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Sunday, May 11, 2008 5:03 AM
I predict that someday we'll know more about whether this park was a success or not.
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Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:37 AM

matt. said:
How many is "not many" though? Some quick Googling says that about 10 million people a year visit Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas every year. If they capture just 5% of that, that's a base attendance of 500,000 just from residual Myrtle Beach traffic alone.

Park says it wants to get 3 million visitors this year and up to 30,000 a day.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008 4:49 PM
^After June 2nd, or starting now?
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Monday, May 12, 2008 11:38 AM
I don't understand why does everyone want to go at night so bad. Is it because of the one ride that's blacklight at night? I don't get it. Parks get lighter the more towards night you go because people want to go sleep.

On the other hand, carnivals get more packed at night than during the day because of the teens packing the midways. I don't know what makes teens go to the carnival more at night. The reason that I would like the carnival more at night though would be because of the light shows that the carnival offers.

How many amusement parks have great light shows though? I wish more roller coasters had better lights than just white. I think Millenium Force has blue, but how about changing the colors on and off, like the Disney World castle at night which looks awesome? SFOT has lights on Shockwave, and Flashback which is a dramatic change in my opinion compared to the dullness of Batman the Ride at night.

I would rather go on the Zipper at night compared to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad because the Zipper has lights that look awesome.

So, why are people going to this park late at night compared to any other amusement park?

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Monday, May 12, 2008 11:42 AM
Most of us assume that people want to go to Myrtle Beach for, well, you know---the beach.

We could all be wrong, of course.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 11:49 AM
Spin, I'm not completely certain, but I suspect teenagers liking carnivals more at night has something to do with snuggling. Or other related behavior. ;)
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Monday, May 12, 2008 12:38 PM

Spinout said:
I don't understand why does everyone want to go at night so bad.
So, why are people going to this park late at night compared to any other amusement park?

It's the beach. People spend the day at the beach, and play at night when it's cooler. The Pavilion was typically dead during the day, but once the sun went down, the place was jammed packed.

Personally, I prefer parks at dusk & nighttime when it's not so hot.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 2:28 PM
Than, I think the park should open at 3 pm if it is dead during the day.
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Monday, May 12, 2008 4:53 PM

swampfoxer said:

Spinout said:
I don't understand why does everyone want to go at night so bad.
So, why are people going to this park late at night compared to any other amusement park?

It's the beach. People spend the day at the beach, and play at night when it's cooler. The Pavilion was typically dead during the day, but once the sun went down, the place was jammed packed.

Personally, I prefer parks at dusk & nighttime when it's not so hot.


Couldn't the same be said about Busch Gardens Tampa? They'd be at the beach all day, then show up at night! It's not like a park can't adjust the trends of people going there, and plus it's not like the park can't adjust their pricing or hours of operation after opening...

I think we're talking about a non-issue right now, I'd rather wonder when they are going to install more water rides to cool people off (I'd love to see a nice white water rapids ride in the park)

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Monday, May 12, 2008 5:12 PM
There are a lot of beach towns in Florida, but Tampa isn't one of them (and isn't particularly close to any others).

Destin, Daytona, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Vero, Marco Island, and the Keys are all bigger beach destinations.

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