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Oceans of Fun Expands Waterpark, Merges with Worlds of Fun Theme Park

Kansas City, MO, USA (August 31, 2012) — Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo, the region’s premier entertainment attraction, celebrates its 40th anniversary by announcing the largest expansion of Oceans of Fun in the park’s history. The extensive project will be highlighted by the combination of both parks into a single admission ticket and the addition of six new slides.

Worlds of Fun will offer more value than ever in 2013 by combining both Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun to a one ticket admission. With both parks for the price of one in 2013, every guest will have access to 235-acres of rides, shows, and attractions, complete with a massive water park expansion.

The six new slides, which nearly double the park’s slide capacity, will be housed on a 65-foot-tall complex overlooking Surf City Wave Pool. At the peak stands three flat line loop slides, where guests climb into the Aqua-Launch, a chamber with a floor that suddenly drops out, sending riders on a high-speed near vertical drop and a series of loops and s-curves in a translucent flume. Known as a “constrictor”, the fourth slide features double tubes spiraling down an enclosed slide with four 360-degree tight turns. Two other enclosed tube slides feature high speed drops and banks.

Other new additions at Oceans of Fun include renovated slide complexes and pool areas, new retail locations, and guest amenities such as new cabanas and more lounge chairs. Construction at Oceans of Fun will begin this fall and will be documented on the park’s social media channels and official blog. G

“Our 40th anniversary season will be Worlds of Fun’s biggest yet,” states Frank Wilburn, Vice President and General Manager at Worlds of Fun. “We look forward to expanding and improving what is already a world-class amusement park and waterpark.”

In addition to nearly twice the slide capacity at Oceans of Fun, the parks will release additional improvements and events throughout the coming months to celebrate the park’s 40th anniversary. Visit for up to date information regarding these announcements.

Worlds of Fun is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Worlds of Fun, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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