Goodbye Myrtle Beach Pavilion

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:51 AM
Charging at the gate also backfired at Connneaut Lake Park during the early 1990s. They tried to be like Kennywood but this discouraged some people that just wanted to take a ride or two on the Blue Streak or to spend a short time in the park (possibly dropping a few dollars on rides, food or games while they were there.) Most of the beachfront parks retained free gates and offered pay-per-ride as well as POP because of the casual visitors that would wander into the park and spend some money once they were there.

Parks like SCBB, Rye Playland, and Astroland (Coney Island) continue to have a free gate even now for the reasons mentioned above.


Arthur Bahl

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Monday, July 17, 2006 12:19 PM
I rode Hurricane back in 2001 I believe and it was my #2 woodie back then.

I'm planning on going to Myrtle Beach again in early September for a weekend when I get back to college. I would hate to miss a last chance to go to the Pavilion and the last time I was down there I missed going to Family Kingdom so thats a must. *** Edited 7/17/2006 4:19:31 PM UTC by Quick25***


*Currently a ride op/ attendant at Six FLags America in South West Territory.*
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Monday, July 17, 2006 12:47 PM
Yes, what Myrtle Beach needs is some more retail shopping. :( This sucks. Who is ready for a save the Pavillion march? ;)
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Monday, July 17, 2006 3:55 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Make sure the date of the march doesn't conflict with the Save The Mountain march in Cali. ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Monday, July 17, 2006 4:07 PM
rollergator's avatar Can NOT believe I'm saying this....I think you stand better odds in trying to save the LA park...

The Pavilion is a DONE deal....we should be *thankful* that Pavilion got the one year reprieve it did, I guess...sheesh!

I'll be there sometime this weekend, saying goodbye to the park... :(

*** Edited 7/17/2006 8:07:42 PM UTC by rollergator***

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