The 10 Best Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach
Buckle up your seat belts and hold on tight, folks. There are plenty of great rides and attractions in Myrtle Beach to get the pulse racing for even the most daring thrill seekers.
From new venues to the old tested and true, there are many ways to get your feet off the ground and get that queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach. Here's a look at our top 10 thrill rides in Myrtle Beach:
The 200-foot high Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is less thrilling than it is awe-inspiring, but that doesn't mean this beachfront icon shouldn't make the list. It's still WAY down to the ground when you're at the highest point, and definitely will get your heart racing if you have a fear of heights. The amazing views of downtown, the beach and the ocean are really the selling point here — and trust us, it's worth the trip!
On the other side of the Broadway at the Beach complex, the Pavilion Nostalgia Park provides a place for bigger kids (including adults who never grew up) to get a small sample of the old amusement park that stood downtown for decades. Popular rides include the swings, the pirate ship and the carousel were moved from the old Pavilion to add some thrills to the entertainment and shopping complex.
For thrill-seekers who like their fun on the wet and wild side, Myrtle Waves Water Park is the perfect place to cool off while getting their heart rates up. Ride the Turbo Twister, Ripride Rocket, Snake Mountain, Arooba Tooba, Night Flight, Super Chute and Thunderbolt - all included in the regular admission price - or chill out in the Wave Pool or Lazy River. It's a great place to make a big splash for a little cash.
The same outfitters who offer parasailing also rent jet skis and other watercraft that can get your heart racing. Banana boats, pontoon boats, scuba trips and dolphin-watching tours are fun for all, but only the truly adventurous should climb aboard the jet skis and ride the water Harleys around the ocean. Jumping the waves and doing doughnuts in the ocean are unique experiences not for the faint of heart.
If you prefer to get your water-filled thrills in the ocean instead of manmade pools and slides, parasailing may be the sport for you. Stand on the back of a boat while a parachute is strapped on your torso then float high into the sky over the Atlantic Ocean as the boat propels you into the clouds. The view is great, and so is your heart rate as you are pulled along the coastline 50 feet in the air.
5. Broadway Grand Prix's Skycoaster
Sure, you can zip around in cars at Broadway Grand Prix, but the real thrill happens on the Skycoaster. Broadway Grand Prix's Skycoaster is a swing-like ride that hoists harnessed riders up to 100 ft in the air, then drops them to swing at speeds up to 100 mph. Think you can handle this? Try it on your next Myrtle Beach vacation!
4. NASCAR Racing Experience
Do you have the need for speed? Okay, so that phrase is a little cliche but if you're the type of person that love fast, adrenaline pumping activities, then you must try the NASCAR Racing Experience. The Myrtle Beach Speedway is proud to be home to the NASCAR Racing Experience where guests can choose to drive their own race car, or ride along with a professional driver. Either way, you'll experience an unforgettable thrill at top speeds.
So, you can't fly, but you can experience the feeling of flying on one of the area's many ziplines. Head up to North Myrtle Beach and conquer Go Ape! Zip Line and Tree Top Adventure, or go just a little further up north to the Shallotte River Swamp Park to try out ziplining and other fun activities. Don't want to travel too far out of Myrtle Beach? No worries. There is also Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures, located in downtown Myrtle Beach, and Soar + Explore Zip Line and Ropes Course at Broadway at the Beach.
2. The Skyscraper
Located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach is the Skyscraper (next to Family Kingdom Amusement Park), a 160-foot propeller featuring twin arms that spin riders in a full circle. The open-air cars leave patrons suspended in air before spinning at speeds in excess of 55 mph and to heights of 16 stories. See why there's more screaming coming from this machine than a Girl Scout troop at a One Direction concert.
Also located downtown on the Boulevard is the Sling Shot, the aptly named ride that makes grown men cry. The colorful twin towers that rise 300 feet above the horizon are visible from miles, and the screams are audible from the same distance. Riders are strapped into an open-air car connected to bungy cords and are hurled into the sky at speeds in excess of 100 mph. Bring a change of pants.
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