The newest attraction along Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand is a slimmed-down version of the amusement park that entertained vacationers for decades.
The Pavilion Nostalgia Park opened yesterday with an arcade and six rides from the original Pavilion. The 11-acre oceanfront amusement park was one of the chief destinations in Myrtle Beach for more than a half-century before closing at the end of last summer.
The Pavilion Nostalgia Park is at Broadway at the Beach, well inland. The old Pavilion has been torn down, but owner Burroughs and Chapin Company Incorporated hasn't announced what it plans to do with the site.
This is a transition year for amusement parks in Myrtle Beach, with the 400 million dollar Hard Rock Park set to open in 2008. That park will include roller coasters, other amusement rides, a live country theater show performed on ice skates and restaurants.