Myrtle Beach offers plenty of thrill rides to get visitors’ adrenaline pumping, but there’s only one attraction designed to send chills down your spine – Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.
Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach’s downtown district on the same Ocean Boulevard city block that includes other Ripley’s attractions, such as the Believe It Or Not Odd-itorium, Mirror Maze and the Moving Theater, but the Haunted Adventure stands out in the crowd in terms of curb appeal. Costumed ghouls and talking gargoyles taunt unsuspecting bystanders to come inside … if they dare!
Designed to resemble a spooky mansion with broken shutters and haunting noises, the fear factory offers a few frightening exhibits out front to draw in customers to the Haunted Adventure, but the real scares are located inside this multi-million dollar attraction.
Featuring live actors, animatronics and modern special effects, brave patrons can expect to encounter real and make-believe monsters around every dark corner.
The Haunted Adventure begins with an elevator ride to the top floor of the three-story building, which is billed as the remains of the run-down Grimsby & Steaper Import and Export Company. A spooky, Igor-like character serves as the tour guide for small groups of guests, escorting them through frightening scenes in total darkness. Visitors are only allowed a small flashlight for vision, adding to the element of suspense.
No spoiler alerts here: You will have to see the rest for yourself. Without giving away any secrets, visitors encounter live actors and animatronic characters on their way through the pitch-dark halls and dimly lit rooms. Guests emerge from the Haunted Adventure looking as if they had just seen a ghost.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is open from noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursday and stays open to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $13.99 for ages 12 and over and $7.99 for ages 6-11, and ages 5 and under are not admitted. Children or even adults who are easily scared also might want to pass on this one. Patrons can package their tickets with other Ripley’s attractions for discounted rates.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Reviews
See what 14 MyrtleBeach.com users said about Ripley’s Haunted Adventure:
Awesome place to believe or not to believe. I have a great time there and very friendly staff and clean neat place!!
Fun, scary ,and exciting
If you like horror this is the place to go!
I have been here so many times and it never gets old. They have new things all the time and we make it a point to visit each and every time we go to Myrtle Beach
too scary for little ones, but great for the teens
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