Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Premier Partner Highlight: Ripley's Attractions

When you're vacationing on the Grand Strand, there's an abundance of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.  And the Ripley's venues are among the most popular of the must-see attractions! Ripley's, a Premier Partner of The Official Myrtle Beach Welcome Center, has been entertaining vacationers and locals alike for years, and you and your family are sure to have an experience you'll never forget!

Ripley's Aquarium
Sunday - Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday - Saturday 9am - 9pm

Discover why Ripley's Aquarium is South Carolina's most visited attraction!  Each year, thousands of vacationers flock to see the wide variety of exotic fish and ocean life that call Ripley's their home.  Get a closeup look at some of the sea's most beautiful and dangerous predators as you move through a tunnel on the aquarium's 340ft glide path, where you'll come face-to-face with sharks, sawfish,  sea turtles, snappers and tropical fish.  Other tanks feature a Pacific Giant Octopus, coral, piranhas, poison dart frogs and more.  If you want to get hands-on, you can even pet stingrays and horseshoe crabs!

Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 8pm

Try your navigation skills in a 2,000 sq ft maze unlike any you've ever experienced!  Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze is designed to keep you turned around and laughing.  Hundreds of mirrors reflect dozens of pathways that lead you to tricky corners, dead ends and looping in circles.  The maze's LED lighting and digital sound take the experience to a whole new level.  If you're really looking for a challenge, use the kaleidoscope glasses, which create rainbow effects to increase your confusion and test your abilities!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Sunday - Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 10am - 8pm

Are you intrigued by the weird, odd and unexplained?  Then this Ripley's museum is just the place for you!  This famous attraction features a large collection of unusual artifacts from all around the world.  Over 500 exhibits display everything from shrunken heads to 9 legged-cows, transformers to a model of the world's tallest man!  This museum is sure to provide "weird, wild, wacky fun" for your whole family.

Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Sunday - Thursday 12pm - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 12pm - 8pm

Do you dare enter?  This multi-million dollar haunted house is sure to send a chill down your spine and set your heart racing!  As creepy ghouls guide you through the dark mansion, live actors, animatronics and intense special effects are strategically placed to scare and spook you at every turn.  This attraction is not for the faint of heart - enter at your own risk!

Ripley's Moving 5D Theater
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 8pm

Ripley's Moving 5D theater provides the most incredible movie experience you'll ever encounter!  You have the opportunity to live the movie, not just watch it!  The virtual reality simulator sends you on a ride of bumps, dips and turns in seats that move in 8 different directions in sequence with the film.  To engage all of your senses, the theater also uses surround sound, special effects, 3D imaging and even smell!

Whether you visit all or one of these attractions, you are guaranteed to give your family a vacation experience unlike any other.  On your way to the coast, be sure to stop at the Official Myrtle Beach Welcome Center in Aynor to receive additional information and purchase tickets to these incredible Ripley's attractions!

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