New for 2019 – Flagship Restaurant with Local Favorites and Healthy Fare Coming to Worlds of Fun
Restaurant announcement joins unique 2019 season pass offer
KANSAS CITY, MO – Worlds of Fun will soon break ground on a 9,000 square foot restaurant that will seat more than 300 guests, making it the largest dining facility in the park. Scheduled to open in spring 2019, Cotton Blossom BBQ will provide visitors with an enhanced dining experience in an outdoor setting with views of some of the park’s most popular rides.
“With the recent addition of our executive chef Wesley Boston, the culinary team has continuously found ways to elevate the park’s food offerings,” said Tony Carovillano, general manager of Worlds of Fun. “Now with a new flagship dining location, Cotton Blossom BBQ will help us continue these tremendous strides by creating a dining experience that is as memorable as our rides.”
The menu at Cotton Blossom BBQ showcases an array of fan favorites like authentic Kansas City barbecue, rotisserie chicken, a selection of homestyle sides and desserts, and healthy options like salads and fresh vegetables. The restaurant will feature porch-style seating, and a patio where guests may sip a craft beer while enjoying views of the Patriot roller coaster and SteelHawk swings. Located in the Americana section of the park, its name, architecture and theming pay tribute to Worlds of Fun’s history and the original attraction under the same name, which was a sternwheel paddleboat featured in the 1952 musical, Showboat.
Cotton Blossom BBQ will be included in the park’s dining plans.
The announcement coincides with National Roller Coaster Day, celebrated by fans each year on August 16. With seven roller coasters including the thrilling Mamba and Timber Wolf as well as the children’s Cosmic Coaster, Worlds of Fun offers a variety of coasters for enthusiasts both young and young-at-heart.
To celebrate the special event, the park has a limited-time 2019 Gold Pass offer only valid through this Sunday, August 19. Guests who purchase a Gold Pass, or renew their 2018 Gold Pass, will receive a Fast Lane ticket to use during the remainder of the 2018 season. New passholders will also enjoy unlimited visits to Worlds of Fun for the rest of 2018 season in addition to all of 2019, including upcoming events like Halloween Haunt and WinterFest. Details and all Gold Pass benefits are available on the park’s website, www.worldsoffun.com.
About Worlds of Fun
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun is a 235-acre amusement and waterpark in Kansas City, Missouri featuring more than 100 family rides, thrill rides, waterslides, shows and attractions, including seven world-class roller coasters. The park also stages the Midwest’s largest Halloween event in September and October and the new holiday event WinterFest in November and December.
Worlds of Fun is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor waterparks, one indoor waterpark and four hotels. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.