Zonkers Family Entertainment Center
February 28, 2009
This has felt like the longest coaster off season for me because last November
when we were visiting the Wisconsin Dells Bond finally warmed up to
the idea of riding. He tried the Miner Mike coaster at Knuckleheads
and loved it so I couldn't wait for the season to begin so that we could
try out a few more rides together.
After hearing about a construction tour at Worlds of Fun for their new wooden
coaster named Prowler I surfed on over to the
Roller Coaster Database to see if there
happened to be any family entertainment centers in the Kansas City area
with an indoor coaster. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there
was in fact an indoor coaster in the area at Zonkers Family Entertainment
Zonkers is located in the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, Kansas
which is on the Southwest side of Kansas City. I'm not the biggest
mall fan but thankfully Zonkers has it's own entrance so I don't have to
brave the mall.
Bond wasn't quite ready for the coaster as he was a bit nervous about it
so I thought it best he start out on rides that he already liked like the
Zonkers plane ride is called the Banana Squadron and Captain Bond Drabek
was happy to be reporting for duty.
Bond even got me on which was a mistake, but oh well we had fun.