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:
My husband and daughter went through. They seemed to really enjoy it. My daughter was 6 at the time, and the people who ran this wasn't sure she would make it through, but she did..they made sure she enjoyed it without being to afraid. It was nice to see they cared
I was own my own during this but it seemed ok. I would like to try it again with my family. We thought our son would get too scared. Now he is a Thriller and halloween fanatic!
Kids really enjoyed
too scary for little ones, but great for the teens
This was fun. We went in with some other people we didn't know. I would definitely do this one again.
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