WORLDS OF FUN
& Oceans of Fun
Kansas City, MO
Cedar Fair L.P.
Park News - (6/13/21) In another sad state of the world update, another theme park fight broke out this week. This latest one took place at Worlds of Fun, and even more disappointing, it involved two 12-year-old girl cousins who were attacked by a gang of other girls between the ages of 13-17. A portion of the fight was caught on video and posted by the local news, and it is just disheartening to see the young girls punched and kicked into the dirt of a park planter while most bystanders stand-by to watch or shoot video rather than intervene.
(5/5/21) Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun will be reopening very soon, and have released new details about the COVID safety rules to visit this year. Worlds of Fun will reopen first on May 22 and the Oceans of Fun waterpark will follow a week later on May 29. While you do not need reservations to visit Worlds of Fun, you will still need them to visit the Oceans of Fun waterpark.
Gone this season will be the required temperature checks, as well any ride capacity limitations. While the rides wont limit capacity, the park will still have capacity limits and social distancing. Face masks on the other hand will no longer be required to be worn when outdoors, unless social distancing is not possible. Masks will be required when going into any indoor location.
(3/13/21) Worlds of Fun will open to guests on May 22 and the Worlds of Fun waterpark with the new Riptide Raceway slide will open on May 29. The park will also host the Grand Carnivale celebration event from July 24 through Aug. 8, and they have also confirmed that Halloween Haunt will take place this year from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31st.
(1/30/21) Worlds of Fun has now set May 22 as the park’s opening date for the 2021 season. They will also finally open the new Riptide Raceway waterslide this year after the opening was delayed from 2020.
2021 - Riptide Raceway - (11/15/19) Worlds of Fun has announced that they have made a change to the previously announced Riptide Raceway slide that will see the length of each slide increased by 10 feet, which will give it the record for being the longest Mat Racer slide in the world.
(8/20/19) I missed this one the other day but Worlds of Fun will add Riptide Raceway is 2020 to the waterpark, marketing it as the largest mat racer slide in the Midwest.
(8/10/19) Screamscape sources tell us that the new slide coming to Oceans of Fun in 2020 to replace the soon-to-be-leaving Diamonhead slides will be some kind of new four-lane Matt Racer slide.
In other news, I’m told that Dinosaurs Alive was also confirmed to be closing for good before the end of the season.