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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January 2006

WHERE’S THE CHICKEN EXIT?


While we wait for PATRIOT’S two trains to arrive from Switzerland, contractors are focusing their full attention on the coaster's station and gift shop right now.
TIME FOR A RECAP


PATRIOT’S track is up and IT LOOKS AMAZING!
STEEL ERECTION IS COMPLETE!


At 7:35 a.m., the final section of PATRIOT’S 3,081 of steel track was erected giving our invert a true “full-circuit” of track.
NEXT STOP, THE STATION!


Local steel workers kept up their rigorous pace today hanging several sections of track in the corkscrew and high-speed spiral.
NO TIME TO WASTE


The cold weather is not a factor as construction on PATRIOT was at full-speed today.
A LITTLE OVERTIME NEVER HURT ANYBODY


As steel workers took the weekend off, other contractors were busy at work putting in a little overtime on PATRIOT'S station and new gift shop.
THE FOURTH & FINAL PHASE


Steel workers are receiving their final shipments of steel this week and preparing to complete the forth and final phase of steel erection on PATRIOT.


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