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Worlds of Fun announces two new rides for 2017

Worlds of Fun has announced two new rides coming in 2017.
Worlds of Fun has announced two new rides coming in 2017.

Worlds of Fun has announced it will introduce two new rides in 2017: the Mustang Runner and the Falcon’s Flight.

The Kansas City amusement park described the Mustang Runner as a ride with three arms, each carrying seven gondolas. The arms will turn one way while the base of the ride spins the other way.

The Falcon’s Flight, according to the park’s website, is “a hair-raising thrill at nearly 100 feet above the ground.” The ride will spin and rise at the same time, with more than 50 riders at a time.

The general manager of Worlds of Fun, Frank Wilburn, praised the new rides in a statement posted online.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to add two new rides for guests to enjoy,” the statement read. “These classic amusement park rides will add thrills unlike anything in the Midwest.”

The park announced other new attractions, including a WinterFest event featuring light displays, ice skating, live entertainment and holiday characters. Winterfest will begin Nov. 24, 2017, and last six weeks.

The front gate of the park will also be redesigned next year.

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