Myrtle Beach Pavilion reduced to rubble

Posted Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The landmark oceanfront Pavilion building - long a destination for shaggers, concert-goers, tourists and locals - is a pile of rubble eerily offering a view of the ocean waves behind it. Only the Hurricane roller coaster and a few smaller rides still stand on the west side of Ocean Boulevard at The Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park.

Read more from The Sun News.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:59 AM
So sad to have another beach side park gone forever. :(
Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:33 PM
Sad story all around... :(

Nonetheless, funny how I noticed the typo in the headline only to get one-upped by ARN&R before even getting in a single joke...ya know, like the greatly reduced admission prices... ;)

Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:49 PM
Wow, you make a typo and people are ruthless. It's not like I said it was "rediculus" or something. ;)
Thursday, January 18, 2007 1:05 PM
Yeah, that was a chance for everyone to get back at you for the "artical" comments - now it's gone. :)
Thursday, January 18, 2007 1:15 PM
^^ I'll have you know I have PLENTY of ruth... ;)

...and a whacked-out sense of humour...LOL! But that's no big secret... :)

P.S. I only *mention* typos when there's an opportunity for comedy...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 1:44 PM
Hmm, I can only assume that the word shaggers has a different meaning in the american context to what I'm used to... I'd be careful with that one over here!
Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:47 PM
Mostly because of the Austin Powers movies, I think pretty much everyone uses the word shag the same.
Thursday, January 18, 2007 9:14 PM
Drove by the park this weekend and although it was dark, it was very apparent that little was left. It makes me sad to see the Pavilion go since I've been going there for years. I hope the Hurricane sells (even without its trains, who wants those I don't know) but I doubt it is worth the effort to save it for most parks.
Friday, January 19, 2007 8:54 AM

who wants [the Hurricane's Gerstlauer trains] I don't know

I heard that there is a descendent of the Marquis de Sade (the same guy who invented the Chance Toboggan) who has made a bid for them.

Monday, January 22, 2007 1:03 AM
Shagging is a dance style that was popular in the southern Coastal states in the 1950's. It was brought ot national attention with the release of the film "Shag" in the 1980's,with Myrtle Beach be the focal point.

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