Worlds of Fun
Kansas City, Missouri
Zambezi Zinger Media Preview
June 16, 2023
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Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

Getting invited to the preview of a brand new coaster is akin to Christmas morning when you are a kid.  You know it's coming and with each tick of the clock you get more and more excited about unwrapping your new "present".  The Zambezi Zinger's original opening was set for right before Memorial Day but was pushed back due to some supply chain issues with some of the parts that go into the rides restraints. 

When the First Rider Day/Media Preview was pushed back I feared it would fall on the week that I had set aside to do an Indiana Beach/Cedar Point/Kings Island trip.  It turns out I was right.  The date was set for Friday the 16th, which was the day I was set to arrive back home after my trip.  With 605 miles between Kings Island and Worlds of Fun my first thought when I got the email was that there was no way I could do it on my own.  With a little encouragement from my awesome wife, my mind was changed, and I took off from Kings Island at 3:30 on Thursday and arrived across the street from Worlds of Fun at 12:30 am on Friday ready and excited to experience the new Zambezi Zinger.  That is after a few hours of sleep.

The new for 2023 Zambezi Zinger roller coaster at The new for 2023 Zambezi Zinger roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

The Zambezi Zinger Media Preview started nice and early, early enough to enjoy watching the sun rise over the Serengeti portion of Worlds of Fun.

 The new for 2023 Zambezi Zinger roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

As with any media preview for a new ride the traditional media were there to interview the first riders and help promote the new ride.

The new for 2023 Zambezi Zinger roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

Worlds of Fun has really gone out of their way to trick out and plus everything they can about Zambezi Zinger including the podium for the rides opening ceremonies.  Building the podium out of coaster wood and adding a spiral lift into it with a Coaster Dymanix Coaster Cutout model of the Zambezi Zinger was a nice touch.

The new for 2023 Zambezi Zinger roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri

Even Charlie Brown and Snoopy were ready to go for an excursion on the Zambezi Zinger.



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