Worlds of Fun
Kansas City, Missouri
April 20, 2019
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Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

With a cold and damp winter behind us it was great to hop in the family truckster and head to an amusement park.  Joining Bond and myself for day was Travis "Coasterdude" Shoemaker, Todd "Gump" Banks and the late as always (not pictured due to sleeping in) Andrew Masters.

Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

We got into the park nice and early due to the early season pass holder entrance and headed for Patriot and it was not open yet.  We then headed for Timber Wolf but it was not open yet.  Instead we started our day at one of the best flat rides in the Cedar Fair chain.  Cyclone Sam's Cloudpoofer 2000 is an easily overlooked as the ride building doesn't stand out what is inside is a really standout ride. 

Cyclone Sam's is a themed up Wipe Out spinning ride.  It is placed inside a barn that with lighting, sound and smoke effects makes riders feel like we have been sucked up into a tornado.  There are even a few cows that fly on by as you spin your way through the vortex. Honestly ALL of the Cedar Fair parks need to add one of these to the lineup because it is so much fun and that is coming from someone who had to avoid spinners due to a high chance of getting sick.

The Mamba roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

The first coaster for the day was the coaster that has been dominating the skyline of Worlds of Fun for twenty one years.

The Mamba roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

In those twenty-one years nothing has even come close to the visual impact that Mamba has at Worlds of Fun.  Built on one of the highest points not just in the park but the Kansas City area Mamba can be seen far and ride.

The Mamba roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

With an amazing mixture of airtime, a killer helix, wicked head choppers, spectacular views of the city, a bit of terrain to work with and even more airtime Mamba is my favorite of the Morgan designed hyper-coasters that Cedar Fair put in three of their parks in the late 1990's.



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