Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO, is celebrating 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.
Guests who want to be among the first to experience the new Oceans of Fun can purchase a Gold Season pass at the best price through Oct. 28 at worldsoffun.com, at the park during operating hours, or by phone at 816-454-4545.
"Our 40th anniversary season will be Worlds of Fun's biggest yet," Frank Wilburn, vice president and general manager at Worlds of Fun said in a written statement. "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 worldsoffun.com for up-to-date information regarding the announcements.
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