Prowler

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Prowler
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Worlds of Fun
Location Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since May 2, 2009
Cost $8,000,000
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 850
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 102.3 feet
Drop 84.9 feet
Top speed 51.2 mph
Length 3074 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:30
HELP

Prowler is a wooden roller coaster located at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Built by Great Coasters International, the ride opened on May 2, 2009. It is located in the Africa section of the park.[1]

History

Prowler was announced on September 1, 2008.[1] An auction was held in April 2009 to raise money for charity, those with the winning bids being among the first to ride Prowler.[2] It opened a month later on May 2.[3]

For the 2019 season, both Prowler and Timber Wolf were retracked. Some sections had their wood replaced, including the first drop. The wood on the outside section of the hill was being replaced with IPE wood, which was the highest quality timber available and eight times harder than California Redwood. This would add some softness to the turn and reduce the stress on the track. Plus, the ride received a new chain for the lift hill.[4]

Design

Elements

Trains

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2 trains with 12 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 24 riders per train. Prowler has Millennium Flyer trains with individual lap-bars.

Images

References

External links

  • Prowler on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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