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Review: 2017 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ

170428 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ 3 ©Sarah Hearn

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.

170428 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ Chicken & Waffles ©Sarah Hearn

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.

170428 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ Jalapeno Sausage ©Sarah Hearn

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.

170428 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ Barbecue Doughnuts ©Sarah Hearn

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.

170428 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ Ribs ©Sarah Hearn

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.

170428 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ Corn with Spiced Butter ©Sarah Hearn

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.

170428 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ Turkey Tenderloin ©Sarah Hearn

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 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ

2017 Worlds of Fun Brew BBQ

For the third year in a row, the Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ kicks off April 28 through May 14, 2017. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, guests can sample local breweries while dining on some of Chef Kevin’s BBQ.

The Brew & BBQ runs Fridays from 6:00 – 10:00 PM; Saturdays 1:00 – 9:00 PM; and Sundays 1:00 – 6:00 PM in the Americana section of the park.

Season passholders get in for only $20, while event only tickets are $25, and combo admission and event tickets are $59.99. Gold and Platinum season passholders also receive one free station like previous years.

So now for the important stuff…what is to eat (and drink)!

2017 Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ Menu

Cinder Block Brewery

Beers: Northtown Native, Cider Block, Block IPA, Pavers Porter

Food: Smoked BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw inside a savory waffle cone

COOP Ale Works

Beers: Spare Rib Pale Ale, DNR, F5 IPA, Seasonal

Food: Smoked ribs and savory cornbread

KC Bier Co

Beers: Dunkel, Helles, Hefeweizen

Food: Smoked jalapeño sausages with mustard, original, hot and vinegar sauces

Nebraska Brewing Company

Beers: EOS Hefeweizen, Cardinal Pale Ale, Brunette Nut Brown, IPA

Food Pairing: Smoked turkey tenderloin sliders with roasted pepper gastrique, crispy fried onions and signature BBQ sauce

Piney River Brewing Company

Beers: Missouri Mule IPA, Black Walnut Wheat, Float Trip Ale, Seasonal

Food: Freshly grilled and skewered corn on the cob with BBQ spice butter

Tallgrass Brewing Co

Beers: Buffalo Sweat, 8-Bit Pale Ale, Raspberry Jam, Pub Ale

Food: BBQ doughnuts with signature BBQ spice caramel glaze

We do not know about you, but the menu gets better each year with new fresh and exciting barbecue options at the Worlds of Fun Brew & BBQ.

Photo ©Worlds of Fun

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2017 Worlds of Fun Dining Plans

2017 Worlds of Fun Dining Plans

2017 will be a big transformation year for Worlds of Fun with several new attractions and a completely revamped front entrance. First, everyone comes to Worlds of Fun for the rides, and they will be adding two great new options for 2017.

Mustang Runner will swing guests around in gondolas while the base swings in the opposite direction. Also new for 2017 is Falcon’s Flight, which spins guests around high up in the air. Falcon’s Flight is quite an interesting one that we have not seen in other Cedar Fair parks.

Also new for 2017 will be the introduction to Winterfest, the exciting Christmas holiday event in late November and December. Note All-Season Dining plan users are valid through Winterfest.

So lets take a look at the 2017 Worlds of Fun Dining Plans.

Single Day Meal Deal- $13.99 (Includes meal, side, and beverage)

All-Day Dining Plan- $29.99 (Eat every 90 minutes; no beverage included)

All-Season Dining Plan- $112.00/$138.00 (Platinum)(Eat twice per day spaced four hours apart; no beverage included)

All-Day Souvenir Cup- $10.99 (Free refills day of purchase/$1.00 per refill thereafter)

All-Season Souvenir Cup- $29.99

All-Season Drink Pass– $29.99

Helpful References:
Everything You Need to Know About the Cedar Fair All Season Souvenir Bottle
Is All-Season Dining Worth the Cost?
Is All-Day Dining Worth the Cost?

2017 Worlds of Fun Dining Plans

Battle Creek BBQ (In Americana)

– Brisket sandwich with fries, baked beans or mac’n’cheese
– Pulled pork sandwich with fries, baked beans or mac’n’cheese
– BBQ nachos (no side)

Beach Bites (East Side of Surf City Wave Pool at Oceans of Fun)

– 1 slice of cheese pizza and choice of 2 breadsticks, a side salad or 1 additional slice of pizza
– 1 slice of pepperoni pizza and choice of 2 breadsticks, a side salad or 1 additional slice of pizza

Calypso Cafe (South Side of Coconut Cove at Oceans of Fun)

– Cheeseburger with fries or applesauce
– Bacon cheeseburger with fries or applesauce
– Grilled chicken sandwich with fries or applesauce
– Chicken tenders (3) with fries or applesauce
– Chicken nuggets (5) with fries or applesauce
– All beef hot dog with fries or applesauce

Chickie’s & Pete’s (In Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun)

– Philly cheesesteak with CrabFries®
– Chicken cheesesteak with CrabFries®
– Buffalo chicken cheesesteak with CrabFries®
– Chickie’s cutlets with CrabFries®
– Chickie’s buffalo cutlets with CrabFries®

Chicken Shack (In Scandinavia)

– Chicken tenders (3) with fries
– Chicken wrap with fries
– Boneless wings (6) with fries

Coasters Drive-In (In Africa)

– Cheeseburger with fries, applesauce or onion rings
– Bacon cheeseburger with fries, applesauce or onion rings
– Grilled chicken sandwich with fries, applesauce or onion rings
– Chicken tenders (3) with fries, applesauce or onion rings
– Caesar salad with fries, applesauce or onion rings

Worlds of Fun Food Truck (In Worlds of Fun)

– Steak tacos
– Chicken tacos
– Veggie tacos

G’Rilla Grill (In Africa)

– Jumbo corn dog with fries
– Chicken tenders (3) with fries
– Jumbo hot dog with fries

Paisano’s Pizza (In Europa)

– 1 slice of cheese pizza and choice of 2 breadsticks or 1 additional slice of pizza
– 1 slice of pepperoni pizza and choice of 2 breadsticks or 1 additional slice of pizza

Panda Express (In Orient)

– Teriyaki chicken with fried rice or chow mein
– Orange chicken with fried rice or chow mein
– Sweet fire chicken with fried rice or chow mein
– Broccoli beef with fried rice or chow mein

Pizza Pier (In Americana)

– 1 slice of cheese pizza and choice of 2 breadsticks, a side salad or 1 additional slice of pizza
– 1 slice of pepperoni pizza and choice of 2 breadsticks, a side salad or 1 additional slice of pizza

Pizzo Pizza (In Scandinavia)

– 1 slice of cheese pizza and choice of 2 breadsticks, a side salad or 1 additional slice of pizza
– 1 slice of pepperoni pizza and choice of 2 breadsticks, a side salad or 1 additional slice of pizza

Santa Fe Street Tacos (In Americana)

– Steak tacos
– Chicken tacos
– Veggie tacos

Subway (In Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun)

– Meatball marinara with chips (not available at Oceans of Fun location)
– Ham & cheese with chips
– Cold cut trio with chips
– Spicy Italian with chips

Vittle Griddle (In Americana)

– Cheeseburger with fries or applesauce
– Bacon cheeseburger with fries or applesauce (Review)
– Grilled chicken sandwich with fries or applesauce
– Chicken tenders (3) with fries or applesauce
– Chicken nuggets (5) with fries or applesauce
– All beef hot dog with fries or applesauce

150522 Worlds of Fun Vittle Griddle Bacon Cheeseburger

2017 Cedar Fair Dining Plans

2017 California’s Great American Dining Plans
2017 Canada’s Wonderland Dining Plans
2017 Carowinds Dining Plans
2017 Cedar Point Dining Plans
2017 Dorney Park Dining Plans
2017 Kings Dominion Dining Plans
2017 Kings Island Dining Plans
2017 Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plans
2017 Michigan’s Adventure Dining Plans
2017 Valleyfair Dining Plans
2017 World of Fun Dining Plans

References:

2016 Worlds of Fun Dining Plans
2015 Worlds of Fun Dining Plans

As always, dining plans are subject to change and availability. Did you see an option listed on the menu boards that was either new or removed? Be sure to take a picture and let us know below in the comments.

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