Whether you’re a thrill-ride enthusiast or more of a mini-coaster rider, Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO, has something for everyone. The largest theme park in the Midwest includes live shows, attractions, rides, shopping, and the Oceans of Fun Waterpark.

Planning ahead is crucial to ensure your family has fun without breaking the bank. One of the easiest ways to save money is through discount Worlds of Fun tickets. We have fact-checked advice on how to find them through authorized ticket sellers, including the park’s online offers. Our goal is for you to find the best ticket type for your visit. And to prevent you from wasting time on coupons, promo codes, and special offers that don’t work.

Gate Prices for Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun

Gate prices at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are what you pay in person at the park’s ticket booth. Knowing how much Worlds of Fun tickets cost at the gate helps you understand how much you can save if you purchase elsewhere.

Tickets include Oceans of Fun Waterpark, which has a shorter operating season than the theme park.

  • $69.99/ages 3+ (tax included) for a one-day pass
  • Ages 0-2 are free!

But, seriously, no one pays gate prices. There’s no need because many discounted ticket options exist, even ones directly through the park.

Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun Discounted Ticket Options 

Whether you want to book a one-time trip to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun Waterpark, these are your best options for Worlds of Fun and discount Oceans of Fun tickets.

1. Deals on the Worlds of Fun Website

One of the best places to save on Worlds of Fun tickets is actually through their website.

  • Daily Tickets: From $36.99
  • Two Day Tickets: $69.99
  • Funday Bundle (Parking and Meals Included): From $49.99
  • Silver Pass: $89
  • After 3 p.m. ticket: From $29.99
  • Bring a Friend Ticket: $26.99

A $6.99 processing fee and tax apply at check-out, which can make option #2 below a better deal. It will depend on the day you visit and how many tickets you need.

2. Discounted Single-Day Worlds of Fun Tickets

We offer discounted tickets to theme parks across the United States. This includes Cedar Fair theme and water parks like Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. These tickets are powered by aRes Travel, an authorized Cedar Fair ticket seller. You’ll need to request the discount from us by text (an email option will be available soon).

There’s a $2 service fee per ticket, and taxes are included.

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3. Season Passes

Buying a season ticket is a great way to visit Worlds of Fun for less. Season pass buyers also receive several benefits and perks unavailable to those with single or two-day tickets.

Some benefits of season tickets include free parking, exclusive ride times, early entry to the park (including Oceans of Fun), and more. There are a few varieties to choose from.

KidZPass

Kids ages 3-8 and seniors ages 62+ now have their own inexpensive pass. Provides unlimited visits through Labor Day. The pricing for tickets is $49.99.

Gold Pass

The Gold Pass allows unlimited visits to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. Other perks include free parking, 10% off food and merchandise, and unlimited Fall and Halloween Haunt visits.

The price of the Gold Pass is $110, excluding service fees.

For $100, upgrade your Gold Pass to the All Park Passport, which grants entry to ALL Cedar Fair Parks!

Silver Pass

The Silver Pass is cheaper than the gold and platinum options but has fewer benefits. The 2024 season ticket for Worlds of Fun is available for $95. Please note that this does not include unlimited access to the Halloween Haunt event or other Cedar Fair Parks.

You get unlimited Oceans of Fun, summer, and fall visits with free parking and a 10% discount on merchandise with the Silver Pass.

4. Group Sale Discounts for 15+ People

Groups ranging from 15 people to 99 parkgoers (kids 3+) can purchase the one-day group admission ticket at a discounted rate. Admission tickets are available for groups of 15 to 99 individuals aged 3 and older. The cost per ticket is $36. For an additional meal inclusion, the price is $52.50 per person. Please be aware that these prices are subject to fluctuate depending on the seasons. Get the details online.

5. Student Discounts and Youth Group Deals

The student and youth group ticket options provide engaging and fun learning experiences while allowing kids to enjoy the park rides after the learning sessions end. Worlds of Fun offers programs like Girl Scout Day and Performance in the Park to celebrate talented youth.

Depending on your budget, student group tickets can come with catered food or meal vouchers. You can also give each student Beagle Bucks, which work like cash, as soon as they enter the gate.

Photo courtesy of aRes Travel

6. Bring-A-Friend Tickets

Going on rides alone isn’t ideal, so Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun offer Bring-A-Friend tickets! While gold and silver pass holders can only purchase these tickets, they make it easy to build your group and save on ticket costs. The current price of a Bring-A-Friend ticket is $26.99!

7. AAA Member Discounts

Being an AAA member qualifies you for the AAA discount. Worlds of Fun is a AAA affiliate and will honor new and old members with less-than-gate prices.

You’ll need to check with your local club for pricing and availability. AAA members can also book vacation packages through Worlds of Fun directly at discounted pricing. The discount on tickets is usually around 10%. However, you’ll save more with our discount.

8. Free Worlds of Fun Pre-K Pass

The Worlds of Fun free Pre-K Pass offers free admission for juniors aged 3 to 5. To enroll a junior in the pass, you must be a Gold Pass holder. You do not have to be from Kansas City to take advantage of the discount. Apply for the Pre-K Pass by August 1, 2024.

9. Military Discounts on Tickets and Passes

The Worlds of Fun park enjoys the privilege of offering military discounts to active and retired personnel. This discount extends to family members and kids.

Military single-day tickets are available at a discounted rate of $26.99. Additionally, the park offers the Military Gold Annual Pass. It’s priced at $95 and includes complimentary parking and extra perks.

10. Worlds of Fun Hotel & Tickets Package 

Are you interested in booking a hotel in Kansas City while enjoying Worlds of Fun? A park and hotel bundle can save you even more. Choose from 16 nearby hotels.

Select your hotel and room. Then, add your tickets to create your vacation package.

Worlds of Fun Upgrades

In addition to daily tickets, Worlds of Fun offers several ticket upgrades for parkgoers. The currently available add-ons are below. All can be purchased directly through Worlds of Fun.

Dining

No trip to an amusement park is complete without delicious food! Dining add-ons at Worlds of Fun can include:

  • All Season Dining Pass: This pass covers lunch and dinner every time you visit the park.
  • The All-Day Dining Pass: covers one entree and side in a participating restaurant all day in the park.
  • All Day Dining Premium: Get an entree, side, and a drink wristband to use in participating restaurants all day in the park.
  • Single Meal Deal: This covers an entree, a side, and a regular drink.

Other options include Souvenir Bottle and Drink Wristband upgrades if you’d like free refills. 

Fast Lane

The Fast Lane add-on allows you to enjoy shorter wait times at the gate for your favorite rides and attractions. Worlds of Fun has three options for Fast Lane passes — Fast L, Fast Lane Season Pass Plus, and the Fright & Fast Lane Pass during the Halloween season.

  • Fast Lane: Applies to 14 rides.
  • Fast Lane Plus: Applies to 19 rides.
  • Fast Lane Season Pass Plus: One Fast Lane Plus every time you visit the parks

Note: You will still need to buy park admission!

The details are to be determined, but the park also has a Fright & Fast Lane Pass during Halloween. Last year, it provided access to 6 Extreme Haunts via the Fast Lane and the standard Worlds of Fun rides.

FunPix

The FunPix add-on is excellent for families or friends who want to remember their day at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. 

FunPix comes in two options: a one-day pass or a season pass. The Single Day FunPix pass includes capturing, sharing, and collecting your professional-grade images for one visit to the park. After your visit, you will receive the photos via email or text and be able to download them.

The FunPix Season Pass is the same as the single-day option, but you can enjoy the add-on throughout the season and with every visit. Plus, you get professional photos while on rides!

Cabanas

If you want a private, relaxing experience while your kids enjoy the thrills and attractions of Oceans of Fun, the Cabana add-on may be your dream come true. There are four cabana tiers available:

  • Luxury Loungers: The cheapest option includes a luxurious padded poolside chair and Caribbean Cooler (swim-up bar) access.
  • Standard Cabanas: The standard options include a ceiling fan, lounge chairs, lockbox, meal delivery (sold separately), and sunscreen.
  • Premium Cabanas: These have all the above features, plus flat-screen TVs, six water bottles, towels, a tote bag, and a patio table and chairs. 
  • Oasis Cabanas: Oasis Cabanas have Premium features and waterfall views but do not have lounge chairs. 

Perfect for beating the heat or enhancing your park experience, the Worlds of Fun cabanas are convenient for families and groups. 

Rentals

Carrying around your bags and necessities isn’t only cumbersome but makes it way more likely to lose something in the park. Worlds of Fun provides season pass locker rentals, or you can rent by the day. There are also electric wheelchair rentals.

Worlds of Fun Tickets: 5 Tips for Visiting

Guests in a raft ride down a water slide at Oceans of Fun.
Photo courtesy of aRes Travel

There are a few insider tips you may want to know before visiting Worlds of Fun. Below are some recommendations so you can have the best experience!

  1. Halloween season brings the Haunt event, which offers haunted houses and other spooky activities and may not be the best option for little ones.
  2. Find out what’s new! In 2024, the park will host new events like KidZFest in June and celebrate ride anniversaries.
  3. Invest in a souvenir cup to save money on refills.
  4. See what live shows will be available during your visit.
  5. If you can, avoid going on Saturday or other busy times of the year, like July, to avoid crowds. Kansas City can also get hot in the summer.

Overall, Worlds of Fun makes it easy for park visitors to make the most of their trip, even if they skip ticket add-ons.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still wondering about purchasing Worlds of Fun discount tickets? Read on for frequently asked questions from other potential parkgoers.

Does Worlds of Fun Amusement Park offer a student discount?

Yes, the amusement park has discounted group tickets for student and youth groups, but not for individual tickets. You do not have to be from Kansas City to receive the discount.

Does Worlds of Fun offer a first responder discount?

Worlds of Fun has a military discount but not a First Responder option. Military members (active or veteran) and their families get discounted season passes and single-day tickets.

Is there A teacher discount? 

Currently, Worlds of Fun does not offer discounted tickets for teachers. However, teachers may want to check the tips and options above to get the best tickets.

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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