August 15, 2019

Riptide Raceway - New for 2020 (WOF/OOF)

Oceans of Fun Introduces Riptide Raceway - New Mat Racing Water Slide for 2020

(Kansas City, Missouri, 8/13/2019) – Competition and thrills combine at Oceans of Fun in 2020 when Riptide Raceway debuts next summer at Oceans of Fun water park. Riptide Raceway will take guests five stories high before they speed down four side-by-side tunnels atop a soft foam mat. 

Riders in each lane will race more than 476 feet to be the first to reach the finish line as they make an exhilarating journey down a winding hillside, around a tight 360-degree loop and through a rapid final descent before splashdown. This new slide will be longest mat-racer in the world when completed

This family-friendly ride has been designed to follow the natural terrain of the park’s landscape, and is the first thrill attraction added to the water park since 2013 when Oceans of Fun and Worlds of Fun were conjoined. It will replace Diamond Head, one of the park’s original water slides that opened in 1982; construction will begin this fall after Oceans of Fun closes for the 2019 season and will be ready for guests Summer 2020.