Worlds of Fun
Kansas City, Missouri
Coasting For Kids
June 8, 2014
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Coasting For Kids at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

For our second year Bond and I participated in the Coasting For Kids fundraiser that Cedar Fair parks put on for Give Kids The World Village.  Once you raise more than $75 dollars you are able to visit one of the Cedar Fair parks for a day of exclusive ride time and fun.  Like in 2013 Bond and I participated at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri.

Coasting For Kids at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

Worlds of Fun was a little late in posting what the exclusive ride time (ERT) was to be as they announced it a little over a week before the event.  The first ERT was to have been on the slightly used Steel Hawk (It came from Knott's Berry Farm where it had a troubled tenure) but it was not up and running yet.

Coasting For Kids at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

In the place of Steel Hawk we were given ERT on Detonator which is Worlds of Fun's prototype S&S tower ride.

Coasting For Kids at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

Here is David Lipnicky the Public Relations Director for the American Coaster Enthusiasts joining me for a launch on Detonator.

Coasting For Kids at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

Cedar Fair recently changed their rules so you can not continuously ride for fear of concussions so we had to sit it out for a few minutes between rides.  Having camped out on many coasters for hours including one Sunday where I sat on Greezed Lightnin' at Six Flags Astroworld without getting off the train from 10 am until 6 pm getting launched from 0 to 60 mph every couple of minutes without any ill effects.  But you've got to follow the rules so Bond grabbed a seat and took a load off of his feet between rides.



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