Oceans of Fun facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsOceans 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.
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 wave pool with a maximum depth of six feet, altered during the off season from eight feet.||4|
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