A Look Ahead …

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I have three main things to mention in this week’s Look Ahead.

First, let’s see what is going on at Worlds of Fun…

Kansas City Flavor

Weekends June 2-11

As the blurb on their website describes it: Worlds of Fun is more than an amusement park, it’s tradition that goes back 3 generations!  And in keeping with our rich Kansas City heritage, we are unveiling a whole new experience: Kansas City Flavor. It’s all things KC, featuring iconic cuisine, and the best of the music scene, culture and local artisans.

Those who pay for the tickets to sample the fare will get, as the website describes it: In the tradition of great Kansas City market fresh flavors, sample six food stations designed by our local chef and featuring great KC inspired food, craft beer, and spirits.

Having participated in the BBQ & Brew festival earlier, I am certain this too will be just as festive, if not more so. Besides food and beverage, Kansas City Flavor will have a children’s craft corner, and live local music groups performing jazz, bluegrass and rock. There will also be the crafts of local artisans on display and for sale.

And now, a side comment about Worlds of Fun. This past weekend was opening weekend for Oceans of Fun. My family enjoyed the water park, but there was one particular distraction. None of the drink refresh stations were open. The only way to get a drink was to wait in the long food lines. While many of us having the season drink bottles, standing in line for 15-30 minutes just to refill it seemed rather excessive and pointless.

And now, I will update with the season dining plan stats, before going on to the other two events:

Total Price Paid $497.44
Total Number of Meals 153
Total Retail $1,581.00
Average Price Per Meal $3.25
Total Drink Price 29.64
Total number of drinks 123
Total Retail $123.00
Average Price Per Drink $0.24

Starlight Theatre Broadway Season

The Little Mermaid, June 3-11

The Starlight Theater Broadway Season also opens this weekend with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This is obviously going to be a good show, and probably sold out since it is the family show of the season. My family will be there Tuesday evening.

I could be wrong in my estimation, but I expect this to be the highlight of the season for us. To be quite honest, my wife and I have been less than impressed with the choice of shows the past couple of years. As season ticket holders since 1997 that isn’t a pleasant thing for us to think or say. But they keep going for the edgy stuff, which just doesn’t ping for us.

The other shows for this season are:

  • Jersey Boys
  • An American in Paris
  • Something Rotten
  • The Bodyguard
  • Motown the musical
  • Grease

Kansas City Corporate Challenge

Track Meet, Shawnee Mission North High School

The Corporate Challenge track meet will be evenings June 5-8. Personally I will be there Tuesday and Wednesday for the mile run and 100 yard dash, respectively.

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