Accessibility for Worlds of Fun Guests with Disabilities

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Guests with Disabilities

First and foremost, Worlds of Fun is about fun. Fun for everyone. Here you'll find everything you need to know about navigating and enjoying the park and all of its experiences for those with disabililities. And if you can't find the answers here, simply stop by any of our Guest Services areas at the front gate or throughout the park and grab a copy of our Guest Assistance Guide.

At Worlds of Fun we are proud of our reputation for accommodating guests with disabilities through our Ride Admission Policy. To provide equal access for all guests, we have developed a Boarding Pass Program which allows guests with mobility restrictions or cognitive impairment to access attractions at specified times via the Alternate Access Entrance (usually the ride’s exit or Fast Lane entrance) to avoid crowds and waiting in the regular lines.

Information about where guests access the ride is posted on each attractions Safety Guide sign. All guests, regardless of point of access, are required to meet all riding requirements for the attraction, including height and medical restrictions to safely ride/participate. 

The guest with a mobility restriction or cognitive impairment should visit Guest Services upon their arrival at the park to express their inability to wait in the regular line. Some questions are asked to ensure that the rider has the required physical criteria to safely experience attractions.

In addition to a Boarding Pass, the guest with a mobility restriction or cognitive impairment will receive a “Rider Access Form” that lists the attractions that the guest with a disability can safely enjoy.

Due to the nature of the attractions in Oceans of Fun, Alternate Access and Boarding Passes may only be utilized withing within Worlds of Fun. 

For a complete listing of guidelines when using the Alternate Access entrances, please download our Guest Assistance Guide.

When you arrive at the park, please proceed to one of our Guest Services buildings located at the main entrances.

  • Please have your party—including the individual requiring accommodation--accompany you to Guest Services.
  • Depending on the needs of your group, a boarding pass may be issued that will allow you to get scheduled ride times on the attractions you would like to participate in.
  • At Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun we offer KidTrack, a wristband program, which will assist you and park personnel in reuniting your group should you become separated.
  • We also offer Rider Swap. This allows one guest to ride while another guest waits with the guest who did not ride. When the ride is complete, the guests swap responsibility at the exit. Rider Swap is not available at Oceans of Fun.
  • Additionally, if you need to rent a stroller, wheelchair, or locker you can proceed to the Rentals stand located just inside the main gates.
  • Please revisit Guest Services if you need any further additional help with your day.
  • We also recommend that as an added safety measure you take a photo of members of your party, (especially if you have a member in your party who tends to dart away or wander off) on your mobile device. This photo can be great assistance to quickly reunite your party if separated.

During your visit:

  • Guests who wear headphones of any type will not be able to wear them while riding our attractions. We have disposable ear protection you can pick up at Guest Services.
  • If you’re separated during your visit please contact any park employee for assistance.
  • Please remember for the safety of our guests, any guest who appears hysterical or too frightened to ride will not be allowed to ride at that time. That decision will be made by the ride attendant at each attraction.
  • Ride delays may occur while riding and members of your party may be required to sit calmly until the ride is restarted or guests are escorted off the ride.
  • Please be aware if an evacuation of an attraction is required, guests may need to maneuver along catwalks from the highest point of the ride and down steeply inclined steps.
  • If you have any doubts whatsoever about an attraction’s appropriateness for the individual with Autism, please have someone in your party ride first to make an informed determination.

Worlds of Fun offers our guests several restful locations that your party can access during the day. The park has a first aid station located opposite the Timberwolf entrance at Worlds of Fun, a second first aid station located adjacent to Surf City Wave Pool in Oceans of Fun, Family Care Center located in Planet Snoopy and Guest Services located at the Worlds of Fun Front Gate. Additionally, air-conditioned restaurants provide a nice break from sensory stimulation.

Worlds of Fun is a wonderful destination for families and friends to visit. Our goal is to make your experience both smooth and full of family fun. Please let us know if you have any further questions by calling our Guest Assistance Center at (816) 454-4545, or by talking to a member of Guest Services at the park.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun work hard to be as enjoyable and barrier free as practical. We offer several services to accommodate as many guests as possible. If the information you seek is not provided below, please contact us via our online comment form or by calling our Guest Assistance Center at (816) 454-4545.

Assistive listening systems utilize a lightweight wireless device that aid aids in the amplification of sound at our stage shows. These are recommended for guests with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. To use the system, guests should obtain a receiver at Guest Services. For show venues where this system is not available, please inquire to venue staff for assistance in prioritizing your seating location

If requested at least 1 week in advance, Worlds of Fun will provide American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation for live shows featured at our live entertainment venues.

To request ASL Interpretation services, please complete the request form. Upon arrival at the park, please check in with Guest Services to review our show schedule and determine your preferred showtimes and selections.

Many rides at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are dynamic and thrilling. There are inherent risks in riding any amusement ride. For your protection, each ride is rated for its special features, such as high speed, steep drops, sharp turns or other dynamic forces. If you choose to ride, you accept all of these risks. Restrictions for guests of extreme size (height or weight) are posted at certain rides. Guests with disabilities should refer to our Ride Admission Policy available at Guest Relations. Participate responsibly. You should be in good health to ride safely. You know your physical conditions and limitations, Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun do not. If you suspect your health could be at risk for any reason, or you could aggravate a preexisting condition of any kind, DO NOT RIDE!

Guests with casts and braces will be restricted from riding rides where the cast or brace will not fit inside the ride unit or where it will present a hazard to the guest or others. Guests with full arm (elbow restricted) and full leg (knee restricted) casts or braces are restricted from MOST rides at Worlds of Fun and most slides at Oceans of Fun. Guests with a cast should visit Guest Services prior to entering the park for more information. All casts are prohibited on Patriot, Prowler, and Timber Wolf. 

Single strollers, double-seat strollers, wagons, wheelchairs, and electric convenience vehicles (ECVs) may be used during your visit to Worlds of Fun, and you are welcome to bring your own.  They are available for rent at Worlds of Fun Rental Center near the Worlds of Fun Front Gate, on a first-come, first-served basis.  A limited number of ECVs may also be rented in advance on our website.   Along with the rental fee, a deposit will be charged at the park which will be returned at the end of your day when you return the vehicle. 

Wheelchairs can be accommodated in all restaurants, gift shops, theaters, games, arcades, and restrooms.  ECVs with canopies or other attachments are not permitted on lifts to attractions.  A wheelchair will be provided at those locations.  

For those guests who choose to use an ECV, we require that a safe speed be maintained while traveling in the park.

Park wheelchairs, ECVs, and strollers may not be taken out of the park gates or to the parking lot. However, a park ambassador will be happy to provide any assistance you may need at that time. 

For any guest using a personal Segway, please stop by Guest Services.

A pool lift is available at Coconut Cove, Caribbean Cooler, Castaway Cove, and Worlds of Fun Village Pool.  A water wheelchair is available for guests participating in waterpark attractions. The water wheelchair may be used by multiple guests on the same day. While in the wave pool, the water level may not exceed the height of the seat on the chair. During your visit, please speak to a member of our Aquatics Supervisory team to obtain access to the water wheelchair and for further accessibility information.

All restrooms in Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are designed for access by guests with disabilities. All restrooms in both parks are wheelchair accessible excluding the Planet Snoopy restroom and the Boomerang restroom.

Parking for guests with disabled placards is located in parking lots B and H at Worlds of Fun and in the lower level parking lot at Oceans of Fun. Please ask attendant at Toll Plaza for directions. 

Guests with any type of prosthesis should not ride Detonator, Patriot, SteelHawk or Kite Eating Tree unless they can ensure the device is properly secured and will remain in place during the ride. If there is any concern of the prosthesis becoming dislodged during the ride, guests should visit the Guest Services Office at the park entrance for assistance. All leg prosthetics are prohibited on Patriot per the manufacturer.

Due to the dynamics of our rides, oxygen tanks may be restricted. Please stop by Guest Services to identify any rides that may allow your tank. Oxygen tanks may be taken into all food, merchandise, or entertainment buildings.

For detailed information about services and the requirements for each attraction, please visit Guest Services for a copy of our Guest Assistance Guide.

Service animals are welcome at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun.  A service animal is defined as a dog or miniature pony that has been individually trained to perform tasks for a person with disabilities. Service animals must be controlled with a restraining device and must display appropriate behavior at all times while on our property. There is a limit of one service animal per guest. A relief area is located near Prowler Photo shop.

Due to the nature of most rides, service animals must remain with a non-riding member of your party. We are not permitted to take control of your service animal. Guests may take advantage of our Rider Swap program for staying with the service animal. Service animals may be taken on the Grand Carousel, Worlds of Fun Railroad, Le Taxitour, SNOOPY’s Junction, PEANUTS Road Rally, Flying Ace Balloon Race, and Camp Bus.   Service animals must be leashed, under the owner's control, fit on the floor of the ride vehicle, and seated on the floor, not the ride seat. Service animals are not permitted in water attractions, wet decks, wading pools, or lazy rivers. Please stop by Guest Services for more information.

A Supervising Companion is someone who meets all requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 14 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.  Supervising Companions are responsible for ensuring that the guest remains seated properly—where applicable—and follows all rules and regulations.