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!
— Jen (@jenlivlaughlove) June 13, 2016
Featured were primarily local wines with a few from around the globe.
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.
.@worldsoffun World Food & Wine Festival did not disappoint! Two wine tastings and pairings at six stations from Executive chef Kevin Williams. You can take home bottles of your favorites! Mine is Citron from Somerset Ridge. Get tickets thrive the wkd. Details on the blog. #foodie #Wine #WOFFirstTimer
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.
Wine from @arcadianmoon, @somersetridgewinery, and more! Kudos to @worldsoffun for bringing local spirits to the Wine & Food Festival. Check it out until 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow from 1 p.m.- 9 p.m. Don't forget the delicious food from their on site chef! #food #worldsoffun #winetasting #foodie #vino #ad @visitkc
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.
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!
— Jen (@jenlivlaughlove) June 11, 2016
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!
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!