The famous Ocean City pier, located at the southern end of the Boardwalk, has become an iconic focal point of OCMD over the past century. Rooted deeply in Ocean City’s history, the pier has served as a home for entertainment, games, amusement park rides, and even the town’s first miniature golf course! Today, the pier is home to Jolly Roger’s® Pier Rides, including the two-level Carousel, the adrenaline pumping Slingshot, the iconic Ferris Wheel, and more! Millions of beachgoers have made lasting memories at the pier over the last century, memories that have helped to secure Ocean City as the premier East Coast vacation destination for families.
The pier was originally built in 1907, but on a much smaller scale at about half the length of the existing pier. Sadly, in 1925 during the great fire of Christmas Eve, the entire structure (including the pier and the building) burned to the ground. The town was quick to spring to action, rebuilding the pier in 1926, along with the larger two story building as the anchor structure. Throughout the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the pier served as the social hub of Ocean City, with a ballroom, bowling alley, and even an ice skating rink! National recording acts such as Duke Ellington performed for visitors along the pier.
By the 1950s and 1960s, the pier began to feature amusement rides and games, laying the foundation for the future of the pier as a major amusement destination in Ocean City. The pier was even home to Ocean City’s first miniature golf course, which was built in 1964.
Today the pier is a lasting symbol of Ocean City fun, with amusement park rides, games, fishing, and entertainment. And let’s not forget about the iconic businesses housed in the pier’s building, including Thrasher’s French Fries and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Visit us at the Jolly Roger® Pier today and start making your own lifetime memories.
Jolly Roger Amusement Park® has rides and games the whole family can enjoy. And as always, there is never a charge to just relax and stroll through Ocean City’s only full-service Family Amusement Facility.
We have many ways for your family to play. Purchase only enough points on your Jolly Roger® Passport to Fun Card to ride the rides you want.
Or, take advantage of increasingly Olympic sized savings on points that can be used at any Jolly Roger® location with our Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Passport to Fun Cards.
Or purchase the Unlimited Rides Pass which allows you to ride all the amusement rides you like from 2 ’till 6pm at 30th Street and from 1 ’till 5pm at the Pier. The pass also includes one free round of Treasure Golf.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted.