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5 Best Amusement Parks in Myrtle Beach

If you're searching for a family-friendly vacation spot with a side of thrill, Myrtle Beach is calling your name! This sunny destination packs a punch when it comes to amusement parks. You'll find rollercoasters that'll take your breath away, water rides that'll leave you drenched, and thrilling attractions that'll keep you entertained all day. 

The best part? You don't have to travel far from your wonderful vacation stay at the Caravelle Resort to jump into the action. From iconic fun zones like Family Kingdom Amusement Park, complete with its wooden roller coaster that roars with nostalgia, to the winding slides and water attractions of Myrtle Waves Water Park, families can bond over laughter, splashes, and unforgettable memories in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

Without further ado, we’ve covered the top Myrtle Beach amusement parks you should add to your list!

Myrtle Waves Water Park

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  • Address: 3000 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 

It wouldn’t be a getaway to a blazing beach town without a waterpark full of slides, rides, and pools to splash around in. Thankfully, Myrtle Waves Water Park has what you’re looking for and boasts many attractions catering to every age.

This amusement park, of course, has speed slides to challenge even the craziest daredevils with the exhilarating twists of the Turbo Twisters and a four-foot plummet to the water after a trip down the Super Chute. Add to that creative and updated tube slides like the Arooba Tuba and the Night Flight, a completely ‘in the dark’ ride, and you’ll have the whole family screaming with joy in no time!

While some water parks cater to an older crowd of teens and thrill-seekers, Myrtle Waves has plenty to do for youngsters, too! Two kids' play areas offer a safe and whimsical space where the little ones can splash, slide, and giggle to their hearts' content.

As a family, you’ll want to spend some time in South Carolina’s largest wave pool, the Ocean in Motion, or the lazy river! Lifejackets are available so that even smaller guests can enjoy the feel of the waves as they crest and flow with the “ocean” tide!

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

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Family Kingdom Amusement Park has been a staple in the Myrtle Beach community since 1966. It is one of the top places to go for good old-fashioned family fun and oceanfront amusement park rides.

One of the best parts about this park? Entrance is free. That’s right; you only need to buy tickets or an all-day wristband for those who want to explore the park’s rides. 

Fun can be had all day with more than 35 rides to bop around between. Classics like the bumper cars, Log Flume, or the Hurricane will entertain those who want to scream to their heart’s content. And, of course, you can’t miss the Swamp Fox coaster!

But there’s plenty to do for the less adventurous among your party, with nostalgic family and kiddie rides like the carousel or kiddie speedway, swings, and coaster. No one will be left out of the food, fun, and memories you make at Family Kingdom Amusement Park!

The Pavilion Parks

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Once upon a time, The Grand Strand was graced by the presence of The Pavilion, a legendary amusement park that captured the hearts of generations. While the original Pavilion may have bid farewell, the reimagined Pavilion Parks have begun a new legacy at Broadway at the Beach, creating an atmosphere of nostalgia, excitement, and fun along the Atlantic Ocean.

This amusement destination is split into two areas: the Action Park and the Fun Park. Head to the Fun Park for kiddie rides like monster trucks, race cars, and merry-go-rounds. But send your adrenaline junkies over to the Action Park, where they’ll find Speed XXL and the Rock N’ Roll Express ready to knock their socks off.

Head to the Broadway 360 Ferris Wheel for beautiful views of the entire Broadway at the Beach and beyond.

Amusement Parks at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Welcome to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where the history is rich, and the fun never stops! Stroll down memory lane as you learn about the boardwalk's origins and relive all the magic that's happened here over the years. And when you're ready for some thrills, take your pick from the many amusement parks along the way. 

Whether you're a fan of classic rides or prefer something a little more adrenaline-fueled, the below areas will cover all the bases! 

The Funplex Myrtle Beach

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With multiple thrill and family rides, a restaurant and bar, and even those carnival games you can’t help but play, Funplex Myrtle Beach is waiting for you!

Choose from seven rides meant to entertain you all day long! From the Fun in the Sun turning coaster to the High Velocity plummeting tower that comes with free oceanfront views, you’ll be enjoying thrill rides in no time!

You can load ride tickets and game credits or grab an all-day access pass wristband that gets you on as many times as you can stand!

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

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  • Address: 1110 N Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC

One simply does not just come to Myrtle Beach and skip the SkyWheel. It just isn’t done. This magnificent observation wheel was the first of its kind in America and has been a staple downtown since 2011.

Even if your teenager rolls their eyes at your suggestion, they’ll love the view from above as they hop into a gondola and take in the twinkling lights and summer night from above.

If you’re up for it, take a unique experience like the VIP Flight, which offers premier service in a first-class gondola, or the 30-minute Sunrise Flight, which comes with pastries and coffee! 


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WonderWorks is a unique amusement park for the mind that blends exploration, adventure, and education into one. The whole family will love meandering through the indoor exhibits as they experience and learn with hands-on activities. Six different zones provide out-of-this-world thrills as you dodge the laser beams in tag, complete astronaut training challenges, or lie on a bed of nails (seriously!).

If that wasn’t enough, stand in the eye of a hurricane or check out a replica of a launched space capsule that went all the way to Mercury! These are just a few unique, scientific, real-world thrills and experiences you’ll encounter at the WonderWorks amusement park for the mind.

Myrtle Beach Amusement Park Fun!

Myrtle Beach's amusement parks are more than just rides; they're a way to create cherished memories during your vacation. Whether it's the excitement of winning a stuffed animal at a carnival game or the sweetness of sharing cotton candy with loved ones, these parks create moments that you'll reminisce about for years to come.

So what are you waiting for? Soar through the air, conque thrill rides and slides, or simply savor the panoramic views from above. All this and more awaits you with a stay at Caravelle Resort.

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