FAST FACTS

Family Kingdom

Family Kingdom is the only seaside amusement park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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TripAdvisor Rating:

Family Kingdom is the fifth (5th) best amusement park in the United States outside of Orlando, based on the opinions of both travelers and the TripAdvisor editors (2007).

Admission Policy:

One of the few remaining free-admission parks in the U.S. Individual ride tickets are available, as are All Day Unlimited Ride Wristbands.

Location:

300 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., across from Splashes Oceanfront Water Park. Straddles historic Withers Swash.

Total Acres:

Approximately 13 acres

Ocean Frontage:

Approximately 500 feet

Total Rides:

37

Signature Rides:

Swamp Fox: One of only 122 wooden roller coasters remaining in North America; one of only 115 in the United States; one of only four in the Carolinas and the only one in S.C.
Giant Ferris Wheel: Until 2011, highest ferris wheel in S.C. for 19 years
O.D. Hopkins Log Flume — Water Ride: Water ride featuring two dramatic drops
Pistolero Round-up: Made its international debut at Family Kingdom; the first of its kind produced by the great American ride manufacturer Sally Corporation
Twist ‘n Shout: Steel roller coaster new at Family Kingdom in 2013
Games: Arcade and over a dozen midway games

Formerly Known As:

Grand Strand Amusement Park (1966 – 1991)

Park General Manager:

Donald Sipes (since 1993)