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Unfortunately, the T on the end of the Pier will not have been repaired before we open, and we do not yet have a date set for it's completion. As we are still paying off the repairs from the 2009 November Nor'Easter, we were unable to secure the funds necessary for the specialized structural repairs that are required for the T to be repaired. The structural damage to the end of the T ended up being more extensive than we had first estimated. We know how much this sucks, and how disappointed everyone will be to hear this news. There will be an end of the pier, it just will not be out as far since your safety is our first priority.
In order to help facilitate the funding necessary to rebuild the T, we have made the hard decision to raise the Adult Admission rate (age 12 and up) to $12 this year. We are also raising the rate of the 3 Day Passes to $30 (saving $6 off the new Admission Rate). We would encourage you to purchase the 3 Day Passes and/or the Season Passes if you are frequent fliers.
We will be honoring all leftover 2016 3 Day Passes from Opening Day through May 25th of the 2017 Season. If you still have any of those, don't forget to bring them along.
Children age 6-11 will remain $6, children under 5 will remain Free. Season Passes will remain $200, and Sightseeing Fees will remain the same. We will also be continuing our Buddy Day Bargain every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday all Season. (All rates and details can be found under the Services Tab on the left of the page.)
We hate that the rate increase comes down to modern economics, but it does. To give a little perspective, the total sum of repair costs from Hurricane Isabel, the November Nor'Easter, and last year's storm damage would have built the Pier more than several times over back in 1956 when we first opened. You should know that there was much debate on this issue, and it was not a decision we took lightly. We know and understand that the rate increase is not ideal, and that there are likely to be many comments, and much discussion, on the subject. All we can do is apologize that circumstances have made it a necessity, and kindly request that you keep your comments, and discussions, clean and civil. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
You may ask questions by using our Facebook page at: Lynnhaven Pier Facebook Page (You may need to right-click and open in a new tab to open the link.)