Mariner’s Pier is a fun place for children yet unjaded by capitalism. But it is expensive! And based on my visits, there’s a good chance a large number of rides will be closed for repair at any given time. But it has a small diversity of rides, and the boardwalk has maybe three different stores and games spread over 50+ retail outlets. There are some good restaurants, and the beach is huge. All in all, not my worst experience DTS.