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Worlds of Fun
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Worlds of Fun showing a garden and rides

Ride roller coasters, get wet on the water slides and explore the world in a day at this family amusement park. 

Worlds of Fun has a theme based on Around the World in Eighty Days, the famous 1873 adventure novel Jules Verne. The park winds its way through Scandinavia, Africa, Americana, The Orient and Europa. Along the way you’ll be treated to roller coasters, giant swings and Planet Snoopy, a special section for children.

Take on the Spinning Dragons in The Orient, or wrestle with the mamba in the Africa section. The Patriot ride in Americana is a favorite for many visitors, with its stars-and-stripes branded carriages lifting passengers up to 150 feet (45 meters) before taking them on zero gravity rolls and corkscrews. The Autobahn provides the classic bumper car experience, and the Finnish Fling will have you questioning the laws of physics.

The rides have varying height restrictions; however, many rides cater to smaller children who can often ride with adults.

For those seeking a less intense ride and for younger children, Planet Snoopy is the place to go. Send the young ones for a spin on the themed bumper cars and smaller rides that offer plenty of fun, without the height and speed of the other rides.

Inside the park you’ll find all the necessary amenities, including fast-food style diners and a la carte restaurants.

The park covers a large area and since the inclusion of the adjacent Oceans of Fun in 2013, the two parks make up one of the largest amusement parks in Missouri. Entrance to both parks is included with the cost of admission. During the summer months make your way to Oceans of Fun for a refreshing dip in one of the themed pools, or a ride on one of the various water slides.

Worlds of Fun is located about 15 minutes’ drive to the northeast of Kansas city, just north of the Missouri River. Opening hours and days vary throughout the season of April to November, so be sure to check before booking. Pay parking is available.

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SPRINGHILL SUITES KANSAS CITY NORTHEAST
SPRINGHILL SUITES KANSAS CITY NORTHEAST
3 out of 5
4400 N RANDOLPH RD, Kansas City, MO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $116 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Winnetonka, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Worlds of Fun and within 9 mi (15 km) of Ameristar Casino Kansas City and T-Mobile Center. Kansas City ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)
"What is a good place to stay overall probably one of the nicest around the area they have a complementary breakfast which was good because it’s a Marriott."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

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HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Kansas City - Worlds of Fun
HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Kansas City - Worlds of Fun
2 out of 5
4301 N Corrington Ave, Kansas City, MO
The price is $55 per night from May 12 to May 12
Located in Winnetonka, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Oceans of Fun and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Worlds of Fun. Ameristar Casino Kansas City and ...
2.6/5 (818 reviews)
"The room was ok...stank of marijuana!!! Bed was comfortable. Air conditioner was like a jet engine."

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Candlewood Suites Northeast Kansas City, an IHG Hotel
Candlewood Suites Northeast Kansas City, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4450 Randolph Road, Kansas City, MO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $114 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Winnetonka, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oceans of Fun and Worlds of Fun. Ameristar Casino Kansas City and T-Mobile Center are also within ...
4.2/5Excellent! (220 reviews)
"Front desk Staff was great! Very flexible as we asked for a first floor room - last minute."

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Candlewood Suites Northeast Kansas City, an IHG Hotel
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SPRINGHILL SUITES KANSAS CITY NORTHEAST
SPRINGHILL SUITES KANSAS CITY NORTHEAST
3 out of 5
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HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Kansas City - Worlds of Fun
2 out of 5
4301 N Corrington Ave, Kansas City, MO
The price is $55 per night from May 12 to May 12
HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Kansas City - Worlds of Fun
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Candlewood Suites Northeast Kansas City, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4450 Randolph Road, Kansas City, MO
The price is $114 per night from May 16 to May 16
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Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
4 out of 5
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The price is $98 per night from May 12 to May 12
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Best Western Worlds of Fun Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
4231 N Corrington Ave, Kansas City, MO
The price is $76 per night from May 12 to May 12
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Worlds of Fun Village
3 out of 5
8000 Northeast Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO
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SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Kansas City Northeast
2.5 out of 5
7333 Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO
The price is $89 per night from May 12 to May 12
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Kansas City Northeast
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Super 8 by Wyndham Kansas City
2 out of 5
4321 N Corrington Ave, Kansas City, MO
The price is $64 per night from May 20 to May 20
Super 8 by Wyndham Kansas City
Hampton Inn Kansas City Northeast
Hampton Inn Kansas City Northeast
2.5 out of 5
4233 N Corrington Ave, Kansas City, MO
The price is $111 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
Hampton Inn Kansas City Northeast
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