Review

Palace Playland – A Beach Front Amusement Park in Old Orchard Beach Maine

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Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine is New England’s only beach front amusement park offering rides and amusements for the young and the thrill seeker alike. Rides include a classic Ferris wheel, carousel, two roller coasters and other thrill rides, including Adrenalin and Power Surge!

Palace Playland – always free admission and lots of convenient parking.

 

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Palace Playland has amusement rides, games, a huge arcade and so much more.  They hold fireworks displays every Thursday night at 9:45pm.  The park is on Old Orchard Beach in Old Orchard Beach Maine with even more sites all around it.  Something for everyone including an awesome pier that people come from miles around to see.

 

Single Tickets

  • $1.30  Each ride requires between 2 & 4 tickets

Ticket Books:

  • $24.50   20 Tickets ($1.50 Savings)
  • $56.00   50 Tickets ($9.00 Savings)

Day Passes

  • $31.95   Unlimited Pass  Pass is valid from open to close on the date of purchase. You get unlimited use of all the rides in the park.
  • $23.95   Kiddie Pass  Pass is valid for unlimited use of all two ticket rides from open to close on the date of purchase. Recommended for children under 42″ tall.

Two Day Passes

  • $46.95   Unlimited 2-Day Pass
    Two days of fun! Pass valid from open to close on the date of purchase PLUS a return voucher to be used any day after the date of purchase.
  • $32.95   Kiddie 2 Day Pass
    Two days of fun! Pass good fur unlimited use of all two ticket rides from open to close on the date of purchase PLUS a return voucher to be used any day after the date of purchase.

Season Pass

  • $109.95 This personal photo I.D. season pass and use it just like an unlimited ride pass, any day of the season from open ’til close!

Check out their hours of operation prior to arriving – they vary throughout the season and see all the rides they currently have here.

 

Palace Playland is a four-acre family oriented amusement park featuring over 25 rides and attractions. With a 24,000 square foot arcade – it is one of the largest in New England containing more than 200 games and attractions ranging from Skeeball & Fortune Tellers to the latest in coupon skill games and coin-operated video.

Palace Playland is located on the beach at Old Orchard Beach. This beachfront location allows visitors to enjoy Palace Playland’s rides and attractions, as well as midway games of skill, great food, gift shops, “old fashioned photos”, a palm reader, and much more!

 

We went to Palace Playland yesterday – we camp a mile away so we simply need to hop onto the shuttle and get ourselves there.  When done, we hop back on the shuttle.  Easy as can be.  However, we often drive to Old Orchard Beach and parking is available in certain spots – it is pretty convenient either way.  It was a perfect weather day and we had some of our friends with us.  I was nervous about going to the park on such a beautiful Saturday – it seemed like everyone in the world was on the beach.  However, the amusement park was not overwhelmingly busy.  The children did not need to wait long for any ride.  As long as the kids stay within the amusement park, they really can’t get lost.  The only danger is a side, dead end street that runs through the park in one spot.

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There are rides for all ages!  Anything from Kiddie rides to thrill seeking rides and even a water ride (Cascade Falls) – although Cascade Falls and Drop Zone were closed when we attended.

 

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Rides tend to be either 2 or 4 tickets.  There may be some that are 3 tickets but I didn’t notice them.

 

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Rides that spin, go upside down, forwards, backwards and more – even a roller coaster.

 

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There are games galore – even claw machines, a full huge arcade, typical amusement park games and more.

 

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The best value is by far the seasonal pass if you plan on going more than once.  Palace Playland is very expensive.  However, that also has its benefits.  Since it is free to enter – I only need to purchase passes or tickets for the kids rather than for every single person in the party – regardless of whether or not they plan to ride.  Because the tickets are expensive that helps keep the crowds in the park pretty manageable.  For us, a huge benefit is we simply hop on the shuttle and stay as little or as long as we want – then head back.

 

You can sign up for their newsletter to be notified of deals etc… I signed up for sure – a season pass patron let me know that there are sometimes upcoming season pass deals before Christmas for the next season.  I will definitely be watching.  We don’t have time to get bored at the campground much but certainly this would minimize any chance of that.  You can also sign up for their newsletter HERE.

 

And the ride back to the campground with some friends – gotta end the event with ice cream and cotton candy.

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One Comment

  • lorayne gothard

    Wow what a great looking place!! We are always looking for new amusement parks to go visit, so maybe when we go to Hershey Pennsylvania, we can stop by here.
    Thank you

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