Family Kingdom Amusement Park, a seaside amusement park in South Carolina, is located on Ocean Boulevard and forms part of the heart of the Myrtle Beach area. With 37 rides for both adults and children of all ages, it is no surprise that this park has been frequently named one of the top ten amusement parks outside of Orlando, Florida.
Being one of the few remaining admission-free parks in the United States, this park guarantees fun for the whole family – even if only for a quick visit, for clowns, jugglers, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers and magicians are part of the free entertainment that will keep the children, aged 8 to 80, happy and content. The park rides do however require payment, but wristbands are available that can be bought and used to gain a passage on all rides – true value for money.
This family friendly environment does not exclude it being a hotspot for adrenaline junkies, with the 110 feet free fall Slingshot Drop Zone” definitely not shying away from providing the thrills and spills needed to get your heart rate up. The Swamp Fox” roller coaster, which is more than 2000 feet high, and one of only about a hundred wooden roller coasters still operating in the US, ensures an equal number of thrills and spills on every shake, turn and drop.
If that is not enough, the Galleon” provides you with the chance to see if you would have made a good pirate, with the rocking of the ship steadily going higher and faster making it the ultimate test of your piracy skills. On the Log Flume,” one of the parks signature rides, the whole family gets the chance to get wet in this water ride, yet still promises to get the adrenaline coursing through your body.
Meanwhile the little ones can enjoy a classic carousel – an American masterpiece constructed in 1923 which still consists of some of the original horse molds. Those little tykes looking for a little more power can enjoy a drive in a safe and electrically steered antique car around a scenic drive whilst mom and dad watches from the side. And then of course, it’s war: with the Dodgems Bumper Cars,” children, parents and siblings can wage war through these fun and safe bumper cars that will guarantee a win for each and all taking part.
Across the water is Family Kingdom’s Oceanfront Park – Splashes. This park, located across the Ocean Boulevard, includes water flumes, lazy rivers and eight kiddy slides.” A total of 18 attractions make this the ideal companion to the larger amusement park, and guarantees fun for everyone.
Together, these two parks form the ultimate day out for the whole family – a day of good clean fun in the sun with enough thrills and spills to satisfy even the toughest of adrenaline junkies. And then again, simply passing through South Carolina? Then simply stop for a quick visit to this iconic and scenic landmark to both fun and excitement and American Culture: where carousels, roller coasters and jugglers are there to entertain and amuse.