Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Miracle Strip Opens New Sea Dragon

I have to admit, I love cheering for the new Miracle Strip at Pier Park amusement park.  We've been covering their additions and changes for a while now, and the park recently opened their refurbished Sea Dragon, similar to the original that operated at Miracle Strip park.

This specific ride was purchased in Joplin, MO, and then went through a head to toe update including mechanical systems and paint.  The new Miracle Strip currently has several rides, including a Scrambler, Ferris wheel, Carousel and more - some of which are originals from the park's first incarnation.

The park at one point showed interest in purchasing the Starliner from the closed Cypress Gardens, but hasn't been able to pull it off yet.  Perhaps one day they'll be able to bring that coaster 'home.'