Zonkers Family Entertainment Center
February 28, 2009
This has felt like the longest coaster off season for me because last
November when we were visiting the Wisconsin Dells Bond finally
warmed up to the idea of riding. He tried the Miner Mike coaster
at Knuckleheads and loved it so I couldn't wait for the season to begin
so that we could try out a few more rides together.
After hearing about a construction tour at Worlds of Fun for their new
wooden coaster named Prowler I surfed on over to the
Roller Coaster Database to see
if there happened to be any family entertainment centers in the Kansas
City area with an indoor coaster. I was pleasantly surprised to
find that there was in fact an indoor coaster in the area at Zonkers
Family Entertainment Center.
Zonkers is located in the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, Kansas which
is on the Southwest side of Kansas City. I'm not the biggest mall
fan but thankfully Zonkers has it's own entrance so I don't have to
brave the mall.
Bond wasn't quite ready for the coaster as he was a bit nervous about it
so I thought it best he start out on rides that he already liked like
Zonkers plane ride is called the Banana Squadron and Captain Bond Drabek
was happy to be reporting for duty.
Bond even got me on which was a mistake, but oh well we had fun.