Ocean City Family Attractions Provide Thrills and Adventure
With a focus on fun, Ocean City gives families a place to play and make memories. Many flock to the area for the beaches and famous boardwalk, but visitors also can’t miss these Ocean City family attractions. From toe-tappin’ entertainment to zooming roller coasters, the city welcomes everyone to play and feel the rush. Keep reading to learn more.
Top 6 Ocean City Family Attractions for Amusement and Games
Cowboy Up at Frontier Town
Escape to the Wild West at Frontier Town, home to a water park, mini golf, theme park and adventure park.
The water park houses slides, pools, log-like rafts and a lazy river, all set among tee-pees and green grass. In addition to water attractions, families will find concessions, mini-golf, bathhouses, changing rooms and lockers.
Step back to the cowboy days in this western-themed park. Families enjoy an old-town environment with stand-downs, a general store, dancing and horses. Don’t forget to let kids pan for gold and feed animals at the petting zoo. To capture the moment, dress up and take a portrait to take home.
The high ropes adventure park lets families soar through the trees on ziplines and climb bridges. Suited and safe for most pages, ziplining offers quick trills and plenty of exercise. Choose from three courses, a total of 47 obstacles and 1,200 feet of zip lines.
Try Trimper’s Rides and Amusement Park
Located on the Ocean City Boardwalk, Trimper’s Rides and Amusement Park offers thrills for all ages. The park has indoor and outdoor rides for the whole family. Little ones will find kiddie rides just for them, such as airplanes, a kiddie Ferris wheel, water boats and frog hopper.
Thrill-seekers can’t miss bumper cars, Freak Out free fall, Himalaya sledding and Tidal Wave, a looping roller coaster. Family rides range from the Wild West Train and haunted house to mirror maze and Pirate’s Cove, a dark fun house.
In addition to dozens of rides, families test their skills on over 30 games located throughout the park. Parents with small children should look for the games marked ‘winner every time’ to ensure little ones win prizes.
To save money, plan to visit the park on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. During these times, families can buy a wristband for around $30, which provides unlimited access to all rides. Sheets and single tickets are also available.
Let Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Amaze You
For over 100 years, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! has delighted guests all over the world. The company operates three attractions in Ocean City, including the Odditorium. With over 500 exhibits and artifacts, families explore the strange and unusual on two floors. Take pictures in a torture chair and see two-headed animals.
For those who have more time, venture into the challenging mirror maze and laser race. Both attractions encourage visitors to use their skills and navigate their escape.
Find Kicks at Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Jolly Roger Amusement Park offers several attractions in the area, such as go-kart racing, a water park, carnival rides and mini-golf. Jolly Roger has two amusement parks — one on the pier and the other on 30th Street. Each park offers rides, games and food.
Splash Mountain Water Park has 18 different slides and water rides for hours of fun in the sun. Younger children will have a blast at the rain-forest play area and kiddie pirate ship pool. Families also compete against each other on the six-lane lane and get shipwrecked at the lost lagoon family pool. When it’s time for a break, grab a raft and float down the 1,100-foot lazy river.
Speedworld, part of the Jolly Roger group, offers go-kart racing and ziplining. First-timers and young children can ride the rookie track, while skilled riders race on Lemans and drift on the Miami Drift track. Get pumped up on the cyclone cart coaster, a special attraction that measures 5 stories tall and combines roller-coaster thrills and go-karts. This cart coaster is suited for drivers 58 inches tall and 12 years of age.
Race at Baja Amusements
In west Ocean City, head to Baja Amusements. Families gain access to eight different tracks, including four fast tracks and three family tracks. Older children and adults will enjoy road racer, slick track and rolling thunder, which offers a stock-car experience. The rookie track caters to younger riders, and the family grand Prix ranks as a favorite. Additionally, this family fun park features bumper boats, climbing walls and kiddie rides.
Meet the EscapeRoom OC Challenge
For indoor excitement anytime of year, try an escape game. These interactive games challenge and entertain families while they race to escape. Each game lasts one hour, and groups find clues and solve puzzles to escape their ‘dangerous’ room. Ocean City houses different escape rooms throughout the area, including Escapomania and Captive Escape Rooms.
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