New attractions for thrill seekers along Ocean Blvd
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) This summer Myrtle Beach will have two brand new attractions, both promising a heart pumping experience and breathtaking views. Construction for two zip line sites will be complete in time for the busy summer months.
Adrenaline Adventures is the company in charge of building and running the new zip line sites. Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures is the zip line project going up at the Old Pavilion site. The Ocean View Zipline Adventures will be at the vacant lot near Spring Maid Pier and next to Damon's restaurant. Both will open just in time for the busy summer months.
Construction for the zip line project at the Old Pavilion site started last week and is expected to open by April 1st. Construction for the site on the south end of Ocean Blvd should start in three weeks and is expected to open up sometime in May.
Ocean View Zipline Adventures is designed as a course with several sky-high towers and zip lines Shane Bull owns Adrenaline Adventures and says part of the appeal is getting the zip line experience right along the beach. The pavilion zip line is designed to attract young thrill seekers while the zip line course in the south strand will appeal more to families.
Once both of these attractions are done, Adrenaline Adventures will need to hire workers to run them. Bull says he expects to hire 60 to 80 people, including several zip line instructors and office clerks.
He expects both sites to be up and running for at least the next four years. Bull will begin to take applications starting next month and hopes to have a job fair at the Old Pavilion site at the beginning of March.
Josie Robbins is a Damon's employee and she says this may be just what the area needs to attract people and should be good for business.
"The land has always been bare," Robbins said. "So it's a really good thing to see something come down here in that particular area. It will bring a lot of business down to the south end of the beach, which we really, really need."
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