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Here comes the Prowler!

Worlds of Fun reveals new coaster

Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Missouri, will add Prowler, a new wooden coaster from Great Coasters International (GCI) for the 2009 season.

The park’s seventh rollercoaster, it represents an $8 million investment and will be located in the Africa section of the park, near the Zulu thrill ride.

The classic wood structure will blend in and take advantage of the unique forrest terrain, creating a total elevation change of 102ft throughout the course of the 3,074ft ride. The high-speed chase begins with the ride’s only feature above the trees, a swooping 85ft plummet into a ravine.

After the spiral plunge, the train rips through a seemingly endless amount of high-speed hills and sharply banked turns that hug the wooded land below. With a top speed of 51mph, riders carve a path with powerful but smooth changes of direction, speed and elevation.

The ride’s 24-passenger ‘Millennium Flyer’ trains will feature a metallic blue, green and copper colour scheme.

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