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! ;-)
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.
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.
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***
'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.