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10 Things Kids Love At Broadway At The Beach

Kids love coming to Broadway at the Beach.

From all-day experiences like Myrtle Waves Water Park and Broadway Grand Prix to specialty shops, yummy eateries, water rides around our lake, the interactive fountain, free entertainment and fireworks, Broadway delivers a lot of opportunities to have kid-friendly fun.

Here are just ten of the many favorite things kids love to do at Broadway:

Kids find WonderWorks amazing. The delightful upside down house is a place where kids get an education while enjoying over 100 entertaining interactive experiences. The ropes course inside WonderWorks lets kids safely climb high up into the building's ceiling, then they can go outside to Soar & Explore for an even bigger ropes challenge and ziplining over Lake Broadway.

Ripley's Aquarium enables kids to learn about all kinds of sea life from sharks to stingrays to jellies in the all new "Planet Jellies" exhibit. It's an interactive, multimedia playground that also features dive shows, mermaid shows, the stingray experience, sleeping with the sharks and more.

Kids love dinosaurs. At Dinosaurs: The Exhibition, kids can get up close to life- size, authentic-looking animatronic dinosaurs lurking within scientifically accurate habitats. Kids like uncovering fossils in the Dig A Dino exhibit, checking out the Dino Movie Room, playing in the T-Rex Fun House, and climbing aboard the Ride-A-Dino.

It's no surprise that amusement rides always rank high on a kid's list of favorite things to do. At Broadway, there's action-packed fun at Pavilion Park. Three areas offer rides for little ones, as well as thrill rides for bigger kids. From the carousel to the Cliff Hanger, there's lots of fun here.

Let the quest begin! Kids love choosing their own magic wand and entering the enchanted fantasy world of MagiQuest. This interactive live-action game challenges children as they attempt to solve medieval-style mysteries while outwitting pixies and sorcerers.

Magical beasties can also be found at Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf where a 30-foot, fire-breathing dragon stands watch. Kids can take on other family members as they tee it up for a game of mini-golf. This is one course that offers both fun and adventure.

Backstage Mirror Maze is a favorite because of the mind-bending challenge it presents. There's fun for the entire family in the infinite reflections, surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles. Kids also love playing in "The Vault," a laser maze that takes players back in time to participate in a historic bank heist.

A special favorite among boys is RIDEMAKERZ, a place where little boys of all ages can roll up their sleeves and channel their inner grease monkeys. Customization of scale model cars with interchangeable accessories is at the heart of this experience. From building on monster truck platforms to adding radio control, this is where the high-octane fun begins.

Little girls have a favorite too, and it's Sparkles. Girls come to this imaginative, experience-driven shop to indulge their glamour fantasies. Sparkles specializes in turning girls into princesses, rock stars, pop stars, or glam girls with makeovers that include glamorous hair styles, eye shadow, lip gloss, sparkly nail painting, and more.

All young kids seem to love Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a magical place where stuffed animals are transformed into cherished pals. The kids are in charge here, choosing their own animals, then personalizing them with outfits and accessories. Best of all, they can take their new friends home, along with lasting memories of their Myrtle Beach vacation.

After hitting the beach or before, be sure to bring the kids to Broadway at the Beach, the epicenter of fun in Myrtle Beach!

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Broadway Is The Place For Fun On June 20 And Father’s Day

Since 1995, Broadway at the Beach has been the center of fun for Myrtle Beach. Roughly 14 million guests visit us each year to enjoy our restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Those twenty years have flown by, and now some who first came to Broadway as kids are returning to experience Broadway with their own families.

We want to thank you for your support by providing a few surprises, as well as prizes. This month, we'll have special activities on the 20th. And, we'll do it all over again on July 20 and August 20.

On Saturday, June 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., join us in Center Court for a little fun in the sun. We'll have character appearances; free balloons and free face painting for the kids, a spin wheel of prizes, where everyone is a winner, and if you're one of the first 200 people to attend, you'll get a free candy pack from our friends at It'Sugar. (If the weather turns on us, we'll move the spin wheel of prizes, the It'Sugar giveaway, and our free balloons inside the Guest Services office.)

After all that fun on June 20, why not bring Dad back to Broadway the next day for Father's Day? Turn him on to some high octane fun at Broadway Grand Prix where the whole family can enjoy 19 attractions including go-kart tracks, rock wall climbing, the thrilling Skycoaster®, indoor arcade, and more. Next, head over to Helicopter Adventures for a memorable ride into the sky high above Myrtle Beach. Round out the day with a jet boat ride around Lake Broadway before taking Dad to his favorite restaurant for dinner.

Spending time with your Dad is the best gift you can give him. So come to Broadway and make some memories together.

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Dinosaurs Descend On Myrtle Beach

Get ready. They will be jumping right off the huge, 3D screen at Broadway at the Beach at 10:50 p.m. on June 11.

"They"are the T-Rex, Triceratops and other dinosaurs coming to Myrtle Beach in the new film Jurassic World.

The 3D version of this much-anticipated movie starts its run at Carmike's Big D auditorium at Broadway that day. From the roars of prehistoric creatures coming through a powerful surround sound system to 20-foot-tall dinosaurs filling up the three-story screen with their ferocity, you'll feel like you're right inside the movie.

The much-anticipated follow up to the Jurassic Park movie trilogy that launched 22 years ago will start showing on smaller screens at Carmike Cinemas at Broadway on June 12. However, if you're a real dinosaur fan and want to get up close and personal with these creatures, Thursday, June 11 at 10:50 p.m. is a date worth circling on your calendar.

You can also experience dinosaurs outside the theater when you visit Broadway this summer. In Heroes Harbor near Ripley's Aquarium, the biggest creatures ever to roam the earth are waiting at "Dinosaurs: The Exhibition." That's where you'll find full-scale, realistic animatronic models lurking among replicas of plant and animal species that shared their environments more than 65 million years ago.

Fascinating and educational with its compelling scientific story of a vital period in Earth's history, this exhibition also has elements of the kind of fun that the fictional Jurassic theme park was going for 22 years ago.. Different adventure zones such as "Dig a Dino" allow children to become junior paleontologists searching for dinosaur fossils. "Ride a Dino" offers a rare and extraordinary opportunity to climb aboard and ride a T-Rex or Triceratops.

It's the summer of the dinosaurs for Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach. Take a trip to the Jurassic world onscreen and then bring the film to life with your own journey among the creatures in Dinosaurs: The Exhibition.

Both deliver fun of prehistoric proportions.

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Thank You For Broadway At The Beach’s TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award

TripAdvisor reviews are the "go to" source for those planning a vacation, choosing a restaurant or heading to an attraction. When a property receives a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence two years in a row, it's both outstanding and inspiring.

Recipients of the award are "determined by traveler reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor." To earn one, a property has to "consistently impress travelers" — so much so that travelers are moved to write a review about the experience.

It's truly inspiring to read the many positive reviews that catapulted Broadway to its Excellence award.

Some reviews confirmed that you come to Broadway because of the "Great food choices. Great shops. Rides for the little ones. Mini golf and water sports. Great break from the beach."

We were especially thrilled to see reviews raving that "Broadway at the Beach is my family's all-time favorite place to visit when we are at MYRTLE BEACH!!!! We had dinner at Hard Rock and Margaritaville. Explored WonderWorks, ziplined, shopped, had a wine tasting, ate pralines, fed the fish, and people watched. Favorite place besides the beach."

Those kinds of reviews earned us a Certificate again this year. But, more importantly, they demonstrated that you think we're delivering a great experience.

And knowing that is the best award of all.

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Enjoy The Ocean In Motion At Myrtle Waves Water Park

If your family is like most, they've been planning a trip to Myrtle Beach all winter long. They can't wait to sit on the beach in the warm Carolina sun.

After you've enjoyed the beach for a few days, why not go for a change of pace? Still want to be able to splash in cool water and listen to the sound of waves as you sit in a cabana sipping a frosty drink? Just head over to Myrtle Waves Water Park.

When it opens for the season on Saturday, May 16, the park will be entering its 30th year of providing guests with the some of the best parts of a beach vacation. There's a 20,000 square foot Ocean in Motion Wave Pool that produces seaside-like surf with waves over 4 feet high.

There's also a world of adventure at Myrtle Waves. Climb 10 stories up and challenge the world's tallest tubular slides. Dare to detour on the Riptide Rockets. Take on Snake Mountain's serpentine chutes in an inner tube. Feel how time seems to stop when you body slide out of the Super Chute suspended in air, then drop dramatically into the pool below.

If you need a break from all that excitement, there's the Layzee River where you can drift in an inner tube at a leisurely 3mph pace winding throughout the park.

For the littlest kids, there's Bubble Bay, designed specially with toddlers in mind. It's 7,000 square feet with water depths from six to 18 inches, and offers three gently cascading water umbrellas and numerous bubble jets to keep the tikes entertained.

Next time your family yearns for a fresh water adventure, join the thousands of families who've enjoyed Myrtle Waves Water Park for three decades.

Spending the day there will give your whole family reason to celebrate.

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