Family Fun At The Parks

| By Laughing Laura

Family Fun

As fun as the beach is, you might decide you want to switch it up. We have a few options for you that will keep you outside in the Florida sun but is something new and exciting for your family to experience. Do you have little ones that are currently obsessing over the Cretaceous period? How about getting fast and furious or maybe slightly daring? Or maybe, just maybe having gallons of water dropped on you at any moment? No matter which one sounds the most appealing, all of our parks will leave you with a huge cheesy grin at the end of the day.

Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone

Ever wanted to play putt-putt with your all-time favorite dinosaurs? Right down the street from The Breakers is Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone. With a fully animatronic mini golf course, a roller coaster,  4-D theater and an arcade you’ll never want to leave. There is never a dull moment at Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone. For those seeking thrill and adventure, they have a high-intensity rope course towering at 60 feet in the air! If you don’t love heights, head back inside to the Raptors Revenge laser maze for some fun in the dark. Before heading over, make sure to check out their website for hours and ticket pricing as they may change depending on Ft. Walton Beach’s season.

The Track

Feeling a little fast and furious? Head on over to The Track in Destin and experience three different tracks along with the option of “rookie karts” and “kiddie karts” for your little ones. If you aren’t wanting to test your speed, no worries, there are plenty of other options. With a wide range of children’s rides including Red Baron planes, The Jungle Jumper, A Ferris wheel, a carousel, and spin tops your little ones will never experience a dull moment. Just walking onto the property the whole family will instantly light up with joy. If it’s a warm sunny day head over to the Blaster Boats or the intense mini golf course. Even on a rainy day, The Track will never leave you disappointed considering they have an arcade with nearly 50 games to choose from! Maybe you have some big kids with you, they have them covered too! The Hurricane 360 will send you roughly 40 feet in the air and spin you around 360 degrees. Ever wanted to fly like a bird? No worries, our friends at The Track can fulfill this life-long dream as well. Check out SkyFlyer! This ride will send you 75 feet into the air. Maybe wait to eat lunch until after hitting these adventurous attractions though. For times and ticket pricing check out their website.

Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park

With plunging water slides, a half pipe, wave pool, a few lazy rivers to choose from, and multiple kiddie parks there is something for every member of the family! Start your day off racing each other on the Kowabunga Racer or jump right into the fun with the crowd favorite Jumanji. This slide will send you plunging 70 feet down into the darkness. The Maui Pipelines were made for the thrill seeker just like you. Try not to smile too big when getting shot down one of the three slides because you will be soaked the whole ride. The Honolulu half pipe will keep you on your toes… quite literally. It’s a continuous wave moving 17,000 gallons of water per minute. Surfs Up!

Need to relax and catch your breath? Choose from one of three rivers or their calm wave pool. Head over to the Bombs Away Bay for the little ones to enjoy some pirate fun. Water depths range from 0 to 3 feet so the little buccaneers can have as much fun as they please! Maybe you just don’t feel like getting wet today? No worries. They have you covered with their tropical mini golf course consisting of 54 challenging holes, on three fun and unique courses. Feeling a little daring? They have our town famous Sky Coaster and Cyclone. The Sky Coaster hangs 100 feet in the air and will send you plunging down at 60 mph! The cyclone is a 160 ft propeller attached to an 85 ft pole. You will be connected to the end on one side of the propeller and just wait until this one starts up. These two attractions were made for the most daring thrill seekers! This park is not open year round and changes per year depending on season and weather. Double check their website for hours of operations before heading out to see Destin’s favorite water park.

So come on and venture off the beach. Our town has so much to offer and will leave you and your family feeling anything but disappointed!

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Topics: Emerald Coast, Family Vacation, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Coast, Okaloosa Island

Laughing Laura

Written by Laughing Laura

Laura is the Guest Services Manager at The Breakers and is a Florida native. She enjoys assisting our guests to ensure their stay is enjoyable as well as memorable. Working at the beach fits Laura to the "T" as she loves listening to the waves lap on the shore at any time of day and the smell of the sea breeze that tingles her nose.




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