Around The World - The Ultimate Guide to Kansas City's Theme Park


Welcome to Around the World, The Ultimate Guide to Kansas City's Theme Park. Worlds of Fun was built by Hunt Midwest and opened for the first time on May 26, 1973. Worlds of Fun was designed by Hollywood Art Director turned famous amusement park designer, Randall Duell, also famous for designing the layout of Six Flags over Texas and the two Great America parks. Worlds of Fun is themed to Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days" and follows the international theme in its five worlds, Scandinavia, The Orient, Americana, Europa and Africa.

In June 1995, the park was bought by Cedar Fair L.P. who currently owns and operates the park. In November 2007, Around the World marked its 10th Anniversary online and continues to be the internet's most comprehensive guide to Worlds of Fun's park history and attractions.









Apr 13,2014: WOF Opening Day Review 2014
Apr 1,2014: Timber Wolf is 25 Years Old!
Jan 5,2014: 1974 & 1976 brochures added to the Publications Page.
May 25,2013: Celebrating the 40th with the 9 original rides! View as PDF
Mar 3, 2013: Added 1981 Souvenir Photobook!

Worlds of Fun will open for its 42nd Season in: