Fun For All Ages at Worlds of Fun

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.

When you think of amusement parks, carousels for toddlers or thrill rides for teens and young adults may be the first images that come to mind. However, Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri is not your ordinairy theme park. There’s always something going on at Worlds of Fun for young and young-at-heart. My first memories of Worlds of Fun are in my youth, riding coasters like the Timberwolf and Boomerang. This trip was about making new memories with my family, and it certainly did have something for everyone!

Last weekend, my husband and I attended the second annual World Food and Wine Festival at Worlds of Fun.

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Featured were primarily local wines with a few from around the globe.

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My favorite was Citron, an Italian blend of white wine, brandy and organic lemon from Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery in Paola, Kansas. It paired perfectly with Worlds of Fun Executive Chef Kevin William’s delectable Beef Wellington, one of my favorite dishes.

My husband enjoyed Chara, a semi-sweet red wine from Arcadian Moon in Higginsville, Missouri. With just a hint of tobacco, this wine went down smooth with a fruity, berry aftertaste.

Chef Kevin paired each wine sampling with a delicious selection of culinary delights. Each carefully selected appetizer or dessert was matched with the wine selections with thoughtful precision.

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We definitely had a blast tasting the delicious pairings, but our kids didn’t miss out on the fun! Worlds of Fun truly has something for everyone.

Our last trip to WOF was when the boy was around Liv’s age, 11 years ago. He was tall enough to ride one coaster, Spinning Dragons, so this time he was prepared to take on all the thrill rides! We sprung for a “Fast Pass” for the boy, and it was worth every penny! The pass allows you to bypass regular lines on multiple thrill rides. The Fast Pass Plus adds rides at Oceans of Fun, making it a spectacular deal. While Liv and I lived it up on the rides that were more “our pace”, the boy rode The Patriot, Mamba, and other coasters. Tip: Buy online before your trip or get there early. Only a limited amount of Fast Passes are sold each day!

Liv found her happy place at Planet Snoopy. Five new rides are new for 2016: Beagle Brigade Airfield, Snoopy’s Space Buggies, Linus’ Launcher, Snoopy’s Junction, and Woodstock’s Gliders. Liv’s favorite was the Cosmic Coaster, which her brother accompanied her on. We also came in from the heat and caught Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers. Liv got to participate in the show, which focused on fishing, one of her favorite pasttimes!

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Worlds of Fun has something for every age, and there are more events coming this season! Check out the belly flopping contest at Oceans of Fun for Father’s Day, Military Appreciation Days for the 4th of July and Veterans Day, Coaster Campout, Home School Day, and more!

Are you a #WOFFirstTimer or will you be making the trip again? Leave a comment with your favorite attraction OR one you want to visit at Worlds of Fun this season!

35 comments for “Fun For All Ages at Worlds of Fun

  1. June 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Sounds like so much fun!
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  2. Kim
    June 16, 2016 at 9:36 am

    We just went there this past weekend and were able to experience the Food and Wine Festival as well. It was so much fun and so delicious! I was amazed at all the events they had planned for the summer. We’re thinking of making a tradition of staying there over the Fourth of July so we can enjoy the fireworks.

    • June 17, 2016 at 10:12 am

      What a great idea! I am glad you enjoyed your time. Next time, we plan to hit Oceans of Fun too!

  3. June 16, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Worlds of Fun seriously looks like a world of fun! I love that there is so many things to do for all ages. Too bad we are so far away from it!
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    • June 17, 2016 at 10:11 am

      If you are ever in the area, it’s definitely worth it. In fact, Cedar Fair Entertainment has parks throughout the country. Check them out!

  4. June 17, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    That does sound like a fun place for the entire family. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a wine and food tasting at an amusement park–what an interesting idea.
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  5. June 18, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Did you say food festival? Oh my. That would be so much fun. Looks like you guys did enjoy.

  6. June 18, 2016 at 7:34 am

    A food and wine festival is my kind of festival. This sounds like a great way to spend the day with family and friends. Cheers!
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  7. June 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    That looks like a blast for the big kids and the little kids. I would love to sample some of those wines. Sounds like fun.
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    • June 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      They were fantastic. I am still thinking about the Citron!

  8. June 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I’ve done wine and food pairing on a ship before. It’s neat to know what pairs well with foods. I know that ordering red wines usually pair well with red meats, and lighter wines pair better with pastas and cheeses. It definitely looks like there is something for everyone there.
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    • June 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      I definitely agree. I am a red meat with red wine and a white wine with seafood kinda gal. It was nice to learn more!

  9. June 19, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    nothing like a great family outing! Those wine pairings sound amazing!
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    • June 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      They were delicious, and it was an fantastic day with my fam!

  10. Catherine Sargent
    June 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    This looks like a fun place for the entire family. I would be interested in going to the food and wine festival.

    • June 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      I am sure they will have it again next year. This is the second annual festival at Worlds of Fun. There are so many other events coming up!

  11. June 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    This festival does look like a lot of fun. I love that there’s fun for all ages here. I would love to visit this place if I lived closer!
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  12. June 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    This looks like a fun place to take the kids to!! I know my kids would have a blast at Planet Snoopy!
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  13. June 19, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Sounds like a blast! I love wine so I think I’d love it!!
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  14. Bonnie @wemake7
    June 19, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun and something for everyone. I would love to try some wine there.

  15. June 19, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    How fun! I love attending fun things like this. My husband would totally love the wine tasting.
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  16. Rebecca Swenor
    June 19, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    World of Fun does indeed look like a lot of fun for the whole family. I would love to go here some day. The wine tasting would be more my style because I don’t like roller coasters to much. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  17. June 20, 2016 at 2:04 am

    I’m glad you had a great time. I would love to go to one of these wine festival one day because it seems like so much fun.
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  18. June 20, 2016 at 9:28 am

    This wine festival sounds like so much fun! I would love to do something like this one day!

  19. June 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Food and Wine festival? I would love to be there 😉 I enjoy wine tasting
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  20. June 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Now this seems like something I would love! Looks like you and your family had a great time!!
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  21. June 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    looks like a lot of fun! glad you had this opportunity to taste good wine, who doesn’t like doing that?! YUM!
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  22. CourtneyLynne
    June 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    You had me with the wine!!! This event sounds like a great time. How can you not have a great time when food and wine is involved?

  23. June 21, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I don’t believe we have a Worlds of Fun in my area but it sure looks like a blast! My husband and I love taking our grandkids on various adventures to check out new and exciting places! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
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  24. June 23, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I have never even heard of this place! It looks like ya’ll had a blast. I will def have to check it out one day!

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