Delaware Amusement Parks and Water Parks

Where to Find Rides and Water Slides

There aren't many places that offer amusements in the tiny state of Delaware. In fact, if you are looking for roller coasters, I'm afraid you are out of luck. Before we get to the parks and attractions that are open, let's consider a couple of parks that used to exist in Delaware.

One was Brandywine Springs Amusement Park in Wilmington. The trolley park was open from the late 1800s through the early 1900s and included the Scenic Railway roller coaster, which bordered a lake. Blue Diamond Park in New Castle, which was primarily an action sports park that featured ATV and Motocross tracks, used to have amusement rides such as roller coasters and a Ferris wheel, but it eliminated them in 2007. The entire park has since closed. Shelpot Park, also located in Wilmington, entertained visitors from 1893 to 1934. Another trolley park, it featured two roller coasters, Jack Rabbit and Wildcat.

There may be only a few parks now open within the state, but there are some wonderful theme...MORE parks, amusement parks, and water parks a short drive away in neighboring states:

The following Delaware parks are open:

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    Funland Rehoboth amusement park
    ••• Funland Rehoboth

    Rehoboth Beach
    Seasonal amusement park

    Funland is one of the country's few free-admission amusement parks. Visitors purchase a la carte tickets. The small boardwalk park offers a few rides. Among its most famous and popular is Haunted Mansion, a classic dark ride (not to be confused with the Disney attraction with the same name). It does not offer any roller coasters, but does have some spinning flat rides including a Gravitron, a Paratrooper, and a SuperFlip. For younger visitors, there is a carousel, a kiddie-sized Ferris wheel, and a spinning helicopters ride.

    The park also has some games of chance. Funland itself does not offer food, however there are food concessions along the beach.

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    Jungle Jim's River Safari Water Park
    ••• Jungle Jim's

    Rehoboth Beach
    Outdoor water park

    The relatively small outdoor water park includes the usual suspects, such as body slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool. Surprisingly, it also offers an uphill water coaster. In addition to the wet rides, Jungle Jim's also has mini-golf, bumper boats, batting cages, and a cafe.

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    Felton
    Outdoor water park

    The small outdoor water park is located in Killens Pond State Park. It includes a large, zero-depth entry pool with a fountain and a lily pad walk, a baby pool with some small slides, and a tot lot with a water curtain, a small enclosed slide, and a few other features.

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    White Water Mountain and Midway Speed Park

    Rehoboth Beach
    Outdoor water park and family entertainment center

    White Water Mountain is a small outdoor water park that includes a few water slides, a lazy river, and a pool. Midway Speedway Park offers multiple go-kart tracks, mini-golf, bumper boats, a climbing wall, and some other attractions.

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    Thunder Lagoon Waterpark and Viking Golf

    Thunder Lagoon Waterpark
    ••• Viking Golf Amusements

    Fenwick Island
    Outdoor water park and family entertainment center

    The small water park offers a lazy river, six water slides, a Vking ship-themed interactive water play structure, and a kiddie pool. Dry activities include mini-golf, go-karts, and food concessions including ice cream, funnel cakes, and pizza.