Sky Tram In Ocean City Maryland
There has been talk about installing a sky tram in Ocean City Maryland, which would go along the Boardwalk.
I believe that this would add no value to Ocean City and further believe that it would be a detriment.
Ocean City has become a tourist attraction because of its natural attractions and mainly because of these attractions.
The main reasons that people go to Ocean City are the sun, the sand, the surf, the sea, and even the skies.
It is true that other attractions have been been added in support of these natural attractions, such as the Boardwalk, restaurants, shops, amusement rides, and night clubs, but these would not have been placed here if it were not for the primary attraction.
A sky tram would hinder the natural beauty and views of the beach resort. With the town being flat, a wonderful and unimpeded view of the ocean and its beach is naturally available. Lifting one into the air by a few extra feet will not make this any more spectacular.
Vacationers love to walk, run, and bike the Boardwalk. For those who need some assistance, there is already a ground based tram in operation.
How much would be detracted from traveling along the Boardwalk if a bird perch were placed above it?
How attractive would an ocean front room be if it had a tram blocking its view?
For those who would like this elevated view, there is already the great wheel which goes high above the crowd.
Some man-made attractions may occasionally need to reinvent themselves, but Ocean City exists because it is a natural attraction. As long as there is an ocean and a beach, Ocean City will be a magnet for tourists.