Myrtle Beach Pavilion

Thursday, March 9, 2006 8:20 PM
It's final. :-( Another one is going to bite the dust.

The Pavilion is going bye-bye after the 2006 season.

I am pretty upset. The Magic Harbour, Family Kingdom, and Pavilion were some of the first parks I ever visited as a kid. My family and I would drive down in our RV and camp at Lakewood almost every summer.

I am saddened to see the park go. I guess I better get my butt down there this year. :-(

Who knows if the Family Kingdom won't get the axe as well? I know it's all about money. I mean, Myrtle Beach NEEDS another shopping plaza. NOT! ;-)

Still, it's sad to see a small park go.


Thursday, March 9, 2006 9:00 PM
I'm even more glad I'm heading there this summer.
Thursday, March 9, 2006 9:06 PM
Terrible news. I love that place.
Thursday, March 9, 2006 9:10 PM
Damn, I better get to Swamp Fox soon. Its days could be limited. And there's that Hurricane coaster too. :)
Thursday, March 9, 2006 9:17 PM
Horrible news. When this place is gone Myrtle Beach just won't feel the same. :(
Thursday, March 9, 2006 10:14 PM
Wow! This is totally crazy because I flew down there today on a training mission. We flew over the park a few times and I just kept telling myself I was a week early since the park opens next week. I guess I'm going to have to figure out how to get down there again this summer before this place bites the dust.
Thursday, March 9, 2006 11:34 PM
My family and I have vacationed for years down there and it is just not going to be the same seeing the strip area without the rides popping out of the streets. I guess i'll have to try and get down there one more time before it closes.
Thursday, March 9, 2006 11:46 PM
Miracle Strip at the end of 2004

SF Astro World at the end of 2005

Pavillion at the end of 2006

Uncertain future for some of the Six Flag parks

Why do I sense a new dark age is coming?

Friday, March 10, 2006 12:36 AM
It's been years since I have been to Myrtle Beach but every time I was there growing up the Pavilion was always BOOMING.

I always thought that was one of the main attractions there, other than the beach. :-/


Friday, March 10, 2006 12:45 AM
Yeah but guys, This parks not lost, Well not all of it. It's going to the new Hard Rock park right?


Friday, March 10, 2006 1:15 AM
Its my understanding that the Hard Rock Park is a completely different project. Funny, there hasn't been anymore talk about it lately!

There was some speculation that the Pavilion rides, etc. would moved to its own spot inland. I had heard at one point it would go near the new baseball stadium. It'd be a complete and utter shame to lose some of the rides there at the park. I guess its just going to be a waiting game to see what the future holds for them. *** Edited 3/10/2006 6:17:07 AM UTC by MB Hurricane***

Friday, March 10, 2006 8:09 AM
Hardrock park was a vision of one of the owners of the Pavilion.

The park got the zoning change they needed for Fantasy Harbor property (145 acres) last october.

The confirmed Africa Iserael as their finacial backer in November 350 million.


Friday, March 10, 2006 8:59 AM
Guess I know where I need to be this summer. Sad news, but not at all unexpected.
Friday, March 10, 2006 10:16 AM
I haven't been to Myrtle Beach since 2000. But now I will add it to my weekends this summer.
Friday, March 10, 2006 11:52 AM
'Twas a time when a trip to the seashore was a special opportunity to get away from "normal life" and relax in a scenic and peaceful environment or stroll along experiencing unusual and exciting things.

But no more. Ocean front areas are only good for cheaply built condos and pretentious "upscale" shopping plazas hawking the same overpriced crap you can get anywhere. Why do people spend their precious vacation time and money traveling to places that look exactly like the places they left?

Joe Schmo vacationer doesn't provide enough R.O.I anymore. In fact, he probably brings down the property values with his screaming kids and propensity to lie on the beach. Better to force him out and replace him with elitist wealthy-wannabe condo dwellers who spend all their time label shopping for the style du jour.

Friday, March 10, 2006 12:10 PM
Opry Mills here we go again. Have we not learned anything?

I'm glad I got to visit Pavilion last summer. That place rocked! Total shame to lose it for a shopping venture.

Friday, March 10, 2006 12:31 PM
While I hate to see the demise of the Hurricane... the ride that I am really bummed about is the "Haunted Hotel". Too many dark rides disappearing.
Friday, March 10, 2006 4:30 PM
According to Amusement Business, the new complex will have 49 rides in it.

I assume most will be holdovers from the current setup?

Friday, March 10, 2006 4:35 PM
that doesn't say the new complex. It says the current complex opens with a ocean front arcade and 49 rides.
Friday, March 10, 2006 5:36 PM
Am I reading this right? I have never been to Myrtle Beach but this park has a 6 year old CCI woodie that's going to be toothpicks? That's downright insane.

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