Worlds of Fun Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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General Park Questions

In case of severe weather, please feel free to seek shelter at one of our indoor retail locations or one of our theatres. In case of Tornado Warnings, Worlds of Fun will play informational messages over our public address system. Our Worlds of Fun Team will direct guests and associates to the closest Storm Ready locations. Examples of Storm Ready locations include (but not limited to) the Tivoli Music Hall, and cinder block restrooms.

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!*
*capacity limitations apply

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 extra charge attractions, RipCord, 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. 

We encourage you to visit the Group Sales Ticket section of this website to learn more about our programs. Feel free to submit a Group Sales Information request or call us at 816.303.5135.

No, do NOT discard your current Season Pass. It is now ACTIVE for the new season. For added convenience, be sure to load your Season Pass (and those of your family) to the Worlds of Fun mobile app.

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.

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.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are now cashless. All of our in-park locations only accept credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

No card? No problem! We have Cash-to-Card kiosks that can transfer cash to a card – no fees – which can be used anywhere, not just at the park.

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.  

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) 684-3377
  • 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, guests who exceed 6’2”, or those who exceed 225 pounds, have a 40” waistline or 52” chest. 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 Services. 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 supervising companion is one who meets all of the requirements to ride the ride itself, 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 applicableand follows all rules and regulations. 

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 Services desk located at the Main Entrance of both Parks. 

No Disruptive behavior and/or profanity. No running or horseplay throughout the park. To ensure that all guests have a fair opportunity to enjoy a ride as quickly as possible, no line jumping. We define 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. 

No loitering or gathering in groups that could block or impede traffic on the walkways. Profanity, illegal substances, and suggestive or offensive clothing are prohibited.  Shirt, shoes, and shorts/pants must be worn at the waistline.

No weapons of any kind (including pepper spray and folding/pocket hand tools) 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.

No Laser Pointers or Bluetooth Speakers.

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 for a re-entry voucher (we no longer use hand stamps) at the re-admission turnstile. Guests will not be allowed to re-enter without a re-entry voucher. 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. For guests with special dietary needs including but not limited to gluten allergies, view additional dietary information.

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
  • Gold & Platinum Season Passholders receive 10% off any Ripcord Flight purchase
  • Pricing is dynamic and varies by day. Pricing is 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 Services. 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. Please do not attempt to enter any unauthorized areas.

If you are not at the park, please visit the online lost and found page to report your lost item. If you filled out a Lost Article Claim Form at the park, the information has already been filed.

Lost Season Pass cards may be replaced at Guest Services any operating day for a $15 fee.

You may visit Guest Services just outside the Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun Main Entrance for more information during your visit. First Aid stations are located across from the Timberwolf entrance in Worlds of Fun 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.

For the convenience of all our guests, smoking of any kind, including vapor and e-cigarettes, is only permitted in the designated smoking area near the park's main entrance. Please refer to our mobile app for the specific location. Smoking is not permitted inside Worlds of Fun. Thank you for your cooperation.

The safety of our guests and associates is our number one priority, and we have implemented several enhanced security procedures at all entrance gates. As part of the process:

  • Guests arriving at the park will go through metal detection every public operating day. 
  • All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. will be examined prior to entering.
  • Sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, pepper spray, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited and should be left at home or secured in your vehicle.  
  • Please see our separate FAQ on outside food and beverages.

We use a variety of methods in securing our parks including uniformed and plain clothes officers, and video surveillance monitoring. 

Worlds of Fun does not tolerate guests who fight and/or harass other guests while on our property. People who engage this behavior are subject to being ejected and potentially banned from the park, and may be subject to arrest by local police.

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.

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 applicableand follows all rules and regulations. 

All drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are prohibited at (in) all Cedar Fair parks, including Worlds of Fun, and any unauthorized drone(s) observed over Worlds of Fun will be reported to the FAA and local law enforcement, regardless of its point of origin or operation. Drones may pose a potential safety risk and may violate Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.

No. Online only offers are not available at the gate. Season passes are usually at least $5 more per pass at the gate. 

Yes. Typically our best pricing is online, including season passes.  Season Passes are usually at least $5 more per pass when purchasing at the gate. 

Track payments, change payment information, or make payments through the payment portal found at worldsoffun.com/payments. You will need your order confirmation number and email address to log in.

For safety reasons, we cannot permit the taking of pictures, videotaping, or filming of any kind on any ride except the Worlds of Fun Railroad. This includes the use of GoPro style equipment, mounts, and harnesses. All cameras and cell phones must be safely secured in cargo pockets, a waist pack, a bin on the ride platform, left in a locker, or with a non-rider. Ride attendants cannot be responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged while riding or sliding.

"Selfie Sticks" are not permitted on any ride.

In keeping with the family image of Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, we require guests to wear appropriate clothing.

Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times and swimwear sufficiently covered while at Worlds of Fun. Shorts/pants must be worn so as to show no more than the waistband of any undergarments.
(For the safety of our guests, costumes (including adult onesie/pajama jumpsuits) 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 dependent 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. 

We are strict and thorough in the steps we take and the processes we use to keep our properties safe and promote a healthy environment. To protect our guests and associates and prevent the spread of illness, we employ rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures, including:

  • Extensive training for associates on maintaining a safe and hygienic workplace and environment for our guests;
  • Appropriate personal protective clothing and gear for associates who are assigned for cleaning duties;
  • Specified intervals for frequent cleaning and disinfection of targeted areas throughout the day;
  • Procedures for cleaning and disinfection of areas throughout the day and where illness has been suspected or reported;
  • Quick response to spills, trash and other situations;
  • Daily sanitation procedures, for everything from bathroom faucets and sinks to kitchen and dining surfaces, benches and trash cans;
  • Daily cleaning and “wash down” of outdoors locations, including walkways and queue lines;
  • Guest and associate first aid locations to assist with minor health issues.

We maintain close relationships with local, state, national, and international public health authorities, and take their guidance when additional preventive measures are needed.

 

Food & Beverage

Single Meal Deal
Enjoy an entree, side and a fountain drink during your visit.

All Day Dining
Guests with All Day Dining will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations and enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes! Drinks are not included. However, you may purchase a Souvenir Bottle online at our best price.

All Season Dining
When you purchase an All Season Dining Plan, it will automatically be uploaded to your season pass. Simply present your pass at any participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval time between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle and Season Pass Drink Plan for unlimited free refills all season.

Single Meal Deal
Simply redeem your voucher at any participating locations for an entree, side, and a fountain drink. 

All Day Dining Plan
Guests with All Day Dining voucher will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations. Enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes throughout the day. Drinks are not included. However, we offer a Souvenir Bottle online at the lowest price possible.

All Season Dining Plan
Guests with All Season Dining will automatically have it included on their Season Pass. Simply present your season pass at any of the participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval time between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle and Season Pass Drink Plan for unlimited free refills all season.

All Season Dining added to a Season Pass is only valid for redemption exclusively by the registered passholder. Once All Season Dining is linked to a Season Pass, it is non-transferable. In order for benefits to be redeemed, the Season Pass must be used for admission on the same date. 

Single Meal Deal
Only available online.

All Day Dining
All Day Dining may be purchased in the park at any ticket window or participating dining location. Or, save yourself some time and purchase your All Day Dining Plan online before you go to the park. 

All Season Dining
Add the All Season Dining Plan onto your Season Pass and stay fueled for the fun all season long. All Season Dining includes lunch and dinner at participating locations throughout the park every time you visit during the season.

Single Meal Deal includes a fountain drink. 

While the All Day and All Season Dining Plans do not include drinks, you may consider buying a Souvenir Bottle online. With a Souvenir Bottle, you can enjoy free refills all day long on your first visit and $1 (taxes included) refills for the rest of the season. Or, get unlimited free refills all season long with the All Season Souvenir Bottle or Season Pass Drink Plan. Enjoy refreshing Coca-Cola beverages including Minute Maid Lemonade and Powerade all day or all season. The choice is yours!


 Look for the Dining Plan symbol at participating locations throughout the park.


Dining Plans are currently accepted at the following locations* in the park:

  • Beach Bites (OOF)
  • Calypso Café (OOF)
  • Coasters Drive In
  • Cotton Blossom BBQ
  • G’rilla Grill
  • Gold Rush Pizza
  • Just Pizza
  • Panda Express
  • Paradise Pizza (OOF)
  • Prospector’s Burritos
  • Subway (OOF)
  • Surf’s Up BBQ (OOF)

*Dining Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice throughout the season and from year to year. Operating hours vary by location and some locations may not be open on select operating days.


 Look for the Snack Plan symbol at participating locations throughout the park.


Snack Plans are currently accepted at the following locations* in the park:

  • Big Jacks
  • Oasis
  • Paradise Shaved Ice
  • Coca-Cola Free Style Locations (cotton candy only)
  • Norma's (soft serve Ice-cream, funnel cake is not included on the snack plan)
  • Just Pizza
  • Gold Rush Pizza
  • Paradise Pizza
  • Detonator Snacks

*Snack Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice throughout the season and from year to year. Operating hours vary by location and some locations may not be open on select operating days.

As a Platinum Passholder, the All Season Dining Plan and All Season Souvenir Bottle are valid at any Cedar Fair park within the U.S. and Canada. Simply present your Platinum Pass at any participating food locations during your park visit to enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval time between meals) and free refills with your Souvenir Bottle. All Season Dining is NOT valid at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels or Schlitterbahn Galveston.

The All Season Souvenir Bottle and Season Pass Drink Plan are two separate programs. You will not be able to use your Season Pass card if you forget your bottle.

Yes, you will be given the option at the park to redeem your voucher for an All Season Souvenir Bottle or the new Season Pass Drink Plan which can be added onto your Season Pass card.

You can purchase an All Season Souvenir Bottle or the Season Pass Drink Plan online or at the park.

Visit Guest Services at the park, and for a $2.99 exchange fee, you can be switched over to the bottle free program. The barcode on your bottle will be deactivated, and you can start to use your Season Pass immediately for your refills.

You may refill as often as you like with a time window of 15 minutes between refills.

Yes, if you would like to refill the same disposable paper cup after the 15 minute waiting period, bring it back to a beverage location and an associate can help you.

Visit Guest Services at the park and for a $2.99 replacement charge your bottle can be replaced. The barcode on the lost/stolen bottle will be deactivated so that it can no longer be used, and you can start to use your new bottle immediately. Deactivation and replacement can only be done if the All Season Souvenir Bottle has been added to a valid Season Pass, and can only be requested by the pass holder. Souvenir bottles not associated to a Season Pass cannot be deactivated and replaced.

If you lose your Season Pass, Guest Services can help you replace it (for a nominal fee) and activate the Season Pass Drink Plan on your new pass.

If you forget your Season Pass, please stop at any ticket window located at the Front Gate. With proper identification a temporary pass will be issued to you. The temporary pass is only valid for that day and will have the Season Pass Drink Plan attached.

The Season Pass Drink Plan can be added to all Season Pass types, except Halloween Haunt passes (where offered).

Season Pass Drink Plan added to a Season Pass is only valid for redemption exclusively by the registered passholder. Once Season Pass Drink Plan is linked to a Season Pass, it is non-transferable. In order for benefits to be redeemed, the Season Pass must be used for admission on the same date. 

Yes, present your All Season Souvenir Bottle or your Season Pass if you have the Season Pass Drink Plan at any Cedar Fair park to enjoy the same refill benefits.

You can use these on any public operating day, and the programs are valid for the regular season, as well as Halloween events and WinterFest (where offered).

 

Pre-K Pass

Worlds of Fun offers kids ages 3 - 5 years old a free Pre-K pass. The Pre-K Pass grants complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun for the entire 2021 season.

The Worlds of Fun Pre-K Pass is available for kids who are between the ages of 3 - 5 at the time of activation. 

You must register for the pass online by July 5, 2021 and activate at the Worlds of Fun front gate any public operating day during the season through September 6, 2021.

If you registered for a 2020 Pre-K Pass, it will be valid for the 2021 season.

If you purchased Season Pass Add-ons for your 2020 Pre-K Pass, the purchased Add-Ons will be extended through the 2021 season.

 As long as your child is 5 years of age on the date you activate the pass, you are eligible.

The pass is valid through the entire 2021 public operating season and is only valid at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. 

Not all Cedar Fair parks have a Pre-K pass. For a free Pre-K Pass you must register online and activate for the park specific Pre-K Pass at each park. One pass will not work for all Cedar Fair parks.

Go to worldsoffun.com, select Season Passes and then select Pre-K Pass. Follow directions and submit. Print the e-ticket and bring it to the front gate along with your child and a valid form of identification that proves the child’s date of birth. Examples of valid identification are a birth certificate or travel passport. These can be originals or copies.

The offer is NOT available at the Worlds of Fun front gate. You must register online at worldsoffun.com by July 5, 2021 before you get to the park. You will receive the Pre-K pass at the front gate pass processing center once proper identification is shown proving your child’s date of birth and your child’s picture is taken. Examples of valid identification are a birth certificate or travel passport. These can be originals or copies.

Valid identification includes a birth certificate or a travel passport. These can be originals or copies. Please note that school IDs or children security IDs will not be accepted.

No. The Pre-K Pass does not include free parking.

Yes. Once the Pre-K pass has been activated, you can add on All Season Dining, Season Pass Drink Plan and/or All Season FunPix.

The best admission to buy along with your child's FREE Pre-K Pass is a Gold Season Pass. Gold passes include great benefits like free parking, unlimited visits to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, park discounts and more!

 

Season Pass Locker Rentals

Lockers are assigned randomly on a first come, first serve basis by the kiosk, so you will have a different locker each time you redeem your rental.

While sellouts are rare, they occasionally occur on high volume dates.  The program does not guarantee that a Standard locker will be available for you at all times of day in your preferred locker location.  If you are visiting on a busy day, please plan to arrive early and redeem your rental soon after you arrive.  

When you scan your season pass at the locker kiosk, you will create a 4-digit PIN that will open your locker.  Do not share your PIN with anyone outside your party. You will be asked to create a PIN each time you redeem your rental.

Unfortunately, there are no Platinum options for this program. The Season Locker Rentals will only be available at Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun at this time.

Your All Season Rental is only good once per day, so you will not be able to move your rental after you redeem for the day.

Due to limited capacity, discounts are not available on Large and Jumbo lockers.

If you need to retrieve items from your locker after waterpark closing please see Guest Services. If you choose to redeem an Oceans of Fun locker, you may not redeem a Worlds of Fun locker on the same day.

Please empty your locker prior to leaving the park. All lockers reset overnight and will be issued to a different guest the following operating day. 

 

FunPix

Purchase a FunPix plan online, at the front gate or at any FunPix location and create your account.

Download the park app to your mobile device. This is where all your FunPix photos will be housed.

Get your photo taken at locations throughout the park! 

  • At FunPix locations (show your FunPix card after the ride) 
  • By roaming FunPix photographers (show your FunPix card to the photographer) 

All FunPix digital photos taken throughout the day (with a Single Day Digital Pass) or season (with an All Season Digital Pass) can be found within the Worlds of Fun mobile app. Download as many digital photos as you would like from the app or our FunPix website.

Order prints the same day in the park and receive a great price.

After you purchase FunPix online you will receive a receipt email to use as a voucher. To redeem:

1. Print the receipt and bring it with you on the day of your visit to the park.
2. Present the receipt at any FunPix location to get your FunPix card and create your account.
3. That's all there is to it! Remember to have your card scanned any time your picture is taken at a FunPix Location to add that picture to your account!

Season Passholders, your FunPix voucher is tied to your season pass, just present your pass at a FunPix location and let them know you have FunPix!

No problem! Just come to a FunPix location, give us your email address and we’ll issue you a new card and link your existing FunPix photos to it.

It’s OK! As long as you have the purchase receipt on your mobile device, we can access the information we need from there. Or, visit Guest Services.

For Single Day Pass holders, FunPix photos will be available for 30 days. For All Season Pass holders, FunPix photos will be available until the end of the season.

Please visit myFunPix.com

No, those are separate activities.

Your digital photos can be added to your FunPix account with the purchase of any regular price Santa Photo item. FunPix discounts do not apply to Santa Photo.

No, FunPix is already a tremendous value, so no additional discounts apply.

No, the FunPix All Season Digital Photo Pass is available only to Worlds of Fun season passholders.

All Season FunPix cardholders will get to capture, collect and share all of their photos at all other FunPix parks:

  • California’s Great America
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Carowinds
  • Cedar Point
  • Kings Island
  • Kings Dominion
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Worlds of Fun
 

Play & Save

Present Games Vouchers like cash at any games stand location.* Coupons and Front of the Line Passes should be presented at participating location to redeem offer described. 

*Not valid at arcade, cranes or Skeeball.

Play & Save is available online and at Rentals, Plaza Gifts, Front Street Emporium, and Dinostore inside Worlds of Fun. During Oceans of Fun operation, Trader Nick’s will also have Play & Save available.