Win a FREE Annual Pass to Miracle Strip in Pier Park

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by July 20, 2010 • 163 comments

We’re halfway through the summer season in Panama City Beach, but we still have months of warm weather and plenty of time to enjoy Miracle Strip @ Pier Park.

You may remember a few months back, when Teddy and Jenny Meeks finally brought their vision to fruition by opening the much appraised and anticipated Miracle Strip @ Pier Park.  It all started with the original Carousel they purchased, restored and opened in Pier Park early 2009.  People came from all around to relive childhood memories of their carousel adventures of yesteryear.

Today, three original rides from Miracle Strip and an exact replica of the ferris wheel entertain thousands every week and light up the summer nights at Pier Park.  Beautifully landscaped and adorned with a cheerful staff, Miracle Strip @ Pier Park is a really fun place to hang with your kids.

Here’s what we’re gonna do. We are giving away one Annual Pass to Miracle Strip @ Pier Park.  This comes with a buddy pass, meaning that if you win it,  you can take your kiddo on a ride and not have to send him/her alone.

All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is post a comment below telling us about what you are looking forward to about going to Miracle Strip @ Pier Park.

When the contest is over, we’ll pick one winner from all the comments posted on this post.

Here are the official rules:

  • Each entrant can enter once and only once (we can verify this by ip AND cookies) and must use a valid first name and email address.
  • Contest begins when this post is published and ends on Wednesday July 28, 2010 at 12 noon CST.  We’ll do the drawing later that day.
  • We will be doing the drawing regardless of how many people enter.
  • There will be 1 winner total.
  • By entering you are opting in to receive future newsletters and emails from PCBDaily and CYber SYtes and you are opening yourself up to the greatest resource for news and information Panama City Beach has to offer.
  • If you are selected and you do not respond to our email notifying you of winning within 7 calendar days of the close of the contest, then we reserve the right to award the prize to another entrant.
  • This giveaway is open to anyone in the continental United States.  If you win, you will be solely responsible for making arrangements with CYber SYtes to redeem your prize.
  • Read full rules here.
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1 Teresa johns July 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Love PCB!!!! we go every year

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2 Kathy Jenkins July 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

It’s great to have lots of things to do at the beach. I have fond memories of going to Miracle Strip while in high school.

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3 Tina Drake July 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Loved the rides! Especially the ferris wheel!!!

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4 amanda July 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Hi I’ve been coming to panama city since I was a baby and I am now married and have a child of my own and I’m bringing my in laws down the first week of august. We are super excited. It’d be awsome to win this or win anything thanks

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5 Elaine Marler July 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Hello there! I love Miracle Strip @ Pier Park in THE Panama city beach Florida, I have my annual PCB vactaion booked for August if I won the best part about Miracle strip for me would be the beautiful lights flickering on the rides at night time and the ferris wheel, getting to ride up with my honey and feel the ocean’s breeze is like heaven 4 us<3

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6 Cameron Whaley July 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Miracle Strip @ Pier Park sounds awesome! I remember riding the log ride at the original Miracle Strip about 20 years ago…

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7 Karen Gleason July 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm

My mother has taken us to PCB every year since I was 6, I am 42. It was her favorite place. We visited Miracle Strip many, many times. Mom passed on Mother’s Day last year and we released her ashes at St. Andrews State Park on June 6, 2009. PCB will forever and always be in my heart and will be a permanent reminder of my mom, great times, fun and the beach. I want to keep the same tradition with my two small children.

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8 Daniel Robinson July 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

We are so looking forward to coming to Miracle Strip @ Pier Park because it has been so long since i have been to Panama City Beach and really miss the old Miracle Strip Park.We had so much fun. Bringing the whole family Labor Day and would love to win the pass.Pier Park looks like the place to be.

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9 Annette Bresnyan July 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

As a little girl my parents took me to Miracle Strip park for my 10th birthday,which is July 29th! I was so very sad about the big park being torn down,I cried for days! When I married 15 years Later,we took our Honeymoon in PC beach,and that was the next time I visited there! ( Pretty sad It was my last!)I would Love to Bring my 10 year old Granddaughter to Pier Park to share some of those Memories! All of us From Alabama says”THANKS” for doing a great Job with All of our Memories! God Bless!

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10 Kitty Chamblee July 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I grew up thinking of Miracle Strip and the beach as the same thing…. We were not rich but went more times than I can remember… As I grew and became a teenager…. again… you had not went to the beach unless you went to Miracle Strip. Now I’m a middle age woman and have been to Pier Park and again in life I can say .. yes we went to Miracle Strip and folks will know Ive been to P.C. and the beach…. what a great cycle of life…thanks……..

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11 Jessica Spry July 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Pier park rules. I was just there for the 1st time last week. didnt get to miracle strip though.

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12 Alisha Harper July 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm

We are leaving out to come there tomorrow. We are stoked. Can’t wait! 🙂

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13 Michelle Bedard July 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I’m looking forward to hitting the pier with my boys when the sun goes down with all the rides lit up… Riding the Ferris Wheel and checking out PCB at night! We arrive on Saturday – can’t wait!

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14 Tamar Carney July 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Please 🙂

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15 Lily McGinley July 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

We love the rides at Miracle Strip, after seeing ferris wheels in various cartoons and movies, my 3 year old was so excited to finally get to ride one himself 🙂

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16 Kelly Vaughn July 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

My fondest childhood memories all include trips to PCB and our annual visit to Miracle Strip Park. I married a man from PCB and we made this our home. I was very pregnant with our first child the last season Miracle Strip was open. As I walked around in the park the last week before it closed for good, I was so saddened that my child would not be able to experience the magic of the Carousel, the thrill of the Snowman and the sound of the Starliner as it headed up that first hill. Our daughter is now 5 and enjoys every moment she gets to spend enjoying your rides at Miracle Strip at Pier Park. As a parent, I am so pleased to get to share the adventure with her all over again. Your Annual Pass would be such a blessing to our family because we could bring our sweetie much more often. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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17 Brenda Sullivan July 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Was just there last week! We had a great time! 🙂 Can’t wait to come back!

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18 Courtney Heath July 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

We LOVE visiting PCB and are lucky to get to come quite often as my parents have a condo at Calypso. It is so nice to be able to walk to Pier Park and both of my kiddos love all of the games and rides that are there. We have to watch from our balcony every time we leave the condo to see what is going on. I am so glad they were able to restore some of the rides from Miracle Strip as I remember many trips there as a child and teenager.

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19 Stephanie Hodges July 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Love PCB and Miracle Strip! We were just there this past weekend but were unable to ride anything at Miracle Strip (two babies)! I hope to get the free year pass so maybe we can enjoy Pier Park more than just eating and window shopping.

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20 Sarah Carlin July 20, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I just got back from my vacation to PCB. It was my first ever, and I am planning a trip for September and November to Aqua condos. I took my kids on the ferris wheel and would do anything to hear their sweet laughter and see the utter amazement on their faces again!

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21 Aimee Palmer July 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I wanna win! Love PCB Daily!

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22 Sonia July 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Enjoy the beauty & fun that Mircle Strip has to offer. Spending quality time wiht my grandchild at MS makes special memories.

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23 Kristy July 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I love Panama city Beach. We go every year and sometimes twice a year. Could not have a better place to go… 🙂

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24 Steph Warden July 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I would love to win the pass to Miracle Strip @Pier Park. We are looking forward to spending our vacation@PCB this year. Vacation 2010 isextra special because we will be bringing our two foster children. (Ages 2 1/2 and 16 months.) we are planning and praying that we can adopt these two precious babies! Hopefully we will know somerhing soon. The pass would really be a great bonus for us ! Thanks for all the updates !

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25 Brad Stephens July 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

If I won there would be twitpic’s and FB updates galore each time we rode the rides. Lily Grace (my 18mo old) would have a ball on all the rides!

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26 Samantha Culver July 20, 2010 at 7:20 pm

The last year I visited Miracle Strip amusement park I was eleven years old and my mom was losing her battle with breast cancer. We rode the musical express and her wig blew off to bare her bald head. Her and I laughed so very hard, my laughter turning to tears. I was so very proud of my mom for not being embarrassed by the whole ordeal but at the same time, it broke my heart. A young guy found the wig after the ride and returned it to her being so very polite. That would be her last vacation with me.
I now live in Panama City with my three daughters and wonderful husband and we would love to be a part of the new Miracle Strip to create memories to last a lifetime. Thanks so much.

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27 Callie Fallin July 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Hi, I am a single mom of 3 kids and to win a pass to the new Miracle Strip would be awesome. My kids would love the rides and enjoy them as much as I did when I was a child. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this drawing.

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28 Tabetha Staggs July 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm

We can’t wait to get to PCB, it is the kids first trip & I am so excited for the kids they have seen pictures of the rides @ miracle strip & are always asking “mama can we ride that”,”mama can we do that.”

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29 Andrea Merrill July 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm

We just got back three days ago and the kids had a blast partaking in everything that Pier Park had to offer. We haven’t been to PCB in about 6 years. Pier Park is one big motivator for us to come back!!!! Thanks for all the hard work!!

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30 Beverly Bowers July 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm

We love Pier Park, were there a month ago and were there every night!!! Thanks for building a great place right near were we stay at Sterling Breeze, love it!!!

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31 Pat Shockley July 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I hope this old grandma wins for her grands!

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32 Tara Howard July 20, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Love Miracle Strip!! Glad my kids get to enjoy it too!!

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33 Janet Sweeney July 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm

It makes me remember all the summers in Panama City! We love Pier Park!

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34 Joshua July 20, 2010 at 10:56 pm

We go to PCB every year, but boy, I’ll tell you what, we drove over to Destin this year and they sure have alot more to offer than PCB. We might stay there next year. Seems like their beaches are bigger, whiter, cleaner. I hate to say that because I grew up going to PCB, but…

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35 Leslie Bennett July 21, 2010 at 2:38 am

Hi!
My Mom, Dad and I came to Pensacola Beach every June from 1958 until my parents’ health failed in the mid 1990’s and I have SO many fond memories from there! We always stayed at Surf-N-Sand Cottages on the Gulf side. In fact, once at 2 AM the Coast Guard came around and evacuated the Sound because of an incoming Hurricane/ I was about 14 at the time and I can’t remember which one it was, but my friend (that came with us) and I were devastated! We both cried all the way back to Arkansas! That was in the 70’s-maybe Agnes? Anyway, when I look back on my life those are the most fond memories of all of my time growing up. When I turned 17 my parents gave me the money to come to Surf & Sand for a high school graduation present so 4 of us came and had a BLAST! Of course my parents had already talked with the resident manager to make sure that he kept an eye on us! LOL!!! (times were sure different then when traveling!)
Well, I have rambled long enough but will go to sleep dreaming of the greatest place on earth! Thanks for listening!-Leslie

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36 Anne Crawford July 21, 2010 at 6:45 am

What wonderful childhood memories I have of PC and Miracle Strip- so wonderful that I have been bringing my own family here every single summer for the past 33 years. There is something for everyone to do regardless of what age you are. How lucky I am to be close enough to PC beach and that my parents treasured as much as my family and I do now!

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37 Natasha July 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

What a great place to hang out and let the kids enjoy!! My husband’s family has been coming to the beach since his Mom was a little girl, he since he was a baby and we are carrying that on with our sons. Glad we have such great things to share with our family such as the Miracle Strip!!

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38 Cara Craig July 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

It was awesome to find out that Miracle Strip was coming to Pier Park! As a child of the 80’s, Miracle Strip/Shipwreck Island are such great memories I have of visiting Panama City as a kid with my family! I can even still remember the commercial for it back then! Years later, now that I live here, I look foward to more fun memories with my family there at Pier Park. My nephew LOVES the rides and if I won a free annual pass,it would be yet another reason for him to visit his favorite and very cool aunt all the time!

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39 Sharon Rightenburg July 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

I have always loved riding the Carrousel at any amusement park we visited. Since I’m afraid of heights I could only ride things at ground level (Carrousel, trains, bumper cars, etc.) and the Carrousel quickly became my favorite! I was so happy to see the Carrousel go up at Pier Park last year and was able to take our grandson 1 1/2. He loved it as much or more than I. I bought a season pass for myself and and took him almost weekly to ride it. When he turned 2 last July we bought him a season pass so that he and I could continue to ride it two or three times each week. I am happy that Pier Park has added additional rides, but so far we have not visited the new park since all that I can ride is the Carrousel. I would love to win a season pass so that I could once again take our grandson to ride the Carrousel that he loves so much!

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40 Thomas July 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm

PCB was the ONLY destination for us when I was a child. Every year, multiple times a year, we would come down and enjoy the beautiful beaches and of course the fantastic rides at Miracle Strip Amusement Park. It was not only a regular event, but a rich part of our family history. As I now have begun my own family. I would LOVE to have the opportunity to introduce my family to the fun I grew up having at the wonderfully amazing Panama City Beach!

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41 rosalind robinson July 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Miracle Strip Amusement Park is just to put it frankly a great and entertaining place to take the family young and old. This is what our country is, a place where our families can go and enjoy doing things with each other. I hope my grandchildren will always be able to know they can have this to enjoy along with the beautiful beaches of Panama City.

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42 Anne` July 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Just started working in PCB and want to get to know the city & beach better! I want to WIN!

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43 GeorgiaGina July 21, 2010 at 4:42 pm

LOVE PCB…go several times a year. Looking forward to Miracle Strip and bringing out the child in my hubby and I.

Pick me!! 🙂

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44 Jeff S. July 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I love PCB and Pier Park!

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45 James G. July 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I’m anxious to see the new rides at Pier Park. We’ll see you saturday hopefully with a new pass to Miracle Strip!

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46 Lorraine July 21, 2010 at 10:28 pm

We live here & my son loves to go ride the rides, but we cannot always afford it. Would be great if we could go ‘at will’!

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47 Amy July 22, 2010 at 8:11 am

The first time my then-boyfriend/now husband and I came to Panama City Beach on vacation we went to the Miracle Strip Park. He was so excited to take me there that he spent most of the three-hour drive down describing each and every ride. He is so excited that it is coming back to life. He can’t wait for the doors to open.

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48 Dianne Hardin July 22, 2010 at 8:12 am

We’re coming to PCB the week of 8/21, and I love free things!

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49 Jeff July 22, 2010 at 8:13 am

Love Pier Park!

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50 Misty Vinson July 22, 2010 at 8:13 am

I grew up in Panama City Beach and I have great memories of Miracle Strip. I hated to see it close. I was excited to hear about it opening up again in Pier Park. I would love for my kids to be able to have as much fun as I did as a child at Miracle Strip.

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51 Tim Pfaff July 22, 2010 at 8:14 am

Got back from Panama Beach bout week and half ago. Still can’t beleive how great a time we had. The water was crystal/clear and the beach was sugar white sand. Pineapple willys was great!!!! We hit Shell island too! Sister & laws headed down Friday. Sterling Reef Condo was auwsom/we will be back next year for sure.

Tim from Kentucky

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52 Jerry July 22, 2010 at 8:15 am

I love Pier Park and WOULD LOVE to ride some rides in Miracle Strip!!!!!!!!

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53 Christie Cantrell July 22, 2010 at 8:15 am

When we moved here Miracle Strip was already gone, but my daughters friends told her how much fun that it was to go there. She told me she wished it was still here for her to enjoy, now with the new Miracle Strip at Pier Park she will be able to go and see what all her friends were talking about and have tons of fun!

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54 RICKY July 22, 2010 at 8:16 am

we have been going to pc with our children for over 30 years. we now take our 4 grandchildren. they did not get to experience the miracle strip. now we go to pier park and they really enjoy the rides and the experience.

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55 Connie Overstreet July 22, 2010 at 8:17 am

Yea!!! We’ve really missed Miracle Strip. Didn’t even know they had something else opened at Pier Park. We will have to go by and check it out. There are alot of things around town I wouldn’t know about if not for you. Thanks for the great work.
Connie

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56 Brenda July 22, 2010 at 8:17 am

My mother grew up on the Petticoat Junction rides, then we grew up with Petticoat Junction and Miracle Strip. It would be awesome to share those memories and experiences with my nephew and grand neice who are both locals. We really needed this amusement park for the rides. It is nice to see some of my past on site today.

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57 Paul July 22, 2010 at 8:19 am

Cawabunga!! More fun in Paradise!! Thanks Miracle Strip.

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58 Misty Vinson July 22, 2010 at 8:19 am

I grew up in Panama City Beach as a child. I have great memories of going to Miracle Strip. I hated to see it close but was excited to hear about it opening up in Pier Park. I would love for my kids to be able to enjoy Miracle Strip like I did as a child.

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59 Susan July 22, 2010 at 8:20 am

Would LOVE to win this! We own a condo at Calypso and spend a TON of time at Pier Park eating and riding the rides with out little ones. This would be so awesome to have! Our favorite is the big jumper ride! My kids could stay on it all night!

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60 Patrick McCollough July 22, 2010 at 8:20 am

Panama City Beach and Miracle Strip, here we come.

We are coming to Panama City Beach on August 6 for the first time. With 3 teenage girls, I’m ready to be blown away by Miracle Strip. I’ve heard so many good things about the mall and the strip, I’m expecting a great time to be had by all!!

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61 jeanne July 22, 2010 at 8:20 am

great place to go

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62 Patty July 22, 2010 at 8:21 am

I was so excited to hear that they were bringing back part of Miracle Strip to Pier Park. Miracle Strip was the first place my husband and I went on a date, great memories!

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63 Rhonda July 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

We have been vacationing in PCB since my son was 7. Now… he has a 4 and 7 year old and we are all vacationing there annually. It is our home away from home. We all LOVE PCB!

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64 Cara Dee July 22, 2010 at 8:25 am

Im a local, and my son has been longing to be able to go as often as he can before school starts back up; it would mean I would have to pay for two extras but thats ok!

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65 Don and Bubba July 22, 2010 at 8:29 am

Nice marketing…

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66 Betty July 22, 2010 at 8:31 am

When I was newly divorced 40 years ago, I brought my 2 small children and 3 nieces and nephews (all under the age of 12 — brave thing to do back in the day) to Panama City Beach — might I add, on a wing and a prayer. We found a motel room across Front Beach Road from the beach for only $12.00 a night so we could afford to stay a whole week! That was the most magical time for the kids — pretty hectic at times for me. We enjoyed the beach, a wild west show (where Wal-Mart now stands) and most of all, the Miracle Strip Amusement Park. Needless to say, we spent what little money we had doing fun things. Now, I have two grandchildren, all the nieces and nephews are married with kids of their own, but I still love PCB and enjoy going to the new Miracle Strip at Pier Park.

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67 Candis July 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

We love going there.

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68 Tina July 22, 2010 at 8:40 am

WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS!!!!!!!!!! WE HAVE 10 GRANDCHILDREN THAT VISIT US AT DIFFERENT TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. PIER PARK AND MIRACLE STRIP ARE ALWAYS ON THEIR LIST OF THINGS TO DO. PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!!!!!

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69 Babs Simmons July 22, 2010 at 8:42 am

Panama City Beach has not been the same since MSAP closed! So glad that a part of it is back.

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70 Debra July 22, 2010 at 8:43 am

We live here and this is the perfect place to take the whole family no matter what and a winner for our guests ! There’s so much to do for all ages, so it’s a “one stop entertainment” for everyone. It always gets the “vote’ and we love it !

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71 Cathy Henson July 22, 2010 at 8:44 am

I can’t say enough “wonderful” things about PCB…….
My Father & Mother took me & my brother there 100’s of times from birth to teens. What memories we have of the beach, Miracle Strip & the amusement park. I still remember riding the train (where Wal-Mart is located) back & seeing an Old West Show shoot out! Hahahaaaa Long time wonderful memories!!!
Thank you PCB for this!!
As adults we have now taken our family there, and our grandsons! Yes… still coming to PCB “The Most Beautiful Beach in the World” to us! In fact my husband & I got re-married just last Sept. 21st on the beach….. that’s how much we LOVE PCB.
If I win this yes….. I will enjoy it but… if I do not: I am a winner anyway each time I visit the place that is most dear to my heart… PCB.
Thank you for keeping PCB beautiful & full of wonderful things for families, which matter the most in life!

Cathy Henson/Pleasant View, Tennessee

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72 Tom Bauer July 22, 2010 at 8:46 am

It is great to take ones mind off of everyday burdens and spend time at pier Prak and Miracle strip and really have fun!

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73 Andrea July 22, 2010 at 8:48 am

I have many fond childhood memories of Miracle Strip Amusement Park. I think its great that some of PCB history remains alive and well at Pier Park, our future.

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74 Mary July 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

My two granddaughters love Panama City Beach and especially MIracle Strip @ Pier Park!! Grace the 4 year old can’t wait to return for an all day pass!! Madie is 18 months and Grace will be showing her the ropes. Wonderful to pass on the carousel that I rode as a kid!
Thanks

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75 David Reich July 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

Love the ferris wheel. Best ride, view, and moments of peace at the beach. Thanks!!

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76 Dana J July 22, 2010 at 9:10 am

I look forward to going to Miracle Strip mostly to ride the ferris wheel. It’s that one moment when the ferris wheel stops you on top and you can see forever. In that moment I can be anywhere I want, be any age I want and my mind is free to become. It revitalizes me and reminds me of good times. Thanks for giving us a little piece of another time and place.

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77 Delores July 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

I always enjoyed taking my grandkids to Miracle Strip park and was really upset when it was torn down. I am so happy to see that so much of it has been brought back to Pier Park. I live here and everytime I go to Pier Park I go by and watch all the kids having so much fun. I remember when I was a kid and Pier Park was Wayside Park. Now, that was a long time ago! I am proud that they have made such a great place for families to go and enjoy themselves there. I still have a granddaughter that loves to go and ride all the rides. So, winning a year pass would be great for us to enjoy!
Thanks so much, God Bless America!

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78 Jim Morin July 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

I just wana say thanks to the Meeks for being back some the the fun of Miracle Strip Amusement Park to PCB. It really makes Pier Park a fun place for all and is a welcome addidtion. THANKS!….
My grandaughter loves the rides and we stop by every ime we go to the Movides at the Grand or Pier Park.

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79 Bernard July 22, 2010 at 9:16 am

Just turn 65 a few months back and found it great to think of the old days, befor all the ooplahs in PCB. Part of the fun was Miracle Strip, and I want to thank all responsible for bringing it back…….Now lets work on the Treasure Ship.

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80 Susan July 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

Love this place!

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81 Peggy July 22, 2010 at 9:25 am

Have loved Miracle strip since we were kids and our kids were kids. Hope to have my grandkids loving it as much as the rest of our family has!

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82 Vicki July 22, 2010 at 9:26 am

I look forward to the smile on my granddaughters face as she enjoys the fun atmosphere of the Miracle Strip at Pier Park. She calls the Miracle Strip a “fun” place and she is correct about that and I love the fact it is a safe, fun place in PCB.

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83 Ed Eich July 22, 2010 at 9:26 am

Enjoyed taking my son & daughter to MSAP, now looking forward to bringing my grandsons Gavin & Hudson to see the rebirth of some great rides! Thanks for restoring some nostalgia. Ed Eicj – Miramar Beach

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84 leanna July 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

Please pick me. the buddy thing is perfect for my husband and I! We love those kinds of things and it would get us to peir park so much more often!

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85 Gerald July 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

I am a local living within walking distance to Pier Park. All of my children grew up enjoying Miracle Strip Park and all the rides that were offered. Now when they and the grandkids come to visit we enjoy the nostalgia at the new Park.

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86 Maria July 22, 2010 at 9:41 am

Miracle Strip was always a summer staple in our childhood. Now than I am an adult, still living in the community, I still love reinstatement of the iconic landmark in our city. The swings that allow a peak at the beach view were always my favorite!

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87 Joe July 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

We moved out to the West end this past year, and are so glad we did. Pier Park is the new ‘Center’ of activity in PCB. We are there almost every day! The Meeks sure put the cherry on top by adding Miracle Strip!!!

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88 JULIAN MYERS July 22, 2010 at 10:08 am

I HOPE I WIN…I LOVE PCB AND PIER PARK !

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89 Donna ROoks July 22, 2010 at 10:08 am

We are heading to PCB next week and as always will visit the Miracle Strip just as my parents did when I was a kid!

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90 Jim Mitchell July 22, 2010 at 10:08 am

Even though it is a little late in the season, this might be a good perk for summer guests for those who rent their units.

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91 Kathy Boswell July 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

Spending 6 years as a single parent was challenging at best and included very little “real” entertainment other than the free things; although those times are full of memories. My daughter won a pass to the old Miracle Strip and she chose me as her friend to bring along. We had a great time and really appreciated the opportunity to have an outing. I would love to win this pass and return the treat by choosing her as my buddy to bring along and relive some memories as well as make new ones.

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92 Cherry Creekmo July 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

Pier Park is one of the best things to ever happen to Panama City Beach! I absolutely love to go there. There are so many shops, so many wonderful restaurants, movies, amusement park rides, a pier, and now a Beach! It is really, really great!

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93 Cherry Creekmo July 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

Love PCBDaily also!

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94 Bob Hanley July 22, 2010 at 10:28 am

I love the rides, the beach and the fun!

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95 Sharon Ernst July 22, 2010 at 10:33 am

Way to get great comments Jason! If I won this my nephew would think I was the coolest Aunt on the planet the next time we have our family vacation on the beach! He could ride every night of the week! Woohoo! Nowhere in the world like PC Beach at Pier Park for family vaca time!

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96 Sbolen July 22, 2010 at 10:35 am

I love the new “old” rides. They are great.

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97 becky maxwell July 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

17 years ago my boyfriend took me there on a trip, 2 years later he took me there on our honeymoon and every year after we’ve gone and taken our children. our children love it there so much that it’s all they talk about…we’re actually considering buying a condo and moving there, so we can “play” all the time!

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98 Tara Wilder July 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

Experiencing Pier Park evolution from the old sand/palm tree lot to the multi-level experience venue, has been heart-warming for a permanent Panama City resident. This attraction has continued to improve beyond the ‘money-gimick’ that riddled the old PCB attractions in the past. Thanks for taking the high road and making this a family friendly, safe and valuable activity for kids of all ages!! ….. do think you should add an ‘old-world’ themed concession place- for the stand-bys of funnel cakes, corn dogs, cotton candy and lemonade!!

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99 LaDonna Broadstreet July 22, 2010 at 10:44 am

My daughter worked the last year Miracle Strip was open and when I told her they opened up some of the original rides at Pier Park, she was elated!!! I am hoping to share rides with her and all my grandchildren this year. I have already been on one ride with 2 of my granddaughters and look forward to more!

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100 Marianne Ducros July 22, 2010 at 10:54 am

Can’t wait to show my 12 and 10 year old boys the Miracle Strip @ Pier Park for their first ever trip to PCB! Arriving in August from NC after too many years on the West Coast and trying to ‘make do’ with the Atlantic. Yipee!

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101 David Alexander July 22, 2010 at 11:18 am

What a great renovation and attraction for Pier Park!

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102 Joy Carlisle July 22, 2010 at 11:46 am

Jason,
I want to say “Thank You” to Teddy and Jenny for bringing a little dreamland for young and old to Pier Park. It is a memory maker.

I would love to win the pass for my grand daughter. Actually if we don’t win I will probably buy her a pass next Spring. We looked back on all the tickets that were purchased for her and we should have bought one this year.

I have been coming to Panama City Beach for about 40 years, many visits from GA per year. My husband’s parents used to have an old travel trailer in the Beach Campground in the late 70’s-early 80’s. We went there all the time until we purchased our own little place in Laguna Beach. I loved that we were camping right beside the Miracle Strip roller coaster. I could watch the loud rattling coaster climb the hill and then hear all the squeals and laughs as in made its shaky way on the curvy rails. I truly miss the Miracle Strip; we took our children every summer multiple times. We had to buy zebra soft serve ice cream every visit and I had to always ride the swings….what a thrill. Besides the fun rides, they had great shows to watch while enjoying the ice cream. I felt I had the place memorized. To the right the swings the left the bumper cars, straight ahead the roller coaster after you go through the arcade. I had been well over 100 times to the park and was shocked they tore it down prior to building the condos that were planned on the site. My husband and I looked at the plans and preconstruction for the site since we had bought preconstruction condos in PCB. The plans had included the Carousel as part of the condominium complex. Last year when the carousel was brought into Pier park we went with our granddaughter, Carli then 1 to ride the “Horsies”, I was so excited then, when I was told of the plans to bring in more rides. She loves the rides even more this year since she has been to PCB several times. The packs of tickets are bought for her, they are priced reasonable for the thrill she gets. Carli now 2-1/2 loves the balloon ride, but I don’t recommend riding in the backward position if you get queasy 🙂 Carli has had her Great Grand Mother ride the balloons with her this last Spring, her Uncle, her Father and me her Grammy. Everyone also takes turns riding the horsies with Carli as she waves each time she comes around to the family waving at her on her beautifully painted horsie. During our vacation visits to PCB we go almost every night to Pier Park and watch Carli ride her 2 favorite rides. She is still a bit afraid of the loud airplane ride but I am sure by next year it will be one of her favorites as will be the beautiful ferris wheel that has a view of the ocean and pier. The memories are priceless and so are the 100’s of photos we have taken of Carli riding the balloons and carousel. I cannot wait to see what else is planned for the new little Miracle Strip. Hopefully soft serve zebra ice cream and a free live stage for entertaining. I am sure groups would love to come in and bring their dance, theater, choirs or cheer leaders to perform in the middle of all the fun.
Blessings,
Joy Carlisle

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103 Toshi Oswalt July 22, 2010 at 11:51 am

I would love to win this pass! When I moved here, Miracle Strip was already torn down, so I never got to experience the excitement. I have heard great stories from the wonderful locals and tourists I have met about Miracle Strip…now I would like to be able to share mine! Thanks Jason, for all the updates on PCB Daily!!

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104 Lacey Belt July 22, 2010 at 11:57 am

Miracle Strip, Wow what a Ride!

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105 Phillip July 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm

My 2 year old loves the rides. We cannot go without him wanting to ride at least once.

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106 Janet July 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Our 3 grandkids would love this. What fun!

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107 Traveling Terri July 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm

My three grandkids, age 8,5,and 4, are going to be with me the first week of August and it sure would help my retirement budget to have a free pass! This is their first visit to PCB and I can’t wait to see their eyes when we go to Pier Park and the Miracle Strip. Right now they only know that grandma “goes” to Florida, they don’t know what an experience they are in for at PCB!

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108 Amanda McDaniel July 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I agree with Don and Bubba. great marketing. Love PCB!!! Glad to sell there and own property!

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109 Stan ANderson July 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm

we are now residents of Panama City Beach and we have our children and granchildren visit often. I took my daughter to MIracle Strip when she was young and now can give grandchildren some of the same memories! Would love to have these passes!

Thanks for this opportunity!

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110 Shelly Burnett July 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm

We just moved to Panama City Beach and have now gone to Pier Park. The place is great and our kids would love for me to win this pass….thank you for the chance…

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111 mary ellen corbett July 22, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I will be 50 in the fall, and I used to go to PCB every spring and summer growing up. I remember both amusement parks and the memories that I have from both of the amusement parks have stayed with me. My dad used to bring our whole family down, as this was his favorite and about the only place he would vacation at. So you might say it is in the blood as now my children love to go to Panama City Beach on spring breaks and vacation. There is just something for everyone.

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112 bear July 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm

my grandkids love the park i would like to be able to take them more often

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113 dolly anderson July 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm

MY GRANDSON, SETH, LOVES THE RIDES AT PIERPARK. WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS PASS FOR HIM!

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114 RUSTY MARTIN July 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Spent a week with my family at PCB in June this year. It was FABULOUS! Loved Pier Park and Miracle Strip! I have two kids, 8 & 11, and we spent EVERY night at Pier Park and Miracle Strip after spending our beautiful days on the beach! They rode EVERY ride over and over and over! It would be so great to win and take them again! We look forward to going back to PCB and Pier Park and Miracle Strip for many years to come!

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115 Tracy July 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm

my kids would like this!

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116 chris July 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

nephew would love this! PIck Me!LOL

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117 Julie Rosier July 22, 2010 at 3:04 pm

oh, we are brand new to PCB and would love to win this!!!!!!!

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118 Lex Venditti July 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I just went to PCB for the first time and LOVED it! Didn’t have a chance to visit Pier Park because I bought a place down there I loved it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to win this!

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119 Tiffany Williams July 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Love the Ferris Wheel! kids love the Balloon ride! we always look forward to riding those! fingers crossed!

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120 sarah evanko July 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm

who wouldn’t want to win.. my kids always bother me to “ride the rides” i was lucky enough to have lived here when all the rides were at the real Miracle Strip but we love pier park and my kids would love it .. they only got to ride them once so far this year at easter but hopefully if we win they can give it a whirl any time they want.. Patrick and raelei say please pick us.. please please please… i mean we do live here and it would be nice for them to be able to really get to enjoy some of the fun things our town has to offer that most locals can’t afford to do often with their kids..

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121 David Vaughn July 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm

PCB , Pier Park and Miracle Strip ROCK !!!!!!

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122 susannah boyer July 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm

my grandchildren love the rides at pier park

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123 Teresa July 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Haven’t had a chance to take my daughter there yet since it has opened at Pier Park but she would love to go. Good luck everyone.!!!!!!

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124 Ken Karr July 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Our grand kids are coming and would love to enjoy the fun and excitement at Pier Park and Miracle Strip.
Pier Park and Miracle Strip is an asset to our community and the whole family loves it.
Thanks and keep up the good work
Ken

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125 Donna Riehl July 22, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Oh….to feel like a kid again and enjoy the rides; especially the wind in your hair! My niece and I would love to share in the fun at Miracle Strip!

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126 Barbara Cleland July 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm

My youngest son worked at Miracle Strip one summer for a vendor, guessing peoples age and weight! He loved it. Happiness that the rides and joy are again available!

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127 ray mclaughlin July 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

We enjoyed Miracle Strip for 10 years straight with our kids, now 24, 21 and 16. We continued through out the years to take them and have a blast. Now that we have 2 grandsons, we are looking forward to continue the tradition that they in turn will continue for as long as Miracle Strip continues. Thank you for offering this opportunity for entertainment for our grand children.

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128 Jeff Morton July 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Hey, I’m in! Sign me up!

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129 Kristin July 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm

My boys love the rides. An annual pass would be great!

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130 Rhonda July 23, 2010 at 8:45 am

Can’t wait for out next visit! 🙂

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131 Jennifer July 23, 2010 at 8:45 am

Can’t wait to head to PCB! Our little ones would love to ride all these rides this year. Great idea!

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132 Alan Ray July 23, 2010 at 9:11 am

WARNING! WARING! WARNING! POSSIBLT CYBER SCAM WARNING! It is almost impossible to believe anyone would give away one Free Pass to the Wonderful, Exciting, Totally Cool, Beautifully landscaped, with Cheerful Staff, Miracle Strip @ Pier Park. This is a really fun place to hang (taking kids is optional). So now you know it is possibly a ….SCAM. They already said there are NO Passes left to buy this year! If you DO NOT believe me, at the end of this contest write: PCBDaily.com and request the name of the winner. If “Alan Ray” did not win the Free Pass to Miracle Strip Pier Park, you will absolutely know this was a sensational piece of advertising genious and that I did NOT win. SO BEWARE! Because if you DO NOT enter, you CAN NOT win! ;^)

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133 Sharon Rohm July 23, 2010 at 9:33 am

As a child, summer vacation at the Beach was a much anticipated yearly tradition. After sunning and splashing at the Beach all day, the evenings offered their own magic at Miracle Strip. For many years now I am blessed to live here in this breathtakingly beautiful paradise. What a gift it is to see the joy and hear the squeals of delight from my grandchildren as they enjoy the rides at Pier Park. I love experiencing this with them. Panama City Beach good times and memories are the BEST and FOREVER!!!!

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134 Mary July 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

Pier park + Miracle Strip = THE BOMB DIGGITY

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135 Zach July 23, 2010 at 10:34 am

Is there a better place to visit after a hard day playing in the sun? Spending the day at the beach then eating dinner in the evening, with great rides and entertainment. There is nothing better!

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136 Hope McTyeire July 23, 2010 at 10:56 am

Love PCB!!

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137 Tonya Jones July 23, 2010 at 11:03 am

Brings back memories and the kids love it!

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138 Vicky Centers July 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

It would be AWESOME to win this for my kids. Our family will be vacationing at “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” in one week. They would have a blast at Miracle Strip in Pier Park!

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139 Gene Claseman July 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

I grew up going to Miracle Strip and I think it’s the best idea for them to open up at Pier Park!

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140 Jan Gibson July 23, 2010 at 11:17 am

I was so excited when I read that some of Miracle Strip Amusement Parks rides are at the Pier Park. I have been coming to PCB for 40 years and I will be bringing my 1 year old grandson this year. I can’t wait to start making memories with him like I have with my 2 children.

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141 mr brandy t silvers July 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm

miracle strip ruled back when i was a kid –still rocks now–would love to win

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142 Margaret Golden July 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Love Pier Park and the Miracle Strips rides are a nice addition!

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143 Patty Waldrop July 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

We are coming to PCB the week of the 8th of August. My husband and I have been to PCB several times. But this year we are bringing the whole bunch…Our 2 sons and their wifes, 5 Grandkids, my Niece and her boyfriend and my sister. My boys and Grandkids and niece have never been to the ocean….So we are all really looking forward to coming. None of us have Been to Pier Park….wasn’t there last time we were there. I would love to win the tickets….Would be a real Bonus!!!

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144 Brenda Mason July 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm

My husband and I have been going to PCB for the last 6 years and
are in love with the area. We try and tell everyone about it and
have as many visitors that we can. We haven’t seen the park yet
but do love the shopping area. Free tickets would be an excellent
bonus!

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145 Carmen Morales July 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I have great memories of when I was a child coming to PCB and going to Miracle strip with my family. Now that they have some of the rides in Pier Park, I can’t wait to take my girls on some of the rides I loved as a child.

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146 Vicki Born July 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Grew up going to a now defunct amusement park on Lake Michigan called “Silver Beach”. Tuesday was “Kiddie’s Day” and you could ride all rides all day for $2. Would love to have The Miracle Strip make some memories for my kids.

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147 Pat Ryan July 24, 2010 at 12:11 am

My family visits PCB every year but, sadley we have not made time to visit the Maricle Strip. last year we did walk down the peir not long after it was opened to the public. We are returning this weakend. Maybe we can visit the strip this year!!!

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148 Bryan July 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

PBC is the place to be this summer! Peer Park is awesome!

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149 LeeAnn Williams July 24, 2010 at 11:28 pm

This will be my first time going to Panama City Beach, can’t wait to check it out.

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150 Rachel July 25, 2010 at 8:10 am

Our family is driving down from Colorado to come play at Panama City Beach! Our 4 kids are very excited to experience this place for the first time. We will be making great memories for our family.

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151 Ann July 25, 2010 at 8:30 am

PBC the place to “grow young”!

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152 Tommy July 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

My wife and I enjoyed the Miracle Strip when we were dating and lucky enough to have one of our families vacation in Panama City. A few years later, when our daughter was born, every trip to the beach ALWAYS included a visit to the Miracle Strip. Now, we are so glad that we can continue the tradition by taking our granddaughter to the Miracle Strip rides. She LOVES them and so do we!

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153 Tracy Tucker July 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Rowdy Jones Nicholson’s first birthday is July 28th and is really wanting to celebrate his first birthday with the new birth of Miracle Strip ! His grandparents even flew in from California and are amazed at what we have to offer on the beach! Keep up the good work…we are so proud to share Miracle Strip and Pier Park with our family!

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154 Edward July 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm

My family and I love the rides! It is a wonderful idea to bring the memories back.

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155 Jackie July 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm

My childhood summers were spent vacationing at PCB. We lived in S.Fla but my grandparents, aunts, and uncles all lived in PCB. We would visit at least twice a year. All of my most cherished memories were sparked by the magic of Miracle Strip, St. Andrews Park, camping, boating, hiking, and fishing all over PCB. There is nothing like it! At the first chance we got, my husband and I made PCB our permanent home 2 years ago. It has been a wonderful choice! We now have an 11mo. old and can’t wait to take him on the rides at Miracle strip. What a joy it is that he will get to experience the same magic I did as a child. Thank you PCB for bringing it back.

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156 Leanne Culbert July 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Loved the wooden roller coaster. It is the first roller coaster I remember riding as a kid.

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157 Pam July 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Going to PCB Miracle Strip is what every child dreams of! My children’s face light up when we go in the evening time and the lights on the carousel and ferris wheel light up all of Pier Park! The new expansions are amazing and keep bring us back to Pier Park and the Miracle Strip for more fun!

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158 Teresa July 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm

It would be awesome to go up on the ferris wheel with my grandson, Harper. I am cherishing my memories with my young grandson since my kids are now adults and living their own lives. I have one grandchild and he loves his Nana.

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159 James July 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

There is nothing better than going to Pier Park with your family and taking your kids and grandkids to Miracle Strip for rides and then later eating ice cream and watching all the people.

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160 Kathy Jones July 27, 2010 at 10:31 am

Can’t wait to see the additions to Peir Park, we always loved to Miracle Strip, just part of going to the beach. Can’t wait to be take my son, we always took our daughter, but it closed before our son was born. So glad the are restoring some of the old rides!

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161 Karen Bradford July 28, 2010 at 8:18 am

My grandson loves Pier Park when he comes to Meme’s. I told him these were the same rides that his daddy and his aunt rode when the were children. I don’t think he believes me, he just laughs.

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162 Jason Koertge August 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm

We just wanted to congratulate Jim Morin for winning the Miracle Strip Annual Pass. Congrats!

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163 Jim Morin August 4, 2010 at 11:05 am

Thanks Jason, My Granddughter will really loves those rides see yoo real soon

Jim Moirn

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