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Does the tram run during September, and if so when?
Submitted by Deborah Y, Alexandra Pennsylvania on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

The boardwalk tram schedule for September 2017 is:

  5 - 10 September: 2pm - 10pm

  14 - 17 September: 2pm - 10pm

  21 - 23 September (Sunfest): 10am - midnight

  24 September (Sunfest): 10am - 6pm

The tram is done running for the season after 24 September.

Find out more about the tram here.

When do the beaches close for the season?
Submitted by Lauretta J, Baltimore Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hi Lauretta, the beach never closes! Come on down and check out OC!!!

How do I finds out how many points left on Passport to Fun cards?
Submitted by Rod K, Dover Pennsylvania on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

Unfortunately, unless you bought your Passport online, I believe the only way to find out your Passport to Fun balance is to have your card scanned at one of the Jolly Roger parks. You can try calling their customer service number at 410.289.4902 to see if they can help you.

If you bought the pass online you can logon and check your balance - go here to logon to your account.

Is the Beach Bus cash-only? 
Submitted by Melissa G, Pasadena Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

The Beach Bus takes cash or EMONEY which uses the EMONEY app on your phone. Find out about EMONEY here.

Find out more about the beach bus here.

How much is the boardwalk tram? Can you buy a week-long pass? 
Submitted by Penny LoValvo L, Danbury Connecticut on September 5, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

The Beach Bus runs all year and is $3 per day.  It runs parallel to the Boardwalk on Ocean Highway.  It is about one block of the Boardwalk.

Are birthday parties allowed on the beach? Are there any necessary steps one must take to get the proper permit? 
Submitted by Strphanie A, Washington DC District of Columbia on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

Yes, you can have a birthday party on the beach. No registration is required. You must just comply with beach rules - no alcohol, glass, animals, fires, or smoking.

If you are having a rally big, over-the-top party, then I suggest contacting the Mayor's Office as one does need to coordinate with them to do a wedding on the beach, and a big-blow out party could be treated the same way. You can call them at 410.289.8931.

If one side of the road is permitted parking, but the other doesn't, it's safe to say that it's OK to park here for free, yes? I'm specifically referring to Old Landing Rd.
Submitted by C W, Abingdon Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

I beleive you can park on the south side of Old Landing Road for free without a permit, but I suggest calling the OC Police Department at 410.723.6610 to double check.

Hello, I was wondering where does OC announce any evacuations if there is a hurricane?
Submitted by Kyle H, Amston Connecticut on September 5, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hi Kyle, Yes preparation for a hurricane in OC is excellent. they keep the public very well informed. In fact I came down after Irene in 2011 and the town was very well prepared for that storm. I've also been in OC where storms are very bad. In fact so bad I've seen the water come up very far.

Where is the best place to buy Ravens gear in OC?
Submitted by Kimberly L, Everson Pennsylvania on September 5, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 6, 2017

A good place to buy Ravens shirts is any of the t-shirts stores on the boardwalk, they usually have great prices!

I would like to rent chairs and an umbrella in Ocean City and have them set up on the beach for us. What businesses do that, and do they do so after Labor Day? Thank you!
Submitted by Jessica P, Fairfax Virginia on September 5, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

All of the umbrella rental stands will set-up and take down your chair or umbrella.  All the stands are open until the end of September.