Florida Amusement Centers

Florida is home to a variety of amusement centers of all shapes and sizes. This includes arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and indoor kids’ areas. These types of venues can be great for parties and events, or just a fun place to take your kids or meet up with friends. Amusement centers can be found in all parts of the state.

See Also: Theme Parks

This family entertainment center and waterpark has two locations in Florida, both near Jacksonville. It includes two 18-hole miniature golf courses, each with a unique theme, laser tag, batting cages, go-karts, a junior coaster, and an arcade complete with tickets to get some awesome prizes. The first Adventure Landing theme park was opened in 1995 in Jacksonville Beach by Adventure Entertainment Company. Since then, nine more theme parks have made their construction in the United States and continue to bring fun to families who visit every year. 

Arcade City is where all the gamers go to have a great time. A large family friendly arcade, all the modern games are stationed here. Players can shoot some hoops, beat up some bad guys, master the claws machine, and attempt to cross the finish line before anyone else. There really is a game for everyone here, so even if there is a non-gamer in the family, there is something to keep them entertained while the family's here. There’s only three locations in all of America, and Orlando is lucky enough to be one of them. So make a pit stop at Arcade City and see what kinds of prizes there are to win!

Arcade Monsters is a great place to play vintage arcade games in a comfortable nerdy setting. They also have food, drinks, merchandise available for purchase, and fun events and tournaments to participate in.

Arcadia Kid's Fun Museum is a hands-on interactive learning experience for children located right inside the Oviedo Mall. It has an indoor playground and ball pit as well as eight different interactive exhibits. Kids can play in exhibits like the diner, pet vet office, grocery store, and more. Kids are welcome to use their imagination and play with Arcadia toys freely. There's also story time and activities to look forward to every week, so there's always something new to learn.

There is so much fun to be had at Boomers! in Boca Raton. Some of the attractions include Bumper Cars, Mini Golf, Go Carts (some specifically for the little ones), Bumper Boats, a climbing rock wall, laser tag, and some batting cages to get some swinging practice in. It's the perfect way to spend a few hours of the day or celebrate a birthday party. There's a game room full of new and exciting games like ICE Man, where players have to shoot water at the video screen to freeze attacking zombies,. The Injustice game brings DC characters to life on the screen and who doesn't love being a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Food includes all your favorite carnival fare like pizza, chicken tenders, pretzels, nachos, funnel cakes, and Dippin' Dots ice cream.

A one of a kind amusement park, Celebration Station has some epic fun to be had. There are only five of these amusement parks throughout the United States, and one just so happens to be located in Florida. There's bumper boats for those hot days and the days that you just want to beat people up, in a fun and not-dangerous way. There's also an arcade filled with all kinds of games and prizes to be won, mini-golf, go-karts, laser tag, and playland rides like a roller coaster and swings. For those feeling extra jumpy, check out the Eurobungy, which is safe for all ages. This "ride" allows it's users to jump as high as 24 feet into the air and showing off is allowed, so try a flip if you want!

Cobra Adventure Park is a small beachside amusement/entertainment park in Panama City Beach. While it might be small, there's still plenty of things to do, like a pirate themed miniature golf course, a go-kart track where there is double seaters available for smaller children, and several thrill including the Max Flight Simulator, which has been coined the "roller coaster of the future." There's also the Dragon Wagon, which is a kids-only roller coaster and the Vertical Accelerator, which can reach heights of over 160 feet. Don't forget to visit the arcade with all the newest and greatest electronic games. 

There's many adventures to be had at Daytona Beach Zipline Adventures! With 8 different zipline courses, ranging from beginner to professional, visitors can fly above the beautiful greenery of Tuscawilla Park. Some courses have a height of almost 50 feet off the ground and over 500 feet in length. But it's not just ziplining that you can expect to find here. Over 40 different aerial activities are offered, so you could walk across rope bridges, ladders, tight rope cables, and a tight wire if you're brave enough.

Located on Daytona Beach, the Boardwalk is full of fun games, cool shops, and exhilarating rides that will take your breath away. The Boardwalk is sometimes known as the "Broadwalk" because of the wide width of the walkway and because it's made of cement instead of wooden boards. It includes two arcades full of games that throw out tickets to the winners so they can get prizes for their earnings. There are two small snack shops that provide your regular fair food like French fries, ice cream, burgers, and pizza. The rides include a Ferris wheel, Slingshot, Tilt-O-Whirl, Go-Carts, and a roller coaster. During the summer months, there are free concerts to enjoy at the Bandshell on the north end of the area. And it's all just steps away from the Daytona Beach, so be sure to bring your swim suit for some fun in the sand. 

District Eat and Play is a family friendly arcade with so much to offer, like special nightly events including karaoke, trivia, bingo, and more. They offer four themed escape rooms, boutique bowling, over fifty arcade games, billiards, and virtual reality. But stay tuned because they plan on adding even more! Whenever you're ready to take a break from all of the excitement of entertainment, sit back and relax in their lounge area, grab a drink from their fully stocked bar, or take a seat in the dining area and enjoy a meal. Come check out what all the buzz is about at District Eat and Play.

There are quite a few attractions here at Easy Street Ocala. Lazer Maze is their newest attraction where when the lights go down, the laser beams pop up to create a maze. Can you make it through the maze without bumping one of the laser beams? Also featured here is a game called Water Wars, which is essentially the ultimate water balloon challenge and whoever is the driest wins. Along with a rock wall, a kid zone, arcade, go karts, and mini golf, it's really easy to spend an entire day here with the family and having fun. 

Flying Panda is the ultimate flying experience. Enjoy an open trampoline jumping area, ninja obstacle course, trapeze, foam pits, zip lining, and many more activities. It's designed for people of all ages. Children really love it, but parents and teenagers love it too. You can quite literally bounce off the walls out of joy here. Experience one of the latest and most exciting attractions in Port St Lucie!

Fun Spot America is a Central Florida’s family owned Theme Park offering 2 locations including Orlando and Kissimmee. Both family theme parks offer coasters multi level Go-Karts, thrill rides, family rides, an arcade midway and special events.

There's a lot that goes on at the Magical Midway Thrill Park. Located in Orlando, Florida on the famous International Drive, it features two wooden elevated go-kart tracks, a fast track, bumper cars, bumper boats, a carousel, a Space Blast tower, and some cool indoor arcades to get your game on. The biggest attractions here are the world's largest Sling and Star Flyer. For food options, they've got some great hand tossed New York style pizza and ice cream, just to name a couple favorites. 

An amusement park of sorts, Old Town Slingshot and Vomatron has some thrilling rides to experience. The Slingshot is exactly what it sounds like. You're situated in a harness and strapped in quite thoroughly before you're tilted back. Hearing the thrumming of the Springs Machine around you, it vaults you vertically at over 100 miles an hour to heights of up to 150 meters. The Vomatron on the other hand is a different kind of thrill. What looks like a propeller with little seating cabs on each end, riders are then rotated at a speed of up to 70 miles an hour. It then slows down just to go in reverse. The Vomatron was originally made for astronauts by N.A.S.A. because they had to go through different tests to make sure they could handle going up in space. While those two rides are meant for the older kids, there's some fun for little kids too. Kids are harnessed with bungee cords and can jump as high as 15 feet and are encouraged to try flips if they want to. Old Town is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it sure is a fun way to spend an afternoon if you like exciting rides. 

A fantastic outing for the whole family, Race City Amusement Park has the classic fairground rides like paratroopers, Scrambler (also known as the Merry Mixer in some areas), a Tilt-O-Whirl type ride with the carts shaped like bears, and a roller coaster with other rides specifically for smaller children. There is also go-kart tracks, an indoor black light mini golf underwater themed adventure, bumper boats, a mega arcade with all the coolest video games where you can win tickets to pick out some awesome prizes, and a Skycoaster ride, which is similar to a zipline. The only Skycoaster in Panama City Beach, this is the ultimate thrill ride as you fly in a harness, going over 60 miles per hour. You can even share this experience with a friend or two if you want! It's one of the few parks around where you don't even have to pay to park and there's free admission. 

Just as the name suggests, Sam's Fun City is a fun experience for everyone who visits. The only amusement and water park that is located in Pensacola contains over 20 rides for kids of all ages. There's go-carts, bumper boats, miniature golf, water slides, and laser tag in the arcade. The Crossroads Arcade has the largest selection of arcade games on the Gulf Coast, so be sure to check it out when you visit! They've also got a great selection of food here, from burgers and hot dogs to homemade pizza and deli sandwiches, to choose from. 

Roller skating is a great activity not only for kids, but for the adults too! Skate Station is dedicated to making sure you have as much fun as possible while you wheel around on four wheeled skates while also making sure you're being safe. This is a great place to throw birthday parties for younger kids, all you have to do is bring the kids and the cake and Skate Station can take care of the rest! There's also an awesome arcade with games like Ice Ball and Air hockey, a pirate themed mini golf that they call Swamp golf, a two-story soft playground for kids under the age of 10 to play in, and a big rock climbing wall for all ages.

Now with two different locations in Florida, Splitz is a fun bowling center that's perfect with a group of friends. Not only are there 26 bowling lanes, but there is also laser tag, a video arcade, and a sports bar and grill if you're feeling a bit hungry. They often have events here too, like Karaoke, trivia nights, and happy hour for the adults who like to bowl. Be sure to check in with them first if you're planning on bowling with a big group!

Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures is a group of aerial adventures like zip-lining on multiple challenge levels, a canopy walk that’s 20 feet up in the air or on the ground, and other activities for those who are up for the challenge. Guests are harnessed in at all times for each activity and helmets are encouraged for most of the challenges as well. These activities are good forms of exercise too, so be aware that sweating means you’re having fun. 

Here at what is essentially a small family entertainment center, there are rides and games for children of all ages. It's not too expensive and the kids will absolutely love spending the day here. It's located in the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop, which is the second largest outdoor Flea Market in the US.

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