I going to myrtle beach to go to The Pavilion,
But what I'm asking is there any other place to go and ride rides? also this is my first time going , know any good place to eat?
North of the Pavilion, ummm, maybe 10 miles up on Hwy 17 (not on the beachfront) is North Myrtle Beach Grand Prix. They have a small amusement park with a Crazy Mouse.
Hope this helps.
Pavillion's Arrow Mouse was insane when I rode...don't pass that one up! I also hear Pavillion has an excellent flume and rapids ride although sadly both were closed when I visited.
Both parks have good Sally interactive dark rides.
The Grand Prix is a ways north and it was raining when I was there so sadly I mised those credits, too. But it looked like it had some nice cart tracks and a spinning mouse is always fun.
I am actually planning a trip right now since I haven't been there in 16 years and well, the Pavilion is going bye-bye. :-(
As far as places to eat I can't really recommend one as it's been so long but I can imagine they would have anything you want. I know my parents used to take us to a few seafood/steak places south to Murrell's Inlet.
I know, that doesn't help. LOL!
This may be a good place to start....
*** Edited 4/7/2006 10:19:57 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Baring that coaster and whatever happens with MegaZeph then yes, Hurricane would be the first defunct CCI. While I'm sure it could be moved chances are it will be turned into a pile of steel and wood, sadly.
DRunken Jack's in Murrel's Inlet is a good place to eat. The conch fritters are superb!
I love Drunken Jacks! Great atmosphere! If you plan to go to Murrell's Inlet (south of Myrtle) or Calabash (north of Myrtle) you better get there early (4:30-pmish). Every "good" restaurant will have a long line and the traffic will be heavy as well if you go during the normal dinner hours.
My favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach is Damon's. It is ON the beach several miles south of Family Kingdom. You can get a booth with a great ocean view. They have a good affordable lunch menu. We went on a Sat. evening last Sept. (after Labor Day) and got seated right away. The dinners are pretty good,
Hurricane would be the first defunct CCI. While I'm sure it could be moved chances are it will be turned into a pile of steel and wood, sadly.
Kind of Off Topic, but...
Where is the line drawn between moving a coaster and starting over from scratch?
Granted, the factor mainly is money, followed a close second by feasibility. I mean, even if you have the money to do it, can you do it? For example, San Antonio Playland's Rocket was on a nice flat piece of land, so it was practical to move it and rebuild it as the Phoenix at Knoebels.... However, Dorney's Hercules relied on the terrain so much that moving was out of the question.
However, with Hurricane... it is on a nice flat piece of land... but is it really worth moving?
Its a CCI that opened in 2000. It has not achieved legendary status... Someone from CCI designed it... It's not done using any "lost" technology...
With Gravity Group basically replacing CCI, there is a chance that the designer of Hurricane is still doing that job... The same construction methods are used...
In other words... only IF the price would be significantly cheaper to carefully dismantle, move and recontsturct it than it would be to simply start from scratch and basically rebuild it from the blue prints up would it be a good candidate for moving.
As much as I would hate to see it be lost... it CAN be rebuilt basically in the same form that it now exists.
Is the Cannonball Express near Mobile still open? I know it was SBNO after being damaged by a hurricane a few years ago but with Katrina last year I have not heard what, if anything, is left and if it ever was repaired and opened after the previous hurricane.
Cannonball Run at Waterville USA in Gulf Shores Alabama (near Mobile) was up and running in June of 2004. (though the park visit was a "rain out" the day I visited). Later that year several hurricanes blew through the area, but I think it survived pretty much with out damage. May have been some short term flooding, but that was about it. (Unlike the good citizens of New Orleans, folks around Gulf Shores, like most other people built their town ABOVE sea level, so the waters subsided and were not trapped there).
With Katrina last year I have no idea how the park fared.
RCDB does not have the coaster listed as "SBNO" or other wise not operating.
The website for Waterville has been updated for the 2006 season (schedule, rates, etc) and still features Cannonball Run. On their 2006 price listing, they have the per ride ticket price of Cannonball Run set at $5.00.
So, all indicators are that it is that it is still up and running. *** Edited 4/7/2006 1:32:43 PM UTC by SLFAKE***
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