Oceans of Fun

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Oceans of Fun
Logo
Slogan Slide On!
Location Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 39°10′14″N 94°28′57″W / 39.17058°N 94.482422°W / 39.17058; -94.482422Coordinates: 39°10′14″N 94°28′57″W / 39.17058°N 94.482422°W / 39.17058; -94.482422
Owner Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Opened May 31, 1982
Operating season May through Mid-September
Area 64 acres (260,000 m2)
Water slides 10 water slides
Website Official website

Oceans of Fun is a tropically-themed water park that opened on May 31, 1982, in Kansas City, Missouri, to celebrate Worlds of Fun's 10th year anniversary. At the time it was opened it was the largest water park in the world. It is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. Oceans of Fun is adjacent to the Worlds of Fun amusement park.

History[edit]

On August 31, 2012, Oceans of Fun announced the largest-ever expansion in 2013. It was also announced that Worlds of Fun will no longer be separately gated and be combined with Oceans of Fun. A new slide complex, 65 feet (20 m) tall will also be built including 6 new slides. The water park will be completely renovated, and construction began in 2012.[1]

Slides and attractions[edit]

A complete guide can be found on the website, with complete details on height and ride requirements.

Ride Height Requirement Style Rating[2]
Aruba Tuba 42" Inner tube Slide 3
Buccaneer Bay 48" Canoes/Paddle Boats 3
Captain Kidd's Under 54" Interactive pirate ship for children 1
Caribbean Cooler 42" Lazy River 2
Castaway Cove N/A Adult restaurant, pool, and bar 1
Coconut Cove 42" Family 2
Constrictor 48" Enclosed slide 5
Crocodile Isle Under 54" Water playground for children 1
Diamond Head 46" Thrill slide 5
Hurricane Falls 46" Inner tube slide 5
Monsoon 46" Water flume ride (20-passenger boat) 4
Paradise Falls 40" Interactive play structure 2
Predator's Plunge 48" Enclosed slide 4
Shark's Revenge 48" Enclosed slide 5
Surf City Wave Pool 42" (under 42" requires a lifejacket and must be accompanied by adult) Wave pool 4
Typhooon 46" Racing slide 4

Services[edit]

Oceans of Fun has four restaurants with varying menus (including burgers, pizza, and Sub sandwiches) located throughout the park. There are also other food locations with funnel cakes, Dippin' Dots, soft pretzels, and ice cream novelties. There is also an adult pool with a swim-up full-service bar. OOF does offer picnic areas, and with a small additional cost any sized group can eat a catered all you can eat BBQ meal. OOF also offers Locker and Tube Rentals. It is included with admission to Worlds of Fun, beginning in the 2013 season. First Aid is located near the Surf City Wave Pool.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/
  2. ^ Ratings assigned per Worlds of Fun's own system, where "1" is the least intense and "5" is the most. See their "Guest Assistance Guide". Worlds of Fun.  for more specific details.

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