In the fall World of Fun announced that a pair of classic flat rides, the new Winterfest event, and a brand new entrance were coming in 2017. While we haven't seen much work shared on the rides yet, the park is clearing what looks like a gigantic space for their new entrance area. Check out this video that was embedded on Facebook:
The video shows just how the park is clearing a massive space. It's hard to tell exactly where this video is showing, but I think this can help:
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What's interesting here is that this area is pretty far over from the current entrance, so it appears as though things will move quite a bit next year. If the new entrance is further back, closer to some of the parking lots, that means more park space will be gained. Me thinks this expansion isn't just about a new gate; instead I think this will set things up for future changes and additions as well.
Your trip across the bridge from the Orient will look soooo different in #2017! pic.twitter.com/tREGAPQC8s— Worlds of Fun (@worldsoffun) December 8, 2016
This second video was shared by the park on Twitter shows even more open space being created, starting from the bridge out of the park's Orient themed area. Check this out:
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World of Fun still hasn't released any concept art for the new entrance area, which makes it fun to guess like this about their plans. The park is doing great keeping us updated on social media, so we will continue to follow the story!