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Did You Know? Ten Interesting Facts About Broadway At The Beach

We get questions about Broadway at the Beach every day. Visitors stop by Guest Services or drop us a post on our Facebook page wondering about all sorts of things. Most folks are intrigued by the sites, the sounds and the size of Broadway. We're asked about our fireworks, traveling performers and even the fish in our lake. So we thought we'd share ten interesting facts about Broadway that answer many of the questions we're asked. And, if you have more, head over to our Facebook page and ask away!

1. Broadway at the Beach's 14 million visitors a year literally come from all over America and beyond. The top 5 states that send us visitors are North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

2. Our 75 in-line shops and 30 kiosks offer everything from trendy sandals and delicious fudge, to beautiful jewelry and apparel. We even have a magic shop called Broadway Magic.

3. Sixteen nightclubs provide a wide variety of entertainment from comedians performing at the Carolina Comedy Club to live bands playing all kinds of music at several clubs in Celebrity Square and nearby restaurants.

4. Twenty-six attractions fill up your senses at Broadway. Tribute artists give high energy performances at Legends In Concert and an awesome magic show is currently playing at The Palace. Ripley's Aquarium lets you walk through a tunnel with sharks swimming overhead. You can even get your photo taken with a life-like wax model of your favorite star at our new Hollywood Wax Museum.

5. There are more than 20 amusement rides in 3 different parks around Broadway. From kiddie rides to thrill rides, we've got it. It's also an adventure to soar over Lake Broadway on a zipline or have some fun just riding on the lake in a jet boat, paddle boat or water rollerz.

6. Events are a regular part of the Broadway experience. Broadway at the Beach hosts an average of 25 events and/or festivals annually including several 5K's, car shows and charitable walks. And our Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration is one of the most popular events in the area as we illuminate our 52 foot tall tree with 141,000 lights as performers bring in the holiday season.

7. Just how big is Lake Broadway? Our 23-acre lake is 100 feet across and 1 mile in length. Depths range from 3 to 15 feet.

8. How many fish are in our lake? We've stopped counting! We originally stocked the lake with about 29,000 fish including Bream, Catfish, Hybrid Bass, Japanese Carp and Israeli Carp when we opened in 1995. A quick look around and you'll see that we have a pretty healthy (and growing) aquatic population that now also includes wildlife such as seagulls, turtles, ducks and more.

9. Our fish consume approximately 34,000 ponds of fish food every year, thanks to our many visitors who stop on the bridges at our feeders and toss in the food that draws the fish up to the surface for chow.

10. Our most popular regular events are our fireworks shows held Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. during the summer as well as several seasonal shows throughout the remainder of the year. Weather permitting, we'll present 30 free fireworks shows this year. And by seasons end, we will have exploded nearly 100,000 shots over Broadway.

Now that you have the facts, come out and enjoy!

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Make Myrtle Beach Memories And A New Friend

Summer vacation is a time to make lasting memories. What will your child remember most about a Myrtle Beach vacation? Maybe it's catching that perfect wave on a boogie board. Going up, down and around on a favorite carousel horse while waving to you. Or maybe just walking along the sandy beach with you searching for that special seashell.

This year, why not also take home both the memory of a great time together and a lasting reminder of the trip?

At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, kids can literally "make" a new friend. A bunny, a bear, just about whatever the heart desires can be customized from start to finish with special clothing and accessories. Choose the popular beach theme and create a new friend dressed in shorts and decked out with accessories like beach towels, Myrtle Beach bag packs, sunglasses and sandals.

You'll both leave Build-A-Bear Workshop with a smile on your face and a lifelong friend, as well as an extra special beach memory that can be treasured forever.

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Discover Our New Mobile App

Most Americans won't leave home without them.

Sixty-three percent of Americans use their mobile devices to access the internet for information, says the Pew Research Center. If you're one of them, we've got great news for you — Broadway at the Beach has a free mobile app that is a simple and fast gateway to all things Broadway!

When you download our app, you'll get instant access to information on shopping, dining, attractions and events. Looking for a new pair of sandals? Our app lets you search for shoe stores and shows you where the stores are on a map.

While you're strolling through Broadway, you can now easily connect to Broadway's social media through our app. Post your comments and photos — we love to learn about the fun times you're having.

Interested in what others are saying about their Broadway at the Beach experiences? Just want to know more about a specific store or restaurant? Quickly connect to TripAdvisor through our app, check out the reviews or post one of your own.

Large parking lots can be confusing. But with our app, you'll never have trouble finding your car at Broadway. Our "car finder" feature marks where your car is parked and lets you save the location for later when you're ready to head home.

Looking for something special to do in Myrtle Beach tonight or next week? Our app gives you access to a calendar of events and a list of our free, live entertainment so you can plan ahead.

And, when you just can't be at Broadway, you can still enjoy the fun by tapping into the app's webcam feature. As our three webcams scan the lake and shops, you can dream about your next visit!

As one TripAdvisor reviewer recently raved "Broadway at the Beach has everything in one place."

Now you can discover it all through our app!

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Get Your Social On

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Are you social?

Do you love Broadway at the Beach?

Then We Want You!

Broadway at the Beach can be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest, and we welcome you, your friends and family to join and connect with us on any or all of our social media channels.

We share many things on our social media channels including property information, merchant specials, coupons, upcoming events, activities and festivals happening at Broadway at the Beach, as well as pictures and videos.

And we love it when you share with us, whether it's a picture or video you took at Broadway at the Beach during your visit, a question you might have, or a comment regarding your experience, we appreciate hearing from you!

So make sure you connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest. We look forward to socializing with you soon!

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Get In The Know With Our Mobile App

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Did you know Broadway at the Beach has a mobile app? That's right, Myrtle Beach's number one destination, Broadway at the Beach has a mobile app, available from both the Android and iPhone markets.

The mobile app features all Broadway at the Beach merchants by category, an interactive map, daily deals, property and merchant related events and festivals, and a car finder.

Two of the most popular features include daily deals and car finder. Daily deals features a list of all merchants, by category offering a special deal. Daily deals may be just for the day, for a certain range of time or on-going – the listing makes it easy to see what you can take advantage of while you're here. Any merchant offering a daily deal will also have the deal included as part of their merchant listing.

The car finder is the perfect tool for all guests to Broadway at the Beach. When you arrived and parked your vehicle, simply open the mobile app and select the car finder feature. The car finder will note your location and prompt you to save. Now you can enjoy your visit! When you're ready to leave, just open the app car finder feature – it will show your physical location and your vehicle location, leading you back to your parking spot.

The Broadway at the Beach app is designed to assist you during your visit and also keep up with Broadway at the Beach from home. The app is a free download from the Google Play Store or the iPhone App Store. You can also scan the QRCode with your mobile device and be taken directly to the download.

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