Myrtle Beach Ripley’s Believe It or Not is wacky, wonderful and spooky fun

By

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is not for the faint of heart.

This Myrtle Beach attraction is designed to give visitors chills and thrills through its Odditorium, 5D Moving Theater, Marvelous Mirror Maze and Haunted Adventure.

The Odditorium is actually a museum that highlights the bizarre, mysterious and fascinating realties of humans, animals, rituals and cultures around the world.

In the space, visitors will find a statue of the late Robert Wadlow, the tallest man the world has known thus far whose height was 8 feet and 11 inches. Wadlow’s statue is depicted wearing his signature eyeglasses and a three-piece suit. A ceremonial Tibetan skull mask, a mummified face, junk art, a talking hologram, and a genuine shrunken head are among the other strange and interesting items showcased in the Odditorium.

In the past, the Odditorium has showcased fertility statues that are renowned because women unable to have children have sworn they became pregnant after touching the statues – believe it or not.

The 5D Movie Theater literally puts people into the action. They can experience the excitement of action-packed films that allow them to take a virtual trip into the movies, as they feel every motion shown on the screen in their seats.

The Marvelous Mirror Maze challenges puzzle solvers to find their way out of an unusual labyrinth of mirrors that lets folks see countless reflections of themselves as they try to sort their way out.

The Haunted Adventure is Halloween on steroids. If you take frightening scenes from horror classics and mix in frames from the worst B-movie horror flicks, then the result would be similar to what visitors experience in the Haunted Adventure. There are bodies in bags, scary clowns, numerous ghouls and other nightmarish stuff waiting to make them scream as they walk or run through this creepy haunted house.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not isn’t for your typical bunch, but it also isn’t your average attraction. It’s fun you don’t want to miss.

So, go ahead and book your hotel at MyrtleBeachHotels.com and get ready for some spooky adventures.


If you go:
What: Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Where: 901 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
When: Times vary, but it is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during September and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Oct. 1 to Oct. 28.
Hours: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The 5D Moving Theater is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Marvelous Mirror Maze is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Haunted Adventure is open from noon to 7p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Cost: Prices are $14.99 and $6.99 for children 6-11 for the Odditorium, with ages 5 and under free. The theater prices are $13.99 and $7.99 for children 6-11, with ages 5 and under free. The Haunted Adventure costs $13.99 and $7.99 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are not permitted.
Group rates: Prices per attraction are $9.99 for ages 12 and older and $5.99 for children 6-11, if there are 10 or more people in your group. To make a group reservation, call Mary Clark at 843-916-0888, ext. 3226. 
Information: Call 843-448-2331 or visit //www.ripleys.com/myrtlebeach/

 

Posted on 11/16/12