Oceans of Fun 07/19/2014

After almost a full day at Schlitterbahn Kansas City we were debating what to do. We knew we were going to drive right by Worlds of Fun and since we have season passes, making a quick stop was a no-brainer. What we couldn’t decide on was if we wanted to ride some roller coasters or if we should check out the water park. Well since none of us had changed out of our swim wear yet we decided on the water park. Plus Oceans of Fun has the drop capsule slides that I hadn’t had the opportunity to ride before today. This will be a short update as we were only here for a few hours and only did a few things but enjoy!

The reason why we're here!

The reason why we’re here!

This entrance should look familiar. :P At least we knew how to get to the water park.

This entrance should look familiar. 😛 At least we knew how to get to the water park.

The lay of the land.

The lay of the land.

A shot of the whole slide complex.

A shot of the whole slide complex.

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Predators’ Plunge please!

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There’s even FUNTV while you wait for the slide.

The slide starts out with you in a capsule.

The slide starts out with you in a capsule. Then the lifeguard hits the button and….

You're off into the slide!

The floor drops out and you’re off into the slide!

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After a few twists and turns the slide is over. Very fun and exciting!

Predator’s Plunge being my first drop capsule slide I didn’t know what to expect and I’m not gonna lie I was a little scared watching people go before me. It’s not the height or the speed being the terrifying part of these slides, it’s the not knowing when that floor is gonna drop and you’re off down the slide. There is a countdown once the button is pushed and you can hear the water gushing but that does little to prepare you. Incredible start to any slide I’ve been on. Can’t recommend these enough, and I can’t wait for the day one of these type of slides is finally built in Ohio! Come on Soak City of Cedar Point or Kings Island and Wildwater Kingdom, step your games up!

Check out the wave pool?

Check out the wave pool?

Now just looking at the wave pool it looks like any other ordinary wave pool. Trust me it's not!

Now just looking at the wave pool it looks like any other ordinary wave pool. Trust me it’s not!

It's 8 ft deep before the waves!!!!!

It’s 8 ft deep before the waves!!!!!

Chilling at the edge of the wave pool.

Chilling at the edge of the wave pool.

Excuse me lifeguard what time do the waves start?

Excuse me lifeguard what time do the waves start?

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One thing Oceans of Fun has in common with Wildwater Kingdom is these god awful green color sun chairs. Yuck can I go throw up now? 😛

Holly and John enjoying the wave pool.

Holly and John enjoying the wave pool.

One minute to the waves!

One minute to the waves!

Wave time.

Wave time.

At first glance the wave pool looks like nothing special but it’s pretty awesome how it’s 8 feet deep before the waves at the deep end. I can’t imagine how many saves they get on a daily basis in the deep end, with a depth that deep, more on that later. You can only start aloft for a little while before you look for the nearest raft.

They have a bucket just like every other water park!

They have a bucket just like every other water park!

And it dumps just like every other one!

And it dumps just like every other one!

Who let the shark in the pool?

Who let the shark in the pool?

Nice private cabanas. Looks pretty shaded as well.

Nice private cabanas. Looks pretty shaded as well.

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Shot of the lazy river and the family raft slide which we didn’t have time for. 😦

More lazy river.

More lazy river.

And more raft slide.

And more raft slide.

Which is apparently called Hurricane Falls.

Which is apparently called Hurricane Falls.

Yum Auntie Anne's!

Yum Auntie Anne’s!

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Weird name for a tube rental place.

So while walking around taking pictures I heard a long whistle, being a former Cedar Fair lifeguard I knew exactly what this meant. Save! Tried to get a shot of the save but didn’t quite see where it was, the wave pool is pretty big. However I did get this shot instead. 😛

Lifeguard explaining his save.

Lifeguard explaining his save. Must be pretty common in the deep end.

Before heading out decided to check out the tube slides. They're pretty much the same model of the tube slides at Wildwater Kingdom.

Before heading out decided to check out the tube slides. They’re pretty much the same model of the tube slides at Wildwater Kingdom.

 

These however looked pretty neat. Turns out they weren't just average dark tube slides.

These however looked pretty neat. Turns out they weren’t just average dark tube slides.

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Even later in the day these slides still get a line.

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Pretty fun and impressive water park!

Oceans of Fun was a little better than I expected and I’m glad we decided to visit for a few hours. Now can those drop slide complexes make their way up to the Cedar Fair parks in Ohio please?!?

Mamba at sunset.

Mamba at sunset.

Our view the next morning from our hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. Hello capital building.

Our view the next morning from our hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. Hello capital building.

 Next up Six Flags St. Louis!

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