Miracle Strip Pier Park is one of the most popular places to spend time with the family in Panama City Beach. It's been around for many years and the original MSAP still holds a special place in the hearts of many locals. Even though the park isn't as big as it once was, it's still a great place to enjoy a full day with the family. From rides to the beautiful views, there's something for everybody to fall in love with again.
Rides and Attractions
Some of the original rides have been preserved and others have been added to the park. The park opened back in 1964, but was closed in 2004 before it reopened in 2009 with the original Carousel. The park now includes the following rides and attractions:
- Allen Herschell Car Ride from 1949
- Allen Herschell Red Baron from 1952
- Allen Herschell Carousel from 1964
- Allen Herschell Boat Ride from 1969
- Big Eli Ferris Wheel from 1975
- Eli Bridge Scrambler from 1975
- Sea Dragon from 1980
- Zamperalla Balloon Race from 1985
- KidSteam Hand Crank Cars from 1990
- Sellner Tilt-a-Whirl from 1991
- Sock Hop Bound Pillow
- Butterfly Pavilion
The goal of the new park is to remain smaller and keep the retro feel alive with simple rides, games and plenty of fun. Plans are in place for expansion as the park makes money, but they're not looking to expand quickly.
Hours and Prices
Hours of operation change throughout the year. During March, April and May, the park is open from 12pm to 9pm daily, rom Memorial Day until the end of July, the park expands the hours to 11am to Midnight and from August to December the park is open from 12pm to 9pm with limited rides during the week.
There's no charge to enter the park. Just pay for the rides you want to enjoy individually, choose an unlimited ride armband or choose from one of the different passes. Individual tickets are $4 per ride, a 12 pack is $40 and a one-day unlimited armband is $22. Family packs, weekly passes and annual passes are also available.