Family Kingdom

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


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.


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:


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)