Sands Experience: Wild Water & Wheels


Get your thrills in the water and on the asphalt at this waterpark/go-kart track in Garden City Beach. Featuring dozens of aquatic attractions and racetracks, Wild Water & Wheels is your one-stop spot for family fun.

Take a ride on the wild side at one of the 24 waterslides, including the Speed Slides and Mat Slides, or take a more relaxing dip in the wave pool or lazy river. And for the little ones, there’s a kiddie aquatic playground where they can splash and play while also being safe and sound.

Go-kart racing isn’t the only other entertainment option for guests. A miniature golf course, bumper boats and a state-of-the-art arcade complete with high-tech interactive games and old-school carnival games create an ideal place for family fun. Guests can also grab lunch at the snack bar and relax in the poolside lounge chairs.

Best of all, guests at any Sand Resorts family of hotels receive free admission to Wild Water & Wheels, which is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The park hosts “Live at Five Fridays,” featuring live music played poolside and other special events. For more information, visit

Broadway Grand Prix Offers Fast, Fun Times!

logoGuests at the Sands Resorts family have plenty of entertainment options to choose from, but the Broadway Grand Prix at Broadway at the Beach may be the fastest and most fun.

Replacing the old NASCAR SpeedPark, the Broadway Grand Prix opened in 2014 to rave reviews from racing fans and fun-lovers. In addition to go-kart racing, the complex also features miniature golf, amusement rides, a high-tech arcade and much more.

Guests receive Buy One, Get One tickets to this popular attraction, which includes seven unique tracks for racing. Among the courses are the slower Family Track for parents and small kids and the more daring Fast Track and Speed Racer layouts for the more daring teens and tweens.

In addition to the racing action, Broadway Grand Prix features the popular Sky Coaster ride that gives passengers the thrill of flight and freefall. There are kiddie rides for the little ones, as well as two 18-hole mini-golf courses for those who prefer to putt than drive. A giant arcade features the latest interactive video games.

Broadway Grand Prix offers guests the option of buying individual ride tickets or purchasing an all-day pass with unlimited rides. Packages are also available for a limited number of ride tickets and a meal from the on-site snack bar. Broadway Grand Prix is also available for birthday parties and group functions.