As we inch closer to the end of the school year, and summer vacation we are also getting closer to the newest roller coaster coming to a Missouri theme park.

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May 26 Worlds of Fun in Kansas City will be open for the season and thrill seekers can finally ride the brand new Zambezi Zinger Coaster. The new wood and steel coaster is 74 feet tall, 2,482 feet long, goes 45 miles per hour, and the ride last 2 minutes.

This coaster may be brand new to Worlds of Fun, but it's a remake of a coaster that used to be in service. The original coaster was called part of the Zambezi Adventure Safaris which went out of business just before the turn of the century. According to,

the Zinger was thought to have gone extinct. They recently reopened their doors after new evidence suggested the Zinger had returned to the area. The company now takes guests on thrilling excursions to explore these famously hallowed woodlands so travelers may once again experience the legend of the Zinger!

Worlds of Fun will always have a special place in my heart. I was on my high school senior trip (GO CLASS OF '99) and I rode my first roller coaster the Mamba. Yes, I was tall enough. A 205-foot tall high-speed coaster for my first ever roller coaster ride. Did I mention it has not one but two LARGE drops? I have not been on a coaster since, but I am not a roller coaster fan. If you are then you're going to really enjoy this coaster.

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