Saturday, April 7, 2012

Aerial Antics: Worlds of Fun II

Once upon a time, well specifically the time was February 15th, 2010, I did an Aerial Antics that featured Worlds of Fun.  Some time has passed, and with new attractions having been added there are some new views to check out.

Thanks to Google's ever expanding 45 degree views, we can get some nice shots of the park.

Oh Prowler, I love how you snake through the trees in a great departure from Great Coasters' usual designs!  Added in 2009, the coaster took up residence in a formerly (mostly) unused section of Worlds of Fun.

There was some slight natural terrain for GCI to take advantage of when designing the ride, and as expected the company did a great job.  The section above is wound up pretty nice, but then the ride treks out into an out 'n' back section, though even that manages to undulate and twist around some.

This is the park's super-faded Boomerang coaster named... Boomerang.  But good news!  The ride was painted this off-season, so it'll be back to a blaring orange and yellow combination opening day.

I know this image is a bit blurry from the super zoom-in I did, but it's pretty neat that the camera caught the giant bucket on top of Oceans of Fun's Paradise Falls showering the ground with 1,000 gallons of water!  Splash!

This past season's new attraction, or one of them I should say, was Planet Snoopy.  A complete, and colorful, transformation of Camp Snoopy changed the area from lazy Summer retreat into a high energy children's paradise.

I know it's not much from the air, but another of this past season's additions was an old one.  New to the park but quite antique; the Grand Carousel was brought to Worlds of Fun from Geauga Lake.  The ride originally opened in 1926, and has been fully restored by the park.  A great move, in my opinion.

If you'd like to see more of the park, head over to Google and fly around a little!