FAQ

FAQ

 

A Quick Guide To The Most Common Questions

Congratulations on your 2014 Pass! We look forward to providing you with a great season of entertainment and benefits!

Click for the full list of 2014 Season Pass Benefits!!
The call center is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-4pm. **These hours are subject to change.

The call center is closed  Monday, December 23rd through January 2nd for the Holidays.
Costumes are only permitted for children who are participating in Trick-or-Treat Tales or the Kooky Caterpillar's Costume Contest in Planet Snoopy. Guests who show up in costumes, this includes face make-up, will not be permitted into the park.

Yes, Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are connected near the Monsoon water ride. Your admission ticket includes access to all 235 acres of both Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun!

 

Your Worlds of Fun ticket includes unlimited use of all rides, shows, and attractions inside Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun (open seasonally) for one-day. It does not include additional fee attractions, RipCord, Grand Prix Raceway, Dinosaurs Alive, or various concerts and special events. All prices are plus tax unless noted.

The Junior / Senior Ticket is for guests ages 3 & older AND less than 48 inches in height OR Ages 62 & older. Any person 48 inches tall or taller needs to purchase a Regular Single-Day Ticket. Children 2 & under are admitted free. Children measured in shoes at Worlds of Fun and bare feet at Oceans of Fun. 
Yes, all guests entering the park gates must have an admission ticket. Non-riding guests are encouraged to visit our unique shops, relax at Oceans of Fun, visit great Live Entertainment options, or enjoy a variety of mild rides.

Parking is $15 per vehicle for a single-space. Park in a preferred parking space, close to the front gate for $20. Preferred parking spaces are only available at the Worlds of Fun gate. Oversized vehicles are $20. Save time and purchase parking online prior to your visit by clicking 'tickets' at the top of this page. 

Yes, you may pick-up or drop-off any person visiting in the pick-up / drop-off lane at either park. You will not be charged for parking.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards and most debit cards are accepted for parking fees, park admission, at most merchandise locations, and at select restaurants. ATMs are available throughout the parks. Guests may also purchase tickets using a personal check with 2 forms of ID. Visitors can even cash checks up to $100.00 per day at either of the Guest Relations offices.
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are pleased to offer a Military Discount off the Front Gate admission price to military members and their families.  A valid military ID must be presented to receive the following prices:  
  • Regular Admission - $40.99 (save $8) 
For additional military ticket options, please consider calling your ITR office to inquire about discount programs:

•Offutt AFB, (402) 294-4049
•Fort Leavenworth ITR, (913) 684-2580
•Fort Riley ITR, (785) 239-5614
•McConnell AFB, (316) 759-6007
•Whiteman ITT, (660) 687-5618
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. Due to rider restraint system requirements, guests of larger size may not be accommodated on some of our rides. This may apply, but not be limited to, men who exceed 6’2”, or those who exceed 225 pounds, have a 40” waistline or 52” chest or females who exceed 200 pounds or wear size 18 or larger. Each person has different body proportions so it is not possible to list exact size and weight.

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!

Missouri Statute RSMO 316.230 requires that riders obey all warnings and directions regarding all rides and behave in a manner that will not cause injury to themselves or contribute to the injury of others. Failure to comply may lead to ejection from the park and is a state misdemeanor.
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun's definition of a responsible person is one who meets all of the requirements to ride the ride itself, is 16 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.

The Guest Assistance Guide provides Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun guests with information regarding ride regulations, guest services, park policies, and special services for guests with disabilities. A hard copy of the Guest Assistance Guide is available at the Guest Relations Office located at the Main Entrance of both Parks.
In keeping with the family image of Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, we require guests to wear appropriate clothing. Profanity, illegal substances, and suggestive or offensive clothing are prohibited.

Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times and swimwear sufficiently covered while at Worlds of Fun. For the safety of our guests, costumes are not permitted and will be refused admission with the exception of those under 12 years of age during our Halloween Haunt costume contests.

Bathing suits and bikinis are appropriate dress only at Oceans of Fun. Clothing with zippers, rivets, buckles, etc. is not appropriate swimwear at Oceans of Fun. Diaper dependant individuals are required to wear a waterproof diaper cover at Oceans of Fun. Towels are not provided, although may be purchased at Oceans of Fun.

Weapons are never permitted on Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun property. Use of cameras and/or cell phones is not permitted inside the park restrooms and bathhouses. Some rides may require the removal of eyeglasses and t-shirts at Oceans of Fun.

To ensure that all guests have a fair opportunity to enjoy a ride as quickly as possible, line jumping is not allowed at Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun. Line jumping, regardless of the reason, may lead to ejection. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. We defines line jumping as:

Cutting in front of other guests who are already in line; saving a place for someone; or leaving a line, then attempting to re-enter at the same point. Since this includes using restrooms or purchasing food or drink, we suggest you make all stops before you enter the line.
If you plan an active day of riding rides, we suggest that you bring into the park only items that can be safely secured in cargo pockets, a waist pack or a zipping jacket pocket. To secure loose articles, a cargo pocket must fasten with a velcro or button flap or a zipper, a waist pack should fasten around the waist and have a zipper closure, and a jacket pocket must have a zipper closure.

For safety reasons, purses, backpacks, beverage containers or any other loose articles may not be taken on most rides at Worlds of Fun. These items may be left in a locker, your vehicle, with a non-rider, or at the owner's risk on the ride platform. However, Worlds of Fun is not responsible for items lost, damaged or stolen.
Most rides and attractions remain in operation despite rain. For your safety, certain rides and attractions may be closed due to rain, lightning, high winds, extreme temperatures, maintenance, and other reasons. We re-open closed rides and attractions as soon as possible. We do not issue rain checks or refunds.
If you plan to leave and return later that day, ask the ticket taker at the re-admission turnstile to stamp your hand. Guests will not be allowed to re-enter without a hand stamp. Be sure to keep your parking receipt if you take your car from the parking lot so you can re-enter without charge. Vehicles left overnight may be towed at owner's expense.
Guests may bring unopened bottles of water into the park. However, for everyone's safety, guests are not permitted to bring coolers, food, or other drinks into either park. Shaded picnic areas are available between parking lots D and F at Worlds of Fun and just outside the admissions gate at Oceans of Fun. Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun do not permit grilling, open flames or outside vendors to cater picnics on property. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the picnic areas located by the parking lots.

Guests with special dietary needs including but not limited to gluten allergies, please click here.
RipCord
  • RipCord is a SkyCoaster attraction that features a 180-foot tethered free fall. You must be at least 48 inches tall to fly RipCord.
  • Flights are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 3 flyers: $18.02 plus tax per flyer, 2 flyers: $23.04 plus tax per flyer, 1 flyer: $28.38 plus tax per flyer
  • Video of your flight: $12.95 plus tax

  Dinosaurs Alive
  • Step back in time to the beginning of the age of dinosaurs at Dinosaurs Alive, an immersive animatronic dinosaur park.
  • $5.00

    Prices are subject to change without notice.
     
To prevent your group from becoming separated during your visit, please arrange a specific time and place for your group to meet prior to entering the parks. We do not offer personalized public paging. If a child becomes separated from your group, we suggest you contact Worlds of Fun Security Personnel.

All items found are turned into Guest Relations. If you lose an item on a ride, we will search for the article as soon as it is possible. In order to keep the ride in operation, an immediate search may not be possible.
Lost Season Pass cards may be replaced at Guest Relations any operating day for a $15 fee.
You may visit Guest Relations just outside the Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun Main Entrance for more information during your visit. First Aid stations are located just inside the Worlds of Fun Main Entrance and adjacent to the Surf City wave pool inside Oceans of Fun. Both stations are staffed by EMTs during park hours. Refrigeration for most medication is available at First Aid.
Smoking is not permitted at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, except in clearly designated smoking areas throughout the parks.
For information on local activities and accommodations, visit the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association website, email info@visitkc.com, or call (800) 767-7700. Or, stay on-site at Worlds of Fun Village.

2014 Dining Plans

No. The Single Meal Deal must be purchased online or on a mobile device.
Only Single Meal Deal (20oz fountain beverage).

All Day Dining and Season Long Dining recommend to the guest to purchase a souvenir bottle.
It is wrist band that allows the guest to receive and Entrée & Side (combo meal) at Battle Creek BBQ; Beach Bites; Calypso Café; Coasters Drive In; Pizza Pier; Pizzo Pizza; Vittle Griddle (7 restaurants). There is a 90 minute wait-time between each meal. 
Available only to Season Pass Holders, All Season Dining allows you to enjoy LUNCH & DINNER (two meals) every time you visit during 2014. Lunch and dinner is a combo meal or entrée & side. A drink is not included. The Season Pass holder must use their season pass for entry into the park on the day of use, and the season pass holder must wait two hours between each meal.
Guest Relations, Ticket Booth, Fast Lane Booth, Souvenir Bottle Carts, or the 7 participating restaurants: Battle Creek BBQ; Beach Bites; Calypso Café; Coasters Drive In; Pizza Pier; Pizzo Pizza; Vittle Griddle
Season Long Dining must be purchased at Ticket Window, Guest Relations, because it is attached to a season pass.

Some Helpful Hints To Plan Your Day

Baby food and bottles are not available at the park. Guests are permitted to bring these items into both parks. These food items must be kept inside of a cooler and checked in at the Guest Relations Office before you are permitted to take the food inside. Bottles may be warmed at any restaurant in the park. Free ice water is available at any food location.

 

Diaper changing stations are available at all restroom facilities for the convenience of Mom or Dad or at the Family Care Center in Planet Snoopy. At Oceans of Fun, children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper.

 

First Aid is located just inside the front gate at Worlds of Fun and adjacent to the Surf City Wave Pool at Oceans of Fun. Mothers who prefer a private area for nursing may also do so at First Aid or at the Family Care Center (WOF), and most medicines and medical equipment may be stored during your visit.

 

Hand-held infants (Infants who cannot walk by themselves) are permitted to participate in the following rides and attractions: Le Carrousel and Grand Carrousel (bench only with a responsible person), Le Taxitour (back seat only with a responsible person), Worlds of Fun Railroad (not permitted to sit on outer edge). For detailed information about each attraction, please visit our Rides Section.

Located at the entrance to Planet Snoopy, the Family Care Center provides a place for families to relax and refuel together. Basic family care supplies, private feeding rooms, and family size restrooms are available.

Kid Track assists in reuniting lost children with their parents or guardians in case they become separated. An identification band with a phone number is placed on the child to quickly reunite a lost child with their parent or guardian. Available at Guest Relations at both parks or the Family Care Center at Worlds of Fun.

Worlds of Fun provides a variety of nutritious food for your children. Special kids meals are served at Coasters Midway Grill, Vittle Griddle, and Tyke Town Cafe at Worlds of Fun, and at Hot Dogger and Calypso Cafe at Oceans of Fun.
An employee will escort any lost child to security personnel until you are re-united.

Children may be officially measured at Guest Relations to receive a wristband corresponding to their height in shoes at Worlds of Fun and in bare feet at Oceans of Fun. Worlds of Fun reserves the right to ensure that a child's height is not being artificially enhanced or manipulated.

Looking for tyke-sized fun? Little ones can meet the Peanuts gang and enjoy rides just for them in Planet Snoopy, featuring over 20 rides and activities that accomodate those not yet ready for the big thrills.

Rider Swap is available for those who have small children but no provision for childcare while participating in height-restricted rides. One person may wait with the child in the designated area on the exit side of the platform or station, while the other guests in the party enter the line. When the rest of the party has exited, the person who waited with the child may enter through the exit and ride. Visit Guest Relations for more information on Rider Swap.

Smoking is not permitted at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, except in clearly designated smoking areas throughout the parks.

You may bring your own stroller and wagon to the park. If you do not have a stroller, they are available for rent.
Sunscreen is available at gift shops throughout Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. Hats and sunglasses can be purchased at several gift shops including Plaza Gifts and Front Street Emporium.

Here Are Some Great Story Ideas

The majority of guests visiting Worlds of Fun today reach for their keyboard before they reach for their car keys.  The benefits of advance planning are readily available through the park's new e-commerce platform.  Whether its a ticket, special food and beverage offerings, or accommodations, they are easily purchased ahead of time, making a visit to the park better before it begins.


The Carousel has only been at the Worlds of Fun since 2011, but it is the oldest ride in the park at 86 years.  While bigger and faster rides get all the attention, its attractions like the Carousel that are the heart of every amusement park.  It's a ride that families truly enjoy riding together.

In 1926, M.C. Illions meticulously carved 64 jumping horses and two chariots to create the Illions Supreme carousel, one of the most valuable carousels in the world. Known for their all wood horses with high swept manes adorned with jewels, only five original Supreme models were ever built by Illions.

Illions built the ride in 1926 for the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration held in Philadelphia. In 1927, it was moved to Birmingham, Alabama, and in the 1930's moved to Coney Island be restored. The carousel operated at Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio, from 1937 to 2007, and now has been painstakingly detailed to its original condition by Carousel Works, Inc, Mansfield, Ohio, the largest manufacturer of carousels in the world.
 

Planet Snoopy boasts over 20 PEANUTS-themed rides, shows, and attractions, including seven new rides designed for families to ride together. Little ones can take a trip on new monster trucks, take to the skies on a forty-foot balloon ride, or hop in a spinning tug-boat for the whole family. Plus a Family Care Center provides families with a perfect spot to cool off, feed little ones, and store supplies.  Kids also have an opportunity to meet their favorite PEANUTS pals like Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, and of course the world's most popular beagle, Snoopy!

Worlds of Fun History

The first new addition to Worlds of Fun after the park opened came during its second year in 1974 when the 4,000-seat Forum Amphitheater opened in the Europa section of the park.  A new section opened 1976 for America's Bicentennial called Bicentennial Square.  The Scream roller coaster was also added that year. 

The 1980's saw a new waterpark open next to the park, Oceans of Fun. At the time it opened, Oceans of Fun was the largest waterpark in the world. The sub-world River City opened in Americana near the Orient. The next year saw the Scream roller coaster transformed into the USA's first stand-up roller coaster. The decade ended with the addition of a major new roller coaster, Timberwolf. The ride quickly became a favorite of park visitors and enthusiasts alike.

The early part of the decade of the 1990's was a challenging one for Worlds of Fun.  In 1995, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company purchased the park from Lamar Hunt and Jack Steadman.  Under the new ownership, thrilling attractions like the Mamba roller coaster were added as the decade came to a close.
This decade is defined by the addition of two major roller coasters.  In 2006, the Patriot roller coaster was introduced followed by Prowler in 2009.  The ride was an immediate hit, receiving the prestigious Golden Ticket for "Best New Ride of 2009" by Amusement Today, an industry publication. Prowler continues to rank as one of the top wooden roller coaster in the world in industry polls.  In 2008, Worlds of Fun celebrated its 35th anniversary season. 
The current decade began in 2010 when Worlds of Fun added an exciting new nighttime light show, Snoopy's Hot Summer Nights.  In 2011, Camp Snoopy was rethemed to Planet Snoopy and new attractions were added. That same year, the Carousel from Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio was added.

Did You Know?

In 1968, Lamar Hunt realized the need for a family theme park in the midwest and began conceptualizing what would become Kansas City's number one tourist destination. In 1969, nearly 500 acres was purchased and the site for the park was chosen, with construction beginning in 1971. The park opened in 1973 with 60 rides, shows, and attractions. Oceans of Fun followed in 1982, celebrating 10 years of Worlds of Fun.

Tivoli Terrace East and the big red games barn located near the entrance to Planet Snoopy.

Screamroller was introduced in 1976 along with Bicentennial Square, celebrating the nation's 200 years. In 1983 it was converted to EXT, America's first stand-up roller coaster.

The Spinning Dragons fountain used to be the footprint for the dolphin show, and an occasional diving donkey!

Seven world-class thrill machines! Patriot, Prowler, Mamba, Boomerang, Spinning Dragons, Timber Wolf, and Cosmic Coaster, the most the park has ever had.
"Eli" is a fully functioning replica of the great steam engines from the turn of the century and was manufactured by Crown Metal.
Mamba is 205 feet, followed by Detonator, Rip Cord, and Patriot. A height lovers paradise!
Prowler was awarded 'Best New Ride in the World' by Amusement Today in 2009, a tremendous feat for a wood coaster that isn't the tallest, longest, or fastest, but packs the most punch! 
$6.50 for adults, $5.50 for children under 12.
Patriot, opened in 2006 as a $14 million investment.
The park is themed to Jules Verne's book Around the World in 80 days.

Approved Park Descriptions

With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Worlds of Fun offers the perfect combination of thrills and family attractions. Call (816) 454-4545 or www.worldsoffun.com.
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun celebrate its 40th anniversary with the largest waterpark expansion in park history. The project is highlighted by the combination of both parks into one admission ticket and the addition of six slides. Also new, Dinosaurs Alive!, an interactive dinosaur park with over 35 dinosaurs.
The premier family entertainment destination in the Midwest, Worlds of Fun offers an unbeatable value of 235-acres of rides, shows and attractions, including admission to Oceans of Fun’s 60 acres of water slides and soaking rides. Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2013 with the combination of both parks into a single admission ticket and the addition of six new slides. Also new in 2013, Dinosaurs Alive!, an interactive dinosaur park with over 35 scale dinosaurs in a forested setting. Worlds of Fun is open seasonally from early April through October. Each fall, Worlds of Fun transforms to Halloween Haunt, the Midwest’s largest Halloween event, including costumed characters, themed shows and ten haunted attractions. 816.454.4545; worldsoffun.com.

Things to Know Before You Go

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Information For Guests With Disabilities

At Worlds of Fun we are proud of our reputation for accommodating guests with disabilities through our Ride Admission Policy. To continue to provide equal access for all guests, be aware that all guests with mobility impairments or ASD will now receive a Ride Boarding Pass with wait times. The Ride Boarding Pass Program allows guests to access rides at specified times via the exit ramp in order to avoid crowds and waiting in the regular queue lines.

You may be asking yourself whether Worlds of Fun is appropriate for guests with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or whether your loved one on the spectrum will be able to handle the theme park experience. Worlds of Fun has taken steps to be well-prepared to welcome and provide accommodations for all types of disabilities, including autism and related disorders.

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.

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!

Worlds of Fun’s Ride Admission Policy and Special Access Entrances are designed to help you safely experience our facilities. Rides with Special Access designations will make boarding easier. If you require use of a Special Access Entrance to enter a ride, please visit the Guest Relations Office at the Main Entrance to the park to obtain a Ride Admissions List and Guest Assistance Guide. However, not everyone can safely enjoy every ride with a Special Access Entrance. Please refer to your individual Ride Admission Policy list for rides that will safely accommodate you.

In an effort to be fair to all our guests, guests with restricted mobility and up to three riding companions may enter via our special access entrance after their party waits in line. If the guest does not have a riding companion, or in the case of unusually busy days, boarding time passes may be used. Guests may rest in a comfortable spot or enjoy other areas of the park until their boarding time and then enter the ride via the Special Access Entrance. This service is for a Guest with a Disability and up to three riding companions. The following guidelines will be of assistance when using Special Access Entrances:

•Up to three riding companions may enter through the Special Access Entrance with you. Other members of your party are asked to enter the ride in the standard manner through the line. Special Access Entrances are intended to accommodate wheelchairs and those guests with mobility restrictions and not to bypass others waiting in line.
•Ride Ambassadors will tell you how to board each ride. Worlds of Fun personnel are not trained nor permitted to transfer guests from a wheelchair to ride unit. You should plan your visit with someone who can physically help you when necessary.
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 Relations prior to entering the park for more information. All casts are prohibited on Patriot, Prowler, and Timber Wolf.

We have a limited supply of wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs available for rent (electric wheelchairs at Worlds of Fun only). Guests may also bring their own wheelchairs and electric wheel chairs. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in all restaurants, gift shops, theatres, games, arcades and restrooms (see below).

All restrooms in Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are designed for access by disabled guests. All restrooms in both parks are wheelchair accessible excluding the Scrambler 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, 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 Relations Office at the park entrance for assistance. All leg prosthetics are prohibited on Patriot per the manufacturer.

If requested at least one week in advance, Worlds of Fun will provide American Sign Language interpretation at live shows. To arrange for sign language interpreting services, please email info@worldsoffun.com.

Service animals for guests who require them are welcome at both parks. Service animals may only accompany the guest on Worlds of Fun Railroad, Le Carrousel, Le Taxitour, and PEANUTS™ Playhouse. A Service Animal Relief Station is located near Prowler Photo in the Africa section of Worlds of Fun.

Due to the dynamics of our rides, oxygen tanks may be restricted. Please stop by Guest Relations 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 download the Guest Assistance Guide, or visit Guest Relations for a hard copy.

Service animals are welcome at Worlds 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. We may ask you what task your service animal performs for you. Service animals must be controlled with a “restraining device” at all times while on our property. There is a limit of one service animal per guest. 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. Service animals are not permitted in water attractions, wet decks, wading pools, or lazy rivers. For your convenience, a relief area is located next to Prowler Photo. Please stop by Guest Relations for more information.

2014 Pass Benefits

 

Get lunch and dinner every time you visit during the 2014 season. Add Season Long Dining to your season pass, at the park today!

Season Long Dining has a 2 hour wait time between meals and requires that your season pass be used for entry at the park on the day of visit.  The Season Long Dining plan includes an entrée and side at these participating restaurants Battle Creek BBQ, Beach Bites, Calypso Café, Coasters Drive-In, Pizza Pier, Pizzo Pizza, and Vittle Griddle. For Platinum passholders, Season Long Dining may only be redeemed at your home park. Entrée items, side dishes, restaurants, and restaurants availability subject to change without notice.


Gold and Platinum Season Passholders can bring up to four friends for a HUGE discount on select days in 2014, or use the NEW 'Any Day Benefit' for a great discount any day this season! 

2014 Bring-A-Friend Days
  • Worlds of Fun Opening Day, Saturday, April 12 - Bring up to 4 friends for ONLY $17.99 each
  • Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11 - Bring up to 4 friends to Worlds of Fun for ONLY $17.99 each
  • Oceans of Fun Opening Day, Saturday, May 24 - Bring up to 4 friends to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun for ONLY $17.99 each
  • Father's Day, Sunday, June 15 - Bring up to 4 friends to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun for ONLY $17.99 each
Any Day Benefit
  • Bring up to 4 friends to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun for ONLY $31.99 each (excludes 7/4 and 10/26)
**Please check the newsletter and website for any additional dates!

That's right! Gold and Platinum pass holders enjoy free parking all season long at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun!

Gold and Platinum passholders enjoy both parks all season long, including Halloween Haunt, the Midwest's largest Halloween event. 
Everyone loves to save a little cash, and with the season passes, you are part of an exclusive club -- the discount club! Check out the discounts on park food and drinks,* games, and merchandise all season long by downloading the full list below!

  • One FREE Tube Rental Daily
  • Buy 1 Play, Get 1 Play FREE at 3 Point Challenge (excludes Saturdays)
  • Fly Ripcord for 50% OFF the single flyer price per person on all non-peak attendance days
  • 40% OFF Cinnabon 4-packs
  • 10% OFF Cabana rentals (excluding peak days and holidays)
  • 10% OFF Food purchases (excludes alcohol, souvenir bottles and dining plans)
  • 10% OFF Merchandise (excludes rentals)

*alcohol and select locations not included in season pass discount promotions 


Gold and Platinum passholders can enjoy unlimited access to Dinosaurs Alive! all season long!

Height Requirements

THRILL RIDES

FAMILY RIDES
PLANET SNOOPY

Available Jobs

After applying online, you are responsible for appearing at Worlds of Fun for an in-person interview. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and have a social security number.

Interviews take place without an appointment at:

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun
Human Resources Department
4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64161-9307


Interview Hours

February 15 - March 1, 2014

  • Monday - Friday 1 PM - 7 PM
  • Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM
March 2 - August 10, 2014
  • Monday - Friday 1 PM - 7 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday 11 AM - 7 PM
August 11 - October 31, 2014

  • Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
* *Please note, there are NO INTERVIEWS on Easter Sunday or weekdays from May 8 - 14, 2014.

Costumes Ambassador
Must be at least 16 years of age to be considered

Seamstress/Tailor Ambassador
Must be at least 18 years of age AND possess special skills and/or experience to be considered

Housekeeping Ambassador
Must be at least 16 years of age to be considered

Laundry Attendant Ambassador
Must be at least 16 years of age to be considered
Cash Control Teller
Minimum Age: 18
Ensures accurate and efficient handling of cash deposits from park locations. Other duties include counting and auditing money, operate office machines, and maintain high degree of confidentiality of paperwork and information.

Payroll Assistant
Minimum Age: 18
Compares daily timesheets to company timekeeping system and corrects, if needed, time slices. Researches discrepancies in seasonal employee's paycheck and be able to explain the findings. Fills out paperwork to correct any time changes in the timekeeping system. Assists Finance Manager as needed.

Accounting Assistant
Minimum Age: 18
Assists Finance Manager with daily functions of revenue and weekly journal entries, general ledger account reconciliation and reporting. Assists Area
Manager of Finance with ticket printing for will call and shipments. Assists Finance Department with filing, shredding and special projects as needed.

IT/Electronics Tech (Apply as College Intern)
Minimum Age: 18
Monitors various computer systems, handles IS help desk calls and responds to end user requests. Collaborates with IS experts on the resolution of problem and supports desktop and point of sales equipment.
Food Service Associate
Minimum Age: 14
Greets guests and enters food orders into register. Other duties include receiving payments, making change for orders, cooking and preparing food, and following all Board of Health Regulations.

Bartender
Minimum Age: 21
Maintains bar area, prepares and serves alcoholic beverages. Other duties include learning the menu items, portions, and prices, and following proper procedures for sales and service.

Barback
Minimum Age: 21
Assists bartender by providing all essential set up activities related to the operation of the bar.

Warehouse Attendant
Minimum Age: 16
Loads and unloads stock from trucks with forklifts and dollies. Other duties include operating fork lifts and pallet jacks, filling incoming orders, verifying freshness before delivery, maintaining weekly inventory and rotation of stock, and delivering and retrieving items from location in park.

Auditor – Food Service
Minimum Age: 18
Audits foods tills and reconciles with financial reports. Reports discrepancies to the foods management team. Other duties include training associates on cash handling procedures.
Sales Associate – Games
Minimum Age: 14
Promotes and assists in the operation of various games. Other duties include ensuring that every guest has a positive experience, being courteous and efficient, and maintaining a clean and organized stand.
HR Assistant (Apply as College Intern)
Minimum Age: 18
Assists with the daily functions of Human Resources. These duties include interviewing applicants, organizing and maintaining accurate employee record, recruiting and training fun raisers, and maintaining information in a confidential manner.

Sewing Attendant
Minimum Age: 18
Operates or tends sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garments or other items.

Wardrobe Attendant
Minimum Age: 16
Distributes employee uniforms and locker assignments. Correctly maintains a variety of department paperwork and inventory levels.

Sign Shop Technician (Apply as College Intern)
Minimum Age: 18
Assists in the mounting, installation, removal and monitoring of in-park signage.

Sign Shop Assistant (Apply as College Intern)
Minimum Age: 18
Assists in the design, development, production, and installation of in-park signage.
Graphic Arts Associate: Assists in the design, development, production, and installation of in-park signage. Applicant must have an understanding of graphic design tools and standards, along with a sense of design style. Position available: Mid February thru October.

Sign Installation Associate: Assists in the mounting, installation, removal and monitoring of in-park signage.  Position available: Mid February thru October.
Haunt Talent
Minimum Age: 16
Interacts in a frightening way to entertain guests by portraying a defined character

Make Up Tech
Minimum Age: 16
Applies make-up and effects to performers, and assists performers with mask application and related issues
Character Talent
Minimum Age: 14
Entertains guests as a costumed character through hand and body movements. Other duties include meeting and greeting park guests and treating them and fellow associates cordially and with respect, courtesy, and fairness.

Musician
Minimum Age: 16
Provides entertainment for guests by performing music from memory or score in a live audience setting in a musical group or solo.

Performer
Minimum Age: 16
Entertains guests in a leading performer capacity. Other duties include rehearsing and performing for guests during times assigned by management and as directed by production staff.

Costume/Wardrobe Tech
Minimum Age: 16
Presets costumes for shows, assists show participants with fast dress changes, cleans costumes, and maintains inventory supply of costumes. Other duties include cleaning and folding uniforms, towels and linens.

Entertainment Tech
Minimum Age: 16
Operates and installs theater equipment in set up and performance of live shows.


2014 Live Entertainment Audition Information - click here!
Office Clerk – Maintenance
Minimum Age: 16
Answers phone calls from Guests, employees and in park locations and relays that message to the appropriate person. Completes and files department related paperwork.

Landscaper
Minimum Age: 16
Plants, maintains and removes various plant materials in the park.

Turf Maintenance (Apply as Landscaper)
Minimum Age: 18


Horticulturist (Apply as Landscaper)
Minimum Age: 18


Oiler
Minimum Age: 18
Lubricates and cleans excess lubricant from rides and equipment. Cleans shop, washdown, power rooms. Steam cleans and uses part cleaning tanks. Removes oil from water / oil separators, completes reports for EPA requirements. Changes tires and oil in vehicles when needed. Assists mechanics by delivering parts to rides.

Washdown
Minimum Age: 16
Washes trash and spills off of park midways. Helps clean up flower beds and other landscaped areas.

HVAC
Minimum Age: 18
Assists with the installation and maintenance of the park's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including walk-in freezers and ice machines.

Pool Assistant
Minimum Age: 18
Works with the Maintenance foreman to effectively maintain chemical levels in pools at Oceans of Fun.

Bulb Changer
Minimum Age: 18
Maintains lighting systems in the Facilities. Replaces, cleans or services lamps, fixtures, and ballasts. Assists with other Facilities Electrical work as needed.
Call Center Ambassador
Must be at least 16 years of age to be considered

Special Events Ambassador / Youth Sales
Must be at least 16 years of age to be considered




Sales Associate – Merch
Minimum Age: 14
Monitors, displays and sells merchandise in an outlet location. Uses a cash register to receive payments from guest and make appropriate change.

Office Clerk – Merch
Minimum Age: 16
Answers phone calls from Guests, employees and in park locations and relays that message to the appropriate person. Completes and files department related paperwork.
Office Clerk
Minimum Age: 16
Answers phone calls from Guests, employees, in park locations and relays messages to the appropriate people. Completes and files department related paperwork.

Tube Rental Associate
Minimum Age: 14
Assists Guests with inner tube and cabana rentals. Answers questions and helps hand out life jackets.

Aquatics Attendant
Minimum Age: 16
Monitors safety and assist guests on slides at Oceans of Fun.

Lifeguard
Minimum Age: 16
Guards swimmers in their coverage zone. Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the aquatic area. Other duties include providing proper dispatch intervals in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Park Services Attendant
Minimum Age: 14
Cleans park grounds and interacts cordially with park guest to enhance overall visits. Other duties include giving directions and answering guest questions, sweeping and cleaning paths throughout the park, and completing job responsibilities with minimum supervision.

Ride Operator
Minimum Age: 18
Ensures safe operation of ride. Other duties include enforcing ride restrictions and recommendations, maintaining queue lines are safe and orderly, and assisting with the loading and unloading of rides.

Office Clerk – Rides
Minimum Age: 16
Answers phone calls from Guests, employees and in park locations and relays that message to the appropriate person. Completes and files department related paperwork.

Admissions Associate
Minimum Age: 14
Greets guests; processes and verifies tickets for admission and season passes for guest entering the park. Other duties include enforcing park policy and working with co-workers to keep lines moving.

Associate – Guest Services
Minimum Age: 16
Greets guests; works with supervision to solve common and complex guest concerns in a courteous and enthusiastic manner. Other duties include selling, processing and verifying tickets for admission and extra charge experiences and season passes for guest entering the park.


Communications Associate
Minimum Age:18
Prioritizes and organizes incoming and outgoing calls. Receives and dispatches emergency calls by telephone and radio. Operates and monitors base radio console; dispatching calls to appropriate personnel and maintains call records.

Safety Technician (Apply as College Intern)
Minimum Age: 18
Conducts routine building/ground inspections to assure regulatory compliance. Responds to fires and other emergencies as needed. Investigates first aid incident reports as necessary.

Medical Responder – Level 1
Minimum Age: 18
Responds to emergencies and gives competent first aid care to guests and associates within certified training levels and in accordance with approved Cedar Fair protocols.

Medical Responder – Level 2
Minimum Age: 18
Provides medical treatment to associates within required training levels; drives safety vehicles to and from emergencies.

Security Access Associate
Minimum Age: 18
Monitors and controls access to the park through security posts. Other duties include assisting with traffic directions and controls, providing high visibility patrols in the parking lot, and resolving and containing security violations or matters.

Security Associate
Minimum Age: 18
Maintains a safe environment for guests and associates while protecting the assets of the Company.

Auditor – Security
Minimum Age: 18
Audit cash registers throughout the park and report findings back to Security management staff.

Office Clerk – Security
Minimum Age: 18
Answers phone calls from Guests, employees and in park locations and relays that message to the appropriate person. Completes and files department related paperwork.


**The last day to interview to be a Security Ranger is on 2/28/14 as training starts on 3/1/14.



Warehouse Attendant Ambassador
Must be at least 16 years of age to be considered
Grounds Attendant
Minimum Age: 18
Maintains the Worlds of Fun Village property grounds, and removes trash. Maintains the grass and ponds.

Houskeeping Attendant
Minimum Age: 18
Cleans all assigned cabins & cottages daily. Other duties include returning soiled linen to laundry and removing trash from assigned areas.

Campground Attendant
Minimum Age: 18
Registers and assigns rooms to Guests, issues room key cards, keeps record of Guest accounts.

Internships

Cash Control Assistant
  • Assists in determining, verifying, and depositing the receipts of cashiers. Includes auditing, data entry, reconciliation, till issue & collection, bank deposit preparation and operating currency sorters/counters. Positions available April through October and May through Labor Day.

Revenue Control / Data Processor Assistant
  • Assists in the auditing, entry and output of daily revenue and attendance reports. Includes register/till audits, data entry, ticket reconciliation, attendance reporting, revenue/per capita review and report distribution. Positions available April through October.

Accounting Assistant
  • Assists in the overall Finance Department function. Includes bank account reconciliation, data entry, journal entry and filing. Positions available March through October and April through October.

Internal Auditor Assistant
  • Assists in the testing of accounting, financial, and operational internal controls. Includes regular audits of payroll, bids, tickets, labor compliance, public accounting compliance, inventory, accounts payable, and cash handling. Positions available May through September. Wage of $9 per hour plus bonus program eligible. Contact Dave O'Hare @ ohare@cedarpoint.com
Assists in the overall HR function. Includes recruiting; orientation and training; retention, motivation, and incentive programs; interviewing and placement; employee activities; and coordinating Fun Raiser program. Positions available January through May and May through October
Marketing Intern
  • Conducts Marketing Research through in park guest surveys. Assists with the execution and production of corporate catered events, buyouts, and special youth events. Includes coordination of various Group Sales and Public Relations events.

Youth Sales / Special Events
  • Assists Marketing office with various special events, youth events, and small groups. Grows client database focusing on small group segment including youth programs and reunions. Solicits new business in these categories and follows up with new leads and existing customers.
Ride Operations Management Assistant
  • Assists in managing individual ride operations crews in the safe, clean, courteous, and efficient operation of one or more ride locations. Duties include completion of daily efficiency tracking paperwork, safety inspections, scheduling of employees, employee motivation, and handling any and all guest concerns at the location. Crews range in size from 13 to 35 employees running 1 to 6 ride locations. Must be comfortable working with large crowds while maintaining a cool, calm, and courteous demeanor. Positions available March through October.

Park Services Management Assistant
  • Assists in managing one or more crews in the Park Services department in ensuring a clean and safe environment for park guests and employees. Duties include ensuring quality control in cleanliness of park restrooms, midways, and other guest and employee facilities, tracking park services inventory, assisting in purchasing park services supplies, scheduling and motivation of restrooms and environmental service crews, and handling any and all guest concerns necessary. This is an extremely high guest contact position. Positions available March through October.

Aquatics Management Assistant
  • Manages a complex of aquatic locations. Includes management, scheduling and motivation of employees, chemical testing, and continual safety training. Areas range in size from 20 to 40 employees. Employees with two or more years of experience at Oceans of Fun could apply for Internships that also include budgeting, retention programs, and training development. Must have a valid Ellis and Associates Lifeguard or Lifeguard Instructor License. Positions available May through September.
Communications Associate
Minimum Age:18
Prioritizes and organizes incoming and outgoing calls. Receives and dispatches emergency calls by telephone and radio. Operates and monitors base radio console; dispatching calls to appropriate personnel and maintains call records.

Safety Technician (Apply as College Intern)
Minimum Age: 18
Conducts routine building/ground inspections to assure regulatory compliance. Responds to fires and other emergencies as needed. Investigates first aid incident reports as necessary.

Medical Responder – Level 1
Minimum Age: 18
Responds to emergencies and gives competent first aid care to guests and associates within certified training levels and in accordance with approved Cedar Fair protocols.

Medical Responder – Level 2
Minimum Age: 18
Provides medical treatment to associates within required training levels; drives safety vehicles to and from emergencies.

Security Access Associate
Minimum Age: 18
Monitors and controls access to the park through security posts. Other duties include assisting with traffic directions and controls, providing high visibility patrols in the parking lot, and resolving and containing security violations or matters.

Security Associate
Minimum Age: 18
Maintains a safe environment for guests and associates while protecting the assets of the Company.

Auditor – Security
Minimum Age: 18
Audit cash registers throughout the park and report findings back to Security management staff.

Office Clerk – Security
Minimum Age: 18
Answers phone calls from Guests, employees and in park locations and relays that message to the appropriate person. Completes and files department related paperwork.

Dietary Needs

  • We do not use peanut oil
  • Locations that have nuts: All Stars Grill (salads), Tibetan Treats and Papaya Petes (roasted pecans, almonds, and cashews), Subway (cookies), Cinnabon, Peppermint Patty's (fudge and candy bars) 
  • Multiple locations serve puppy chow, which is made with peanut butter
  • Nacho chips may contain traces of nuts from manufacturing process
  •  Pizzo's Pizza - cheese pizza, cookies
  • King Tuts and Nordic Nook - turkey legs, fresh fruit
  • Tibetan Treats - kettle corn, cotton candy, and roasted nuts
  • All Stars - caesar salad (without croutons)
  • Lemon Tree
  • All Stars Grill - salads and pasta salad
  • Subway
  • Additionally, various locations serve cheese pizza, kettle corn, cotton candy, pretzels, etc.

Worlds of Fun Village Easy Pay FAQ

Easy Pay is a program that allows you to spread the cost of your stay at the Worlds of Fun Village over 4 convenient payments.
Easy Pay makes it convenient to pay for your stay. You will be able to lock in our current rates and get the first choice of availability. Guests also receive the best deals on Worlds of Fun Tickets.
Reservations can be made by calling 816-454-4545 or click here to book online. Promotional code PAYMENT must be used for the Easy Pay program.
The payments are 25% of your total reservation value, including tax. If your total reservation comes to $400, you will be charged four payments of $100. If your arrival date occurs before the reservation is paid in full, any balance will be due upon arrival. The first payment is due at the time of booking.
Your credit card will be charged at the time of booking plus 3 additonal payments. For example, if you book on June 1st, your payment will be charged to your credit card on June 1st, July 1st, August 1st and September 1st. If your arrival date is prior to all payments being complete, the remainder will be due upon arrival.
Easy Pay is available for reservations during the 2013 Worlds of Fun operating season, inlcuding Haunt.
Yes. Nearly every unit type and package is available through the Easy Pay program.
Yes. All guests, regardless of payment program, will still have the ability to purchase discounted tickets.
Yes. Changes to payment type can be made by contacting the reservations office at 816-454-4545. Changes must be made at least 4 days prior to scheduled payment.
Dates of stay for reservation may be changed to within the current calendar year. Reservation subject to rate of new dates of stay. Changing a reservation will not change your payment schedule, but the amount due may change based on any change in the value of the reservation.
Our standard cancellation policy applies. A $25 cancellation fee is charged for any cancellation. We require 72 hours prior to date of arrival cancellation notice for a partial refund. Your partial refund will be your payments minus a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 72 hours prior to date of arrival, the amount of the first night room charge plus tax will be forfeited.
You will receive a reminder e-mail 3 days prior to the payment being charged. Please be sure there are sufficient funds to cover this charge. If your payment declines, your reservation is subject to cancellation. Guests will receive an e-mail with additional information if the card declines on the payment attempt.
Reservations must be paid in full upon arrival. No payments will be scheduled after date of arrival.
To book without the Easy Pay program, do not use the promotional code.
We are more than happy to personally assist you with your reservation. Please call us at 816-454-4545.

Fast Lane

Make the most of your day with Fast Lane. Our list of rides has something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
Separate ride entrances and exclusive access points make Fast Lane quick, easy and hassle-free to all of our guests.
Daily Fast Lane access is limited. This keeps the Fast Lane experience great for all our guests. Be sure to reserve your date by purchasing Fast Lane access online in advance! Please note, Fast Lane does NOT include park admission.