Freestyle Announces "Kids in America" Zone - Discover Myrtle Beach Message Board & Forum
News from the Discover Myrtle Beach site, belonging to the City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina -
The main area the new owners are making over to begin with is the former Banana Splitsville kids area. It will be replaced by the Kids In America theme, and the land area increased to 17,000 sq. ft.
Four family-friendly rides will be added, which include -
Wheels In the Sky...hang glider carts that will send guests swoopng and soaring as they peddle through "vibrant hued clouds". The music of Journey is featured here as the "wheel in the sky keeps on turnin' ". First American iconic band has been honored in this manner at a theme park. Pretty nice tribute.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFC8sDTXlng]YouTube - JOURNEY "Wheel In The Sky"[/ame]
Life Is A Highway...families ride around a flat track in 18 wheelers as they rock to the high energy song of the same name, made popular by Tom Cochrane. A new version of the tune was recorded by Rascal Flatts and featured in the Disney-Pixar film, Cars. Each of the truck cabs will include 2 seats for children and two for adults.
Life is a highway! I wanna ride it all night long.
Honey, if you're going my way ..I wanna drive it all night long.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvsmRuRp4cM]YouTube - Rascal Flatts - Life is a Highway - Official Video[/ame]
Get Off My Cloud...balloon ride with brightly colored designs, brilliantly crafted to lift spirits high ..literally. The attraction will allow up to four guests (adults included) a real send-up with an awesome view of the entire park.
A Stones inspired attraction has been a long time coming. Do people still like family-centered attractions such as this? Some Girls Do.
HEY! HEY! You! You! Get off of my cloud!
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjlzFGTzLrY]YouTube - The Rolling Stones - Get Off My Cloud[/ame]
Fly Like An Eagle...it's Miller Time!. Put that damn beer down, immediately! We're of course talking about a Steve Miller Band inspired traditional kite flyer ride that will take parents and kids into free flight over Kids In America while experiencing the sensation of ocean waves.
By the description, I'm left clueless as to what a "feeling of ocean waves" means...but it sounds like a fun time that keeps on slippin' slippin' slippin' ..into the future.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnlTrq6wLf0]YouTube - Fly Like An Eagle Steve Miller Band[/ame]
There is a "surprise attraction" coming to the area, I'm assuming in time for the grand opening ..kids tree house, and a pop-up fountain play diversion.
New names for some of the old rides will include the Cuckoo-Ka-ChooChoo kiddie train (the Beatle's Walrus rears his magical mystery head again), and Doo Wop Dune Buggies. The Basketball courts will be relocated.
Coaster news: Shake, Rattle and Roller Coaster will change it's name to Hang Ten. Now that we know how it's hangin' there my friends, that is all for this update.