Trimper's Amusement Park is a family-oriented theme park located on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. It has been open and operational for over 100 years. It is also unique and notable for the fact that it has been owned and run by the Trimper family during that entire period of time. Trimper's as it is known today came into being when the family rebuilt the property after it was destroyed by a severe storm in the year 1900. The park has continued to grow and thrive ever since as the family continues to add to it and improve it - all while preserving its original old-fashioned feel. As a result, Trimper's Amusement Park is now considered a must-see location for many theme park enthusiasts.
Admission to the rides at Trimper's is obtained via the purchase of individual tickets. The pay-as-you-go system allows guests to spend as little or as much as they want while they tour the grounds and enjoy the atmosphere. Tickets can be purchased in bulk via ticket sheets. Those who wish to simply purchase unlimited access to the rides during their stay can purchase a wristband.
Some of the rides at Trimper's are located indoors while others are located outdoors. Rides are also divided into three categories - thrill, family, and kiddie - with thrill ride requiring the greatest number of individual tickets and kiddie rides requiring the least. Wristbands grant all-day access to both indoor and outdoor rides.
The rides, games, and attractions located indoors are mostly for smaller children, although there are several that are described as being for adults and/or bigger children. The ones that are most likely to appeal to adults would be the Big Dodgem classic bumper car ride and the Big Merry-Go-Round, a beautiful menagerie carousel that is billed as the Pride of the Boardwalk. Popular indoor kiddie rides include the Airplanes, the Fire Engines, the Kiddie Dodgems, the Small Merry-Go-Round, and the Kiddie Ferris Wheel.
The outdoor rides at Trimper's fall mostly into the thrill ride and family ride categories, although there are a few kiddie rides here as well. Some of the most popular thrill rides include the Avalanche swirl-and-fall ride, the Himalaya sled ride, the Matterhorn speed car ride, and the Tidal Wave looping roller coaster. Family rides include but are not limited to the classic Tilt-a-Whirl, the Aladdin's Lamp magic carpet ride, the Haunted House, and the Ferris Wheel. Small children can enjoy attractions like the Sooper Jet and the Frog Hopper.
Many guests also enjoy the wide variety of classic midway games that Trimper's Amusement Park has to offer when it's time to take a break from the rides for a moment or two. Ranging from tests of strength and skill to chances to win charming and unique prizes, there is truly something for everyone here whether they're young and old. Sports-themed games, bulls eye games, and "winner every time'' games are especially popular among park goers. There are also numerous food stops featuring classic carnival fare, as well as a number of different shopping venues where souvenirs can be purchased.