The Funplex Myrtle Beach Welcomed Its First Guests Today
Myrtle Beach has a new place for families and thrill seekers alike to play. Located at 1405 North Ocean Boulevard between 14th and 15th Avenue, The Funplex Myrtle Beach offers a big punch in a compact footprint. Just one block from the beach and tropically themed, Myrtle Beach’s newest addition features seven family-thrill rides surrounding a walk-up bar and restaurant.
Thoughtfully designed to maximize every square foot, The Funplex parks are built for families and thrill seekers alike. The new Myrtle Beach park’s rides are themed to match the Grand Strand beach vibe and include:
- Mach Fun, the tallest, interactive 360° flying jet ride on the market, and first-of-its-kind in North America.
- There is a lot of excitement in the industry right now regarding the new Fun in the Sun roller coaster featuring a lengthy track encircling the perimeter of the park and a hamster wheel car for thrill seekers.
- Guests experience weightlessness and a breathtaking ocean view on Sky Velocity as they twist and turn up a 65-foot tower before dropping back down to reality.
- On Up and Overboard guests will fly high and swing through the air upside down while gravity goes to work.
- Hook & Slice offers guests an adrenaline fix as they wind, whirl and catch air on this thrill ride.
- Hang Ten and the Sunny Day Swings will keep our younger guests, spinning and soaring through the air.
“What excites us the most about this project is it’s a unique and innovative approach to the classic amusement park,” said Funplex owner Randy Lahn. “This combination of state-of-the art rides in a compact footprint just one block from the beach is unique amusement park concept & debuting in Myrtle Beach.”
Facing Ocean Avenue, Off-the-Coast Beach Bar and Grill, Funplex Myrtle Beach’s newest bar and restaurant, features signature food and drink options just steps from the beach. This two-sided, walk-up bar and restaurant offers 13 domestic and local draft beers, exciting frozen drinks in souvenir cups, and traditional bar and seafood options. Off-the-Coast Beach Bar and Grill will offer a complete menu to satisfy the whole family featuring amusement park favorites like funnel cake and a special Chicken & Waffle Cone Appetizer.
“Because this was such a new concept, we got to add some really cool elements that we believe our guests and the industry will love,” said Funplex CEO Brian Williams. “From first generation rides like Mach Fun and the Fun in the Sun Coaster to a light show like no other, Funplex Myrtle Beach is a must-do attraction.”
“We are thrilled to bring the Funplex brand to South Carolina” said Funplex CEO Brian Williams. “Designed for families and thrill seekers alike, The Funplex Myrtle Beach delivers a safe, fun, clean entertainment experience for everyone.”
Open daily, The Funplex offers thrills day and night including a nightly light show after dark. The park and restaurant are free to enter, attractions are individually priced, each requiring a set number of credits that can be loaded onto a FunCard in the amount of a guest’s choosing. Five different credit bundles are available at thefunplex.com saving guests up to 35%. Advance purchase and reservations are strongly recommended.
The Funplex Myrtle Beach is following local, state, CDC and industry Covid-19 guidelines and best practices. Visit thefunplex.com for more.
The Funplex Myrtle Beach team includes 6 full-time staff and approximately 100 seasonal team members. Potential candidates can apply at thefunplex.com.
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The Funplex is a family-owned amusement park company with three locations along the East Coast. New in 2021, The Funplex added its third location, Funplex Myrtle Beach. Packing a big punch in a compact footprint, this new park features seven rides, a walk-up bar and restaurant, and hours of family entertainment just steps from the beach.
Since 1997, The Funplex operates two parks in New Jersey; offering a variety of family entertainment options from rides and slides to bowling and laser tag. In New Jersey each park has over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activities, the Funplex guarantees fun 365 days a year for families and teens alike, regardless of weather. Located in East Hanover and Mount Laurel, New Jersey, the Funplex is your go-to venue for birthday parties, corporate outings, and other important events.
With annual investments in marketable capital and convenient locations The Funplex Amusement Parks continue to offer big park fun without the hassle, making The Funplex, your local place to splash, eat, ride and play!