|Welcome to Worlds of Fun!|
|Just inside the entrance gates.|
|One of the original sections of the park.|
The theme park is broken up into themed sections, each representing a different part of the world in a generalized sense. Think more on the continent level than on the country level. When you enter the park you find yourself in Scandinavia, and the size of the trees and well grown in look of the park shows that it dates back to the park's opening.
|Beautiful, and greets you after you enter.|
The ride dates back to 1926 when it was originally built by M.C. Illions of Coney Island, NY. There are very few Illions rides left in the world today, so Worlds of Fun is rightfully proud to have the ride as part of its offerings.
|Spinning and twirling thrills.|
|Look - blue sky! Pretty, right?|
|Boating through the woods and past a waterfall.|
|First forwards, then backwards. Don't get sick!|
|There be dinos in those woods!|
|Wave hi to the guests in Dinosaurs Alive!|
The addition also comes with the redevelopment of one of Africa's retail locations into the Dinostore where you can buy everything and anything related to dinosaurs. Hide your wallet! Just kidding.
|I want to ride!|
Prowler is a Great Coasters International wooden ride that was built in 2009. The ride's design was a bit of a departure for the designers, as their typical twister layout was pushed aside for a long, curving out and back style experience.
|Down the first drop you guys go!|
Oh, and thanks to lucky timing on the train for the photo above! The lightning and sky behind the ride are terrible, but I wanted to feature it anyway.
|Roaring over those hills on the way back is good times.|
We've still got three more continents to go, but that will have to wait until part two. Check back for that next week!