22 Signs you were a KC kid in the ’90s

You know you were a KC kid in the ’90s if …

… This was your favorite ride at World’s of Fun

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Zambezi Zinger


… This is where you had your first couple’s skate

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Skateland South


… You wore nose strips to school because of this guy


Neil Smith


… You vaguely remember this Kansas Senator running for President

Former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole holds a mock newspaper declaring Dole the winner of Monday's Electoral College vote during taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC studios in Burbank, Calif., Monday, Dec. 16, 1996. The only votes that constitutionally count were cast, and Bill Clinton beat Dole again. (AP Photo/NBC, Jennifer Barnett) ORG XMIT: LA109

Bob Dole


… You always ran out of quarters playing this game at Fun Factory

ninja turtles arcade game

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


… You remember this stud winning Rookie of the Year in ’94

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Bob “The Hammer” Hamelin


… You had every isle of this place memorized before its confusing redesign

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Toys “R” Us


… You watched the KC Wiz play in these retro beauties at Arrowhead

Mo Johnston, Kansas City Wizards

Mo Johnston


…You made your parents scour the city for these cuddly collectibles

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Beanie Babies


…You remember when this pool opened and thought, “Is this Narnia?”

tomahawk ridge pool

Tomahawk Ridge


…This kicker still haunts your memories

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Lin Elliott


…This is the first thing you think of when you hear the words “dial up”




…Your parents took you to watch Big 8 tournaments here

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Kemper Arena


…You tried this Discovery Zone ripoff and were horribly disappointed

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Leaps & Bounds


…This place ruined all of your trips to the dentist … but was totally worth it

Mr. Bulky's

Mr. Bulky’s


… You hit up this Oak Park theatre as a last resort when all the others were sold out

AMC Theatres 6 Oak Park

AMC 6 Theatres


…You had a mild interest in this IHL team but still wore their jerseys anyway

KC Blades

KC Blades


… This was your first Bae




… You went shopping at Bannister Mall to get these




… Your social status was based on how many of these you had




… You ditched the school mixer to stay at home and watch this




… Your parents took you to soccer games at Heritage Park in this stylish ride

Aerostar Van


Can you think of more signs? Let us know in the comments!


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  1. Casio My Magic Diary
    Pokemon trading cards
    Winchell’s Doughnuts
    Godfather’s Pizza
    Vessel Soda (still exists, still delicious)

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    • What about ward parkway mall, going to the theater and had to drive past the striped multi color house.

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  2. Penguin park! Is still there but not as as cool as it was when I was a kid!

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