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The Best Family Activities in Frederick

Adventure Park USA is Maryland’s only Family Entertainment Center with plenty of active attractions to keep you busy this season. They also have some great family-friendly events coming up over the next few months such as The Fall Festiv-ALL, and the Not so Scary Halloween Party! Let’s take a look at why families play together at APUSA:

  • APUSA is open rain or shine all year round, even when Frederick County Public Schools are closed.

  • Their large indoor family entertainment center features a host of active attractions such as West World Laser TagSpin Zone Bumper CarsHang ‘em High Ropes CourseHologate Virtual RealityRustler’s Ridge Rock Wall, the Stampede arcade plus so much more, and all under one roof!

  • The only mini-golf in Frederick! With two challenging courses; Dry Gulch and Thunderin’ Falls, your family will bond and build memories together with this classic pastime. 

  • World-class child-care, summer camp, before and aftercare, and a preschool program with the Adventure Park Academy.

  • Convenient Birthday Party Packages for your little adventurer. 

  • A great venue for large group outings, corporate parties, and team-building events.

  • APUSA is conveniently located just off of route 70 in Monrovia, MD. They are just minutes from New Market, downtown Frederick, and Mt. Airy. There is plenty of onsite parking.

  • New and improved prize redemption area, with great gifts even mom and dad will want to play for. 

  • A massive indoor space with lots of indoor activities and an arcade filled with the best games in the business.

  • A host of upcoming family-friendly events including the Fall Festiv-ALL and “Not so scary Halloween Party”

Fall is finally here! Who among us doesn’t enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves and the crisp autumnal weather? Perhaps you’ve already started to anticipate your favorite fall traditions; from hayrides and pumpkin picking to apple cider and night-time bonfires. These experiences are what keep us coming back for more year after year. Why not recreate those ever-important memories and lasting traditions with your loved ones at APUSA? 2019 marks Adventure Park USA’s first-ever Fall-Festiv-ALL which runs from September 27th through October 31st. 

The folks at APUSA love your favorite fall traditions just as much as you do! In fact, they have been planning, designing and building this very special event for over a year. Each attraction is lovingly created and hand-built by a team of hard-working individuals. I was able to speak with the team “Imagineer” Bill Watson about his contribution to this unprecedented achievement. 

What is your favorite fall festival tradition?

Searching for the perfect pumpkin… Not too big or small. Perfect coloring and ready to carve my creations into.

What was your role in the planning/design of the festival? 

I worked for weeks preparing for the festival. Developing attraction ideas and creating the look for our advertising and decorations.

What was your favorite thing to work on?

Creating unique characters to bring life and whimsy to the event. 

What exhibit are your children most excited about?

The excavators. It’s all about the excavators.

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As you can see, it’s been a true labor of love.

As the Fall-Festiv-ALL comes to a close, Adventure Park USA is throwing its eighth annual “Not So Scary” Halloween Party! The event takes place from 6 to 9 PM on October 26th. Dress in your best costume and bring your friends and family to join in on the celebration! Festivities will include a DJ, games, prizes, a meal voucher, trick or treating, a surprise visit by some special guests, and much more. Guests who purchase passes online will receive 1-hour early access to the event, and arcade credits. 

 Weather permitting, Adventure Park USA will be keeping the outdoor rides open longer than ever this year. This November and December, check our website for updates on your favorite outside amusements. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions, including the Blazing Trail Go-Karts, the SkyRaceRoad-Runner Scrambler, or carnival favorite: the Tiltawhirl!  Get an adrenaline boost on the thrilling Skycoaster, or one of two exiting roller-coasters: the Wild West Express and the Wild Cat. For the little ones, they have the Crazy Cactusa Carousel, and the Teacups. There’s even a kiddie coaster: the Tumbleweed! And don’t forget that APUSA boasts the only Mini-Golf in Frederick, MD! With two challenging courses; Dry Gulch and Thunderin’ Falls, your family will bond and build memories together with this classic pastime. Don’t worry, there is still plenty of fun to be had at Adventure Park USA, even when it’s cold outside. We have an amazing indoor theme park to keep you and the kids busy all winter long. Outdoor amusements will open again for the Spring/ Summer season on April 1st, 2020.

 Veterans Appreciation Weekend

November 9th through the 11th. Adventure Park USA is proud to be a veteran-owned business, and we want to give back to the fine men and women who serve our great country. This Veteran’s Day weekend, present a valid military id at check-out for a FREE indoor Fun Pass. It’s our way of saying thank you for all that you do. 

 Santa and Friends Breakfast

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and we want you to share in the joy of the season with us! This December 14th, we will be having not one, but two chances to have breakfast with Santa and his friends! The first breakfast will be from 7:30-9:30 AM, and the second begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 11:30 AM. Don’t forget to bring your Christmas lists. There will be a special appearance by our favorite winter princesses! Space is limited for this event, so please reserve your spot today. And don’t forget that our gift cards are the perfect present for anyone on your list. 

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration 

December 31st, 2019 from 9 PM to 12:30 AM. Make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember at Adventure Park USA!  Bring your friends and loved one out for an evening filled with family-friendly fun. Festivities begin at 9 PM and last until 12:30 AM. Space is limited, so please reserve your space today.

“I want to have someplace to play in the wintertime. You know when you’re out and about during the bad months, when it’s raining or just not nice weather, you can come to Adventure Park and play. No one wants to be cooped up when it’s nasty outside. We have a great place to come and have a blast indoors.” -Erik Stottlemyer (CEO of APUSA) 

As the beautiful fall weather fades to the colder winter months, you may find yourself looking for some fun indoor things to do with your kids. No one wants to be stuck inside with a houseful of grumpy children. If you’re looking for an indoor venue with plenty of space and physically active amenities that can accommodate your crew, APUSA has got you covered!  

Working families have a lot on their plates. Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the insane amount of responsibilities you have, from organizing your children’s schedules, to helping with homework, volunteering, and household chores. Sometimes you may find it difficult to find the time to let go and have fun with your family. Deep inside you know that it’s important to let those worries go and be present at the moment, especially when it comes to spending time with your children.

As a parent, you want your children to engage their brains and their bodies. You know that getting your kids to move will not only put them in a better mood, but it will also allow them to burn off some of that pent-up energy.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to let go of all of your daily tasks and just play with your children? Adventure Park USA offers a truly unique experience that everyone in your family can enjoy ( even mom). Let’s take a look at what Adventure Park USA has to offer your family on a rainy or snowy day.

 West World Laser Tag

The Stottlemyer family worked together to build this classic family fame. Adults and kids alike will love pretending to be cowboys and cowgirls as they race through an old western town. It’s red vs. blue in West World Laser Tag. Why not build lasting memories by making laser tag a weekly family tradition?

Hologate Virtual Reality

Immerse your senses in Adventure Park USA’s Hologate Virtual Reality. This futuristic attraction is regularly updated with the latest games and VR technology.  It’s great for a family of four that wants to try something new. 

Spin Zone Bumper Cars

Remember the bumper cars from when you were a kid? It’s an amusement park staple. Your children will have a blast with this nostalgic ride. Kids love the autonomy of being able to drive a car on their own, plus the cars spin around every time they get bumped! 

Rustler’s Ridge Rock Wall

Kids love to climb. Give them a chance to do it safely. Rock climbing is a great way to help your child improve their physical fitness. Climbing is a great way for kids to build their upper body strength and coordination. Nothing feels better than getting to the top of the wall, and knowing that you were able to do it all on your own. It’ll be a great boost to their self-esteem.

 Hang ‘em High Ropes Course

Harness yourself in for fun! This indoor ropes course offers family members a unique physical challenge. Put on the safety vest and climb the thirteen feet to the top. Help kids improve their balance, coordination, and self-esteem. Even mom and dad can join in. What a rush!

Stampede Arcade

The Stampede Arcade will be a wonderful blast from the past for today’s parents. From the classic Space-Invaders to the height of modern gaming technology with Hologate Virtual Reality; there are a ton of options to choose from. Find a favorite game that Dad can teach the kids how to play. RFID wristbands have been implemented to replace Fun-Pass cards. Guests will be able to track and reload their arcade credits online for an affordable price.

Research shows that playing arcade games together as a family can actually be beneficial for your child’s development. Plus, you get to bond with your family, while you’re having a blast in the Arcade!  Everyone in the family can compete to win credits towards a host of great prizes in the prize redemption area. Everyone in the family is sure to find an item that they want to take home. So why not enjoy the classics like Space Invaders or Air Hockey.

After a few hours of lively competition in the arcade, you and your kids have probably worked up quite an appetite. Take a walk over to the Chuck-Wagon Cafe for some delicious snacks to fuel you up for more family playtime! 

The Chuck Wagon Cafe

The cafe offers all of your kid’s favorites including chicken tenders, wings, hotdogs, french fries, and pizza. Enjoy some sweet treats such as funnel cake fries, Dippin Dots, cookies, brownies, cinnamon buns, and cotton candy. Quench your thirst with a Pepsi or a flavored Icee. You will be impressed by the friendly and helpful staff. But that’s not all, this fall, Adventure Park USA will be adding spirits to their cafe menu. Yes, that’s right, mom and dad can finally sit back and relax with your favorite frosty brew or wine.

The prize redemption center will be getting a massive overhaul with plans to add lots of big-ticket items like kayaks and flat-screen TV’s. Now even the adults can play to win something they will enjoy.

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As you can see, Adventure Park USA has a lot to offer the people of Frederick County and beyond. With excellent indoor amenities, birthday party packages, accommodations for school field trips and group events, and excellent family events, what more could you ask for? Plan your visit to Adventure Park USA today.

This fall and winter, make time for family at APUSA!

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Closing at 4pm on today, Sunday August  23rd 2020, due to a private party. 

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