Celebrating 60 Years of Fun at Jolly Roger® Amusement Parks in Ocean City, MD

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This year is a big year for our team at Jolly Roger® Amusement Parks in Ocean City, Maryland! 2024 marks the 60th anniversary of bringing joy, excitement, and unforgettable memories to our favorite beach town. While our parks have changed quite a bit over the past couple of decades, our dedication to bringing smiles to your vacation has never wavered. 

Since 1964, Jolly Roger has grown from a small family-owned amusement park into a sprawling destination, featuring a diverse range of attractions that cater to thrill-seekers, families, little ones, and anyone looking for a good time by the beach.

So, how did it all get started? In 1964 Charles “Buddy “ Jenkins and Arnold Palmer met… Jenkins had just acquired a large parcel of bayside property in Ocean City MD and Palmer — the reigning “King” of golf at the time — was developing Driving Ranges and Miniature Golf courses.

Jenkins purchased a franchise and in July 1964 opened the Arnold Palmer Putting Course and Driving Range. The following year, he added 10 Amusement Rides and over the next several years Jolly Roger® Park established itself as a major tourist attraction in the seaside resort.

Over the next 60 years, our park grew and now offers the best thrills and fun at the beach with SpeedWorld®, Splash Mountain® Water Park, Jolly Roger Mini Golf®, Jolly Roger at 30th Street®, and Jolly Roger at the Pier®

To celebrate this milestone, we’ve planned special events and exclusive promotions to ensure that the anniversary season is one for the books. Here’s to many more years of making waves and creating smiles at Jolly Roger! Get in on the fun and purchase your passes today!