You might have heard of The Track before—but have experienced the thrill of a family go-cart race? If you want to spend an afternoon having fun—and it hardly matters how—the Track Family Recreation Center in Gulf Shores has what you’re looking for! It’s a fun-spree for all ages, with kiddie rides to skycoasters delighting and amazing visitors. While it’s most famous for its go-karts, there’s much more than those here to enjoy. Plenty of people come from neighboring towns and further for a day here, so if you’re stopping by the area, you should be one of them!
It can be hard to find something that everyone can agree on. Maybe the kayak won’t accommodate a 4-year-old, and perhaps your 13-year-old always wants to break off and do their own thing. It can be a hassle going somewhere without feeling like someone’s not having a good time. That’s where the Track Family Recreation Center steps in. Opened way back in 1993, The Track has been a Gulf Coast vacation tradition for locals and visitors alike ever since. Here, all you need to do is get everyone their tickets and the fun is theirs for the having!
Adults and kids alike can run wild in the arcade, while folks who take a slower approach to entertainment can enjoy a round of miniature golf. Younger tykes have plenty to do too! Just send them off to Kids Country! A train sized for them, swings, a Ferris wheel, and a carousel are all ways that the kiddies can have some low-risk thrills. They’ll love flying up and down around the Red Baron’s Airplane ride too! Plus, there are even some two-seater go-karts where you can take smaller children along for the ride!
There’s so much more to do at The Track than just go-karts! A round of miniature golf is a great way to spend an afternoon, as is perusing the arcade for the game that suits you. The Surfin’ Safari Golf course has jungle animals and waterfalls along the 18-hole course, with a few tunnels thrown in for tons of fun.
Fat Daddy’s Arcade is open rain or shine – so when the weather turns bad (as it can do on those hot summer afternoons) or it just gets too hot, there’s something for the kids to do. With over 5,000 SF of fun, this indoor arcade has over 50 different games, including classic arcade games, E-claw prize games, interactive games and more.
If you’re not such a landlubber, take to the water in one of the bumper boats, whose water cannons turn these fun vehicles into soaking weapons! The blaster boats are a fun way to beat the Gulf Coast heat! You don’t have to get into the boats to get into the fun either, there are water cannons around the pool perimeter too! And you can cool off on the Skycoaster too! Start by being pulled up 110 feet in the air, then you’ll drop and soar through the air with speeds up to 70 mph. If that doesn’t cool you off, nothing will!
For younger adventure seekers, and those just starting out, let them try the Spinning Coaster. Kids will love spinning and zipping along the rolling curvy track. So much fun crammed into one place—that’s the Track Family Recreation Center.
The three level wooden go-kart track may be The Track’s claim to fame, but there’s much more than that—in fact, there are several tracks, so that everyone has a chance to enjoy the speed and thrill of go-kart racing!
Take the new Slick Track – it’s a short track that has a special surfacing that lets the carts slip and slide around as they zip around the track. For the go-kart aficionados out there that slide around the track anyway, this track is made for you!
The Family Track is just that, a family-friendly track the whole family will love. Its traditional figure eight layout is what classic go-karting is all about. And, taking the Family Track up a notch is the Super Track, a family-friendly track with a lot of tight curves. This challenging course will take your skills up a notch. Let your older kids ride The Rookie Track with carts specifically designed for their size and for young racers.
And, of course, we have to talk about The Wild Woody! The famous elevated wooden track! Race up the 3-1/2 story track then circle back down to the exciting drop at the bottom. You have to try it!
If this sounds like it’s up your alley, then book a rental property with Harris Properties for your stay in Gulf Shores, Alabama! Not only will you be close to this all-in-one center for fun, you’ll also be near some great nature and bird-watching trails, historic forts, kayaking, beaches, and more! Call us at 1-877-446-4853 and learn why Gulf Shores is one of the greatest vacation spots on the Gulf!