A Ride for a Prize
Though Old Orchard Beach's image is in transition, there is still a carnival atmosphere at The Pier, and yes, you can win giant stuffed animals. In fact, we had to be careful to shield our toddler's eyes whenever we drove past the arcade, lest she covet one of the giant Elmos hanging from the ceiling. Scooby may have been the prize, but it looks as though he scored himself an excellent ride.
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