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Coming To Ripley’s Aquarium: It’s Shark Week!

It's the week many of us wait for every summer. The mere mention of it summons up memories of old classic movies like "Jaws" and images from new, trendy movies like "Sharknado."

It's "Shark Week!"

This year's celebration of the ocean's toothy carnivores is set for August 10 through August 16. There will be a barrage of Discovery Channel reality shows and the Syfy channel's shark-themed movies.

But why watch films about sharks when you can get up close to the real things? Just imagine looking upward and seeing sharks just inches away.

At Ripley's Aquarium, Shark Week is a celebration that both parents and kids can enjoy. It's an opportunity to closely observe and learn about these fierce and majestic creatures.

At Broadway at the Beach, Ripley's gives us all the opportunity to sink our teeth into several shark-themed events.

Every day during Shark Week, there will be a Shark Teeth Scavenger Hunt (at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.), shark-themed face painting (3 p.m.), and educational shark presentations (1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.).

Have an artist in the family? A shark-themed chalk art contest will be held for ages 5 to 10 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12. Kids 11 – 15 can show their sketching skills at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13. Adults and older kids (ages 16 and up) can even get in on the fun with a little friendly drawing competition at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 14. Winners will be in announced each day at 4 p.m.

What's shark week without a little blood? At Ripley's, that means a blood drive to save lives. Teaming up with the Red Cross, the Aquarium will host a blood drive on Tuesday, August 12 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

And, there's no more memorable way for parents and kids to cap off their Shark Week than by actually sleeping with the fishes — and the sharks. A sleepover in Ripley's acrylic tunnel from 8 p.m., Thursday to Friday at 8 a.m. will give your family a chance to observe some of nature's largest predators as they swim overhead.

This year, celebrate Shark Week at Ripley's Aquarium, where you can get up close to these amazing animals.

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Under The Big Top: Discover Adidas Bargains On Tax-Free Weekend

Anytime a tent goes up around Broadway at the Beach, you can be certain that it contains something exciting.

This weekend, the "Big Top" behind the Carmike Cinema and MagiQuest (Parking Lots 19 & 20) holds fashion surprises and bargains in celebration of South Carolina's Tax-Free Weekend.

Just in time to suit up the kids for a new school year, big-name sports brand, Adidas, is in town offering the latest styles of its apparel, accessories and shoes at special prices.

It's the third year that Adidas has brought its tent sale to Broadway at the Beach for tax-free weekend. And, for the next three days, both parents and kids will be heading to the tent to find just the right clothes and shoes for both school and fun.

Whether you're a local or in town for vacation, this is one Big Top sale you won't want to miss. Open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the tent will have all kinds of shoes, including running, training, tennis, cleats, lifestyle and more.

After the whole family finds stylish shoes, there will be time to match them up with comfortable gym wear, shorts and pants, as well as short, long, sleeveless and graphic tees. Throw in a few accessories, and you'll be ready for the start of class or a run along the beach.

Like most tent sales, this one accepts cash. And, Adidas is also set up to accept debit or charge cards.

It was said in the Oscar-winning circus film The Greatest Show On Earth, that "Under the Big Top, only two days count — today and tomorrow."

At Broadway's Big Top, you'll have one more!

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Why Not Stay Where You’re Just Steps From Fun?

Posted in Broadway at the Beach, Featured Posts

How much fun would it be to have Broadway at the Beach as your headquarters for your Myrtle Beach vacation? When you stay on-site, you're just a few convenient steps from the activity, excitement and awesomeness that makes Broadway "ground zero" for fun and entertainment in the Carolinas.

There's no other spot that serves up such an amazing variety of shopping, dining, theater performances and free street entertainment every night throughout the summer.

Consider how convenient it will be to simply park your car after a five-minute drive back from a hot day on the beach. Everything you need for the rest of the day is right at your fingertips at Broadway. Stroll among the shops to find that unique vacation souvenir. Enjoy the free street entertainment on your way to dinner at one of more than 20 different restaurants. After dinner, experience attractions that range from outdoor rides to indoor adventures. Take in a live show one night and a movie the next. Dance the night away at a nightclub or relax on a deck overlooking Lake Broadway with a tall drink or specialty brew.

More and more families are discovering that staying right on-site at Broadway is one of the most fun-filled ways to spend a Myrtle Beach vacation. The three hotels at Broadway all offer great amenities like spacious rooms, fitness centers, pools, and complimentary breakfasts.

The Fairfield Inn is a short walk to the Legends In Concert theater where tribute artists perform live six nights a week. Next door to Legends, dinner is served with a bit of Hollywood glitz and glamour at Planet Hollywood. Jacuzzi suites are available for when you're not luxuriating in a lounge chair beside the outdoor pool.

If Fido is along for the family vacation, the welcome mat is out at Holiday Inn Express where some pet-friendly rooms are set aside just for animal lovers and their companions. The kids can access their favorite video games on free wi-fi, and after an evening of shopping and entertainment at Broadway, Mom and Dad can relax in the whirlpool or join the kids for a swim in the outdoor pool.

Looking for the best seat in the house for fireworks? The Hampton Inn overlooks Lake Broadway where fireworks light up the sky every Tuesday and Friday. There's free wi-fi so you can send your friends lots of vacation selfies as you relax in the indoor or outdoor pool. After checking out the incredible Ripley's Aquarium next door, you have plenty of time to enjoy the luxury of the Hampton's sauna and whirlpool. The Hampton Inn will even work its connections for you, so ask about its special packages that include restaurants and attractions.

From kiddie rides and thrill rides, to live theater, movies, one-of-a-kind attractions, and outdoor performers, there's always something awesome going on at Broadway at the Beach.

Wouldn't your family love to be in the center of it all?

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Celebrate National Carousel Day With A Real Original At Broadway at the Beach

July 25 is National Carousel Day, a holiday created to honor the first carousel patented by its inventor, William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa, in 1871.

Celebrate the day with a ride on one of our two carousels – or both.

Located near Capriz at Pavilion Park West, the kids will love riding the beautiful Morgan-Chance carousel made in the mid-1980s.

But while this carousel is a beauty, our other is a real, historic gem.

Built by two brothers-in-law in 1912, our Herschell-Spillman Carousel is located at Pavilion Park East near the Hampton Inn at Broadway at the Beach. There are less than a handful of these wonders still operating in the world, making riding this carousel a truly memorable experience.

Unlike many traditional carousels that showcase only horses, ours has many different animals on it, including frogs, lions, ostriches, zebras, giraffes, roosters and more. The animals are hand-carved out of wood, hand-painted, and have real glass eyes.

Some of the animals on our carousel are rare even for a Herschell-Spillman. For example, our frog (hop toad) is dressed in human clothing and the stork has the image of a baby carved on its side. Other special animals include the ostrich, sea serpent, and the "flag" horses which have the image of the American flag carved on their sides and tails of real horse hair.

At Broadway, history and fun come together on National Carousel Day.

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HERCULES IN 3D: SURROUND YOURSELF WITH SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND ADVENTURE

Posted in Broadway at the Beach, Attractions

There's nothing better to top off a summer day at the beach than a nice dinner, followed by a blockbuster action movie.

Except maybe a blockbuster action movie in 3D on a giant floor-to-ceiling movie screen, with state-of-the-art sound systems, and high resolution, awesomely bright picture quality. And, in Myrtle Beach, that means heading to the one place that delivers the ultimate movie experience, the BigD Theater at Broadway.

Starting Friday, July 25, you can sit back in a comfortable leather seat that actually rocks, slip on a pair of 3D glasses, and be amazed by one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It's "Hercules" with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson taking on the iconic role of the the powerful son of the god king Zeus.

But be forewarned: when you catch a 3D movie at BigD, you'll become part of the action. Images will jump off the screen right before your eyes and booming sounds will swirl all around you, as the theater walls vibrate. Can you endure ferocious giant lions and slithery serpents leaping from the film and armies of the undead swarming all around you?

If not, you can choose a 2D option on the BigD giant screen. Or you can head over to the Carmike Cinema where 2D and 3D versions will be shown on more traditionally-sized screens.

Do you have the courage to face all that Hercules delivers from the BigD screen?

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