Playland's Castaway Cove is a family amusement park and entertainment center located in Ocean City, New Jersey. Its objective is to offer a fun-filled, wholesome day experience for visitors of ages within the context of a beautiful oceanfront boardwalk atmosphere. The park itself could best be described as moderately-sized, featuring approximately 30 different rides and attractions.
The rides themselves cover two basic intensity levels with the thrill ride category being the most intense and the family ride category being the most appropriate for children and families. The thrill rides include such favorites as the exciting Hurricane which creates a whirlwind sensation; the Python a roller coaster and loop ride all in one; the High Seas, an exciting log flume ride that culminates in a breathtaking 45-foot drop; the Wipe Out, a thrilling twirl ride that really keeps riders on their toes; and the Wave Swinger, a beautiful and graceful painted classic swing ride that gives riders the feeling of soaring over the ocean.
The family ride category includes many classic favorites that are appropriate for children, but lots of fun for adults as well. These include the Antique Cars, a 90-foot Ferris wheel, a whimsical classic merry-go-round, the Dizzy Dragons tilt-a-whirl ride, and two bumper car arenas - one for the entire family and another just for kids.
Access to the rides themselves is purchased on a pay-as-you-go basis via tickets so that visitors can purchase as many or as few rides as they like making Playland's Castaway Cove a cost effective option when it come to amusement parks. The tickets themselves are either individually or at a discount if larger packages are purchased at once. Also, the tickets themselves never expire, making purchase of a ticket book a nice option for locals or regulars.
Playland's Castaway Cove also features a number of other attractions for when it's time to take a break from the rides and catch your breath. To start with, you can enjoy a fun-filled round of miniature golf on one of two beautiful 19-hole miniature golf courses. Both courses follow the park's whimsical pirate theme. Try for a hole-in-one on the 19th hole and your next round's free. If go karts are more your thing, then stop by the Seaside Go-Kart Speedway and enjoy a few exciting trips around the track. Last but definitely not least, visit the arcade to sample all the latest video games, a round of skee ball, or try your luck in the shooting gallery. Sports-related games that center around hockey, basketball, football, bowling, and many more are well represented as well.
For visitors who like to plan their birthdays around visits to amusement parks will be pleased to know that Playland's Castaway Cove hosts offers birthday party packages as well. Available menu, included amenities, and pricing varies according to the package purchased. Those interested in this option should contact the park directly or visit their website for a current list of what's available.