Worlds of Fun

DESCRIPTION: Kansas City’s hometown amusement park, Worlds of Fun offers an unbeatable value of 235-acres of family rides, thrill rides, roller coasters, live shows and attractions. Admission includes entry into Oceans of Fun, their conjoined waterpark that features over 40 water slides and a variety of soaking attractions. Worlds of Fun is also home to seasonal events. In the fall, Worlds of Fun transforms from theme park to scream park during Halloween Haunt, the Midwest’s largest Halloween event featuring elaborate haunted mazes, costumed characters and themed shows. In the winter, Worlds of Fun transforms into a winter wonderland for WinterFest, a grand holiday celebration that features over 5-million shimmering lights and immersive entertainment.

ADDRESS: 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. 64161

LOCATION: 10 minutes northeast of downtown Kansas City on I-435

PHONE: 816-454-4545



  • Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, now one park and all for one price. Enjoy all the rides, slides, attractions and pools at both parks in the same day.
  • For thrill seekers, the theme park offers seven world-class roller coasters and dozens of thrill rides. The Patriot is the longest and tallest full-circuit inverted roller coaster in the region. The 200-foot Mamba is one of the tallest, longest and fastest coasters ever built. The SteelHawk carries you 301 feet off the earth for the amazing views of the park and Kansas City.
  • Planet Snoopy is home to the world-famous PEANUTS characters and more than an acre of children’s attractions that families can ride together.
  • Worlds of Fun hosts some of the best special events you can experience anywhere. From Grand Carnivale’s lively parade and summertime celebration to Halloween Haunt and WinterFest, guests can get swept away with immersive entertainment and unique experiences throughout the year.
  • The waterpark’s attractions of 40 water slides also includes a Surf City Wave Pool, an 800-foot lazy river, and the all-new Riptide Raceway, the longest mat racing slide in the world. 
  • Visitors 21 years and older can relax in Castaway Cove. The adult-only pool features a swim-up refreshment cabana, jets and a sun deck.
  • Hate waiting in lines? We can fix that. Purchase a Fast Lane pass before or after entering the park for a wristband that allows you to pass the line and load right on.
  • World of Fun’s culinary team and executive chef are flipping the script on traditional amusement park foods. You’ll find carefully crafted, house-made offerings throughout the park, including the new Cotton Blossom BBQ’s hearty helpings of authentic Kansas City BBQ.

HOURS: Worlds of Fun is open seasonally from April through December. Oceans of Fun is open seasonally from late May through September. Daily operating hours for both parks vary; visit or call 816-454-4545 for details.

ADMISSION: Admission includes 235 acres of rides and slides at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. Visit or contact the theme park at 816-454-4545 for more information.

WHERE TO GET LUNCH: Park visitors can choose from more than 40 different food locations including dine-in restaurants, concession locations and specialty shops. Options range from light snacks to meal-sized entrees. Leading the culinary team at Worlds of Fun is Executive Chef Wesley Boston who has brought new delicious items to the menu. Make sure you stop by the Battle Creek Barbeque and try our new WOF Dog that features Kansas City BBQ, homemade mac & cheese and pickles to top it off.


The Great Pumpkin Fest with dozens of scare free Halloween family activities

  • Petting Zoo
  •  Trick-Or-Treat Tales, where little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treat with the entire Peanuts gang who are dressed as their favorite story book character.
  •  During Halloween, the Vamp family gathers together for their annual Halloween Party. Activities include Costume Contest, Mummy Monster Mash Dance Party, Meet the Vamps story time and games, pumpkin decorating and mask making crafts, Hay Bale Trail and kiddy cars.

As darkness falls, fear rises when the Overlord calls his army to transform Worlds of Fun into Halloween Haunt.

  •  Over 500 monsters in Hollywood-movie caliber make-up and costumes
  •  Lurking fog-filled midways
  •  14 Extreme Haunts that will keep you on your toes within your adventure
  •  Live entertainment shows including Haunted Homecoming and the Skeleton Crew WinterFest
  •  Featuring immersive holiday entertainment with over 5 million shimmering lights and a 70-foot Christmas tree.
  •  Sit and watch the 10+ live shows featured in the park, including Planet Snoopy’s feature of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Spectacular! Sing along with our 18 singers and dancers to a sequence of classic holiday cheer

Throughout the season, Worlds of Fun also annually hosts several special events including Festival of Music and Thrill U.

WHAT’S NEW: Competition and thrills combine at Oceans of Fun waterpark with the debut of Riptide Raceway, the world’s longest mat racing slide. The all-new attraction will take guests five stories high before they speed down four side-by-side tunnels atop a soft foam mat. Riders in each lane will race more than 486 feet to be the first to reach the finish line as they make an exhilarating journey down a winding hillside, around a tight 360-degree loop and through a rapid final descent before splashdown. 

DID YOU KNOW: Operating under the symbol “FUN” inside the New York Stock Exchange. Cedar Fair owns and operates 11 other amusement parks, four other waterparks, one indoor waterpark resort and four hotels.

ON PARK LODGING: Stay where you play! Worlds of Fun Village offers cozy cottages, charming cabins, and RV spots for the big rigs. Located on park property for walking distance to the park, guests staying at the Village also receive great ticket discounts.

GROUP EVENTS:  Worlds of Fun hosts over 100,000 guests annually in our four covered picnic pavilions primarily used for corporate events and youth events. Executive Chef Wesley Boston can design menus for events big and small with a wide variety entrées and appetizers, including Kansas City-style barbeque, bruschetta and bread pudding. Beer, wine and alcoholic beverages are for sale on park. Worlds of Fun is able to provide bar services for group events. For more information, contact or 816-303-5135. 


From the north: Travel south on I-29 to I-435 East. Exit at Parvin Road (exit 54). Stay straight to go onto NE Randolph Road. Cross under I-435 and then go straight. Turn right into the Worlds of Fun entrance.

From the south: Travel north on US-71 to I-435 North. Exit at Parvin Road (exit 54). Go straight and then turn right into the Worlds of Fun entrance.

From the east: Travel west on I-70 to I-435 North. Exit at Parvin Road (exit 54). Go straight and then turn right into the Worlds of Fun entrance.

From the west: Travel east on I-70 to I-670 East. Then merge onto I-70 West via exit 2N on the left. Then merge onto I-435 North via the ramp on the left. Exit at Parvin Road (exit 54). Go straight and then turn right into the Worlds of Fun entrance.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Chris Foshee, manager of public relations, 816-303-5125,

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