This year, kids can take their Moms to Myrtle Waves for Mother’s Day, and take their Dads to Myrtle Waves or Wild Water & Wheels for Father’s Day.
Myrtle Waves opens for the 2019 season on May 11 and Wild Water & Wheels will open May 25.
Myrtle Waves is opening early this year so anyone already out of school can visit Myrtle Waves on Mother’s Day when Moms get in free, said Christina Watts, director of marketing and advertisement for the Lazarus Entertainment Group.
“It’s also an opportunity for our season pass holders to take advantage of the park,” she said.
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Myrtle Waves Water Park will be open weekends only from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for its first two weekends of the season, and then will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. six days a week starting May 24. On Thursdays, the park will be open until 9 p.m.
Those Thursdays will be quite special, featuring a different movie each week on the Wave Pool Screen.
And to make it a little extra special, those movies will be themed Halloween in June, Christmas in July and Star Wars Night in August.
“Each of those nights will feature a movie that goes along with the theme, and we’ll be raising money for a good cause at the same time,” Watts said.
The rides and other attractions will stay open during the movies.
There are a million gallons of water used to bring Myrtle Waves’ 14 attractions and 24 slides to the locals and tourists who continue to enjoy it year after year.
Water slides, tube slides, the FlowRider and play areas in the 20-acre park make it a favorite destination in Myrtle Beach.
A lot of people don’t know the park has the FlowRider. Watts described the attraction as “a platform where kids and adults can enjoy the thrill of riding a wave. It features a boogie board mimicking a wave, just like in the ocean.”
Even the snack bar, Sharkey’s, will have something new this year, and that’s tacos, which will be available for the first time.
Myrtle Waves Water Park is at 3000 Mr. Joe White Ave. in Myrtle Beach, and the phone number is 843-913-9250.
Be sure to check the website, www.myrtlewaves.com, for height restrictions and for tickets.
Wild Water & Wheels Water Park
Speed slides, tube slides, mat slides, pools, a race zone, bumper boats, mini-golf and kiddie attractions are joined at the 16-acre Wild Water & Wheels Water Park by the brand new Monster Drop Slide this year.
The Monster Drop Slide, Watts said, features a deep body of water that two body slides go into. One slide is enclosed and the other is not.
Starting June 7, Fridays’ Live After Five will mean $9.95 wristbands for everyone from 5-9 p.m. and $1 food specials during that timeframe.
Sunday Funday features $18.98 wristbands starting June 2, and the next day, Manic Mondays begin, also with $18.95 wristbands.
Those wristbands entitle guests to the wate rpark activities.
Wild Water & Wheels, with its motto, “More than a water park,” is at 910 Highway 17 S., in Surfside Beach.
The phone number is 843-238-3787.
Be sure to check the website, www.wild-water.com for specials and to purchase tickets.
“Both of our parks are family-oriented,” Watts said. “We really care about our customers and want everyone to come let their inner child out.