Worlds of Fun

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



  • 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 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: 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.

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 or 816-303-5135. 

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

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