Jolly Roger: An OC tradition since 1964

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Ocean City, Maryland, is renowned for its stunning beaches, lively boardwalk, and a plethora of exciting attractions. Among these, Jolly Roger Amusements stands out as a beacon of fun and adventure. At the heart of this amusement park lies a thrilling water ride known as “Splash Mountain.” With its nautical theme and captivating twists, Splash Mountain promises an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the enchanting world of Splash Mountain and discover what makes it a must-visit attraction in Ocean City. We’re also thrilled to offer discounted passes at several of our hotels.

A Journey into Nautical Fantasy

As you approach Splash Mountain at Jolly Roger Amusements, you’re immediately drawn in by its elaborate nautical theme. The ride is inspired by the allure of the high seas and pirate lore, creating an immersive environment that transports riders to a world of adventure and excitement. The attention to detail is evident in the shipwrecks, seafaring decorations, and cleverly placed pirate references throughout the ride.

The Build-Up: Boarding the Ship

As you wait in line, anticipation builds with every passing moment. The ride’s soundtrack, featuring sea shanties and swashbuckling tunes, adds to the atmosphere, creating a sense of camaraderie among fellow riders. Upon reaching the boarding area, you’re met with the sight of a weathered pirate ship ready to embark on a perilous journey.

The Plunge: Heart-Pounding Thrills

Once aboard the ship, the real adventure begins. The ride’s design incorporates both gentle meanders and heart-pounding drops, catering to riders of varying thrill preferences. The twists and turns mimic the ebb and flow of ocean waves, keeping riders engaged and unsure of what to expect next. The highlight, of course, is the dramatic plunge, where the ship hurtles down a steep slope into a refreshing pool of water, creating a splash that delights riders and onlookers alike.

Captivating Sights

As you navigate the course, you’re treated to breathtaking vistas of the amusement park and the beautiful Ocean City shoreline. The ride’s elevation allows for stunning panoramic views, making it a perfect opportunity to snap memorable photos and take in the surrounding beauty.

Fun for the Whole Family

One of the standout features of Splash Mountain is its family-friendly nature. While the exhilarating drops and turns cater to thrill-seekers, the overall ride experience is designed to be enjoyed by families and groups. The thrill factor is balanced with whimsical elements that make it accessible to a wide range of visitors, from young adventurers to those seeking a more relaxed ride.


Splash Mountain at Jolly Roger Amusements in Ocean City, MD, is a true gem that captures the spirit of adventure, camaraderie, and the allure of the sea. Its intricate theming, heart-pounding thrills, and captivating sights make it a must-visit attraction for anyone exploring the vibrant world of Ocean City’s amusements. Whether you’re an avid coaster enthusiast or a family looking for shared moments of excitement, Splash Mountain offers an experience that will leave you with cherished memories of your time spent on the high seas of fun. So, next time you’re in Ocean City, be sure to set sail on this thrilling nautical adventure at Jolly Roger Amusements. Also don’t miss out on purchasing discounted passes at the Hilton, Doubletree and Oceanic hotels.

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