Besides a beautiful beach, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has added many new attractions to their area. Get ready to check out jolly pirates or ride a giant Skywheel. Explore an upside down mansion, overflowing with interactive displays or catch a show at one of the new rockin theaters. These magical new additions to Myrtle Beach will add to your vacation experience.
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a longtime favorite with visitors, is transforming into Dolly Parton’s Pirate Voyage. After a long run, Ms.Parton thought it was time for a change. The new show will feature a 15 foot deep lagoon, where two pirate ships, the Crimson and Sapphire, will battle each other to the delight of the audience. Before the show, singing pirates, jesters and other seafaring characters will entertain their guests. While watching the battle, patrons will be served a delicious feast of chicken, ribs, potatoes, corn and an apple dessert. The 11 million dollar adventure opens in June, 2011. Ahoy maties. be prepared for some swashbuckling fun.
Broadway at the Beach a popular shopping and entertainment complex, has replaced the Crab House restaurant with the 15 million dollar WonderWorks. This unique attraction is built inside an upside down house and boasts over 100 exhibits. Deemed an ” amusement park for the mind,” the WondeWorks will amaze young and old alike. Experience a virtual rollar coaster,a hurricane simulator or feel like you are riding in a submarine. Besides many interactive displays, a full bar, food and plenty of seats will keep everyone happy.
Towering over the former Myrtle Beach Pavillion area, the 12 million,187 foot tall Skywheel will soon be completed. The Skywheel is the largest wheel east of the Mississippi River, giving riders a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring temperature controlled gondolas, the wheel will operate year long. Each gondola can hold up to six passengers and runs for about ten minutes. Each night, the Skywheel will light up the Myrtle Beach sky with a beautiful display.City planners hope the Skywheel will bring more peolpe to the downtown area.
Musical shows are a favorite activity for Myrtle Beach vacationers and are family friendly. Joining the already established Alabama theater and Carolina Oprey is Celebration Music Theatre. ThIs sensational show is located in Surfside Beach, a short drive from downtown Myrtle Beach. Celebration claims to be “the best live family entertainment value on the beach.” Elvis, Garth, Rod, Cher and many other superstars come alive on their stage everynight. Another familiar show, Legends in Concert, has moved to a new home at Broadway at the Beach. The show now hosts 600 seats, over-stuffed chairs, a larger stage and giant screens for close-ups of your favorite performers. The Blues Brothers, Little Richard and Michael Jackson are just a few of the tributes bringing down the house in this exciting venue.
Besides being voted the number one beach destination on TripAdvisor, old and new visitors to Myrtle Beach South Carolina will delight in the variety of new attractions available. New shows, thrilling amusements, warm waters and sunny skies make Myrtle Beach a perfect family vacation destination.
Ref:The Sun News/Kicks