Sunday, March 1, 2009

Prowler Tour March 1, 2009

It was a great day at Worlds of Fun and the rides weren't even running (and in many cases were in pieces!). We headed out today for Worlds of Fun's ACE Prowler Tour, and between ACE and Coaster Community we had about fifty in attendance. Before heading out we broke into three different groups with our group being lead by Jeff Mast and Brandon Stanley. Of course having Brandon Stanley along made our group the best!

Our three locations we visited in route included the station and photo booth area, the merchandise warehouse out by E Lot and the ride structure itself out by K lot. while a lot of walking (and slipping and sliding) was involved a great time was had by all. Many thanks to Brandon Stanley and Worlds of Fun for allowing us all this opportunity.

First shot, our group in the snow just outside of what will be Prowler Plaza.

Inside the Photo Booth, one on-ride photo please!

The outside of the station, making progress!

Looking at the lift from the exit. Pretty snow and sky!

The Transfer station from the station with trees surrounding it. I am betting by the summer with the leaves on the trees this view will be quite a bit different.

Before heading out a look at the Photo Booth.

Inside the station

Looking at the drive box from the ride exit.

After gallivanting around the station area we headed for E Lot and the Merchandise Warehouse we found these waiting for us.

Prowler Trains also had some winter time neighbors.

A close up of the front Prowler car.

Our last stop on the tour was to K Lot, to take a look at the meat and potatoes of Prowler. Our first shot is of the lift and return run back to the station. Notice the elevation difference, as after the 1st drop the return run is about the maximum height of the rest of the structure.

The Prowler turn-around.

A great shot, thanks to Larrance Brown. Poking our head through the track, in just a few months a train will be headed straight for us here!

Jeff and I out in the snow.

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