Oceans of Fun

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Oceans of Fun
Oceans of Fun logo.png
SloganSlide On!
LocationKansas City, Missouri, United States
Coordinates39°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
OwnerCedar Fair
OpenedMay 31, 1982; 37 years ago (1982-05-31)
Operating seasonMay through Mid-September
Area64 acres (260,000 m2)
Water slides10 water slides
WebsiteOfficial website

Oceans of Fun is a tropically-themed water park that opened on May 31, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the adjacent Worlds of Fun amusement park. When it opened, it was the largest water park in the world, it is owned and operated by Cedar Fair.

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]

On August 24th, 2019, a fourteen year old patron named Trey Wallace suffered a medical event in the Surf City Wave Pool. A pair of guests in the eight foot section of the one million gallon wave pool summoned lifeguards to enter the water to retrieve the submerged victim. Though EMTs were able to regain a pulse, Trey Wallace was declared brain dead a week later.

Slides and attractions[edit]

Ride Opened Height Requirement Style Rating[3]
Aruba Tuba 1993 42" Inner tube Slide 3
Buccaneer Bay 1985 48"
Canoes/Paddle/Swan Boats 1994 3
Captain Kidd's 1996 Under 59" 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. ^ "Worlds of Fun Has Big Plans for 2013 Season". NewsPlusNotes. August 31, 2012.
  2. ^ H, Mike (August 26, 2014). "Worlds of Fun Announces New Water Park Addition for 2015". NewsPlusNotes. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 18, 2012. for more specific details.

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