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“Old fashioned fun at an old fashioned, seaside amusement park in Ocean City, Maryland”

Trimper's Rides and Amusement Park
Ranked #4 of 55 things to do in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Trimper's Rides, the old-fashioned, children's amusement park on the boardwalk at Ocean City, Maryland, is a wonderful remnant of 1930s and 1940s amusement culture. The carousel is historic and the other kiddie rides are safe, not scary, and the park carefully controls who can get on them (different height requirements for different rides, especially important for the rides for little, little kids). It may be for kids, but it is all excitement, lights, colors, and sounds! I loved it and it reminded me a great deal of my childhood on the boardwalk at Atlantic City and Coney Island. Great games, too. Everyone is friendly and the whole experience is very family friendly. By the way, the oldest kiddie ride section (bumper cars, airplanes, fire engines, a train, the carousel, and a few others are under a roof, great for rainy times.

I really liked the ticket system. Ticket booths are around the entire park. Different rides cost a different number of tickets. Not cheap but not super expensive either. If you run out, you can buy more. If you're on a budget, you can plan which rides you will ride on because they are all listed at these booths and each one says how many tickets it costs.

Of course, if you have older kids, then the Jolly Roger Park is right there too, but don't be fooled…there are a few more "adult" like rides at Trimper's too. Coming from southwestern PA, where we have Idlewild Park, another wonderful kid-friendly park, I really appreciated Trimper's because it was even more colorful and more old-fashioned!

Tired or done with the park? Just a few steps away is the boardwalk, lots of all sorts of amusement park food, a few sit-down restaurants, and nightly fireworks over the water. What ever they don't shoot off during the show, they shoot off a bit later! Tired of everything? Hop on a tram at night all the way back to your hotel! Nice ride. Only $3 per person or you can get a pass.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was the first time I did a haunted house ride and I was terrified! I was grabbing on to my husband's arm the entire time! It's a must-do if you are at Ocean City!

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This ride is located on the Boardwalk, near the south end, and is an iconic ride (circa 1964). If you want a classic American experience of an amusement park ride, this is it! For $5/person, you have a 5 min ride in a rickety "coffin," which winds its way through a two-story haunted house filled with animatronic jump scares.
My 12 and 14 year old kids enjoyed the classic look and feel of the ride, whilst I enjoyed the reminiscence of classic amusement park fun!

Thank Thomas - Genevi... H
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Trimpers! The rides are perfect for little ones who are outgrowing "baby" rides but not quite up for real roller coasters yet. The rides are old school but well-maintained.

Thank Eastcoastgirl12345
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Spent 2 evenings on the pier in Ocean City and my 5 and 8 year old's loved the rides at the Trimper's. It was very old school, but I felt the rides were well maintained, and it was like stepping back in time to a simpler place, where the thrill is in the imagination of the participants. The prices were good and staff was very friendly. The memories will last a lifetime with my little ones.

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