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Join eleven of America’s best-loved amusement parks for a full day of coaster riding and fun while raising money for Give Kids The World.

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, in conjunction with Give Kids The World,, and the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE), present “Coasting for Kids”, a coaster marathon event unlike any other! Participants will receive admission to the park of their choice, a full day of fun with co-fundraisers, prizes, and more!

Worlds of Fun challenges riders to marathon the following to benefit Give Kids The World:
  • the 205-foot-tall Mamba
  • Prowler, one of the best wooden coasters in the world
  • The 149 foot-tall, inversion-filled Patriot
  • The 301 foot-tall SteelHawk 

Event Schedule

8:30 - 9:15 am - Check in at WORLDS of Fun front gate

9:30 - 10:30 am - Worlds of Fun ERT on SteelHawk 

11 am - 1 pm - Ride MAMBA

1 - 2 pm - Lunch, prizes, shenanigans, Haunt plans update at Tivoli Central 

2 - 4 pm - Ride PROWLER

4 - 5 pm - Ride PATRIOT

Riders may take as many breaks as needed.


Registration is $25 and a $75 funraising minimum to participate. All participants are encouraged to raise money through pledges to earn exciting prizes. Admission to the park and parking for those meeting the fundraising requirements is complimentary.

To register, visit the official Coasting for Kids site. To learn more, email . All money raised goes direct to Give Kids the World.


The top fundraisers for the event will receive the following:

First Prize: 4 Worlds of Fun tickets (includes Oceans of Fun), park souvenier pack, Oceans of Fun Cabana on return date

Second Prize: 4 Worlds of Fun tickets (includes Oceans of Fun) and park T-shirt

Third Prize: GKTW merchandise


GKTW is a 70-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions. While at the Village children and their families are treated to weeklong cost-free fantasy vacations, complete with accommodations in whimsical villas, transportation, donated attractions tickets, meals and much more. These children learn that dreams really do come true as they and their families and immersed in joy, love and hope for a few unforgettable happy days- a most welcomed escape from the weight of their challenging circumstances. Since 1986, GKTW has hosted families from all 50 states and more than 68 countries. The extraordinary, life-changing experience that GKTW offers is a gift made possible only thorough the generosity of countless corporations and individuals like you. For more information, visit

Check out 2012 Coasting for Kids Photos on our Facebook page!