The Prowler roller coaster in Kansas City, MO, is one of the tallest in the state. The coaster has a track length of 1,700 ft and reaches speeds up to 80 mph. This steel roller coaster was built in 1991 by the German manufacturer Zierer as a custom design for Six Flags Over Mid-America. Prowler has been ranked as one of the best wooden roller coasters in the U.S. on several occasions.
The Prowler was built in 1990, by Arrow Dynamics of Utah. It was originally designed to go upside down, but this feature has been removed due to other coasters having the same concept (eg: X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain). The ride cost $6 million dollars, plus an additional $3 million for the building it is housed in.
The Prowler was put up for sale on March 16, 2010, by Six Flags Over Mid-America. No offers were made after an extended period of time, so the park decided to keep the ride.
It was originally called “The Predator” when it opened on May 7, 1999, at Worlds of Fun amusement park. On November 16, 2005, it was moved to its current location in Kansas City, Missouri’s Oceans of Fun. It has 7 inversions, including a cobra roll, an inline-twist, and an Immelmann turn.
On June 9, 2014, the coaster had malfunctions causing two riders to be stranded upside down for four hours. The remaining running time is unknown. Riders were stuck upside down on Prowler for more than four hours after the roller coaster stopped due to a power outage. Firefighters were called around 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2014, to rescue six people stuck on the ride at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri. All riders were rescued shortly before 9 p.m. Nobody was injured during the rescue.
Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Over Mid-America, and Worlds of Fun are all under the same ownership of parent company, Six Flags Entertainment Corp., but are operated separately with different management teams.
The ride has been closed for refurbishment since June 2014, after it became stuck with riders on board.
The Prowler roller coaster is now open again! The ride will be open for guests to enjoy on weekends and on Labor Day.
Driving Direction To One Shot Water Heaters of Kansas City, MO:
One Shot Water Heaters of Kansas City is located at 4102 N Harrison Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116. From Prowler, Head east toward Worlds of Fun Ave, then turn left, keep moving straight for a few miles. Then turn right onto Worlds of Fun Ave, then go left onto NE 48th St, take another right turn onto N Brighton Ave. Time to go left onto N Winn Rd, from there, take the ramp on the left onto I-35 S. Now merge onto I-35 S, then take exit 8A toward NE Parvin Rd, you are almost arriving, now turn left onto NE Parvin Rd. take a final left onto N Harrison Ave, The destination is here hope you’ve enjoyed your journey.