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Prowler lurks at Worlds of Fun

Deep in the woods of Worlds of Fun, Missouri, a dangerous predator lurks. The Prowler, a beast of a wooden coaster, is now thrilling guests at this Kansas City park.

The ride was custom designed and built for the topography of Worlds of Fun by Great Coasters International (GCI) and features a succession of high speed hills and sharply banked turns that hug the wooded land below. Only once during the two-and-a-half minute/3,074ft ride does it appear above the trees, during a swooping 85ft plummet into a ravine.

The coaster reaches a top speed of 51 mph and comes equipped with two 12 row, 24-passenger GCI Millennium Flyer trains. These extremely comfortable trains feature a metallic blue, green, and copper colour scheme with black seats and between them accommodate approximately 850 riders per hour.

Prowler represents an $8 million investment for Worlds of Fun and is located in the Africa section of the park near the Zulu ride. The new attraction is the seventh rollercoaster at Worlds of Fun.

“Prowler reinforces our dedication to being the region’s leading thrill park and family entertainment destination,” says Frank Wilburn, vice-president and general manager at Worlds of Fun. “This wild roller coaster will attract both

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