The Building of PATRIOT

Follow the construction of PATRIOT, the largest capital investment in Worlds of Fun’s history, with frequent reports from the construction site! Along the way, meet the men and women whose daily labor makes this $14 million project possible.

Below you will find the most current updates on PATRIOT. You may view entries by clicking on the date, month, or year on the calendar to the right.

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November 2005

ONE PIECE AT A TIME


The erection of PATRIOT’S 1.85 million pounds of track and supports is being unloaded, raised, and attached with the help of two cranes, a boom lift, and 10 LICO Steel workers.
THANKSGIVING IS OVER, GET BACK TO WORK!


Following yesterday’s Thanksgiving holiday, workers picked up right where they had left of today by installing several sections of PATRIOT’S track for the inclined banked curve.
BRING ON THE IMMELMANN LOOP


Track for the Immelmann loop was attached today! One of PATRIOT’S four inversions, the Immelmann loop is designed after an aerial maneuver inspired by famous German pilot Max Immelmann.
WHO NEEDS GRAVITY ANYWAY - PART 2


Steel erection has now made its way through the very impressive zero-gravity roll and is headed for the Immelmann loop.
WHO NEEDS GRAVITY ANYWAY


Steel workers labored through a large portion of the zero-gravity roll today.
FOCUS ON THE STATION


Steel workers have recently changed their focus from hanging steel track to hanging steel supports in the station house.
A $14 MILLION VIEW


Take an opportunity to look at the first pictures from the top.
GETTING READY


As PATRIOT’S track awaits the addition of the zero-gravity roll, several preparations were made today for future progress on the attraction.


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