New for 2008 at Worlds of Fun – Prowler

15 11 2008

Great Coasters International has proven itself to be a very creative roller coaster design firm.  From their first coaster, Wildcat, to Lightning Racer, Thunderhead, and their latest, Prowler, GCI has shown its ingenious and twisted imagination.

Prowler is World’s of Fun’s (MO) new coaster for 2009.  Prowler is a 3,074 foot long out and back style terrain coaster.  It begins with the classic GCI spiraling drop of 85′, which turns you around past the station again.  The out and back portion is very twisted and low to the ground.  There is a total elevation change of 102′ with speeds reaching 51 m.p.h.  The back half will be very exciting with low to the ground, high speed twists and close encounters with trees.  Millenium Flyer trains will ply Prowler’s rails.  These are easily the best and most comfortable coaster trains I have ridden in.  Make sure to check out the POV video below.  While the design looks like an out and back, the ride feels very much like a twister.  For the latest on Prowler, visit the official site.

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