Review: 2017 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ

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Well, the first night of Worlds of Fun BBQ and Brew Festival is in the bag, and we are going to take you on a little BBQ culinary adventure.

The Brew & BBQ festival is in its third year at the park and takes place in the Scandinavia section of Worlds of Fun. There were six food/beer booths to try out this year featuring local breweries and tasting plates of BBQ.

The first booth we stopped at was the Cinder Block Brewery booth that had Barbecue Chicken & Waffles. This delicious concoction was served in a savory waffle cone with smoked BBQ chicken, baked beans and coleslaw. The serving was a very large portion and had great flavor. The beers we tried were also spot on, the Pavers Porter and Cherry Cider.

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Next we went on to the KC Bier Company booth that was paired with a smoked jalapeno sausage with original or Creole mustard. The sausage was decent but was lacking the mustard sauce that was mentioned in the description. We did try it with the original Worlds of Fun BBQ sauce that amped it up a bit. KC Bier Company is known for having traditional German beers that are light and easy drinking. We paired the food with Dunkel and Hefeweizen.

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We were most excited about the next booth featuring Tallgrass Brewing Co with the BBQ Dough-nuts!! YES PLEASE! The Doughnuts were small cake doughnuts that were fried and tossed in a signature BBQ spice and drizzled with a caramel glaze, we added some BBQ sauce as well, why not right?! The flavors of all the ingredients together were awesome! We did wish the doughnuts were a little bit bigger and fried in hotter oil as they did pick up quite a bit of the oil when frying. We tried two brews from Tallgrass as well, the Buffalo Sweat and Raspberry Jam.

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Next up was the Coop Ale Works booth. The food offering here was the Slow Smoked BBQ Ribs. The portion was two big BBQ ribs with one of the best BBQ rubs we have ever tried. Messy and delicious! The beer from Coop Ale Works did not stand out as much, maybe because the food was the star here. We had the DNR and the Horny Toad Blonde.

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If you love barbecue corn on the cobb, you will love this next booth. Piney River booth was paired with Corn on the Cobb freshly grilled and seasoned with BBQ spice butter. The corn needed to be cooked a little longer in our opinion and the butter did not have much of a BBQ flavor we had hoped. The beers we tried from Piney River were the Float Trip Ale and Black Walnut Wheat.

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Lastly we stopped at the Nebraska Brewing Company booth. The food offering here was the Smoked Turkey Tenderloin Slider marinated in BBQ spice butter with remoulade and crispy fried onions. When we first got the “slider” it had no bun, remoulade or crispy onions. We went back to the booth to grab the slider bun but they did not have the remoulade or crispy onions. The flavor was great but we are curious to see if the missing ingredients make this even more of a stand out dish. The beers we tried from Nebraska Brewing Company were the EOS Hefeweizen and the West Coast IPA.

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We would definitely recommend this event to anyone that is in the Kansas City area and loves BBQ and Beer! We will be attending again to see if the food gets even better throughout the event.

Reference: Additional details on the Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ

Special thanks to Aaron and Sarah from Theme Parkers Podcast for attending the Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ on our behalf!

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2017 Canada’s Wonderland Coca-Cola Freestyle Exclusive Purple Splash

Are you excited to head to Canada’s Wonderland this season? We sure are for the debut of Soaring Timbers, the first of its kind in North America. One of the many reasons we LOVE Canada’s Wonderland is because of the many unique flat rides they have in the park.

Another reason we absolutely LOVE Canada’s Wonderland is for the superb selection of dining plan options around the park! At no other Cedar Fair park can you find amazing Indian cuisine, their AMAZING pork belly sandwich, or craft burgers.

We are also excited to announce that Canada’s Wonderland will get their own exclusive Coca-Cola Freestyle flavor this season, Purple Splash!

Purple Splash is a new no calorie option that you will only find at Canada’s Wonderland.

2017 Canada's Wonderland Coca-Cola Freestyle Purple Splash

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2017 Canada’s Wonderland Opening Weekend Specials

2017 Canada's Wonderland Opening Weekend Specials

One of our favorite Cedar Fair parks, Canada’s Wonderland, is opening up April 30, 2017 and will debut the first of its kind in North America, the Mondial Soaring Timbers ride. If you have not been to Canada’s Wonderland, we HIGHLY recommend it, as they have a fantastic collection of rides we have not seen at other parks, and the food is outstanding!

Take a browse around our Canada’s Wonderland food guide and see some of the many terrific food choices you will not find in any other Cedar Fair park!

Canada’s Wonderland will host a special passholders preview event on Friday, April 28, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to come in and see the park firsthand before the general public, as well as take advantage of some terrific offers. Due to transportation delays from the ride manufacturer, Soaring Timbers will not be open on Sneak Preview Night.

For example, visit Medieval Faire Funnel Cakes and save 50% OFF Build Your Own Funnel Cakes.

We are also excited to see that the Chippery will be getting a branding facelift for 2017 and will now be the Wonderland Craft Chippery. Guests will enjoy 50% off dessert chips, cheesy chips, chili cheese chips, and pico de gallo chips.

Additional savings include 25% off at True North Gifts on International Street and 50% off arcade games at Crystal Palace Arcade in Action Zone and Arcadium Arcade in Medieval Faire exclusively for Season Pass holders.

2017 Canada’s Wonderland Opening Day Deals

If you happen to miss the season passholder event, do not worry, as Canada’s Wonderland will be hosting a special opening day of deals just for you too!

Visit the Sweet Shoppe on International Street and buy 2 pieces of homemade fudge & get 2 FREE.

Fightertown Funnel Cakes in Action Zone will offer buy one gourmet funnel cake and get one 50% off!

Alpen Cheesery in International Festival, which was new for the 2016 season, will offer 50% off any of the gourmet mac and cheese meals!

In addition, just like the season pass preview night, guests on opening day will be able to take 25% off at True North Gifts and 50% off arcade games at Crystal Palace Arcade and Arcadium Arcade.

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