Pier Park Express – Trolley Service from Wal-Mart to Pier Park

by June 20, 2008 • 5 comments

Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride
Save On Gas And Still See The Sights, Pier Park Express Service Starts

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL (June 20, 2008) – Express Yourself… to some of the beaches best destinations.
Pier Park Express, Inc. and the Bay Town Trolley announce another option for tourists and locals to enjoy this summer… a ride on the Pier Park Express!

Why waste valuable vacation time and money at the pump! The Pier Park Express rolls out its summer 2008 service this weekend, beginning Friday, June 20, 2008. Potential riders are encouraged to hop-on-board the Pier Park Express to take-in the local sights, visit attractions, and experience the fine cuisine and world-class shopping and entertainment venues on Panama City Beach, Florida.

Pier Park Express Trolleys will travel simultaneously along the new EXPRESS trolley routes from the Super Wal-Mart on Front Beach Road to Pier Park. Each trolley is scheduled to provide service to stops approximately every 30 minutes.

Stops include the park-and-ride at Wal-Mart; a new park-and-ride located near Front Beach Road on Churchwell Drive; a stop at the corner of Front Beach Road and Beckrich; attraction stops on Alf Coleman Road at Shipwreck Island, and at Gulf World on Front Beach Road; and Pier Park. The Pier Park Express will utilize the trolley transfer station next to The Grand Theatres at Pier Park.

Pier Park Express trolleys will traverse a route along all three major beach corridors including the scenic Front Beach Road, Middle Beach Road (Hutchinson), and the heavily-traveled Highway 98 (Back Beach Road).
Pier Park Express operates Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Midnight) from June 20th until September 28, 2008. Regular fare is .50 cents. Senior Citizen’s (with Medicare card) and Persons with Disabilities ride for .25 cents. Children 5 years old and younger ride free!

Present your Medicare card to board the Pier Park Express at half price!

Pier Park Express accepts all Summer, Day and Monthly Bay Town Trolley Passes.

“We’re very pleased to announce this new service that will offer more variety to the traditional beach trolley routes, and provide an EXPRESS to Panama City Beaches attractions and destinations, among other trolley stops,” said Rick Dye, President of Pier Park Express, Inc. (Not-For-Profit).

The Pier Park Express Web site located at www.PierParkExpress.com has also recently launched and is filled with useful information and links, route map and schedules, trolley stats and more. Riders can click on the Map It section to view area stops individually and receive driving directions. Links to the Bay Town Trolley are also included on this new Web site.

Pier Park Express, Inc. has plans for impromptu local talent, giveaways, and more to entertain and surprise riders throughout the entire summer. So hop-on-board the Pier Park Express which begins services this weekend to experience the fun, and enjoy the scenic ride to the beaches best destinations.

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1 Russ June 24, 2008 at 10:05 am

This is a great idea. Hopefully, people will take advantage of this.

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2 Andrea Thornton June 24, 2008 at 7:01 pm

KUDO’S TO Rick Dye, President of Pier Park Express, Inc. (Not-For-Profit). (HUGS) AND A BIG “THANK YOU” FOR BEING GREEN

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3 Julee Hester June 26, 2008 at 8:43 am

This is great. I love how Panama City is shaping up!
The Beaches and the Bay are magnificent and if the city continues to grow more beautiful, It will be a first choice/first class destination for years!

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4 Steve Munyon August 2, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Pier park has done more than offer trolley service. They are one of very few areas offering adequate bicycle parking. Bay county doesn’t seem to mind the moneys generated by the triathlons we host each year. However, the area businesses and “Powers That Be” sure are unwilling to spend a buck to make bicycling safer and more enjoyable locally. There are hardly any Bay roads, not used in the triathlon, which are truly bicycle friendly. In addition, very few area businesses offer bike racks. A “BIG” thumbs up for pier park offering more proof that Bay County needs some new money and decision makers. Maybe Simon should be making our political decisions too, lol.

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5 David December 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

You need to run a trolly on New Years Eve. Given the volume of guest expected at Pier Park (40,000 guest expected), you should reopen the beach walmart to pier park route to help with parking congestion.

Please advise when you will provide service to pier park for New Years Eve.

P.S. You are welcome for the great money maker idea and service to this community!

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