The new trend on the Grand Strand this summer has to be zip lines. There are currently five of them either in the planning stage, under construction or already open. The zip lines range from 600 ft to 1000 ft and reach heights of up to 60 ft. No matter your age, if you enjoy having a good time while suspended in the air and traveling at high speeds then you need to visit either of the following locations.
At the Family Kingdom Amusement Park on 300 South Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach the zip line rises to 60 ft and spans the waterway running through the park. Passes are $10.00 and it is currently open. The Oceanview Adventures zip line on Springmaid Boulevard in Myrtle Beach has four zip lines that run parallel to the coast. In addition to the zip lines there is the 40 ft Powerfan Free-Fall Express Jump. Once completed the zip line will cost $45.00 and the free fall will be $25.00. At the site of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion there will be the Adrenaline Adventures zip line on 321 Ninth Ave North in Myrtle Beach. They offer both a zip line and 60 ft free fall. The 600 ft long zip line propels riders at up to 40 mph and costs $25.00. Passes for the free fall cost $25.00 as well. Located next to Wonder Works in Broadway at the Beach is the Soar + Explore zip line in Myrtle Beach. This 1000 ft long line starts on a 50 ft tall platform and spans Lake Broadway. There is also a pirate-themed ropes course consisting of 33 different challenges. Passes for the zip line costs $19.99, ropes course is $11.99 and combo passes are available for $26.99. Lastly we have the Ocean Drive Pavilion Amusement Park zip line on 90 S. Ocean Blvd. in North Myrtle Beach. Construction on this zip line has not begun as of yet and details should be released shortly.
When you have some time to spare in between going to the beach, shopping and dining remember that there is a zip line within miles of where ever you may be. These zip lines are an excellent addition to the already long list of attraction in Myrtle Beach. So if you are looking for a little excitement while on vacation check out any or all of these five locations.