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Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, 64161
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Roller Coaster Photos
Cosmic Coaster
Orient Express
Spinning Dragons
Timber Wolf

Other Ride Photos
Le Carrousel
Cyclone Sam's
Dinosaurs Alive
Falcons Flight
Finnish Fling
Fjord Fjarlane
Flying Dutchman
Fury of the Nile
Grand Carousel
Lucy's Tugboat
Mustang Runner
Sea Dragon
La Taxi Tour
Viking Voyager
Woodstock Gliders
Woodstock Whirlybirds
Worlds of Fun Railroad

TPR Trip Reports
Theme Park Review's 2010 Mid-America Trip
Photos From 2005 Trip
Photos From Stark Raven Mad 2002 Photos

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
August, 2014 by Emiroo
April, 2010 by jimths08
July, 2009 by ErikJohnson
August 28th, 2006 by aslinterpreter
June 6th, 2006 by Coaster Palooza

Worlds of Fun's major draws are Prowler (a very good GCI woodie), Black Mamba (a Morgan hyper), and Patriot (a B&M invert). You should probably hit Prowler first thing as it draws a big crowd (but be sure to come back for a night ride), then move on to the other two. The remaining coasters are "standard issue," but Spinning Dragons can be fun, and Timber Wolf (a rough old woodie) has its fans.

The park has a wide assortment of flat rides. The standouts are Finnish Fling (a Rotor) and Cyclone Sam's (a well-themed, indoor Wipeout with fun lighting and sound effects--definitely worth riding). There's a shot tower (Detonator) and and old-school "bouncy-bouncy" ride (Fjord Fairlane). Those looking for something a bit tamer would probably enjoy the park's railroad and La Taxi Tour (an antique-car ride).

Guests can find relief on hot, humid summer days on the park's water rides: Monsoon (a splash boat ride that's a bit tricky to find), Fury of the Nile (river rapids), and Viking Voyager (a decent flume ride with Viking ships). Or they could hit the Oceans of Fun water park, which is a separate gate (joint admission tickets are available).
The park offers standard Cedar "fare," with the usual assortment of franchise food stands: Chickie and Pete's, Cinnabon, Subway, and Panda Express. Those looking for something a bit different might enjoy a beer and a burger at the All-Stars Grill, where they can also catch a ballgame. Coasters, Cedar Fair's own "franchise" eatery for burger, fries, onion rings, and shakes, is available, and you can get brisket and ribs at the Battle Creek Barbeque.
Operating Season
WOF begins weekend operations in mid-April, is open all week from mid-May through August, and is open on weekends from September to October. The park usually opens around 10:00 or 11:00 am, and stays open as late as midnight on Saturdays in June and July. Be sure to check the park's calendar: http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/hours/wof.cfm.

Oceans of Fun operates from Memorial Day Weekend (late May) to Labor Day Weekend (early September). The park opens at 10:00 or 11:00 am and stays open as late a 8:00 pm on Saturdays in June and July. Be sure to check the park's calendar: http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/hours/oof.cfm.
Established Seasonal Events
WOF's Opening Day Campout gives guests the opportunity to be the first to ride Prowler before the park officially begins operations for the season.

The park also offers Snoopy's Hot Summer Lights during the summer.

Halloween Haunt events occur Friday - Sunday from late September through Halloween
Get the details here: http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/planning/events.cfm.
Access & Location
WOF is located at 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64161, just off I-435. Kansas City Intl. Airport is about 20 miles way, and the train station (Amtrak service) is about 15 miles away. The park is also serviced by Metro Bus.
Nearby Lodging
Worlds of Fun Village is located adjacent to the park and offers cottages, cabins, and RV sites, along with a swimming pool and convenience store. The villlage also offers a discount for members of the Good Neighbor Sam Club and discount park tickets.

There is the usual assortment of chain hotels near the park, as well.
Virtual Queue Options
Worlds of Fun offers "Fast Lane" (skip the line) service at two differing levels.
The park hosts varied music reviews in the Moulin Rouge theaters. All Wheel Sports is participating during the summer months. Worlds of Fun had hosted a dog trick show for a few years. The Peanuts characters provide musical entertainment are also available for photo ops.
Patriot Offride by steel

1978 Worlds of Fun Magazine
1978 Park Brochure and Fact Sheets
1979 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1980 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1981 Park Magazine and Press Releases
Mark's Postcard Paradise

Park Maps
2010 Park Map
1996 Park Map
1979 Park Map

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