Every year parents and kids come out en masse to shuffle in age-specific groups after a bunch of fun-filled eggs. The event has evolved over the years, but it’s still a blast and the kids are rewarded with all sorts of neat treats. The event happens annually at Miracle Strip at Pier Park and this year will start at high noon.
Details about the event.
Date: Saturday April 7, 2012
Start time: High Noon
Location: Miracle Strip at Pier Park
The scramble will be broken into 3 age groups: 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10.
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In keeping with the tradition of adding tasteful rides to the growing amusement area in Pier Park, Miracle Strip @ Pier Park has added another ride. This comes after a winter of planning and reorganizing the whole park, shifting the Red Baron Plane ride to the other side of the park and moving the Tilt a Whirl over. The Sea Dragon is on the far east side of the property with a decorative fence behind it.
The Sea Dragon
One of the few rides I can actually ride at Miracle Strip without feeling my stomach in my throat is the Sea Dragon. The spin rides really do me wrong – but my kids love them – however, vertical and horizontal acceleration rides do me very right.
This type of ride allows a small amount of air-time for those riders sitting in the very back as the ride swings back and forth, over and over.
A total list of all the rides at Miracle Strip @ Pier Park
Along with the addition of the Sea Dragon, they’ve changed some things around and added some ancillary fun for the kids as well. On the south side of the property, they added a huge bounce pillow (parent friendly) and near the entrance, they’re working on a kiddie train area where the little ones can navigate the rails on their own.
Here is a complete list of their rides and attractions.
- Tilt a Whirl
- Ferris Wheel
- Red Baron Planes
- Balloon Race
- Sea Dragon
- Butterfly Pavilion
- Bounce Pillow
- Kiddie Train (under construction)
Pricing for admission, rides, day bands, etc.
They’ve really packed a lot of fun into Miracle Strip @ Pier Park – adding enough entertainment to keep the kids occupied for a couple hours. The other thing that’s great for parents is that they’ve added fencing all around the park so there is only one point of entry and exit. I for one can certainly appreciate this with my four little kids.
There are several ways to enjoy the fun. Here is a breakdown of all the ticket pricing.
- Single ticket pricing — $3.50 — each ride requires one ticket
- Book of 10 tickets — $29
- Single day arm band — $18 — includes unlimited rides for the full day for wearer
- Season pass — $99 — unlimited access for the bearer, along with a “buddy” (basically good for 2 people)
For more information on Miracle Strip, visit their website and Like their Facebook page.