Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center, Panama City Beach

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  • Mini-golf, go-karts, slingshot, bumper boats, kiddie rides, arcade and more! The place is a bit older and could use an update but it gets the overall job done if you're just in the mood for a little f...  more »
  • A great place to take the young teenagers. We loved racing the go karts. Two different kinds of tracks plus arcades and putt putt. Get the armbands to have more options.  more »
  • We went go Karting and had a great time. The $35 wristband is a good deal, we rode the vortex 3 times and formula racing 2 times. We had a blast and will be back.  more »
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  • The WORST customer service ever! Whoever is in charge on those employees need to teach them how to properly read wrist bands and actually have some respect for customers. I will never be back. I loved the Cobra park. And WOW they actually know how to be nice to customers!! Spend your time there instead!!!
  • Wow, all I can say is I'm surprised at all the negative comments about Emerald Falls. It doesn't sound like the same place I remember. I worked there in the mid-90's and when I was an employee, we took pride in the park and it was one of the nicest, cleanest, parks on the beach. In fact all of us employees had nightly "chores" we would do before closing (someone would do the trash, someone would clean the bathrooms, someone would sweep, etc). The management I worked for (Johnny and Stan) were always on top of things and we had to make sure the park was clean at night for opening the next morning. I enjoyed working there and we were always taught to be nice to customers so I think it's a shame hearing about how employees today were "rude" because that's not the way it used to be. I visited the park a couple of years ago when I was in Panama City and I did notice it wasn't in nearly as great shape as it was when I worked there. For instance in the kiddie section (that's where I mostly worked) the train had 4 cars, and the only time it had less than 4 was if one was being repaired. I noticed the train now only has two cars (the engine and the caboose) and it looked like the paint had been peeling. As far as prices, we didn't have armbands back then but we had a package deal were you could get like 25 tickets for one price (most rides took either 2 or 3 tickets.) I hate to hear the negative reviews because it was a fun place to work. I hope the park gets some updates soon and they don't end up closing. That would be a shame.
  • So much fun. We go every year. Put-put is only $10 for adults for 18 holes. Go cart track is super fun. Both the kids and adults in our group love it
  • Staff was a little rude in the karting area, after telling our group of 5 that we would have to go seperate I watched as he let a group of 6 go together. Bumper Boats continuously broke down for some of our party. Arcade was nice, however.
  • We were there on 06-14-2017 and 06-15-2017 (we had to come back the next day to use our vouchers). The bumper boats kept stalling and all of the holes on the putt putt course were filled with nasty murky water, as well as being mostly worn out. The Wooden track was the only somewhat redeeming factor, but there are much better places to go in PCB.

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