Amusement & Water Parks
If the voices in the backseat are crying ‘Mom, I’m bored!,’ it might be time to swing into one of Maine’s amusement parks.
New England's largest beachfront amusement park is Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach. The park has roller coasters, midway-style rides, kids' rides, water slides, carnival games and Maine's largest arcade.
Saco hosts Maine's biggest combination amusement/water park: Funtown Splashtown USA. The twin park has Excalibur, Maine’s only wooden roller coaster and Thunder Falls, New England’s tallest log-flume ride. Just down the road is Aquaboggan Water Park, for those who want water fun all day. Try its 750,000-gallon wave pool; mild and wild water slides, tubing slides, bumper boats, go-karts and mini golf.
Seacoast Adventure in Windham has a 100-foot long Sky Swing, a ropes course, summer hill tubing, go carts and a mini-golf course.
The Wild Acadia Fun Park in Trenton, near Bar Harbor offers an aerial adventure park, water slide, climbing wall, trampoline and an 18-hole mini-golf course.