Worlds of Fun is one of the region's largest family fun park destinations. It has over 235 acres of rides and attractions. The park, built in 1973 centers around Jules Verne’s book, “Around the World in 80 Days." It is here that you can travel to Africa, Asia, Europa and Americana without leaving the park. With over 100 rides and attractions, including six world-class roller coasters, live entertainment, and kids' adventures, it’s no wonder Worlds of Fun is one of Kansas City’s favorite attractions.
Website: Worlds of Fun
Worlds of Fun Location and Directions:
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are located at 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue off the East loop of I-435 at Exit 54 in Kansas City, Missouri. Go to the Worlds of Fun website for detailed directions, with an interactive directions function to get there from anywhere.
Hours for Worlds of Fun
Worlds of Fun is open weekends-only in April and daily from May 17th to August 24th, then weekends-only through November. Hours of operation vary during the season. Check the World’s of Fun Calendar for further details.
Prices vary for admission, with several ticket option. See their tickets page for current offers and pricing. The prices vary, and there are discounts for buying online, junior, senior, and active-duty or retired military members.
Single Day and Two-Day Admission: The 2016 gate price was $56.99 for a single-day admission for adults, $36.99 for Junior and Seniors before online discounts and other offers.
Parking passes and VIP parking in closer spaces is also available online.
Season Passes: Gold and Platinum Season Passes are available, the difference being that the Platinum Pass is accepted at all Cedar Fair Parks. The Platinum Pass has a discount for Juniors and Seniors. The pass benefits include an easy payment plan, auto-renewal, unlimited summer visits, Oceans of Fun, Halloween Haunt, and WinterFest, free parking, early park and waterpark access, bring-a-friend discounts, food and merchandise discounts, and Dinosaurs Alive.
Group Admissions: Discounted group admission is available small groups of 15 or more, youth outings of 15 or more people, Options for groups include catered meals, drink wristbands, meal vouchers, Dinosaurs Alive, and Beagle Bucks gift certificates. Consignment rates are also available for companies who want to sell tickets.
Fast Lane and Fright Lane: After buying regular park admission or a season pass, you can also pay for these passes to bypass the regular lines and get express access to popular rides and attractions.
Rides and Attractions
Thrill rides include the Mamba, with a first hill of over 200 feet and speeds of 75 miles per hour. The Prowler tours the forested terrain of the park, evading predators. The Patriot was notable when it was built as one of the longest and tallest full-circuit inverted rollercoasters in the nation. Other favorites are Timberwolf, Detonator, Boomerang, the clothes soaking Fury of the Nile and the Monsoon.
Oceans of Fun waterpark admission is included in the ticket prices, but it is only open May through August. The Dinosaurs Alive! attraction features animatronic dinosaurs and interactive consoles that reflect the latest scientific discoveries about these beasts.
Worlds of Fun also has live entertainment attractions the whole family can enjoy, including musical reviews, magic shows, and appearances by Peanuts characters.
For the kid in all of us, Worlds of Fun has Planet Snoopy, a one-acre interactive attraction just for families. Besides having the whole Peanuts Gang running about, they’ve got several themed rides just for the kids.
There are great places to eat everywhere you look at Worlds of Fun. From burgers and pizzas on the go to sit down meals for every appetite, taste, and budget. The Chicken Shack and Battle Creek Barbeque are both great for dining in and taking a break. But for families on the move, head to the many quick bite places around the park. The Vittle Griddle is a fave of park-goers throughout the years.