Theme Parks in Panama City Beach

Spend a day on roller-coasters and thrill rides at a variety of theme parks in Panama City Beach, FL! All located just a short drive from Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, it’s easy to pick up for a day at the amusement park when you stay at our centrally-located resort. Check out a variety of parks that include zoos, water parks, and educational exhibits to expand your child’s mind!

Gulf World Marine Park

Entertainment meets education at this beautiful marine park! Enjoy close encounters with dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, exotic birds, and other animals.

Directions from the Holiday Inn Resort: Head northwest on Front Beach Road/US 98 ALT. Continue to follow Front Beach Road/US 98 ALT for about 3.4 miles. End at 15412 Front Beach Road.

Total estimated time: 6 minutes

Total estimated distance: 3.46 miles

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WonderWorks

WonderWorks™ is an amazing theme park near Panama City Beach that uses unique exhibits and activities to spark your imagination in a fun and educational manner. Check out exciting mental games, challenging physical games, and lots of interactivity for all ages!

Directions from the Holiday Inn Resort: Head northwest on Front Beach Road/US 98 ALT. Continue to follow Front Beach Road/US 98 ALT for about 3.4 miles. End at 9910 Front Beach Rd.

Total estimated time: 6 minutes

Total estimated distance: 3.46 miles

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Zoo World

Walk on the wild side! Get up close and personal with more than 300 animals including big cats, reptiles, orangutans, and other primates.

Directions from the Holiday Inn Resort: Head east on Front Beach Road/US 98 ALT for about 2 miles. End at 9008 Front Beach Road.

Total estimated time: 3 minutes

Total estimated distance: 2.0 miles

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Shipwreck Island

Splash down at this theme park in Panama City Beach which is the only water park in Bay County. Cool off with the whole family on water slides, towers, tubes, swings, a massive wave pool, and more.

Directions from the Holiday Inn Resort: Head northwest on Front Beach Road/US 98 ALT. End at 12000 Front Beach Road.

Total estimated time: 1 minute

Total estimated distance: 0.70 miles

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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Experience four unique attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, a state-of-the-art 7D Moving Theater, a Marvelous Mirror Maze, and our Impossible Laser Race all in one convenient location. Create your own Wax Hands during your visit and don’t forget to stop by the Ripley’s Retail Shop before you go!

Directions from the Holiday Inn Resort: Head east on Front Beach Road/US 98 ALT for about 2 miles. End at 9907 Front Beach Road.

Total estimated time: 3 minutes

Total estimated distance: 1.5 miles

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Find more theme parks in Panama City Beach on the PCB Visitor’s Map and check out our local Beach Guide for fun in the sun near our family-friendly resort!