Jolly Roger, now an Ocean City landmark with locations at the Pier and 30th Street, offers water slides, Ferris wheels, rollercoasters, dozens of games, go-karts, miniature golf and more. Each year since opening in 1964, the park has expanded to keep up with the thousands of visitors it attracts.
Drawing guests from metropolitan Washington and Baltimore, each less than a three hour drive away, Jolly Roger at 30th Street include the amusement park, Splash Mountain waterpark and Speedworld go-kart...Read More
Have a Tentacool time at Jolly Roger Amusement Park on Sunday, July 31st from 11 AM to 2 PM! Jolly Roger’s team of Pokémon Trainers will be dropping lures throughout the park for guests to capitalize on. Jolly Roger Amusement Park is home to twelve PokéStops and a gym. Catch a Krabby or Horsea over by the Wave Pool in Splash Mountain, snag a Meowth by the Wild Cat, or capture a Sandshrew in the parking lot.
Jolly Roger Amusement Parks is...Read More
The new Drop Tower at Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City on Monday, June 6. Staff photo by Justin Odendhal
What started out as a driving range with just a few attractions, has quickly evolved into a 35-acre amusement park.
Jolly Roger, now an Ocean City landmark with locations at the Pier and 30th Street, offers water slides, Ferris wheels, roller coasters, dozens of games, go-karts, miniature golf and more. Each year since opening in 1964, the park has expanded to keep up with the thousands...Read More
OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Ocean City is an iconic destination, full of attractions new and old. Here’s a look back at how it transformed into one of the most popular beach resorts in the country.
Jolly Rogers is the place thrill-seekers go to indulge. Just a step off the sandy shore, you can reach breathtaking heights. The amusement park is an Ocean City landmark and, since opening in 1964, has grown dramatically.
“We are one of the iconic destinations here in town and we have a responsibility...Read More
OCEAN CITY – Jolly Roger celebrated the opening of its latest addition of the Cyclone Cart Coaster in Speedworld last Friday with a ribbon cutting celebration.
“Every year we try to add something new and exciting. We started brain storming and we thought to ourselves, what can we do to combine the excitement of go cart racing with a roller coaster … and that’s where we came up with the Cyclone. It is the world’s first cart coaster. Unlike a roller coaster where someone else controls...Read More
Combine a go-kart track with a roller coaster and you'd wind up something like the Cyclone.
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Combine a go-kart track with a roller coaster and you’d wind up something like the Cyclone.
The latest attraction at Jolly Roger Speedway puts a twist on the typical circuit, sending drivers five stories high.
It has the appearance of a roller coaster but the revving of a race.
“We are billing it as the world’s first cart coaster,” says Dean Langrall, director of sales...Read More
Photographer Joe Lamberti shoots reporter Jon Bleiweis and Jolly Roger's Dean Langrall as they cruise through Jolly Roger SpeedWorld's new Cyclone Cart Coaster on May 18, 2015, in Ocean City, Md.(Photo: Joe Lamberti, The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times)
With the thrill of a roller coaster and the competitive spirit of go-karts, the Cyclone is being billed as the world's first cart coaster.
OCEAN CITY, Md. — Take the thrill of a roller coaster and the competitive spirit of a Go Kart,...Read More
Photographer Joe Lamberti is buckled in for Jolly Roger SpeedWorld's new Cyclone Cart Coaster Monday, May 18 in Ocean City.(Photo: Staff photo by Joe Lamberti)
Reporter Jon Bleiweis and photographer Joe Lamberti race around Jolly Roger SpeedWorld's new Cyclone Cart Coaster track with Dean Langrall, director of sales and marketing with the park Monday, May 18 in Ocean City. Produced by Joe Lamberti
"We call it a cart coaster because it really is like a roller coaster except it's with go-carts...Read More
The Cyclone at Jolly Roger Amusement Park: Ocean City, MD
The newest entry into the pantheon of theme park attractions, this “cart coaster” is a 1,500 foot-long hybrid go kart track and roller coaster in which passengers control their own speed and ride individually as they whiz and whir around a track that takes drivers up five spiral stories, down a small hill and back down again via another set of spirals. The Cyclone opened in May, but already we’re amazed.
The King of Golf, Arnold Palmer, was looking to expand his empire back in 1964.
Twenty-nine-year-old Charles "Buddy" Jenkins happened to have some land at 30th Street, at what the time was considered north Ocean City. He had the land for two or three years and he was thinking about how to produce revenue from it.
After meeting with Palmer's manager, Jenkins agreed to build an Arnold Palmer Miniature Golf Course and Driving Range franchise on his land. Half a century later, it has evolved into...Read More
Jolly Roger Parks is celebrating 50 years in Ocean City on Tuesday with a ceremony at its flagship amusement park on Coastal Highway.
Charles "Buddy" Jenkins, the founder and owner, laid the groundwork for Jolly Roger Parks in 1964 when he met renowned golfer Arnold Palmer and collaborated with him to open the Arnold Palmer Putting Course and Driving Range on 30th Street.
During the years that followed, Jenkins added several rides and attractions to the property, and in 1974 he acquired the...Read More
In 1964 Charles “Buddy “ Jenkins and Arnold Palmer’s manager, Mark McCormick met…Jenkins owned 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...Read More
OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A new water slide in Ocean City drops swimmers dozens of feet below. The Aqua Loop opens for the first time this holiday weekend.
As Gigi Barnett reports, it was named the number one water slide in the nation.
Some Ocean City visitors want a quiet weekend at the beach on Memorial Day weekend. Others opt for a thrill ride.
It’s called the Aqua Loop. Swimmers find it at Jolly Roger Amusement Park. The ride debuts this weekend.
READ: More Than 250K Expected In...Read More
3-2-1...that's the last thing you hear before the trap door opens and you plummet- Wile E. Coyote style - through the newest extreme thrill ride in Ocean City, MD! Ascend 65 feet up to the tallest platform in the 35 acre park and then plummet feet first 480 feet before "splashing down" in a pool specially designed to slow down the speeding daredevils.
The Aqua Loop - at Jolly Roger Amusement Park's Splash Mountain Water Park - is a state of the art enclosed, 360 degree, semi-transparent looping...Read More
OCEAN CITY – Jolly Roger Amusement Park’s Splash Mountain Waterpark is adding a new attraction this year, the Aqua Loop, the only looping waterslide on the east coast.
“It is a different level of excitement,” General Manager Stephen Pastusak said. “We haven’t had an extreme water slide since the Stealth.”
The Aqua Loop will be the tallest waterslide of Jolly Roger’s current offerings.
The rider starts off by being enclosed into a capsule where the floor will drop out from...Read More