Fight the Cold with Indoor Fun!

Fight the Cold with Indoor Fun!


Get out of the cold, and warm up with some hot indoor attractions! If you think that you’ve seen all that Adventure Park has to offer, then think again! We’ve got some big announcements.

Not only have we added new air hockey tables, Ticket Time games, and a Space Invaders game (sure to thrill any retro fans in the building) to our already expansive list of 110 games in the Stampede Arcade, but we are pleased to announce a rare chance to do more than just play a game.

You can live the game!

Experience something like never before thanks to the power of our brand new attraction, Hologate Virtual Reality. This 4-player game delivers advanced graphic technology and FULL sensory immersion for an ultimate level of entertainment. This immersive world delivers at 90fps to deter motion sickness. Put on the HTC Vive headset and you will be immediately transported into a new world; a new reality; a new dimension of thrill. Hologate will be opening on Friday, January 12th – come experience the newest in gaming technology for yourself!

We have something here for everyone, from the games enthusiast, to anyone ready to test their skills on our 13ft ropes course and rock wall. No matter how old you are or how young at heart, come see what we mean by family fun for all.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars! Our annual Breakfast with the Princesses is just around the corner. This February 10th from 8-10 am, thrill your little princess with a meet and greet with some of her favorite Princesses.  And don’t forget to take advantage of a perfect photo op in front of our real life princess carriage! This event will sell out - tickets and pricing info will be available soon.

Happy Holidays from Adventure Park USA!

Happy Holidays from Adventure Park USA!


The holidays are almost here! While parents are busy shopping, wrapping gifts and preparing for family gatherings, it’s easy to forget how you are going to entertain your kids when school gets out for winter break. Children are often excited for a much needed break from waking up early and homework but once the excitement wears off they can easily get bored.

Get kids involved in preparing for the holidays. Have a family craft day; make decorations to put around the house or ornaments to hang on the tree.  When baking holiday cookies, let them help. Have kids decorate a few special cookies for Santa to eat on Christmas Eve!

Teach young children about the importance of giving back during the holidays by taking them to volunteer for a local charity. If you can’t donate your time, donate clothes that have been outgrown. When you are out shopping, have kids pick out a toy to donate to Toys for Tots or a similar charity. Even small gestures can make a huge difference to someone in need.

Take your kids to get out some of their pent up energy with a day at Adventure Park USA!  We have a variety of rides and attractions that will be a hit with kids of all ages. There are also plenty of specials and events to get your family in the holiday spirit. Adventure Park USA is Maryland’s largest family entertainment center located just outside of Frederick in Monrovia, Maryland.

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, Adventure Park USA is offering $25 gift cards for $20. Give someone the gift of fun and check one more thing off your list. Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, you can purchase this great deal online here and have it mailed to you or simply stop by to pick it up!

For one last adventure in 2017 attend our annual New Year’s Eve Family Celebration. It’s the perfect way to wrap up the year together as a family in a positive, fun way. You can save $8 by purchasing tickets online – just click here. Tickets are $25 and include a light meal and all indoor attractions. There are also $15 tickets available for children under 5 and chaperones that include a light meal and video games only. 

From the staff at Adventure Park USA, we wish you and your family a great holiday season!

Give the Gift of Fun this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Fun this Holiday Season

Meet Santa at Adventure Park USA!

November is finally here which means cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and the start of the holiday season. Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge – that’s why at Adventure Park USA we recommend giving the gift of FUN! We have plenty of different options so you can get the perfect gift for everyone in the family.

We’re kicking off the season with Black Friday Fun Day on Friday, November 24th – a great way to relax and have fun with family or guests in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. For only $20 per person, enjoy 3 hours access to indoor and outdoor attractions (weather permitting). Children under 48” can play in the Gold Rush Soft Playground.

Everyone knows you can get some of the best deals on Cyber Monday – from the comfort of your own home – and Adventure Park USA is no exception. On Cyber Monday we’re offering a $30 Fun Pass for only $15. This is one of our best deals of the year! Fun Passes can be used for individual attractions and in the arcade. Sign up for our email list so you are notified when this special begins!

For a limited time, buy a $25 gift card for only $20! This deal is available online and in the park. Gift Cards make the perfect stocking stuffer, just pair it with some candy and other goodies for an amazing Christmas morning surprise.

Tickets to Breakfast with Santa are another great way to get into the holiday spirit. The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday, December 9th from 8-10am. Take pictures with Santa, Elsa and Anna plus enjoy breakfast and 3 hours access to rides and attractions. All-inclusive tickets are only $20! Surprise your kids with a festive morning they won’t forget. Tickets can be purchased here.

Make your holidays extra special by spending time with family at Adventure Park USA! No matter your budget you can find a great deal this holiday season. We hope you get a chance to spend some time with us!

Holiday Season at Adventure Park USA

Holiday Season at Adventure Park USA

With nonstop family fun, rides, and festive parties, it’s fair to say everyday feels like a holiday at Adventure Park USA.  As the official holiday season approaches, we are beginning to deck the park out in dazzling decorations in preparation for our annual family-fun events. From early October through early January, we hope you will be celebrating the holidays with us.

Halloween Party

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Adventure Park USA will be hosting its Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The park will be transformed into a wickedly fun park for happy haunts, creating a “spooktacularly” innocent time for visitors of all ages.

During this entertaining event, both indoor and outdoor attractions will be open (weather permitting), for double the family-fun. Family-favorite cartoon characters will wander the park meeting guests and taking pictures. Some of the characters include Batman, Captain America, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Guests are welcome to dress up in their best costumes for this “not-so-scary” occasion, and kids can trick-or-treat around the park with the characters.

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Breakfast with Santa and Friends

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Breakfast with Santa and Friends on Saturday, December 9th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Guests will get to meet Santa along with Elsa and Anna at the breakfast.

The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with fun for all ages. Paid entry is required from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All-inclusive tickets are available online for $20 per person and include breakfast and three hours of unlimited rides and attractions. There are also breakfast only tickets available for $15 per person.

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Family New Year’s Eve Party

The family-fun year will wrap up with the annual Family New Year’s Celebration on Sunday, December 31st from 9pm-12:30am. Guests will enjoy the park and its special activities including a midnight balloon drop while ringing in 2017 with a night of fun.

 Adventure Park USA will stay open late to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a family friendly way. Only a limited number of tickets are available to the celebration, and paid entry is required to the all-inclusive event. Tickets are available online for $25 per person, or at the door for $33 per person.


Back to School Tips from Adventure Park USA

Back to School Tips from Adventure Park USA

The school year is quickly approaching. Between back-to-school shopping, school orientation and other preparations it can be easy to race through the last few weeks of summer vacation. At Adventure Park USA we want to help you make lasting family memories before school is back in session.

Frederick County Public Schools start a little later than normal this year which means extra summer vacation for kids. Spend that time with family at Adventure Park USA where you can have more fun for less. Monday through Friday take advantage of our Twilight Pass and get 2 Go Kart rides and 3 hours access to attractions after 5PM for only $25. For the little ones, ages 8 and under, we have a Tot Pass that includes $5 in arcade credits and unlimited play in the Gold Rush Soft Playground for just $7. To see all of our upcoming events and specials click here. 

With a little planning, you can make back to school simple and leave time for family fun before the school year begins. Here are a few of our tips to make the transition easier for both you and your kids:

  • Begin a new routine in advance: A few weeks before school starts move bedtime back to an earlier time. This helps ease into the school-year schedule and makes the adjustment much easier – especially with young kids.
  • Read with your kids: Make a point to read with your kids on a daily basis during the last few weeks of summer break. It will help prepare them for doing homework once the school year begins.
  • Get organized: Create a family event calendar to help you keep track of everyone’s busy and ever-changing schedules. Avoid last minute panic by going through school packets and information before they are due. Don’t forget to write all important dates on your calendar!

For the kids who are too young to attend school in the fall, Adventure Park Academy has Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs. Teachers use an emergent thematic and play based approach to curriculum teaching. During these programs, emphasis is placed on the social skills of sharing, communication, self-concept and meeting personal needs. Both programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. For more information about Adventure Park Academy, click here.

Summer Camp at Adventure Park Academy

Summer Camp at Adventure Park Academy

With summer quickly approaching it’s time to choose a summer camp! Today there are camps to meet every interest, price range and schedule. Summer camp provides lifelong memories and is something that kids can look forward to every year.

While the options in Maryland may seem overwhelming, we have some easy tips to ensure you choose the best summer camp that aligns with the child’s interests and the parent’s needs.

  • Before you sign up, know what a typical day looks like. Each week has a different theme at Adventure Park USA Academy Summer Camp. A few of the 2017 Summer Camp themes include: Maze Mania, Going Old School, Twisted Sports and Myth Busters. To see a full list of daily activities, click here.
  • Ask about the hours of operation, pick up and drop off times. Summer Camp at Adventure Park Academy is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Extended care is available from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and/or 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for an additional $25 per week.
  • What can you expect from camp? Adventure Park Academy provides a place where children can learn through play, have an opportunity for discovery, exploration and express ideas through hands-on learning experiences.
  • Know who the staff is. Each counselor at Adventure Park Academy is finger printed by the FBI and the state of Maryland. They are First Aid and CPR certified. All full time counselors are 18 years of older, attending or completed college, or have completed specific certifications in education.

At Camp Adventure kids get to experience all the great trips, activities and best of all – an entire park of rides and attractions. For the little ones, Adventure Park Academy also has a Preschool group.

Summer camp should be more than just a place for your child to spend time. At Adventure Park Academy, we help develop social and emotional skills while creating an all-day fun atmosphere. Join us at “Camp Adventure 2017” by signing up here.

A Parent's Solution to Lazy Days

A Parent's Solution to Lazy Days

In a society where today’s youth is glued to a smart phone, computer or television screen, it is imperative that we take the initiative to encourage outdoor recreation. Outdoor activities not only improve a child’s overall health, it also improves their social skills and their attitude, thanks to the mood-boosting effects of Vitamin D! 

Oftentimes, the most common response when you tell a child or teenager to go do something outside, is “there’s nothing to do!” or “I don’t know where to go”. Childhood obesity, another growing epidemic, can be prevented by making physical activity fun and enjoyable at an early age. Studies show that obesity is more strongly linked to the absence of physical activity than it is to calorie intake. 

At Adventure Park USA, we are a solution to that problem. With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, our outdoor attractions are the perfect way to encourage outdoor recreation that everyone in the family will enjoy. Thrill seekers are attracted to Adventure Park USA’s roller coasters, while “little tykes” enjoy the carousel and mini-helicopters and go-karts are a park favorite for everyone. A round of mini-golf is another fantastic way for the entire family to get active, enjoy the fresh air and incorporate a bit of friendly competition. With plenty of space to walk around and explore plus activities for everyone, you can fit in a full day of recreation and outdoor fun. 

During your visit, we recommend wearing sunscreen and packing extra, even on cloudy days. Wearing a hat and light-colored clothing will also help protect you from dangerous sun rays. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids on hot days to keep hydrated and feeling your best. Outdoor rides will be open Saturdays and Sundays from April 1st – June 16th (weather permitting).  Outdoor rides will be open daily starting June 17th through Labor Day weekend and then weekends only through November 5. 

Spring is Coming Early to Adventure Park USA

Spring is Coming Early to Adventure Park USA

Spring has sprung and it's time to get outside and enjoy another fun-filled season with family and friends. Outdoor rides and attractions are set to open on April 1st at Adventure Park USA!

With daylight savings time right around the corner, it is the perfect time for everyone to get a little more fresh air. More hours of daylight is a sure sign that spring is on its way, which means more time in the day to enjoy everything the park has to offer.

Spring will attract a broad audience to Adventure Park USA, with attractions for every member of the family to enjoy. Maryland's largest family entertainment center is conveniently located near Frederick and a short driving distance from Martinsburg, Leesburg, Hagerstown, Gettysburg, Washington DC, Baltimore and all the towns in-between, making it a perfect spot for a quick family getaway. 

Thrill seekers are attracted to Adventure Park USA’s roller coasters, laser tag and wall climbing, while “little tykes” enjoy the carousel, mini-helicopters, the soft playground and more, but go-karts are another park favorite. The opening of the outdoor rides allows customers to enjoy the park’s Blazing Trail Go-Karts, an exhilarating, fast-paced go-kart track where guests of all ages can test out their driving skills. Families can make use of the Family Track in the Formula Karts or double karts, or take the younger ones to drive the Rookie Karts.

Outdoor rides will be open Saturdays and Sundays from April 1st – June 16th (weather permitting).  Outdoor rides will be open daily starting June 17th through Labor Day weekend and then weekends only through November 5.

Have One of the Best Birthday Parties in Maryland!

Have One of the Best Birthday Parties in Maryland!

Your little one’s special day is coming up and you’re out of ideas, you can’t do the same old thing. Kids wait all year to celebrate their big day, and with a party at Adventure Park USA, they’re sure to have one of the best days ever!

Conveniently located near Frederick and a short driving distance from Martinsburg, Leesburg, Hagerstown, Gettysburg, Washington DC, Baltimore and all the towns in-between, Adventure Park USA is one of the best birthday party venues in Maryland.  Kids will have a great time playing with their friends and you won’t have to stress about every little detail. Let us handle all the hard work! With three different packages to choose and lots of add-ons, we can help you create the perfect party. We even have invitations ready to print out.

Every party includes 60 minutes in one of our spacious party rooms, a party host to make sure you have everything you need, one slice of cheese pizza per guest and drinks while in the party room. As a special surprise, the birthday child also gets a gift.

The price of a birthday party starts at only $13.50 per person for the Gold Rush Party, $19.99 per person for the Classic Party and $25.99 per person for the Ultimate Party. There is an 8 guest minimum for both the Classic and Gold Rush parties and a 10 guest minimum for the Ultimate Party. 

No party is complete without cake! You can bring your own or order one from us. We have ¼ sheet cakes and ½ sheet cakes as well as 10” round or ¼ sheet ice cream cakes that are made especially for Adventure Park USA. Cakes must be ordered at least one week in advance.
To make it as easy as possible, parties can be booked online or over the phone. For more information about the different party packages visit our Birthday Party page or call (301) 865-6800. We can’t wait to celebrate with you! 

Adventure Park USA Arcade Named a Local Favorite

Adventure Park USA Arcade Named a Local Favorite

Adventure Park USA is thrilled to be recognized as one of Red Tricycle's favorite local arcades! 

From Red Tricycle:

If you’re aching for a good old fashioned game of skee ball (or dreaming of the fun little prizes you can get with all those tickets), then we have the list for you. Duck into one of these local arcades and introduce your kids to the joy of PacMan as you relive your pinball wizard days.

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Perhaps one of the largest in the area, Stampede Arcades boasts 110 different games ranging from classic favorites to new gaming innovations. Both the game room and redemption counter have something for everyone. When you’re done gaming, check out the park’s other attractions including laser tag, a ropes course, and a climbing wall.

February Sweepstakes

February Sweepstakes

During the month of February, Adventure Park USA is giving away a Super Saturday Family Fun Pack! One lucky winner will receive four Super Saturday passes that include unlimited access to indoor attractions and miniature golf on Saturdays from 10am to noon. The prize is valued at $64. It’s a great way to start off your weekend with an adventure.

Super Saturday passes are perfect for everyone in the family. It gives young children a chance to explore and enjoy the park in the morning when traffic is usually lighter. Older kids will love all of the indoor activities like West World Laser Tag, Rustler’s Ridge Rock Wall, Spin Zone Bumper Cars and more. Children under 48” tall can play in the Gold Rush Soft Playground in addition to the other indoor attractions.  Plus, when it’s not too cold outside, Super Saturday guests also enjoy practicing their putting skills on our two, 18-hole beautifully manicured miniature golf courses.  

To enter the contest, it’s easy!  Simply like Adventure Park USA on Facebook, then fill out the form with your first and last name, email address and phone number. Once you enter the sweepstakes, use the buttons at the bottom of the page to share with friends and family. Each person can only enter the contest once. Click here to enter! 

The last day to enter will be February 27th and the winner will be announced on Facebook on February 28th.  Super Saturday passes can be purchased in the park or online here. So if February isn’t your lucky month you can still participate in all the fun there is to be had at Adventure Park USA!

Breakfast with the Princesses

Breakfast with the Princesses

Some of the area’s favorite special events are returning to Adventure Park USA in 2017. Maryland’s largest family entertainment center will kick off the lineup with the annual Breakfast with the Princesses on Saturday, February 11th from 8 to 10 a.m. Guests will get to meet Cinderella, Elsa and other family favorite princesses throughout the park. There will even be a real carriage for the perfect photo opportunity.

Paid entry is required from 8 to 10 a.m. Children age 2 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. There are three combination tickets available for purchase: 

  • Princess Breakfast Only tickets – $15 per person. Includes breakfast and meet and greet with the princesses.
  • Princess Breakfast Lil' Tykes tickets – $20 per person. Includes breakfast, meet and greet with the princesses, a Gold Rush Playground Wristband and $5 in arcade credits. 
  • Princess Breakfast 3 hour Time Play tickets – $25 per person. Includes breakfast, meet and greet with the princesses, 3 hours access to laser tag, ropes course, rock wall, spin zone bumper cars and $5 in arcade credits. Gold Rush Soft Playground wristband is included for children age 7 and younger.
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Princesses in Carriage

Some of our other favorite events that will be returning in 2017 include the Easter Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt on April 15, the 8th Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on April 23, the 11th Annual Anniversary Celebration with 3-D Fireworks on July 8th, and the 5th Annual Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on October 28th.

Getting Through the January Cabin Fever

Getting Through the January Cabin Fever

Being snowed in can be fun, pleasant, boring, terrible or even all of the above. It can get tricky finding ways to entertain kids for hours on end without leaving the house! Here are a few ideas to fill your snow days with fun when schools and day cares are closed because of a snow storm:

  • Write thank you notes – Take the time to thank all of your friends and family for the gifts you received during the holidays. Then get bundled up and trek to the mail box for a little adventure.
  • Read a book – Read with your kids to help them reach their reading goal for the school year. Get your children motivated to learn even when they are not in school. 
  • Bring the outdoors, indoors – Fill the bathtub with snow and play indoors! You get to have all of the fun of the snow in your toasty warm house.
  • Make snow cream – Embrace the cold and snow and collect some to make snow ice cream. Simply add vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk to snow and mix is up to make a delicious treat.
  • Have an indoor picnic – Make it feel like spring inside by having a picnic. Place a blanket on your living room floor and fill it with all of your family’s favorite foods. It’s a different and fun way to enjoy lunch.

At Adventure Park Academy we don’t follow the Frederick County school schedule and try our best to remain open as long as it is safe for students and faculty. We are unique in that we not only provide a structured learning program for our preschool and pre-k children but also includes all the fun of amusement park attractions and arcade games that Adventure Park USA has to offer. 

Getting though the coldest months can be tough, but at Adventure Park Academy we are already looking forward to having fun outdoors in the spring. To learn more about our preschool, pre-kindergarten and seasonal camps visit our website. These are just a few of our ideas for spending days snowed in. How does your family pass the time?