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 beaches and a 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 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 pan for gold and feed animals at the petting zoo. To capture the moment, dress up and take a group portrait.
The high ropes adventure park lets families soar through on ziplines and climb bridges. Suited and safe for most ages, ziplining offers thrills and plenty of exercise. Choose from three courses, a total of 47 obstacles and 1,200 feet of ziplines.
Try Trimper’s Rides and Amusement Park
Located on Ocean City Boardwalk, Trimper’s Rides and Amusement Park offers thrills for all ages. Even better, the park has indoor and outdoor rides. 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 Wild West Train and haunted house to mirror maze and Pirate’s Cove, a dark fun house.
In addition to rides, families test their skills on over 30 games. Parents with small children should look for games marked ‘winner every time’ to ensure little ones win prizes.
To save money, 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 years Ripley’s Believe it or Not! has ranked among the top Ocean City family attractions. 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.
In addition, 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.
Find Kicks at Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Jolly Roger Amusement Park offers several attractions in the area, such as go-karts, 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 slides and water rides for hours of fun in the sun. Younger children have a blast at the rain-forest play area and kiddie pirate ship pool. Families also compete on the six-lane and get shipwrecked at 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 Miami Drift track. Get pumped 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 enjoy road racer, slick track and rolling thunder, which offers a stock-car experience. The rookie track caters to younger riders, and family grand Prix ranks as a favorite. Additionally, this family fun park in Ocean City features bumper boats, climbing walls and kiddie rides.
Meet the EscapeRoom OC Challenge
For indoor excitement, try an escape game. These interactive games challenge and entertain families. 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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