Worlds of Fun, a more than 235-acre theme park, waterpark, and resort located in Kansas City, Missouri, has announced important dates for the grand opening of the highly anticipated Zambezi Zinger roller coaster.
Zambezi Zinger is a steel-wood hybrid roller coaster designed by Great Coasters International featuring dynamic Infinity Flyer trains from Skyline Attractions and GCI Titan Track. The coaster will drop guests from an iconic spiral lift hill into a low-to-the-ground track that races through the trees and terrain of the African Serengeti.
The First Rider Expedition benefiting Big Slick is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, May 25. Thirty-two lucky winners for the First Rider competition were drawn from a pool of nearly 1,000 entrants and contacted at the beginning of April. They will be the first public riders of Zambezi Zinger.
Later that day, the park will also host an exclusive Season Passholder Preview experience from 6-10 p.m. Passholders will have their turn to ride Zambezi Zinger before it opens to the public. Most other park attractions will also be operating, including favorites like MAMBA and Patriot.
Zambezi Zinger will then open to the public on Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m.