier WOF and similar. But the WOF can become a Six Flags type property easily with some more as it is not that far off. But for what it is I think it is great, but I'm not an amusement park guru by any means :)
absolutely, we get the meal plan every year on 2 of our 3 passes. Awesome deal and pays for itself after a few trips.
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