One of the great things about a trip to the Grand Strand is the abundance of family-friendly attractions available on our 60-mile stretch of the Carolina coast. Whatever activity your family members are looking to pursue during your beach getaway — whether it’s world-class golf, high-end shopping, live music or theater, or extreme water sports — the Myrtle Beach area can likely accommodate. And when your family is looking for thrills and excitement that vacationers of all ages can enjoy, there’s nothing quite like an amusement park to get your hearts pounding and your adrenaline pumping.
For Grand Strand visitors seeking a range of amusement-park attractions — from easy-going kiddie rides and good-time classics to high-speed thrill rides and challenging games — Family Kingdom can check all the boxes. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach about 6 miles south of Long Bay Resort, this amusement park also offers a pair of unique perks that are hard to find elsewhere: free admission and ocean views. (Park entry is free, and adventurous visitors can pay by the ride or get an unlimited-ride pass for the amusement park.)
With more than 35 thrilling rides, Family Kingdom offers a wealth of reasons to treat your vacation crew to a fun-filled day at the amusement park. Be sure to catch these park highlights, just to name a few:
Thrill Rides: The legendary, 2,400-foot-long Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster has been a Myrtle Beach favorite since 1966. The Twist n’ Shout Coaster, a steel “wild mouse” coaster that seats four passengers in each of its auto-themed cars, puts riders on the edge of their seats with its sharp and quick turns. The Sling Shot treats its brave riders to a 100-foot free fall. And the Log Flume Water Ride offers a cool and thrilling escape from the heat.
Family & Kiddie Rides: The historic Carousel was built in 1923 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The Berry-Go-Round puts a twist on the classic “teacup” ride with its strawberry-shaped cars. The Bumper Boats are equipped with water guns for soaking and competitive fun. The 100-foot-tall Ferris Wheel offers riders a panoramic view of downtown Myrtle Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. And the Hurricane spins its riders in circles along a hilly track.
Wet & Wild Fun: At the adjoining Splashes Water Park, guests can race down Speed Slides, drop 100 feet down the Water Flumes at top speed, take a relaxing float along the 425-foot-long Lazy River, or splash around the Kiddie Pools. Visitors wanting to dive into the attractions here can either add a reduced-rate, all-day water park pass onto their Family Kingdom unlimited-ride wristband, or they can choose an unlimited-ride wristband just for the water park.
After a full day of fun at Family Kingdom, Long Bay Resort guests can head back to their comfortable accommodations and luxurious amenities for some rest and relaxation — and get ready for another day of adventure on the Grand Strand. Book your getaway on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront today!