Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2004 10:59 AM | Contributed by TeknoScorpion
The mayor of Myrtle Beach wants the city council to keep Pavilion from being moved by voting for a measure that would require the Pavilion Amusement Park to remain in its current location. A development corporation formed to revitalize the area has not yet made any firm plans about what to do with the park.
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"While the Pavilion is very popular in a traditional and emotional sense ... it's only a three- or four-month economy," he said.
What doesn't have a three- or four-month economy at Myrtle? My brother and I were discussing this the other day, and he mentioned that MB is a ghost town during the offseason. He said he saw a McDonald's closed for the season. A McDonald's, for crying out loud.
And I agree that Downtown needs re-vitalized, but not the way they want to. Clean it up, clean up the stores (too much vulgar trash in the windows) and then put in something like Chicago's Miricle Mile with GAP, Polo, Tommy, etc. down town, with the Pavilion still being the center piece(though admittedly it could use some work, but I think that stems from the owners knowing it could close soon), and you have a place for families to go year round. Right now it caters to older Teens and 20 somethings with the bars and clubs.
They just seem to be going about it the wrong way. I'll be there in Sept., and don't think I won't be speaking to someone in the city about this:).
Back to the Pavilion. I was there in late July and absoluletly loved the placed. Seaside amusement parks are awesome. Riding a rollercoaster and seeing the ocean's waves crash on the beach is awesome in everyway possible. Yeah, the Hurricane does shuffle, but it out does all of the woodies at PKD (was there on the same vacation). The rides may be packed close together, but that is what gives it its special character and feel.
One more thing, who made their dark ride, The Haunted Hotel? Just curious.
Here's a link to it http://www.sallycorp.com/darkrides/haunted_hotel.htm
Someone mentioned earlier that MB temperatures have been 80º in late Fall and that is true. In fact, I usually make a trip to MB the last operating weekend of the Pavilion & Family Kingdom. Usually FK stays open one extra weekend than the Pavilion. That is in mid-October. But here is my question. Since temperatures do tend to stay rather comfortable there, even in Nov., WHY don't these parks stay open later than mid-October?? I mean, they could at least keep the main attractions open until Thanksgiving.
And for Mforceaholic, apparently most people dis-agree with you, the Pavilion is Hella busy during its operating season. But if you want a big time Theme park, the Hard Rock Theme Park is supposed to be going in soon.
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