Worlds of Fun Media Center
Find the latest press releases and park news issued by the Worlds of Fun communications department. Working members of the media are welcome to contact the park with inquiries.
Public Relations Manager
Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64161
Contact - News Media Only
Chris Foshee - Public Relations & Communications Manager
For advertising inquiries, please contact Cramer-Krasselt at 312-616-9600 or email email@example.com.
Non-members of the news media are asked to call our Information Center at 816.454.4545.
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Latest News and Events
Official press releases and feature stories on Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. Major stories are posted here. For park updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be placed on our media email distribution list.
Worlds of Fun Raises Starting Pay for Lifeguards
April 12, 2021
Worlds of Fun, the region’s largest seasonal employer, announced today it is raising starting pay for lifeguards to $15 per hour as it prepares to open Oceans of Fun waterpark for the 2021 season on May 29.
World of Fun Plans to Hire 2,200 Associates for 2021 Season
March 1, 2021
World of Fun is hiring over 2,200 ambassadors for the 2021 season. The Kansas City amusement and water park is the region’s largest seasonal employers and features a variety of different positions throughout the park.
SAM RODGERS HEALTH CENTER WILL PROVIDE FREE COVID-19 FOR TESTING FOR STATE OF MISSOURI RESIDENTS
Decemeber 21, 2020
Sam Rodgers Health Center, in partnership with Worlds of Fun Amusement Park for Missouri residents on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 9 AM – 6 PM. The first 1,000 Missouri residents will be tested.
Worlds of Fun to Open June 22, Initially to Season Passholders
June 9, 2020
Worlds of Fun amusement park is set to open the 2020 Season on June 22 with stringent health, safety and hygiene protocols in place to protect its guests and ambassadors.
Worlds of Fun to Partner with Sporting KC and The Victory Project During WinterFest
November 20, 2019
Worlds of Fun and Sporting KC are teaming up this holiday season with a new charitable partnership.
WinterFest Returns For Third Season at Worlds of Fun
November 15, 2019
The transformation into a winter wonderland is complete, and Worlds of Fun is ready to kick off the holidays with the third season of WinterFest.
The Worlds of Fun Public Relations Department welcomes inquiries and visits from credentialed members of the news media for the production of high-quality news features and programs about the park. Details on the criteria for obtaining a media pass are available in the Media Pass Policy section below. All requests for media passes must be submitted online, and please allow up to 14 days for requests to be approved.
Worlds of Fun is currently issuing media passes to working journalist in the following markets: Kansas City, Topeka, Omaha, Wichita, Lincoln, Columbia, Jefferson City, Des Moines and Joplin.
Media Pass Policy
Worlds of Fun will issue complimentary tickets to the full-time news media personnel listed below who want to visit the park for a leisure visit on public operating days during the season.
These passes are limited to two (2) per person for one (1) visit during the season. Only news department employees are eligible for these passes; promotions and advertising personnel are encouraged to call their promotions contact at the park for inquiries about tickets. Worlds of Fun is currently issuing media passes to working journalist in the following markets: Kansas City, Topeka, Omaha, Wichita, Lincoln, Columbia, Jefferson City, Des Moines and Joplin.
The news department employee must be part of the party visiting the park. We are aware that some newspapers, Internet media, radio stations and television stations prefer their personnel not accept complimentary passes to events and attractions. We respect this policy and will gladly refuse passes to your personnel if you do indicate.
Please see the list of qualifying positions below. The Public Relations Department will review all requests for complimentary tickets.
Publisher, Reporters, Editors, Photographers, Webmasters
Owner, Program Director, General Manager, News Reporters, News Director, On-Air Personnel, Assistant News Director, Producers.
Owner, News Reporters, General Manager, Producers (non-advertising), News Director, On-Air Personnel, Assistant News Director, Field Producers, Program Director, Videographers, Assignment Editors, Production (non-advertising)
Media Pass Policy
All requests for media tickets must be made online by filling out and submitting the form below. All requests must be submitted a minimum of seven (7) days in advance of the day you plan to visit. Approved requests will receive a confirmation letter or email, which must be presented at Guest Services along with a photo ID to receive your tickets.
Looking for just the right words and word count to describe Worlds of Fun?
Worlds of Fun is a regional amusement park located in Kansas City, Missouri. Themed after the Jules Verne novel, Around the World in 80 days, Worlds of Fun offers over 100 rides, shows and attractions.
In 2013, Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun combined park thrills to a one ticket admission. Guests now enjoy 235-acres of rides and slides in one park for one price. Worlds of Fun is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publically traded company (NYSE: "FUN") headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio.