There aren’t many amusement parks or water parks in little Delaware. We’ve listed five locations that operate in the state below, three of which are in Rehoboth Beach.
If you are looking for theme parks (and yes, there are differences between theme parks and amusement parks), you will have to travel to visit other places, such as Sesame Place in Philadelphia or Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia. New Jersey also has some great amusement parks and water parks. If you are in Maryland, don’t miss the theme and water parks in that state. In addition to Sesame Place, Pennsylvania has many other amusement parks and water parks.
There used to be more parks. Among the most notable was the Brandywine Springs amusement park in Wilmington. The trolley park was open from the late 1800s to the early 1900s and included the Scenic Railway rollercoaster that skirted a lake. Blue Diamond Park in New Castle, which was primarily an action sports park featuring ATV and Motocross tracks, used to have attractions like roller coasters and a Ferris wheel, but removed them in 2007. Since then, the entire park has closed.
The following Delaware parks, which are listed alphabetically, are open.
Funland at Rehoboth Beach:
Funland is one of the few remaining free-entry amusement parks in the country. Visitors buy tickets a la carte.
The small park on the boardwalk offers some walks. Among its most famous and popular is the Haunted Mansion, a classic dark ride (not to be confused with the Disney attraction of the same name). It doesn’t offer any roller coasters, but it does have a few spinning flat rides including a Gravitron, a skydiver, and a SuperFlip.
For younger visitors, there’s a carousel, a child-sized Ferris wheel, and a spinning helicopter ride. The park also has some games of chance. Funland itself does not offer any restaurants, however there are food concessions along the beach. The park has a food cart with park food like popcorn, cotton candy, and ice cream.
Jungle Jim’s River Safari Water Park in Rehoboth Beach
The relatively small outdoor water park includes the usual suspects such as slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool. Surprisingly, it also offers an uphill water coaster. Younger children will enjoy the water spray area, kiddy pool, and activity pool. In addition to the wet rides, Jungle Jim’s also has mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, and a cafeteria.
Killens Pond State Water Park in Felton
The small outdoor water park is located in Killens Pond State Park. It includes a large zero-depth entry pool with a fountain and lily pad ride, a baby pool with some small slides, and a children’s play area with a water curtain, a small enclosed slide, and a few other features. For older children and adults, there are five larger water slides.
Viking Golf Family Park on Fenwick Island
Located on the shoreline outside of Ocean City, Viking Park offers a variety of activities including mini golf, go-karts, and Thunder Lagoon, a small outdoor water park. The water park includes a lazy river, slides, an activity pool, a children’s pool, and an interactive water play center with a tipping bucket. Food concessions along the boardwalk include ice cream, donuts, funnel cakes, pizza, and smoothies.
White Water Mountain and Midway Speed Park in Rehoboth Beach
White Water Mountain is a small outdoor water park that includes some slides, a lazy river, and a pool. Midway Speedway Park also offers dry rides, including multiple go-kart tracks, miniature golf, bumper boats, a climbing wall, and a few other attractions.