|Oceans of Fun|
|Location||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Opened||May 31, 1982|
|Operating season||May through Mid-September|
|Area||64 acres (260,000 m2)|
|Water slides||10 water slides|
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.
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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. In 2015, Oceans of Fun added swan boats to Buccaneer Bay and Splash Island. In 2019, the park announced that Diamond Head would be closed at the end of the season. The removal of the slide will make way for Riptide Raceway, a mat racing slide. On November 6, 2019, it was announced that Riptide Raceway will be the world's longest slide of its kind coming in at 486 feet long.
Slides and attractions
|Aruba Tuba||1993||42"||Inner tube Slide||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|
|Crocodile Isle||1989||Under 54"||Water playground for children||1|
|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|
|Riptide Raceway||2020||42"||Enclosed mat racing slide|
|Shark's Revenge||2013||48"||Enclosed slide||5|
|Splash Island||2015||Under 54"||Interactive kid's area||1|
|Surf City Wave Pool||1982||42" (under 42" requires a lifejacket and must be accompanied by adult)||A 1,000,000 gallon Wave pool||4|
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.
- "Worlds of Fun Has Big Plans for 2013 Season". NewsPlusNotes. August 31, 2012.
- H, Mike (August 26, 2014). "Worlds of Fun Announces New Water Park Addition for 2015". NewsPlusNotes. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
- 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.