The Best Thrill-Seeker Attractions in Myrtle Beach

When imagining their vacation at Myrtle Beach’s Dayton House Resort, many people think of relaxing by the pool and taking in the peaceful ocean view from the comfort of a lounge chair in the gardens. But what if you’re the type of person whose vacation isn’t complete without doing something that makes you scream with fear and excitement? If your perfect vacation includes high speeds or dizzying heights (or both at the same time), you’re in luck! Myrtle Beach has a huge variety of attractions that will thrill you with terrifying fun!


A trip to Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides, home of the Slingshot, is an absolute must for the vacationing thrill-seeker. True to its name, the Slingshot is a two-person ride that shoots you over 300 feet into the air at speeds up to 100 mph. An on-board camera records your reactions, and the video is available for purchase at the end of the ride. Other thrill rides from the company include the Skyscraper, which spins 170 feet in the air, and the Air Strike, where free-spinning cars on the tips of a giant rotating arm will have you turning every which way. There are also three family-friendly rides available, in case not everyone in your group is up for that much excitement!


Myrtle Waves Water Park will get your heart rate up as you slide down! Myrtle Waves boasts a broad selection of slides, from child-friendly to exhilarating, but thrill-seekers will want to head straight for the Turbo Twisters. You will climb 10 stories to reach the top of these enclosed waterslides. That’s a long trip down, and the trip is even more sensational because you make it in the dark. It is impossible to see the twists, turns and dips before you are upon them. When you shoot back out into the sunlight at the bottom of the slide, you’ll want to climb right back to the top and make this trip again and again!


If you thrill to the thought of sleek race cars and blazing speed, you can live out your high-octane dreams by booking a NASCAR Racing Experience at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The speedway offers a variety of options to tailor your experience to your personal preferences. You can ride shotgun with a professional driver to feel the excitement of flying along at top speeds, or drive the car yourself in a timed racing session. No matter which option you choose, you are guaranteed maximum fun.


Or, you can take a memorable high-speed ride on the Swamp Fox Roller Coaster at Family Kingdom Amusement Park. The Swamp Fox is an old-fashioned wooden coaster that has been thrilling riders for more than 50 years. In this modern age of smooth tubular steel coaster tracks, the experience of being on a real wooden-track coaster may be an eye-opener. The unexpected twists, turns, and downward plummets and plunges will leave your heart in your mouth! 


If heights and flight are your thrilling fantasy, try one of the many local zip-lining venues! Or book a parasailing adventure for a thrill that can be enjoyed with the whole family. You will get an amazing and unique view of the coastal paradise below as you take flight and sail high in the air behind a motorboat. Riders can fly solo or in groups of two or three, and children are welcome to fly with their parents. The boat captain can even dip you in the water during your flight if you choose!


Myrtle Beach is packed with attractions that will get your adrenaline pumping and set your heart to racing! And after a day full of excitement and adventure, you can return to the comfort of your Dayton House resort accommodations and rest up for another thrilling day ahead.

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