Wild West World Back in the Saddle with Plans to Reopen
Wild West World has been sold in bankruptcy court for only $2.1 million. The Florida-based Amusement Holdings are the proud new owners of an amusement park. That’s pocket change for a park that could become a big winner in the Wichita, Kansas area. There’s even a possibility that the park will re-open this year.
After only two months in operation the park declared bankruptcy last July. Wild West World is a small western-themed park that opened with a Wacky Worm kiddie coaster and a Reverchon Wild Mouse with spinning cars similar to Primeval Whirl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There were also a number of flat rides, but according to ScreamScape a number of those rides may have been sold. If the new owners have the capital, there’s no doubt that WWW could do well in the area as there’s only one other other real amusement park in the state. Maybe the owners could move the dormant wooden coaster Nightmare from Joyland to WWW eventually.