Myrtle Waves Water Park makes a splash with aquatic fun with guest from Long Bay Resort.
Passers-by traveling along U.S. 17 Bypass often can’t help but take their eyes away from the road to witness, if only momentarily, the countless bodies splashing around at Myrtle Waves Water Park, better known as Myrtle Waves.
With more than 30 slides and attractions, it is South Carolina’s biggest water park.
People, including guests of Long Bay Resort, willing to pull away from the Atlantic Ocean’s allure usually come to Myrtle Waves with family and friends to indulge in a variety of adventures existing there.
Some of the most popular slide rides include Arooba Tooba and Night Flight.
“My favorite ride is the Arooba Tooba because you get flushed down a tube with your family” said Amanda a guest from New Jersey visiting with her family.
Arooba Tooba, a giant enclosed flume colored burnt orange and mellow yellow, is shaped similarly to a toilet bowel. Riders slide down the flume, swirling and twirling around as they descend to the end of the tubing where they exit and make a finishing splash as they drop out through the center.
Night Flight, as its name suggests, is a slide that takes riders down the dark, foggy tunnels of black pipes.
For the little ones, Myrtle Waves has Bubble Bay. The 7,000-square-foot leisure pool has water depths from six to 18 inches, with three umbrella water cascades and bubble jets. Although anyone of any age can have a blast in Bubble Bay, the children, especially, will enjoy the fun.
In addition to rides, Myrtle Waves also has places to eat and a spot to shop.
Dining options include Island Café, home to food typically found at festivals, such as burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs and pizza.
Sharkie’s Snack Shack sells stuffed pretzels, cotton candy, popcorn and other movie-friendly food. Pizza and More and the Filling Station, where visitors can create their own slushy flavors to enjoy, round out the food finds at Myrtle Waves.
Visitors of Myrtle Waves can start or end their trip at the Tropical Trading Post, where they will find water park essentials like bathing suits, beach towels, goggles and a diverse collection of souvenirs.
Myrtle Waves is waiting, if you are willing to jump in.
If you go:
What: Myrtle Waves Water Park
Where: 3000 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577
When: Myrtle Waves Water Park is generally open from mid-May to mid-September each year.
Cost: From now until December 31, 2013, the cost of early bird season passes is $59.99 (plus tax) online.
Information: Call 843-918-8725 or visit http://www.myrtlewaves.com/home.aspx
. Directions from Long Bay Resort: Start going southwest on North Ocean Boulevard/S.C. 73 toward 72nd Ave. N. Take the 1st right onto 72nd Ave. N. Take the second left onto North Kings Highway/U.S. 17 Business. Turn left onto Mr. Joe White Avenue. Keep straight on Mr. Joe White Avenue towards U.S. 17 Bypass. Go straight at the stoplight at U.S. 17 Bypass and Mr. Joe White Avenue. Myrtle Waves Water Park will be on the left.
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