World’s of Fun: Entertainment


The thrilling rides have always drawn screams from guests at Worlds of Fun, but the return of the Celebrate America festival gives more reasons to howl at the park this summer.  Celebrate America, every weekend in July, fills Worlds of Fun amusement park with an incredible list of free family fun, live bands and concerts, and fireworks displays every weekend.

The Celebrate America themed weekends include a festival of fun family entertainment for all ages.  Kids are treated to performances by the popular Mr. Stinky Feet and a variety of activities in Camp Snoopy.  The big dog himself will be arriving daily in Snoopy’s™ Motor Tour to join the fun at Charlie Brown’s Kid’s Club, where little ones can experience Charlie’s Sundae Eating Contest, Kampground Kid’s Coloring, and Lucy’s Street Fair.  Those wanting to spend some special time with the PEANUTS™ Characters can meet them during an all-you-can-eat brunch on Sundays.

Worlds of Fun focuses on music of a wide variety throughout Celebrate America.  In conjunction with 96.5 FM The Buzz, Worlds of Fun hosts Buzz in the Park every Friday evening, with discount Twilight ticket pricing, food specials, and VIP access to select rides after the park closes. Plus, summer concerts return to the Heart of America stage at Worlds of Fun this July with Third Day and Family Force Five headlining Heartfest on July 18, 2009, and Kirk Franklin headlining Joyfest on July 25, 2009. Both of these concert require an additional fee, and tickets for all four shows are available online or by phone through Ticketmaster, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or in-person at the Worlds of Fun Main Entrance.  In park DJs host a hot dog eating contest and spin summer’s best tunes, and some of today’s top local artists play stages throughout the park.

Guests are encouraged to become part of the action as hot dog eating contests are held every day during Celebrate America, kids can display their artistic talents with the help of sidewalk chalk artists, and car buffs are encouraged to vote for their favorite from the displays throughout the park.  To end a perfect day at the park, Worlds of Fun lights up the sky every Friday and Saturday night, July 3 through July 25, with a spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 p.m.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are open daily.  Worlds of Fun Village RV sites, cabins, and cottages are open through mid November, 2009.  For more information on the concert series or the complete list of Celebrate America activities, visit or call 816-454-4545.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN”.  In addition to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, Cedar Fair owns and operates 10 other amusement parks, five other waterparks, one indoor waterpark resort, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, California, under a management contract.

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