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] In 2015, Oceans of Fun added swan boats to Buccaneer Bay and Splash Island.[2]

Slides and attractions[edit]

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

Ride Opened Height Requirement Style Rating[3]
Aruba Tuba 1973 42" Inner tube Slide 3
Buccaneer Bay 1985 48" Canoes/Paddle/Swan Boats 3
Captain Kidd's 1995 Under 54" Interactive pirate ship for children 1
Caribbean Cooler 1987 42" Lazy River 2
Castaway Cove 1982 21 years or older Adult restaurant, pool, and bar 1
Coconut Cove 1992 42" Family 2
Constrictor 2013 48" Enclosed slide 5
Crocodile Isle 1989 Under 54" Water playground for children 1
Diamond Head 1982 46" Thrill slide 5
Hurricane Falls 1999 46" Inner tube slide 5
Monsoon 1992 46" Water flume ride (20-passenger boat) 4
Paradise Falls 2003 40" Interactive play structure 2
Predator's Plunge 2013 48" Enclosed slide 4
Shark's Revenge 2013 48" Enclosed slide 5
Splash Island 2015 Interactive kid's area
Surf City Wave Pool 1982 42" (under 42" requires a lifejacket and must be accompanied by adult) Wave pool 4
Typhoon 1983 46" Racing slide 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/
  2. ^ H, Mike (2014-08-26). "Worlds of Fun Announces New Water Park Addition for 2015". NewsPlusNotes. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  3. ^ 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" (PDF). Worlds of Fun.  for more specific details.

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