Maryland Theme Parks and Water Parks

Find Coasters, Water Slides, Fun, and Thrills

If you are looking for fun in Maryland, there are a number of amusement parks, theme parks, and water parks to visit. Before we get to the ones that are operating, let's pay homage to a few that are no longer open in the state. In Ocean City, for example, some places remain (including one that dates back to the late 1800s), but the popular area used to offer Playland Park. From 1965 to 1981, visitors could ride the wooden Hurricane and the steel Monster Mouse coasters. In the early 1900s, Chesapeake Beach was the home of Seaside Park, which offered two wooden coasters, Great Derby and Griffiths Scenic Railway.

Other defunct spots include Bay Shore Park in Sparrows Point. It opened in 1906 and featured the racer Dip coaster. Baltimore boasted a few places, including Carlin's Park, Liberty Heights Park, Frederick Road Park, and Gwynn Oak Park. Today, there are no coasters in the city. A carousel remains at Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, but in its heyday it was a bustling amusement...MORE park with a number of coasters and rides.

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The following Maryland water parks and amusement parks are open. They are listed alphabetically. 

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    Adventure Park USA Maryland
    ••• Adventure Park USA

    New Market
    Outdoor and Indoor Family Entertainment Center

    The park offers three small steel coasters as well as other rides, mini golf, and bumper boats. It also offers indoor attractions that are open year round including laser tag, a rock climbing wall, and an arcade.

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    Baja Amusements

    Baja Amusements Maryland
    ••• Baja Amusements

    Ocean City
    Outdoor Family Entertainment Center

    Baja Amusements has a variety of go-kart tracks, bumper boats, kiddie rides, mini golf, climbing walls, and an arcade. Open seasonally.

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    Chesapeake Beach Water Park
    ••• Chesapeake Beach Water Park

    Chesapeake Beach
    Outdoor Water Park

    Medium-sized park offers eight water slides, fountains, waterfalls, a lagoon, a lazy river, and a kids activity pool.

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    Frontier Town

    Frontier Town Maryland water park and theme park
    ••• Frontier Town

    Theme Park, Outdoor Water Park, and Campground

    The small theme park features a Wild West show, walk-through mine attraction, pony rides, stagecoach rides, mini train ride, shops, and a Native American village. The small water park, which requires a separate admission offers a tube slide, lazy river, activity pool, small slides, mini-golf.

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    Jolly Roger Maryland amusement park
    ••• Jolly Roger

    Ocean City
    Amusement Park and Outdoor Water Park

    The oceanside amusement area is actually a collection of small parks, including two Jolly Roger amusement parks, the Splash Mountain water park, and the SpeedWorld go-kart park. Among the attractions, there are three coasters, spinning rides, mini golf, and a zip line course, 

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    Indoor Family Entertainment Center

    Open year round. Activities include laser tag, bumper cars, kiddie rides, and an arcade.

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    Six Flags America Coaster
    ••• Six Flags

    Theme Park and Outdoor Water Park

    Huge park features world-class coasters including the hypercoaster, Superman: Ride of Steel, the flying coaster, Batwing, and the classic wooden coaster, The Wild One. Hurricane Harbor water park is included with admission.

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    Trimper's Rides Maryland
    ••• Trimper's Rides

    Ocean City
    Amusement Park

    This traditional seaside amusement park has been delighting Ocean City vacationers since 1887. Rides include a beautiful carousel and a Wild Mouse coaster. There are some indoor rides for younger kids.