5 Thrilling Amusement Parks in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
For many families, a beach vacation isn’t complete without a stop at a favorite amusement park.
A game of miniature golf or a race to the finish line in go-karts tops off the list of must-do activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of their childhood vacations, or maybe it’s introducing their own children to new, thrilling experiences. Either way, there are great options on Alabama’s beaches. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular amusement parks in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
906 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores
Bring your family to check out the newly renovated and improved attractions at Waterville USA. Only a quarter mile from the beach, you’ll find a waterpark, amusement park and two escape rooms. Guest favorites include Dune Racer (a six-lane mat racer suitable for all guests who are at least 42 inches tall), Screamin’ Demon (a daring body slide with a 60-foot drop) and Flowrider (a simulated surfing/body boarding attraction where 40,000 gallons of water pumps over a trampoline-style mat creating perfect surfing waves). The younger crowd is not forgotten and will enjoy slower-paced activities like Crystal Waters Lazy River, WaWa World (the Little Pirates’ Waterpark for those 42 inches and below) and Shrimp Boat Village (three-stories of ultimate waterpark fun). Don’t skip the 60- minute escape rooms where clues and hidden hints help teams of two to eight people solve puzzles to escape.
Purchase a general waterpark admission ticket or buy a season pass if you plan to visit the beach multiple times this summer. Go-Karts can be purchased at single ride prices if that’s all you want to do for the day. Don’t forget to ask about group rates and discounts for military and senior citizens. Cabanas are also available for rent for your own private, shaded area as well as food and beverage service.
3200 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores
The Track Recreation Center has something for everyone in your travel family. Prepare for thrill rides like the Skycoaster and Spinning Coaster that’ll appeal to teenagers, as well as adults, but the younger ones are not forgotten! The Track offers family go-kart rides, mini golf, bumper boats and Kids Country rides. For a thrilling time, don’t miss the signature attraction—Wild Woody, an elevated, multi-level go-kart track that covers three and a half stories with turns and drops. Group packages are available at The Track. Check their website for discounted ticket rates, and be sure to stop by the Gulf Shores or Orange Beach Welcome Center for a rack card with discount.
24559 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach
From kiddie rides to thrills for the entire family, Adventure Island awaits in the heart of Orange Beach across from Seaside Beach & Racquet Club and Phoenix V Condos. Enjoy mini golf, an arcade, bumper boats, laser tag, go-karts and the eruption of a five-story volcano brimming with fire and sound. Check out their website for a BOGO free coupon.