Miracle Strip at Pier Park

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Miracle Strip at Pier Park
MiracleStripPierPark.jpg
SloganCool Rides, Great Food, Big Fun!
Location284 Powell Adams Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S.
OwnerMiracle Strip Carousel, LLC
Operated byMiracle Strip at Pier Park
OpenedMarch 2010
ClosedSeptember 21, 2015
AreaFlorida Panhandle
Attractions
Total20
StatusClosed

Miracle Strip at Pier Park was an amusement park in Panama City Beach, Florida, owned by Miracle Strip Carousel, LLC. The original Miracle Strip closed in 2003 after 41 years of operation,[1] but a new amusement park using the same name was resurrected and began with moving the carousel from its original location to Pier Park in March 2009. After the success of the carousel, the few remaining rides were purchased and moved as well, opening in March 2010.[2][3] This retro park reopened with a few new rides, games and food vendors on a much larger 14-acre tract on April 18, 2014. The park closed in 2015.[4] Many of the rides permanently moved to Lake Winnepesaukah.

Rides[edit]

The newly built Miracle Strip Amusement Park reopened at Pier Park about 200 feet away from its original 2009 opening location in the center of Pier Park. The new location had its grand opening on April 19, 2014. The new property held about 14 acres of land filled with many attractions and rides. The ride list is as follows:[5]

  • 1964 Allen Herschell Carousel
  • 1985 Zamperla Balloon Race
  • 1975 Big Eli Ferris Wheel
  • 1952 Allen Herschell Red Baron
  • 1975 Eli Bridge Scrambler
  • 1991 Sellner Tilt-a-Whirl
  • 1980 Sea Dragon
  • 1949 Allen Herschell Car Ride
  • 1969 Allen Herschell Boat Ride
  • 1978 Zamperla Tea Cups
  • 1937 Jolly Caterpillar
  • 1969 Swing Sharks
  • 1966 Chance Trabant
  • 1975 Eyerly Rock O Planes
  • 1968 Eyerly Bullet
  • 1970 SDC Galaxi Coaster (RipTide)
  • 1966 Floyd & Baxter Bumper Cars
  • Kiddie Bumper Boats
  • Kiddie Trackless Train
  • Double Zipline

Along with these rides, there were other various activities such as batting cages, a Butterfly Pavilion, remote-control tug boats, and a Rainbow Umbrella Bridge.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaczor, Bill; Associated Press (29 Aug 2004). "Fun will be over when Panhandle amusement park closes". pp. Gadsden Times. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Miracle Strip at Pier Park to Open in March". WMBB. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Miracle Strip Amusement Park Coming Back to Panama City Beach". WJHG. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Miracle Strip Amusement Park evicted". 20 November 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Miracle Strip at Pier Park Re-Opens". WJHG. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  6. ^ [1] Miracle Strip Official Ride List