WORLDS OF FUN/OCEANS OF FUN

Worlds of Fun 2023

DESCRIPTION: As Kansas City’s hometown amusement park, Worlds of Fun offers 235 acres of family rides, thrill rides, roller coasters, live shows and attractions. Admission includes entry into Oceans of Fun, a conjoined water park that features more than 40 water slides and a variety of soaking attractions.

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

WEBSITE: worldsoffun.com

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • For thrill seekers, the themepark offers seven world-class roller coasters and dozens of thrill rides across five themed areas. 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 guests 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 21 kid-sized rides and activities that families can enjoy together.
  • Oceans of Fun includes 40 waterslide attractions, plus the Surf City Wave Pool, an 800-foot lazy river and the all-new Riptide Raceway, the longest mat-racing slide in the world. 
  • Each 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. 

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

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. 

WHAT’S NEW: The all-new, reimagined Zambezi Zinger roller coaster takes guests on a thrilling journey above its galvanized steel and wood hybrid frame, dropping guests from its iconic spiral lift hill into a low-to-the-ground track that races through the trees and terrain of the African Serengeti.

Opened in 2023, this one-of-a-kind coaster is packed with several moments of airtime, banked turns and quick transitions. This fast-paced, safari adventure chase will leave riders breathless!

DID YOU KNOW: Worlds of Fun was built by Kansas City Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt in 1973 as his gift to Kansas City after the Chiefs first Super Bowl victory in 1970. Worlds of Fun was based on the epic Jules Verne novel “Around the World in 80 Days” and continues to draw on its international roots to this day.

WHERE TO STAY: Located on park property, Worlds of Fun Village offers cozy cottages, charming cabins and RV spots for the big rigs. Guests staying at the Village also receive a discount on admission. 

GROUP EVENTS:  Worlds of Fun hosts more than 100,000 guests annually in its four covered picnic pavilions primarily used for corporate events and youth events. For more information, contact groupsales@worldsoffun.com or 816-303-5135. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Brian McGannon, Director of Communications, 816-303-5125, wofpr@worldsoffun.com

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Derek Byrne
Derek Byrne (KC/Regional Media)
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816-691-3828
dbyrne@visitkc.com
Derek Klaus
Derek Klaus (National Media)
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816-608-2816
visitkc@njfpr.com

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