Unless you grew up in the Southeast, or wandered a bit off the drunken path during Spring Break, you’ve probably never heard of it, but Miracle Strip Amusement Park in Panama City Beach, Florida opened up its gates for the last time today. The site has been sold, and will be razed to make room for condos and upscale shops. If you needed proof that the old, familiar, seedy, but still comfortable as an old pair of flip-flops Redneck Riviera is going the way of the dodo, this is it.
I haven’t been on the Miracle Strip premises since I was a kid, but I sure wish I’d gone and taken one more ride on the Abominable Snowman when I had the chance.
A little piece of the past, passing. RIP.