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New KC-Area Amusement Park Rides on Hold

 Worlds of Fun water tower FlickrIconic water tower at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo.  (Flickr photo from Out.of.Focus)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thrill seekers looking forward to trying two new massive rides at Kansas City-area amusement parks will have to wait awhile. Worlds of Fun announced this week that its new SteelHawk ride will not open today (SAT) as scheduled. The ride, which spins people around a 301-foot-tower, is likely to open in a few days. Worlds of Fun spokeswoman Rachael Murie said high winds this week prevented crews from working on the SteelHawk.  Last week, the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, announced that the opening of the world's tallest water slide would be delayed until June 5. The Verrückt, at 168 feet 7 inches, was still undergoing testing.

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