How to Have the Best Time at Jolly Roger Amusement Parks® in Ocean City, MD

Yo ho, yo ho — a fun-filled life for me! Excitement and enjoyment come easily at the pirate-themed Jolly Roger Amusement Parks® in Ocean City, MD. Are you ready to walk the plank and plunge into a world of wonder and entertainment? Read through our complete guide and learn everything you need to know before you go. We included essential information as well as some tips and tricks to make the most of your afternoons. And, for the ultimate Ocean City experience, reserve one of our vacation rentals nearby so you can walk to the parks!

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The 5 Jolly Roger Amusement Parks® in Ocean City, MD

If you think that there’s only one amusement park to enjoy here, think again! There are five separate Jolly Roger Parks®. They offer several different experiences, and they’re all incredible — especially for memorable family vacations! Here’s an overview of your options:

Jolly Roger at the Pier®

If you’re in the downtown area near the Ocean City Boardwalk, make sure you save plenty of time to enjoy the amusements at Jolly Roger at the Pier®. It’s the perfect attraction for before or after a stroll along the boardwalk. (Although, maybe you should wait to fill up on Thrasher’s French Fries and carnival treats until after going on all of the rides.) 

The highlights of this park include the sea-monster themed Kraken, the Looping Star Roller Coaster with multiple upside-down loops, and the Slingshot for brave visitors. If you prefer a more kid-friendly, relaxing ride, don’t worry. There’s also a huge Ferris wheel that offers incredible views of the Ocean City skyline. It’s especially fun when you ride it at night, and the Ferris wheel is fully illuminated with colorful lights!

Tip: Don’t forget to check out Trimper’s Rides nearby, too. This historic park might be small, but you can have a ton of fun here!

Jolly Roger at 30th St.®

Another fantastic amusement park awaits your arrival a little to the north. Jolly Roger at 30th St.® has plenty of rides for the younger ones in your family as well as the adults. It’s fun for all ages! You can win prizes at the carnival games, challenge each other to miniature golf, or stick to the rides. Go for a spin on the Wild Cat roller coaster, the Flying Dutchman, the mini motorcycles, or fall in love with the popular Heart Flip. There’s also a concession stand with some tasty treats and a free circus that occurs twice a day!

Tip: Feel free to check out the Jolly Roger Amusement Park® maps online ahead of time so that you can plan your perfect day.

Splash Mountain®

There are so many watersports and ways to cool off during those hot, summer days in Ocean City, Maryland. Splash Mountain® is a wonderful option where you can splash and slide your way to lasting memories. There are 16 different rides here, including a lazy river, kiddie pool, and the Rain Forest that’s an ideal hangout spot for families. Of course, if you’re searching for excitement, you just need to know where to look. Keep an eye out for the Master Blaster water roller coaster, Aqualoop, Rapids Ride, and the Black Hole.

Tip: Purchase your tickets through Vantage Vacation Rentals to save up to 30% on admission! It’s just one of the many ways we like to treat our lovely guests.


The name says it all. Grab a seat in a go-kart, release your inner speed demon, and put the pedal to the metal! It’s the largest park of its kind on the East Coast with ten different tracks to choose from. Can you conquer them all and become the ultimate champion? You can even take a ride in a Kaiser Jeep M715 with a 1600 horse-power engine at the Shaker Experience!

Tip: Keep in mind that there are height minimums to ride on certain go-karts and tracks, but children are always welcome to enjoy the Kiddie Carts.

Jolly Roger Mini Golf®

There are several excellent golf courses in the Ocean City area — some of them are just miniaturized for a more bite-sized, family-friendly experience. Jolly Roger Mini Golf® actually features two mini-golf courses for twice the fun and two opportunities to prove your skills. One of them has a tropical rain forest theme while the other leads you all on a captivating treasure hunt. The courses are delightfully challenging, and the charming atmospheres add an extra layer of fun to the experience.

Tip: Consider purchasing a convenient Passport to Fun for your upcoming vacation. There are different tiers that give you access to both mini-golf courses as well as all the other parks and rides!

Make Memories at Them All With Vantage Ocean City Rentals!

The waterfront view from the balcony of Six West Condominium 6

Do you know what these amusement parks are missing? They’re missing you! We’ll help you change that with our wide variety of available vacation rentals in Ocean City, Maryland. You can choose a beautiful property near your favorite park and local attractions, so you can walk to them all and return for some pure relaxation after exciting days in the area. 

Whether you’re traveling with a large group or your sweetheart for a romantic getaway, we have the perfect property for you. Plus, we have several special promotions and budget-friendly rentals available to help you get the most out of your vacation! Explore the possibilities today and find your happy place!

Tip: Book direct on our website for the best deal!