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Amusement Parks In Mississippi: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

10/20/2011 04:43 pm ET | Updated Dec 06, 2011

Amusement parks in Mississippi offer exciting rides for thrill-seekers and fun rides for families and young children. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about Mississippi amusement parks.

Big Play Family Fun Center


Big Play Family Fun Center has plenty of family fun at the beach in Biloxi. From bumper cars to race cars and water balloon launchers, there's something for everyone.

Daytona 400

Big Play's Daytona 400 offers guests the opportunity to race for the checkered flag. On its Screamin' Eagle Go-Karts, visitors will find a track with banked curves, hairpin turns and straightaways. Big Play says it will satisfy your need for speed.

Miniature Golf

Big Play also has two 18-hole miniature golf courses, Spin Zone bumper cars, an arcade and a water balloon launching attraction, Water Wars. Big Play says its bumper cars are higher performance, safer and more fun than ever.

Dining Options

The park offers hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, snowballs, slushies, chips and candy. Hog Heaven BBQ & Blues, which offers wings, sandwiches, ribs, chicken and pizza, is also located nearby.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Big Play Family Fun Center.

Address: 1836 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone: 228-388-PLAY (7529)
Hours: It is open early March through mid-May the following days and times: Monday to Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is open mid-May through early September the following days and times: Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is open early September through late October the following days and times: Monday to Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Pricing varies depending on the activities guests choose. Golf for adults is $8; children range from $3 to $6, depending on age. The Daytona 400 is $8 per race. The Spin Zone is $6 per ride. Water Wars is $3 for seven balloons or $5 for 15. There are also discounted packages available.

The Park at North Hills


The Park at North Hills is an exotic getaway in Meridian with a range of attractions from which to choose. It also offers special packages for birthday parties, field trips and church groups. A golf tournament in June with two five-person teams offers a $500 prize and is sponsored by local radio stations Miss 101 and KISS 104.1.

Go-Karts

The park's go-karts are great for kids and adults, although, according to its website, drivers must be 10 years old and 55 inches tall. Passengers can ride along for $1.

Guitar Hero

The park also features a Guitar Hero Studio with real Peavey guitars, an arcade, batting cages, 18 holes of Jungle Golf and outdoor laser tag. In the batting cages, guests can choose from slow-pitch softball as well as baseball pitches from 40 to 70 mph.

Dining Options

The park has snacks like nachos and popcorn as well as ice cream, candy and fountain drinks.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at The Park at North Hills.

Address: 2413 N. Hills St., Meridian, MS 39305
Phone: 601-482-3921
Hours: The park is open 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 2 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Prices: Prices vary depending on which activities guests choose. Arcade game prices range from 25 cents to $2. The Guitar Hero Studio is $15 for 30 minutes and $25 for one hour. Batting cages cost $1.25 per round. Jungle Golf is $6.50 for adults, $4 for children. Go-karts are $6.50 for a driver, $1 for a rider and $16.50 for a one-hour pass. Outdoor laser tag for adults is $10 for 30 minutes and $15 for 60 minutes. For children, it is $7 for 30 minutes and $12 for 60.

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