Palace Playland – Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Bring the kids to channel their inner thrill seeker with rides, games and fun galore at this classic Maine amusement park.
As soon as you pull into Palace Playland, you can see that it's a healthy dose of Americana in the heart of Old Orchard Beach. Located directly next to the stunning water, Palace Playground is complete with a Ferris wheel, roller coasters, a carousel and more. The park can entertain the family for hours in a safe atmosphere.
Taking a cue from Disneyland, spinning tea cups entertain the daintiest of sensibilities, while the Hampton Motorcycles offer a stark contrast as they spin in a circle, letting kids imagine they're riding a bike of their own. While the park offers plenty of kiddie rides, big kids can take on the Galaxi Coaster, packed with stomach-losing twists and turns, and the Pirate, where the "ship" moves side to side, building momentum like a giant swing.
For sensitive stomachs, Dodg'em, Palace Playground's take on bumper cars, lets you get your competitive edge. Just how many cars can you bump? If you start to feel a little adventurous, head to the Wave Swinger, as you sit in a swing that's spun around by a rotating canopy.
When you build up an appetite, indulge in delicious fair food like cotton candy, hot dogs, burgers and more.
Address: 1 Old Orchard St., Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064