Worlds of Fun

"Several large fights" broke out between teenagers on Saturday night. About 300 teenagers were at the park, according to police.

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Several large fights broke out at Worlds of Fun on Saturday night involving mostly teenagers inside the park.

Multiple police agencies were called to break up the fights between the teens. According to police, there were about 300 teenagers at the park.

No juveniles or law enforcement were injured.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office issued several citations, but there is no confirmation of any arrests.

Worlds of Fun provided the following statement:

There were no riots. Nor was there 300 people involved. There was an altercation and it was quickly broke up by local and park authorities. The guests were removed from the park. Additional authorities were called on site by Clay County to ensure the safety of all involved.

Police are continuing to investigate what caused the fights.

Last night deputies at World’s of Fun requested assistance to disperse an unruly group of teenagers starting fights. One person was cited for Peace Disturbance and released at the scene. There were no injuries reported and no arrests were made. The group of bad actors at WOF only represent a fraction of guests that were there to enjoy the attractions. It's unfortunate that families & children had their evening disrupted by these events. We will continue to work with WOF to ensure the safety of their guests & staff.

Thousands of people have viewed a video that was taken at Worlds of Fun Saturday night, and the woman who took it said she’s never seen anything like this before.

“Cops, security and kids, everyone went on at once,” Madi-Lynn McDaniel, who took the viral video, said.

Gayle Yeager, who saw the fight at Worlds of Fun said, “There were all kinds of cops coming from every which way.”

It was chaos.

“People would walk five feet and a fight would break out,” McDaniel said.

Worlds of Fun is supposed to be fun, but Saturday night it wasn’t.

“Even at the gate, they were trying to get back in or they were trying to fight the police,” McDaniel said.

Officers descended on the family friendly park. McDaniel said there may have been pepper spray. The crowd sways and moves in one big group.

“We came for two hours to ride two rides and go home. We didn’t know we would catch this,” McDaniel said.

Neither did Yeager or her sister.

“So, at first, we thought it was an act and someone was dancing but we quickly learned that was not the truth at all,” Yeager said.

Worlds of Fun said there were 100 people involved, the park. However, the police said it was more like 300 people/

“There were just mass people everywhere. It was nuts, it was just completely crazy,” Yeager said.

One person was cited and released by police. No one has been charged yet.

“I think a curfew would definitely help,” McDaniel said.

Right now, the park is only open on the weekends.

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(1) comment

Ross

No arrests? 300+ fighting. I'm sure they got the message. It's okay to fight in public like animals and not get arrested.

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