10 Water & Amusement Parks in Florida Panhandle That You Shouldn't Miss

November 17, 2021 Renato Branum

The Florida Panhandle is known for its quaint beach towns and interesting attractions, many of which are money-saving and family friendly. Come to the Florida Panhandle and relax on glorious beaches, shop to your heart’s content and dance the night away. Santa Rosa Island is great for kids and offers a wide array of both beach-based and water-based activities. Families will enjoy a day away to tour the 150-year-old Pensacola Lighthouse. The Florida Panhandle offers exciting nightlife. Panama City, Destin and Pensacola all have numerous bars and nightclubs to suit all tastes. Panama City is home to Club La Vela, the largest nightclub in the U.S. The Florida Panhandle is a shopaholic’s dream. It offers specialty stores, antique stores and shopping malls. For those renting a home or condo, a trip to Joe Patti’s seafood market in Pensacola is a must. The market specializes in fine wine and cheese, and beautifully presented handmade chocolates to take home to friends and relatives as gifts. Mon Père et Moi in Tallahassee is also worth a visit.
Restaurants in Florida Panhandle

1. Shipwreck Island Waterpark

12201 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3424 +1 850-234-3333 [email protected] http://www.shipwreckisland.com/
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 546 reviews

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Plunge, ride, whirl, dunk, swim - whew! At the end of your day at Shipwreck Island, you'll be exhilarated, exhausted and soaked. Visit our tropical themed water park in Panama City Beach, Florida. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Reviewed By Pioneer443332

We came back for the firat time since 1982 and the place has grown and is super clean, fun, and an amazing day for kids and adults. Can’t wait to come back next summer!!!

2. Coconut Creek Family Fun Park

9807 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-4134 +1 850-234-2625 [email protected] http://www.coconutcreekfun.com/
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 566 reviews

Coconut Creek Family Fun Park

Coconut Creek offers two 18-hole golf courses and a giant size human maze. Coconut Creek is your key to adventure and fun!

Reviewed By Q8105RDdan - Panama City Beach, United States

My four year old Granddaughter wanted to play Mini-Golf and go through the maze so my wife and I along with my daughter and her husband took her to Coconut Creek Family Fun Park on Saturday. First came the Mini-Golf. There are two 18 hole courses that offer challenges such as bridges, waterfalls, and man-made mountains. We chose to play course #1. My Granddaughter loved the giraffes, gorillas, and elephants. Once she conquered the course it was time for the "Gran Maze" which is a very large outdoor human maze. She and her Mom and Dad completed the Maze adventure in 24 minutes (not bad for her first time through). Her time made the record board for all to see so she was totally excited about that. Definitely family friendly; Open daily; Coconut Creek has absolutely beautiful landscaping. Lots of native trees, plants and multiple water features. Overall we had a great experience and will definitely return. Pricing; 1-Children under 6 play free 2-One round of mini-golf or one trip through the Maze is $13.50 3-Pay-one-price allows you to play unlimited games of Mini-Golf and Gran Maze the day the ticket is purchased and until 5pm the following day for $24.00. 4-Season tickets are $54.00.

3. Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

1306 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6219 +1 850-400-3300 [email protected] http://www.wwazone.com/
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 351 reviews

Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

Wild Willy's Adventure Zone offers Family Fun Entertainment for All Ages! With 2 Miniature Golf Courses, Go Karts, Laser Tag, 4D Movie Theater, 60 Foot Ropes Course, over 70 State of the Art Arcade Games, Laser Maze, Ptero Jump, and Onsite Authentic Italian Pizza Restaurant and Frozen Yogurt Shop!

Reviewed By JSR12345678899000 - Destin, United States

Been coming here for years. Multiple activities for the entire family. 4d movie, giant laser tag, awesome arcade, go karts, the whole 9. Ask for DeMarco or Hunter. Great staff guys. Scott & Reid

4. Laguna's Beach Bar and Grill

460 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-2024 +1 850-677-3905 http://www.lagunaspb.com
Excellent
79%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Laguna's Beach Bar and Grill

The best place on the island, Laguna’s Beach Bar + Grill (formerly Premier Adventure Park) serves amazing food & ice cold drinks and offers one-of-a-kind family-friendly activities like go-karts, a 3 story ropes course, splash pad, 30ft tall clip n’ climb climbing structures, zip rail, parasailing, jet ski rentals and more along 600 ft of pristine beachfront. Come relax at the tiki bar and enjoy an unbelievable view. You’ll see what sets us apart and you’ll be glad you did! The vibe at Laguna’s offers a variety of things to do, beautiful views, live entertainment, and a unique menu which makes us the go-to location for things to do on Pensacola Beach. Have some fun in the sun in an environment that welcomes you to relax and enjoy the energy of the island. HOURS OF OPERATION Watersports Daily 9a - Sunset • Restaurant Daily 11a - 10p • Bar Service Daily 11a - 12a • Land Activities Daily 10a - 10p Beach Shuttle Friday 4p-9p & Saturday 2p - 9p

Reviewed By RussB569 - Bonita Springs, United States

Went parasailing The staff is great Took my wife and daughter. We are in our 70’s and my wife had never parasailed. She loved it.

5. Adventure Zone at Miracle Strip

284 Powell Adams Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2449 +1 850-305-0520 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adventure-Zone-at-Miracle-Strip/455269561285108
Excellent
50%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 6 reviews

Adventure Zone at Miracle Strip

6. Race City PCB

9523 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-4149 +1 850-234-1588 [email protected] http://www.racecitypcb.com
Excellent
38%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 373 reviews

Race City PCB

Come and experience the thrills of the largest selection of unique Go Kart tracks, play in the areas only Black light indoor Mini Golf, or experience the thrills of the Hurricane Roller Coaster! With lots of other great family friendly entertainment including a full indoor arcade with prizes, bumper boats, and an awesome Sky Coaster - everyone in the family will want to come back for more! Offering lots of fun things to do in Panama City Beach all in one place, Race City PCB is one the most exciting and original Panama City Beach attractions!

Reviewed By jmilleranderson - Rogersville, United States

Went with the family and had fun for several hours. The arm band is worth it. Most lines were 10 minutes or less. Rode the go carts and roller coaster multiple times and all the amusement rides that we wanted. Enjoyed the fun house. Only thing we didn’t do was the black light mini golf, but that was just because we were going to eat and had to leave. The operators were nice and never had a problem except for some other guests that didn’t know how to drive carts, but the ride operators took care of them. Would do again next time.

7. The Track

1125 Highway 98 E, FL 32541-3304 +1 850-654-4668 [email protected] http://www.funatthetrack.com/parks/destin/
Excellent
29%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 811 reviews

The Track

The Track Family Fun Park in Destin features fun for the whole family, ranging from thrill rides like the Hurricane 360 and SkyFlyer, to family go-kart tracks, miniature golf, bumper boats, bumper cars, Kids Country rides, and more. The Track’s signature attraction is the elevated, multi-level Wild Woody go-kart track, where drivers race up three and a half stories and then circle back down with an exciting drop at the bottom. The Wild Woody and Family Track feature both double and single karts for racing. Top off a trip to the park by enjoying the air conditioned arcade.

Reviewed By ambermarieb

Just had an amazing time with our 2.5 year old son! We did all the kids rides and some arcade games inside. What's nice about this place is though the arcade is not huge, it has a lot of really fun games. Even better there were many our son could do with us. There's bowling games, bean bag toss, ring a bottle, root beer pong style cup game, drop it game where a person pushes the button to let as many balls as you can drop into buckets. There's also basketball shooting, claw games, ticket winning games, ski ball, fish bowl throw, we're just some to name a few. Very up to date games and lots of fun for all ages. You load a card with money and then you actually earn tickets on the card too. Very easy and functional. Most games are 1pt=$1. We ventured outside to the rides as well. There's plenty for little ones to do and the parents can ride for free. Kids rides costs 4pts for each kiddie ride, that equates to $3.97 per ride. However, if you buy more, you can save more too. The rides are well ran and safe. They all seem updated and gave me no concern to let my child ride. One of the Best parts was the staff. Two of the gentleman that helped on these rides were Outstanding! So friendly, considerate of the kids and very helpful to get them on and off the ride. Baldwin and Matthew were FANTASTIC!! Baldwin was my sons new favorite friend. He was high-fiving him, he gave him a hug and he was SO SWEET! Matthew was making sure he'd be okay on the ride, letting us know what it did and just ensuring us that he'd stop if he didn't like it. I'm just SO impressed by the staff. It makes you feel so nice when these attendants care about the kids, the parents, the safety and overall fun! There's so much more for other ages too. I highly recommend you stop at The Track!

8. Swampy Jack's Wongo Adventure

284 Powell Adams Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2449 +1 850-234-9973 [email protected] http://wongoadventure.com/
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 9 reviews

Swampy Jack's Wongo Adventure

Now Open! Swampy Jack’s WONGO Adventure is a hybrid amusement park-family entertainment center located in Panama City Beach, Florida. Our small, but heavily themed park highlights Swampy Jack’s world travels. Swampy Jack offers the newest and most unique go-kart experience anywhere. Think Mario Kart video game meets electric go-karts on the interactive outdoor go-kart track of our Marrakesh Road Rally. The Blue Hole is about as funky and surreal a bumper car experience as you will find. The Swamp Ape is our signature attraction, from the 25’ tall photo-bombing Swamp Ape outside, to the scramble of lights, music and fog inside, this ride will have you wondering what just happened, and wanting more of the same. The grande serpent Yacuma coils herself around the wipeout ride. And the iconic wannabe Kraken will send you swirling upwards. Four additional construction phases will have the site built out over a total of seven years.

Reviewed By L7972HLcharlesh - Panama City Beach, United States

Swampy Jack's Wongo Adventure is an excellent addition to what Panama City Beach has to offer visitors and locals. If anyone in your group loves amusement park type of rides, this place is a "must" to check out. Every ride will give you a thrill, for sure. The go-carts are probably the fastest "on the beach". The whole park is extremely clean so it gives you 'peace of mind' confidence that all the rides are meticulously maintenance. Everyone of the staff was super friendly. They even "wipe down" the ride between each customer use.

9. Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park

1007 Highway 98 E, FL 32541-2901 +1 769-926-3611 http://bigkahunas.com/
Excellent
28%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
11%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 882 reviews

Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park

This huge and constantly expanding water park has over 40 water attractions for sliding, splashing or just basking in the sun and, for night-time fun, miniature golf, go-kart tracks and several thrill rides.

Reviewed By familytraveler0708

Had a blast here, staff was helpful and friendly! Nice water park and added lot of fun to our family vacation! Park has a lot to offer for all ages

10. Sam's Fun City

6709 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32505-1700 +1 850-505-0800 [email protected] http://www.samsfuncity.com/
Excellent
44%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
13%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 176 reviews

Sam's Fun City

The fun never ends at SAM'S FUN CITY! Located in the heart of Pensacola, just South of I-10 on Highway 29. SAM'S FUN CITY is Pensacola's only amusement and water park with over 20 rides and attractions for kids of every age! SAM'S FUN CITY is also the Gulf Coast home of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Whether you are wanting to drive Go-Carts, play Bumper Boats, score at Miniature Golf, ride down a Water Slide, or play tag with Laser Tag in the Arcade we have something for you! Come and play on our new indoor Play Zone City and inflatables.

Reviewed By GoldiesBT - West Memphis, United States

Well for us Sam’s Fun City was a quick trip to let the kids ride the go carts and play laser tag. After 4:30... it’s one price for both activities, and it’s unlimited. And we were from out of town, with a bunch of kids and they need something fun to do and fast. This fit the bill. So for me it’s all good..no more, no less.

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