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11 Best Worlds of Fun Tips That You Must Know

n this guide, we will cover our best Worlds of Fun tips to ensure that you arrive to the park extremely prepared, and know all of the 'hacks' to maximize your time and money.

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1. Know the Best Time to Visit

The best days to visit Worlds of Fun are Tuesday and Wednesday. Weekdays in general are typically much less crowded and visitors from all over the world plan their trips around the weekend.


Out of state visitors usually arrive on Thursdays, stay for the weekend, and then leave on a Monday.

By going to the parks on Monday-Wednesday, you'll be able to avoid most of the crowds that can fill up the park quickly.

This means less waiting in lines, and more experiencing the actual park.

2. Grab a Height Wristband

Traveling with children? Make sure that you stop by guest services to receive a height wristband.

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What is a Height Wristband?

It's a wristband that certifies that your child is tall enough to ride certain rides.

Each ride has a height requirement and normally in the front of the ride (prior to entering the line), there's a sign where kids can see how they measure up.

Having to do this for every ride, the entire day can add up.

A height wristband will save you time, as you wont have to step aside throughout the day for your child to measure up, as your wristband certifies that your child is tall enough.

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3. Invest in a Refillable Souvenir Cup

If you're looking to quench your thirst with something other than water, invest in a refillable souvenir cup.

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For $14 you can purchase this cup and have unlimited refills throughout the day.

There are many 'refresh stations' located around the park and this will absolutely come in handy throughout the day in the humidity.

Another nice perk is if you decide to come back and visit again, you can bring your souvenir cup and only pay $1 for each refill. 

4. Save Money on Tickets

You can Save $10+ per Ticket on the weekends when you purchase with usand you'll also be able to skip the line by going straight to the gate.

You can learn more about our process and how we're able to do this through our Authorized Theme Park Ticket Reseller page.

5. Invest in a Fast Lane Pass 

For an additional cost, a fast lane pass in Worlds of Fun allows you to skip the regular line, and access a faster line to quickly ride your favorite rides rather than waiting in a long line.

How to Skip the Line

After purchasing your pass, you will receive a wristband which will give you access to the 'fast lane lines'.

All that you have to do is show your wristband to the ride operator in the entrance of the ride.

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6. Know What to Wear & What Order to Visit the Parks

In order to enter World of Fun, guests must wear shirt and shoes along with short/pants.

Why is This Important?

Oceans of Fun is a Water Park so visitors naturally come in bathing suits.

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However they make the mistake of thinking that they can also enter Worlds of Fun in their bathing suits.

The Best Order to Visit the Parks

Due to all of this, the easiest way to visit the parks is by visiting Worlds of Fun first, and then afterwards you can cool off and spend the rest of your day in the water at Oceans of Fun.

To be clear, you can still wear your bathing suit to Worlds of Fun, but it will have to be covered with other clothing.

You can find more information in the Worlds of Fun FAQ page.

7. Rent a Locker

This brings us to our next tip, if you're planning on bringing extra clothes for Oceans of Fun, ensure that you rent a locker. 

You'll be able to store your stuff there worry-free while you enjoy yourself at the park, and then you can change out into your bathing suit and make your way to the water park.


8. Know Your Food Options

If you're spending an entire day at a theme park, you're bound to get hungry eventually.

And we can attest to this, it's a lot harder to think when you're hungry! The last thing that you'll want to figure out is which food places sell what types of food.

So don't worry, we've done it all for you below.

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Grab a delicious pretzel in the newly opened Auntie Anne's pretzels.

Big Jack's - Cool off with frozen drinks such as Piña coladas, Fanta Cherry Limeade, or even a frozen Coca cola. 

Dippin Dots - Ice cream. Do we need to say anything else? 

Cotton Blossom Turkey Legs - Jumbo slow smoked turkey legs or BBQ styled food. Make your choice.

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Fast Food Options

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Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Do you have a food allergy, or are just looking for healthier alternatives? We've got you covered.

Prospector's Burritos - A full gluten free menu featuring build your own burritos and burrito bowls. Plant based alternatives are also available.

Beach Bites - Build your own fruit bowl or grab a fresh smooth for a delicious poolside treat or checkout the new plant-based burgers and chicken tenders from Beyond.

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Gold Rush Pizza - Pizza, salads and garlic knots. 

You can find a full list of food options on the WOF site.


Belly up Bar - Looking for alcohol? Look no further. The Belly up Bar is a swim-up bar with an adult-only pool.

Don't forget your ID! You must be at least 21 years of age.

9. Visit Planet Snoopy

A comment that we hear from park-goers every year is about how nice this Planet Snoopy is.

Due to Worlds of fun being a large park, it allows the Planet Snoopy area to be very spacious, featuring 15+ rides.

Although Planet Snoopy is commonly associated with kids, this area is not just designed for kids, but for families!

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Meaning on most rides, adults can bond and enjoy all of the fun with their kids.


10. Know About the Free Iced Water in the Park

Don't make the rookie mistake of being dehydrated at the park in the Missouri heat.

Free iced water is available at any drink station or restaurant.

iced waterYou'll simply need to walk up and ask for a free water, and you'll be handed a plastic cup with ice cold water. 

11. Stay at Worlds of Fun Village

Did you know that there are other much closer alternatives than hotels? 

Located a short walk away from the park, there are fully equipped RV sites, family cabins and cozy woodside cottage rentals.

Conveniently there's also a refreshing pool and a hot tub in this area as well.

You can get a sneak peek of all of this below. 

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