Jolly Roger Amusement Parks
Spend a Day at Ocean City’s Premier Amusement Park
A vacation to Ocean City is sure to be filled with fun in the sun. Along with fun on the beach and in the water, a must-do activity in Ocean City is to visit one of the thrilling amusement parks. Perfect for families and people of all ages, the amusement parks in Ocean City are a fantastic way to spend the day or evening. The largest family amusement park in Ocean City is Jolly Roger. Open seasonally, this family of theme parks offers guests electrifying roller coasters, water rides, go-karts and so much more.
History of Jolly Roger Amusement Parks
A popular attraction for Ocean City visitors and locals for over 50 years, Jolly Roger Amusement Parks began as a vacant property on the bay. In 1964, Charles “Buddy” Jenkins turned the space into an Arnold Palmer Putting Course and Driving Range, then began to add amusement rides.
What soon became known as Jolly Roger Parks established a second amusement park on the pier as well as a concrete water slide in the 1970s. Today, Jolly Roger has expanded to two amusement park locations featuring classic amusements, lively entertainment, state-of-the-art rides and more.
Jolly Roger’s Theme Parks
Under the Jolly Roger Amusement Parks umbrella are five exciting theme parks that the whole family will love. The original Jolly Roger location on 30th Street is also home to Speed World, Xtreme Ziplines, Splash Mountain and Jolly Roger Mini Golf.
Jolly Roger at the Pier
Located at the end of the Ocean City Boardwalk, at the Ocean City Inlet, Jolly Roger at the Pier features classic rides, carnival-style games and more. Go for a ride on the classic Venetian carousel or take in the spectacular view of the pier from the top of the Ferris wheel.
Younger rides can enjoy some safe fun aboard the Tea Cups, Sky Race, Jumpin’ Jack, Crazy Cabs and Kraken rides. Adrenaline junkies will want to ride the Slingshot, Looping Star Roller Coaster, Hurricane, Tornado and Power Surge. These rides flip, spin and twist you at hair-raising speeds.
Take part in some frightening fun as you ride through Morbid Manor. If rides aren’t your thing, play classic boardwalk games to win fun prizes.
Jolly Roger at the Pier is walking distance from a number of other attractions and hotels in Ocean City.
Jolly Roger at 30th Street
Jolly Roger’s original location is situated on the bayside between 30th and 32nd Streets. The massive amusement park offers rides for all ages, concessions and more.
Rides range from fun for kids under three feet tall to more thrilling attractions for an older crowd. Some of the most popular attractions at this Jolly Roger location include: the 116-foot-tall Ferris wheel, the high-flying Spyder ride and Wild Cat roller coaster. Along with several rides specifically for children, Jolly Roger also has a Youth Adventure Area with ziplines and rope courses.
Between the rides, watch one of the exciting circus shows at Pirate Theatre. Or, visit Lollipop the Clown for balloon art and face painting.
Kick your Ocean City vacation into full gear with a visit to Speed World. Located next to Jolly Roger Amusement Park’s 30th Street location, Speed World is East Coast’s largest go-kart facility. Boasting over 150 cars, top-of-the-line facilities and more, Speed World offers non-stop fun for the whole family.
Younger kids can race on the Kiddie Grand Prix while you rev your engine on the Formula 1 track. Speed World features nine tracks, as well as the Cyclone Cart Coaster and Ocean City’s only zipline park, Xtreme Ziplines.
Guests can also play state-of-the-art video games and grab a bite to eat at the concession stand.
Between Speed World and Jolly Roger Amusement Park is the area’s largest water park, Splash Mountain. This family-friendly water park showcases 17 water slides, kiddie pools, a lazy river and wave pool.
Experience the Master Blaster water coaster, nearly defy gravity on Stealth, or plunge into darkness on the Black Hole. One of the park’s top rides, Aqualoop, drops riders down 480 feet before they splash and spin in an enclosed waterslide. There are also several play areas and pools perfect for splashing and having a float.
When you need a break, unwind in one of the private cabanas, or lounge on a deck chair with a snack from the concession stand.
Jolly Roger Mini Golf
Jolly Roger Amusement Park on 30th Street has two mini golf courses. Jungle Golf takes you through a rain forest-themed course complete with water falls, mountains, wild animals and even a volcano that’s prone to erupting. The Treasure Golf course is filled with pirates in hiding, ready to defend their treasure as you aim for a hole in one.
Admission to Jolly Roger Amusement Parks
Jolly Roger Amusement Park is free to enter. All rides are on a pay-as-you-go basis. Carry your points from one theme park to another by purchasing the Passport to Fun Card. Passport to Fun Cards can be purchased online or at any Point of Sale at the Jolly Roger Amusement Parks.
Bundle packages are also available to purchase online or in person. This allows you to experience multiple Jolly Roger theme parks in one ticket.
Jolly Roger at the Pier General Admission
Day rides armband: $23.99 and night rides armband: $27.99
Speed World General Admission
Two-hour under 48 inches armband: $15.99 and two-hour over 48 inches armband: $40.99
Xtreme Zipline Ticket
Single tour: $24.99
Splash Mountain Tickets
Under 42 inches tall: $13.00 and over 42 inches tall: $40.99
Mini Golf Tickets
Jungle Golf and Treasure Golf: $8.99
Jolly Roger Amusement Parks Discounts
Jolly Roger offers discounts to seniors who are at least 55 years old and to military personnel with valid ID. Military discounts can only be applied at the Guest Services Office.
Find coupons for Jolly Roger Amusement Park, Splash Mountain, Speed World and Xtreme Ziplines here.
Jolly Roger Fun Club
Joining the Jolly Roger Fun Club is a great way to find out about deals and discounts available at Jolly Roger Amusement Parks. Members can also take advantage of additional perks, including a free round of mini golf on your birthday, hotel discounts, value packages and more.
More Information about Jolly Roger Amusement Parks
Jolly Roger at the Pier is located at 401 S Atlantic Ave., Ocean City. Jolly Roger at 30th is located at 2901 Coastal Highway, Ocean City.
Parking is free at the 30th Street location in the parking lot.
Park hours and days of operation are based on the weather forecast. Visit JollyRogerPark.com to view the hours for the day you plan to visit.