Worlds Of Fun Oceans of Fun

Worlds Of Fun Oceans of Fun

Worlds Of Fun Oceans of Fun
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The midwest's premier amusement park, featuring 235 acres of rides and slides. Two great parks for one great price in 2013. Experience both parks for one low price! Slide all day and ride all night! Experience seven roller coasters, huge water slides, thrill rides, Planet Snoopy for the whole family, and a brand new Oceans of Fun!
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Julie R
Columbus, OH219 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
7-year-old Ellie’s opinion: It was loads of fun! My favorite ride was mustang runners, where you sit down in a little cart and then you get spin around and fly up into the air! I liked planet snoopy, with snoopy rides. We also went on a log ride and we rode what I called the rapids and had a lot of fun. I’m not tall enough for a few rides, but we are coming back when I’m roller coaster ready!

Parent’s take: we paid $212 and about 30% of the rides and more attractions were closed for at least part of the day. At one ride, we asked when it would open, and the worker said “when someone decides to do their job and trim the trees.” At least they had an answer. On the rapids ride, the guy “had no idea.” There was hand sanitizer everywhere, which is great, but every one I tried was empty. My husband, who is not a complainer, said seeing Worlds of Fun really made him appreciate how Good Disney is at what they do.

If the staffing shortage has hit them, I get it, but be up front about the experience you are selling, even if you don’t adjust the price.
Written July 3, 2022
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mestahl
Joplin, MO26 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Ticket prices are insane. We got there a little before the park opened on a Saturday. It was extremely hot, I believe the high was around 103. My daughter chose the water park for her birthday. It was our first time there. The first thing I noticed was the lack of cleanliness. We usually go to White Water in Branson, and my husband and I agreed that it was not as clean as WW. The wave pool waves weren’t anything to brag about, unless you stood next to the wall around the 3ft mark. There weren’t many slides or rides that my daughter could ride due to height restrictions. Food and drinks were incredibly expensive. Since it was so hot we voted for subway for lunch. We ordered 2 foot longs, one 6 inch, 2 drink, and 2 water bottles. $80. We did the obstacle course in Coconut Cove/Bay. They send people through it so fast that even if you have a fighting chance of making it, there is already someone right behind you jerking on the rope. Makes it almost impossible for kids. The one tube ride that my daughter could ride, we rode several times. Right before we left we rode it one more time and the life guards had just switched. When it was our turn, the life guard mumbled as we walked by that she just got there and was already over the people. While we still had fun, we spent over $300 on tickets for 5 of us, plus what we spent on food and drink. I don’t see a scenario in which we will return.
Written July 31, 2022
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Ron M
Bentonville, AR31 contributions
Jul 2021
The landscaping is attractive and the park was clean. We took our 13 year old grandson and his friend and they enjoyed the features very much other than the length of lines. Our only significant complaint was the price of food; we especially felt taken advantage by the $4.50 bottles of water. Food was decent, but also extremely expensive. Don't pack any edibles, even granola bars or you will have to return them to your car of throw them away.
Written July 11, 2021
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Molly W
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Well, Worlds of Fun was a total bust. Not only could we not fit on any of the rides we wanted to go to, but the park was exceptionally NOT accommodating to guests with disabilities…or, really, to guests unfamiliar with the park. We left after a couple of hours, though we’d planned to spend the full day at the park.

Felt very “nickel and dimed” by the whole experience. We thought we pre-paid for parking, but apparently not the right KIND of parking (the right kind was extra $$$). We bought a prepaid food pass, but not the right kind of prepaid food pass (the right kind was extra $$$.)

We paid for the FastPass to allow us to access rides more quickly, but then couldn’t ride on the attractions which utilized the FastPass system because those rides couldn’t accommodate our fat bodies. The park was poorly marked to direct people where to get in line to utilize FastPasses. We were apparently supposed to be given wrist bands for the FastPass, but were not provided any information on where or how to obtain the bands. We just showed employees our phones and they shrugged and let us in.

I paid extra to rent an ECV (electric scooter) to aid me in getting around, but the employees who checked it out to me provided no instruction to me on how to use it. Fortunately it was identical to the one I rented at the zoo on Monday, so I knew how to use it, but that was just luck that I had used one earlier in the week. I asked if there was anything I needed to know to use it at the park, and the employee said “no” and walked away. My wife and I were left to guess about how to use it, and whether or not I was supposed to ride it all the way up to the attractions or park it outside the entrances.

None of the employees we interacted with actually looked at us when speaking to us, and several called over a manager to complete relatively simple tasks. One employee scanned our prepaid food wrist bands, and then walked away to call over a manager who told us that our bands were the wrong kind to allow us to purchase food at their station. Shouldn’t any employee be able to explain that to us and help us understand how to use what we had paid for? I’d understand if we were holding up a line, but there was no one behind us.

It was a complete waste of about $400. Would not recommend for anyone who is larger, disabled, or wants to be treated with even the most basic forms of customer service. I don’t know if the experience was extra bad because things that we experienced as adolescents often don’t age well into adulthood, or if the overall quality of the park has just gone that far downhill. Worlds of Fun is now owned by Cedar Fair Parks, same owner as Knott's Berry Farm, and I have had two great experiences at Knott’s as an adult in the past 10 years. Overall very disappointing waste of money.
Written July 20, 2022
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Roni O
10 contributions
Aug 2021
Oceans of Fun is worthy of five stars. Lots of pools and slides. Clean and fun. There's even an adult pool with a bar if you want a pool without children. The lifeguards were attentive but not intrusive in the fun.

Worlds of Fun is worthy of one star. Not for the rides, those were fun enough, but for the customer service. I have a platinum pass to all of the Cedar Fair parks but when I tried to enter early (a perk of the pass) I was told that only the gold passes got in early. I explained to the worker that a platinum pass is a higher pass with all of the perks of the gold pass and then some but she would not let us in.

The Rapids ride was so slow in the beginning and end that we sat in the raft three times longer than the ride itself. We were drenched during the ride and completely dry by the time we disembarked. There were only a few people working and not very pleasant. I don't completely blame them for that since it was HOT!

The Cedar Fair parks have a bin for bags while on rides but I bought a small over the shoulder bag a one of the parks in order to not have to deal with using it but WOF required the bag to go in the bin even though it was secure. I've used the bag at other Cedar Fair parks without a problem - this is the only one that gave me grief about it. The roller coaster that went upside down did not have a bin, just the ones that went up and down. Other then the possibility of a bag flying off the ride (which it was secure under the lap belt and neck harness - couldn't move it at all) there is no reason to not be able to keep the bag so why the one that went upside down did not require it when the others did makes no sense. The issue made worse by the attitude of the workers.

The hours of the day were 11am-7pm. I don't know if that is their normal schedule every summer or reduced this year because of just opening up again after year closed due to Covid but those are the worst hours of the day for summertime heat. There was a heat advisory that day, which is probably normal for Kansas City in the summer. They should open at 8 or 9am in order to mitigate the issue of heat warnings or later in the day and have night hours if they have lighting for it.

If you live in the area, you are stuck with this amusement park but if you are traveling some distance to find a park you should skip this one unless you are only looking for a fun water park.
Written September 12, 2021
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Stacy W
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
We went to Halloween Haunt on a Saturday night so we expected crowds. However it was more than just crowded. When purchasing tickets for Haunt it would be reasonable to assume they have a capacity limit. They either need to enact one or revise it. It was so packed you couldn't even walk literally!! The lines for every restroom were at least an hour plus. Every ride and scare attraction was 2 hour plus waiting. We waited an hour and a half in line just to order pizza at 5pm. By not capping the capacity and having a "pack them in to make more money" philosophy, the owners are completely ruining what could be a great asset to Kansas City. I plan to never return and I know every person I know who tried to go to Haunt this year is saying the exact same thing. I know ownership changed for WOF recently and I'm not impressed. There is no possible way to enjoy the experience when you literally can not even get into an attraction or really even walk around. I would definitely not recommend spending your money or time on this event.
Written October 17, 2021
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Kevin E
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We entered the park and have never been asked to have our photo taken. We went to coasters, waited in line 30 minutes, with mask on, got food and sat down to black hamburger buns. Unappetizing. Yeah I know it's Halloween but....
Rode the mamba and they left the park for an hour, since not even one smoking area is available. I know you hate smokers but allow us one area.
Upon reentering, we purchased 2 fright passes for $150. We attended 6 of the seven houses. None of them were scary. The actors in blood shed must have been high as you smelled pot from the time u entered until the time you left. Same problem at corn huskers. There was one house that made me scared. My hats off to Vampire.

We returned to eat at cotton blossom. Upon entering they were out of chicken, chicken tenders, no veggies, no bread. About my time to order, here comes chicken strips, we get them and the meat was hot but waffle fries were cold. Bummer.

Overall, Great Job this season.
Written October 24, 2021
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Edster71
120 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited Worlds of fun not Oceanside of fun..
It started when they wouldn't let us bring in 4 granola bars for our kids and made us throw them away. They said they had healthy eating options in the park. We went in only to discover that 70-80% of the drink and food stands were closed! We were there on a Friday in the middle of summer.
Most of the rides are nothing more than fancy state fair rides, really short.
We did ride the Prowler Rollercoaster and that was fun.
We had discount tickets for about $35 each and we still wouldn't recommend this place.
Park staff was adequate but not overly friendly.
This place does not compare to a 6 flags or Knotts
Written July 18, 2021
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Lou V
Bartlesville, OK3 contributions
Jul 2020
We visited the park on July 8 after it opened to the public following COVID-19 protocols.

Pros: hardly any other people. We never stood in line unless they were sanitizing the rides, which they did as quickly and thoroughly as possible. On opening at 11 they played the (one and only) Star Spangled Banner.

Cons: There was heat advisory in effect, the vending machines had no water, and many of the food places were supposed to have "free ice water" but we were unable to locate any. Despite the website saying that masks are not required in Relax Zones and water rides there were NO water rides open. There were no shows open, which I get because of social distancing but another cut in cooling off areas. There was one air conditioned restaurant open and at half capacity so we felt like we needed to gulp our food and get out so the next people could come in and eat. All in all the kids had a good time. We planned to close the place down (at 7, because the virus is worse at night) but only made it to 5 and even the kids were ready to get back to the hotel to swim. They are still taking pictures of people going on the roller coasters but I bet they're not selling any because the whole fun of buying your picture on a roller coaster is the expression on your face which is now masked. For the price they should maybe offer a lot more ways of cooling off.
Written July 9, 2020
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Rob F
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Get rides and attractions open or discount entry! So many rides closed, including big attractions, arcade, food and drink, really poor manning. Oceans had so much not in use for the kids. Tickets would have not really been worth it at half the outlandish cost, add a 25 dollar parking fee, not again.
Written August 2, 2022
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