When you come to visit Myrtle Beach on a family vacation, we know the pool and the beach are always at the top of the agenda. But don’t forget that Myrtle Beach offers up a wide array of fun activities for the entire family, including Family Kingdom for old-fashioned amusement park fun!
Family Kingdom is located right on Ocean Boulevard right in the heart of Myrtle Beach. It’s the only amusement park located oceanfront, and you’ve probably seen it on past trips to the beach. It’s been a key landmark in Myrtle Beach since 1966!
Even if you’ve never visited, you may recognize the Ferris wheel and the classic wooden roller coaster, the Swamp Fox. In 2007, TripAdvisor named it number five on its list of the top amusement parks outside Orlando, so it really is worth a visit!
At Family Kingdom, you can take your pick from nearly 40 different rides, ranging from hair-raising thrill rides to mellow and fun kiddie rides. Some of the favorites include the go-karts, the classic 1920s-era carousel and bumper cars.
One thing families love about Family Kingdom is that it doesn’t cost anything to enter, only to ride. Unlimited ride bracelets are available as well as tickets, and you can also buy a bracelet that’s good for rides in both Family Kingdom and its sister water park, Splashes.
Best yet, Family Kingdom is located just a mile and a half from Driftwood at the Boardwalk! So next time you visit us be sure to plan some time exploring this classic amusement park.