Attention Thrill Seekers!
Though the beach is often thought of as the main draw to the Myrtle Beach area - this could not be further from the truth. In addition to a pristine coastline, the Grand Strand offers a variety of other attractions, ranging from adult oriented to family friendly, meaning that you are sure to find plenty to fill your trip while you aren’t busy at the beach. Thrill seekers, in particular, will feel right at home, as the area offers a variety of daring attractions. From roller coasters to jet packs – you can find it all in Myrtle Beach!
The Sling Shot ride is definitely not for the faint of heart. One or two riders strap into a seat and are then propelled over 300 into the sky at 100 miles per hour! Riders then experience a plummet back towards the earth followed by several other oscillations as the ride levels out. The on board camera captures all of the action so you can see your reaction during this thrilling experience. The Sling Shot ride is located along 12th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. Call (843) 444-8255 for information.
New to the area, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel takes riders to new heights. This new ferris wheel-esque ride features 46 climate controlled gondolas that soar over 20 stories into the sky! Enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic and downtown Myrtle Beach as you climb towards the clouds. The SkyWheel is also a thrill to watch as it is covered in over one million LED lights that put on an unbelievable show after the sun sets. Call (843) 839-9200 for more information.
Family Kingdom, located on South Ocean Boulevard, proudly boasts being the area’s only seaside amusement park. Take your pick of almost 50 different rides, ranging from kid friendly to only fit for the daring. See if you can handle the speeds of the Hurricane or the Thunderbolt and then hold on for the ride of a lifetime of the Log Flume Water Ride. Family Kingdom is a great place for families because it offers plenty for everyone in your group. Call (843) 626-3447 for more information.
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Conveniently located right across from Broadway at The Beach, Myrtle Waves Water Park is a seasonal attraction that offers up tons of wet ‘n wild fun. They have a 1,200 foot layzee river, ocean wave pool, bubble bay children’s area, and a saturation station play park – but the slides are what the thrill seekers will really love. Choose between the turbo twisters, riptide rockets, snake mountain, arooba tooba, and night flight – to name a few. Call (843) 913-9260 for more information.
Jet Pack Adventures
Try something that you have never experience before at Jet Pack Adventures! Located at 29th Avenue South, this one of a kind attraction allows participants the chance to fly over the water in the world’s first recreational jet pack! No experience is necessary for this adventure and there is a certified instructor with you during your flight. Call (843) 839-1515 for more information.
Zip Line Adventures
It’s hard to miss this downtown Myrtle Beach attraction. If you have never been ziplining before, this is the perfect way to get started! Participants are strapped in and then hooked up to the zip line before they take the leap and fly over 600 feet between the two towers at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. There are 6 ziplines side by side, making this a great place for a little friendly competition. Call (843) 839-9477 for information.
Skydive Myrtle Beach
Explore new heights at the most exciting adventure in the area with Myrtle Beach Skydive. What could be more thrilling that jumping out of an airplane miles about the sky and then experience a 120 mph freefall towards the Earth, followed by a 5 minute parachute ride that offers the most amazing views of the ocean possible. The risk is well worth the experience – ask anyone who has done it before! Call (855) 275-7681 for information.