New Things to do at Missouri Amusement Parks 2017

An often-quoted movie promo notes that, “In space, no one can hear you scream.”

The same cannot be said here on Earth, where those in close proximity hear you shout and shriek with delight as you experience roller coasters and thrill rides at Missouri’s theme and amusement parks.

For 2017, the Show-Me State’s largest parks, Six Flags St. Louis, Worlds of Fun in Kansas City and Silver Dollar City in Branson, have new rides and experiences – and the abundant fun that goes with them – to enjoy.

So what’s new at Missouri’s theme and amusement parks? Well …

Spinsanity at Six Flags St. Louis – Whirl and spin (14 times per minute!), along a five-story, half-pipe track on this disc-shaped thrill ride.

Falcon’s Flight at Worlds of Fun – Reach heights of nearly 100 feet, all while moving up and down and spinning in your bird-shaped gondola.

The Year of Food and Crafts at Silver Dollar City – Throughout the year, there’s a focus on fare, with Food Days (May 30-June 9 and July 31-Aug. 20) offering new takes on favorites ranging from cinnamon rolls to milkshakes. The items will be available around the park and will vary throughout the year.

Mustang Runner at Worlds of Fun – This family-friendly ride features gondolas that spin one direction while the base of the ride spins the opposite way.

Christmas in Midtown at Silver Dollar City – The 1880s theme park is upping the ante on its An Old Time Christmas festival (Nov. 4-Dec. 30) with 1.5 million more lights – bringing the park’s total to 6.5 million – for the holiday season. The sides and tops of buildings and aerial effects are part of the additions.

Winterfest at Worlds of Fun – A new festival for the holiday season, Winterfest features brightly-lit trees, live-music performances, ice skating, costumed characters, working artists and festival-style food.

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