WonderWorks™ At Broadway At the Beach In Myrtle Beach, S.C. Adds 6D Motion-Simulated Thrill Ride, New Interactive Exhibit And More

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XD Theater 6D Extreme Motion-Simulated Thrill Ride Offers Guests An Exciting, High Speed Movie-Based Ride That Is Included In The General Admission To WonderWorks

Some places around the nation charge $8 or more just for the motion-simulated ride, so we're especially thrilled to be able to offer such a premium ride as part of our general admission. It's just another way WonderWorks delivers fun and value.

WonderWorks™, the popular upside-down “amusement park for the mind,” located at Myrtle Beach's Broadway at the Beach, has expanded its Virtual Sports and Lazer-Tag, and added an exciting 6D Extreme Motion-Simulated Thrill Ride and electricity exhibit.

There is no additional charge for experiencing the 6D thrill ride; it is included with general admission to WonderWorks. Designed to deliver a sensation of being transported right into big screen action, the XD Theater 6D Extreme Motion-Simulated Thrill Ride at WonderWorks is the first in Myrtle Beach. It is a 12-seat theater that combines 3D films, special effects, full motion seats and surround sound. Riders wearing 3D glasses fasten their seat belts and hold onto chair sidebars as one of several films comes up on the large screen. 3D images of objects fly by rapidly as the rider sees and feels dramatic elevation drops and abrupt direction changes. The motion seats sway and vibrate intensely in concert with the rapidly moving images on the screen. Surround sound intensifies the experience with loud, realistic sounds, and stiff breezes blow across riders' faces, further enhancing the realism of the experience.

Several movies will be available throughout the year. During the summer, Canyon Coaster will take riders on a speeding roller coaster through the canyons and caves of the Southwest. Other films that may be screened include Cosmic Coaster, a thrilling ride throughout the universe and among the planets, and Jet and Jin Jetpack Adventure where two cartoon pals fire up their jetpacks and fly all over town dodging cars, trucks and even buildings.

“This 6D ride enables WonderWorks to provide another amazing and fun experience for those who visit the 'upside down house' that's become a Myrtle Beach landmark,” said Robert Stinnett, general manager for WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. “The ride delivers up to 2 Gs of acceleration and 400 movements per second. Some places around the nation charge $8 or more just for the motion-simulated ride, so we're especially thrilled to be able to offer such a premium ride as part of our general admission. It's just another way that WonderWorks delivers not only fun, but value for families.”

In addition to the 6D thrill ride, a new interactive exhibit, the Tesla Coil, has been added to WonderWorks for 2013. The Tesla Coil transforms a person into a human lightning rod when a hand inside an insulated glove allows the touching of 100,000 volts of electricity. The Virtual Sports exhibit in the WonderWorks' “Wonder Park” also has new elements. It once focused just on baseball; but now, visitors can play soccer, basketball, football, baseball and zombie dodgeball. Both the Tesla Coil and Virtual Sports are included with general admission.

The Lazer-Tag facility has been relocated and expanded to approximately 2100 square feet, taking the fast-paced, high-tech action adventure of hide and seek to new heights. Lazer-Tag requires a $3 admission ticket upgrade.

“We've taken the WonderWorks experience up a notch this year,” said Stinnett. “We've got some great things to intrigue first-time guests, as well as returning families. We think everyone will be especially excited by the 6D experience!”

WonderWorks Myrtle Beach offers 50,000-square-feet of fun which houses more than 100 exhibits for people of all ages. The attraction is adjacent to Soar & Explore, also operated by WonderWorks Management. Soar & Explore's Zipline Adventure is the only zip line over water along the East Coast; and it takes adrenaline seekers soaring 50 feet above the 23-acre Lake Broadway. Revamped with a tropical theme for 2013, Soar & Explore's Ropes Challenge Course features 33 different challenge elements and extends 40 feet into the air with obstacles like swinging steps, a tremor bridge, tightrope walk, and vertical and angle stairs.

General admission to WonderWorks is $22.99 for those 13 and up, and $14.99 for those ages 4 to 12, with those 3 and under admitted free. A two-way ride on the zip line is $19.99 and admission to the ropes course is $11.99. A special “adrenaline package” that is $39.99 for adults and $36.99 for ages 4 to 12, buys access to WonderWorks, a two-way zip line ride and one game of Lazer-Tag.

WonderWorks offers a variety of packages to fit groups of all types, sizes and budgets. In addition, WonderWorks has created a new party room this year which comfortably accommodates 50 adults or 65 children for anything from birthday parties to educational programs, reunions and corporate retreats. There are meal options also available, as well as an outdoor patio area.

More information about WonderWorks Myrtle Beach and other locations is at WonderWorksonline.com. A press kit is at http://www.wonderworksonline.com/myrtle-beach/media-kit/.

About WonderWorks

WonderWorks opened in April 2011 and is located on the southwestern side of Broadway at the Beach, adjacent to Soar & Explore's zip line and ropes course. It is 50,000 square feet in size. WonderWorks' exterior is designed to appear as a building that has landed upside-down on a local crab shack.

The WonderWorks attraction is an “amusement park for the mind,” combining education and entertainment in more than 100 hands-on exhibits that will spark the imagination and stimulate the mind. Visitors to the attraction can enjoy a variety of experiences including being blown away by 74 mile per hour hurricane-force winds, maneuvering the controls of a NASA spacecraft to land the shuttle, lying on a bed of 3,500 nails, piloting a fighter jet, designing and riding a 360-degree virtual roller coaster and competing in a game of Lazer-Tag.

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