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A Fond Farewell to the Orient Express
Author bids adieu to one of Kansas City's best known roller coasters, the Orient Express, which was dismantled prior to the 2004 season at Worlds of Fun. As part of his homage to the coaster, the author...
A New Spin on Fun
September 8, 2005
Description and illustrations of the new Patriot roller coaster opening in the spring at Worlds of Fun. Length: 3,081 feet; height: 149 feet; first drop: 123 feet; top speed: 60 mph; ride time: 2 minutes,...
A World of Variety at Worlds of Fun
Review of the new Worlds of Fun amusement park, the third "major theme park" in Missouri, with photos.
Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur
Postcard of Fairyland Park
In the Fun City. ..Where No One Lives
Article about the landscape and building architecture going into the design of the new Worlds of Fun theme park, which "must be appealing."
Detailed drawings and captions about the future Worlds of Fun amusement park before its naming, owned by Lamar Hunt.
Jewish Man Showcases Model Roller Coasters at Union Station
June 3, 2011
For more than 20 years, Randal Strong-Wallace has been building model roller coasters. Currently his "Project 31: The Roller Coasters of Worlds of Fun," will be on exhibit at the Union Station. Article...
Kansas City Amusement Parks
June 3, 1973
Entire section of the paper dedicated to articles and photos on Worlds of Fun and its predecessors as local amusement parks, including the following "parks": Electric, Winnwood, Fairmount, Carnival, Mount...
Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid
Collection of 122 8' x 10' color photographs documenting the winners of biannual architecture and urban design awards granted by the Kansas City Art Commission from 1964 through 1988. Subjects include...
Kansas City's World's Fair
Article of speculations about a World's Fair in Kansas City possibly in the early 1980s, comparing it to the realized dreams of Worlds of Fun and the Truman Sports Complex and discussing its potential...
Kansas City: The Boom Is On
Photos and article about the growth of Kansas City tourism and prominence in the early 1970s with various established and new sites and venues such as Crown Center, River Quay, Worlds of Fun, and the Harry...
Lamar Hunt's Latest Word
Photos, illustration, and article about the new amusement park known as Worlds of Fun "[l]ocated only seven miles northeast of the downtown area in the rolling hills of Clay County." Owned by Lamar Hunt...
Lamar Hunt's Latest World
Summary of the amusements offered by business man Lamar Hunt's new "140-acre" Worlds of Fun amusement park near the Missouri River along Interstate 435, with photos.
SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid
This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...
SC96 Local Zines, Mini-Art, and Mail Art Collection Finding Aid
This collection includes zines, mini-comics, and mail art created by local Kansas Citians. Zines (pronounced "zeens" as in the word magazine) are self-published works of art and writing where the author...
Spotlight on Fun
Article spotlighting the new Worlds of Fun theme park and its attractions, including roller coasters and other rides and shows.
Start Looking for Santa, the Plaza Lights Are On
45 miles of wire used to illuminate 150,000 colored bulbs at the Plaza. Record 60 degree temperatures responsible for drawing 125,000 to the traditional event, also attended by Santa Claus, George Brett,...
The Late Great Morgan Maxfield
Photos and biographical article about Morgan Maxfield (~1941-1981), "financier, real estate tycoon and 40-year-old playboy who died last September  in a plane crash." Description of his life and...
The Scream Machines
Article about the new Orient Express roller coaster at Worlds of Fun amusement park, comparing it to other amusement park roller coasters of the past.
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