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A go-kart roller coaster takes off in Ocean City

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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…. Read more »

Are you ready to take on 1st Go Kart coaster?

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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… Read more »

Jolly Roger on fast track with world’s first cart coaster

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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… Read more »

The 7 Amusement Park Wonders of the World

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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… Read more »

Jolly Roger celebrates 50 years

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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… Read more »

Jolly Roger amusement park marks 50 years in Ocean City

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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… Read more »

Jolly Roger Parks Celebrate 50 Years Of Fun In The Sun

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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… Read more »

New Ocean City Water Slide Named #1 In U.S.

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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… Read more »

Amusement Park Adding Coast’s Only Looping Waterslide

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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… Read more »