Myrtle Beach Help

Saturday, April 1, 2006 6:50 PM
Ride of Steel's avatar Hey guys.

I'm heading to Myrtle Beach next weekend for that week and I need some tips. Driving from syracuse, I'd rather cut the drive time down alot and go to Busch Gardens for a few days, but my cousin is taking me so I guess it's up to him and my aunt. Oh well.

Anyway, is it even worth it going to the amusement parks in Myrtle Beach there? And this is a really dumb dumb question, but what is Myrtle Beach like? I hear it's sorta a dump.

Is the Hurricane as bad as everyone says it is? I like really intense, rough woodies. I LOVED the wildcat at Hershey Park much better than LR so do you think that the park would be worth going to for that coaster?

Thanks

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 12:35 AM
It isn't exactly a dump it just isn't the nicest in some places as others. Personally i LOVE the hurricane but it is a really rough ride. And you might want to go to the Pavilion just because it is being torn down after this season you know.
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Sunday, April 2, 2006 12:36 AM
Myrtle Beach is far from a dump. Whoever gave you that information is way off base. The majority of the ocean front hotels are modern and really quite pretty. Hwy 17, while busy, has many miles of very clean manicured medians lined with Crepe Myrtles and Palms. The city relies on it's cleanliness & friendliness.

There are several blocks north & south of the Pavilion that consist of old MB motels and I wouldn't dare stay in them. These go back to the 1960's and they have become a little rundown. These are mainly 2nd, 3rd & 4th row motels though and that is a small section of the sweeping MB coastline. The majority are nice, new and modern and there is always construction of new high rise hotels every year. Many of them are themed similar to how Las Vegas is but not quite that extensive. It's a beautiful white sandy beach!

The Hurricane coaster has been severely neglected since it opened in 2000. The back seat is very rough but the front seat is still manageable to me. If you like'em rough, go for it. I still prefer the 1966 Swamp Fox about 2 miles south. One of the best maintained woodies in the US. One tip, it rides much faster after the sun sets, I promise! :-)

This is the last year of the Pavilion Amusement Park so you should at least enjoy that, as you will never have the chance again.

BTW, I am surprised that someone with the name "Ride of Steel" would even question whether or not to go to an amusement park(s) when they will be right there where you are visiting. Why don't you just go and have fun. Certainly you can have fun. These are 2 (soon to be 1)great amusement parks on the ocean, within 2 miles of each other. If you can't have fun with that, you need to change your screen name.
:)

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 1:39 AM
I haven't been to MB in probably 15 years, (were heading there this summer), and everything I've been told by friends and family is that MB is far from dumpy. It's actually very nice according to them. Just go and enjoy the place.

Even if you end up hating Hurricane, you can still say you rode a piece of history. Enjoy the beach/ocean. There is a lot to do down there.

But if what's been mentioned in the post isn't enough, see if on the way down, or the way back home you stop at Carowinds (which is what were doing on the way back), BGW, or PKD for a day. But really, I think you'll be just fine down there at MB.


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Sunday, April 2, 2006 6:07 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar It's been about 15 or 16 years since I have been there as well. It wasn't a dump then and from what I hear it's far from a dump now. The Pavilion and Family Kingdom are both excellent little parks and are very convenient.

You will be happy you visited. :-)

-Tina

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 10:23 PM
Ride of Steel's avatar Hang on, I'm confused about the Pavilion's pricing.

Is it $15.95 PLUS ride tickets for each individual ride? Or does that include all rides except go karts?

http://www.mbpavilion.com/parkinfo.html

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