Panama City Beach (PRWEB) May 31, 2014
Panama City Beach is home to many great attractions, and some of the top things to do have gone through exciting enhancements in 2014!
Panama City Beach has always been a favorite vacation spot, known for its beautiful white sands and emerald green waters, but during the last decade Panama City Beach has truly grown into an incredible family vacation destination, giving vacationers even more to enjoy then the sugar-white sandy beaches. With Pier Park, Miracle Strip, Wonder Works, Gulf World Marine Park, Shipwreck Island Water Park, and other area attractions creating new offers, it’s time to come back to Panama City Beach to enjoy the new experiences and make irreplaceable memories.
Years ago, Miracle Strip Amusement Park was a small park located across the street from the beach featuring a local favorite, the Starliner wooden roller coaster. Sadly, the park closed down back in 2004, but since then Miracle Strip has opened back up at Pier Park and has now expanded at a new, larger location at the outdoor shopping center! This spring, Miracle Strip celebrated a grand re-opening with even more rides, and will continue to grow and add new things for vacationers to enjoy. One of the best perks of this park is that it offers free admission; guests only have to pay if they choose to experience any of the rides.
The Pier Park shopping center itself has also gone through some changes this year, aside from the move of Miracle Strip to the larger location, with the addition of new shops and dining in the main location, such as Dave & Busters, along with dozens of new shopping opportunities opening in the expanded section of Pier Park North, this prime shopping attraction continues to grow. Dicks Sporting Goods was the first of new stores to open in Pier Park North but many more will open up as the summer continues on with Pier 1 Imports, Men’s Warehouse, Texas Roadhouse, Joe’s Crab Shack, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, and many more!
In the center of Panama City Beach, there’s new things to be seen at WonderWorks. The upside-down, interactive family fun attraction is launching a new exhibit that takes adventure to extreme heights in a virtual army helicopter simulator. The Black Hawk simulator is a virtual army experience with 180 degree screens and surround-sound, giving guests an opportunity to experience a taste of some heavy duty military machinery. Guests will be fully immersed in an intense battlefield, carrying out high-importance missions. Up to 4 people can sit inside the full size Black Hawk helicopter and fly through challenges while engaging targets – and this is just one of the 100+ hands on exhibits this Wonder Works offers! It truly is a fun place to visit for all ages.
Shipwreck Island Waterpark and Gulf World Marine Park have been staples of family vacations in Panama City Beach for many years, and this year both of these parks are offering great savings to guests of the #1 family vacation hotel on the beach, the Holiday Inn Resort. The Holiday Inn Resort has been the top choice of families vacationing to Panama City Beach for years because of all the great activities and entertainment they provide for their guests right onsite, but this year, their guests will get the additional perk of receiving savings at two of the most loved Panama City Beach attractions. Shipwreck Island Waterpark is providing the Holiday Inn Resort guests a free admission ticket when they purchase 2 tickets, which is a wonderful savings for the resort’s guests, and Gulf World Marine Park is offering 20% off admission for the whole family!
“We appreciate Shipwreck Island and Gulf World both being so gracious in working with us to be able to provide even more perks to our resort guests; it’s great to be able to offer such an incredible value to our guests this summer and we hope to continue to do this again next year. The family vacation is an extremely important aspect of our lives and our children’s lives, and Shipwreck Island and Gulf World offering these savings will be able to enhance this special family time for many of our guests,” Says Philip Colvin, Director of Marketing at the Holiday Inn Resort.
This family friendly beach destination is already bustling with activity as the summer vacation season kicks off, but it’s not too late to get your family in on all the action. Panama City Beach hotels like the Holiday Inn Resort still have rooms available throughout the summer. For more information on this great resort or any of the great attractions on Panama City Beach, visit http://www.hipcbeach.com.