NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach puts no brakes on fun
Also known as the “Official Family Fun Park of NASCAR,” the Myrtle Beach site at 1820 21st Ave. N. is one of four national locations. The others are in Concord, N.C., Sevierville, Tenn., and St. Louis.
NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach has six racetracks, miniature golf, children’s rides, rock climbing, a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot interactive arcade and more.
“We have a lot of different rides for the entire family,” said Carla Shaw, marketing manager for NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach, owned and operated by PARC Management. “We have added more kiddie rides and thrill rides.”
In addition to the go-kart rides, there are batting cages, 36-hole miniature golf, Sparkie’s Express (a train ride for children) and Sky Wheels, NASCAR’s version of the Ferris wheel that is ideal for children and adults.
Shaw said NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach recently finished its latest birthday party room. Children’s parties are free for the child celebrating his or her birthday, as long as at least 10 children are guests. The cost is $14.99 plus tax for each child.
For the Starting Line Party, the child gets a reserved party room for 90 minutes, a party host, unlimited soft drinks in the party room, one personal pizza for each child, 20 arcade tokens per child and a choice of fun: a rock wall climb, a round of miniature golf or a go-kart ride. And if Sparkie is available, he will come to the party, too.
When folks visit NASCAR SpeedPark, which is officially sanctioned by NASCAR, the main attention grabber is racing, of course.
Some of the go-kart course tracks include the following:
• The Competitor – You can pretend you are racing like your NASCAR hero on a track featuring high banking and side-by-side racing in single or double-seater go-karts.
• Family 500 – This is a long road course for amateurs and seasoned drivers.
• The Qualifier – Children, especially, enjoy this 200-foot starter track that allows them to drive their own ride.
• Thunder Road – This twisting oval track measures one-half mile and features Indy-style go-karts.
After having fun, guest can eat at NASCAR SpeedPark, where finger foods such as funnel cakes, hot dogs, pizza, hamburgers and chicken fingers are for sale.
“I think the best thing about NASCAR SpeedPark is the staff,” Shaw said. “Our whole staff is well-trained, and each of our guests is given personalized service.”
If you go:
What: NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach
Where: 1820 21st Ave. N. Extension, 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.
Tickets: Prices vary and are subject to change. Discounted tickets can only be purchased online but tickets can also be bought on-site. The Unlimited Ride Special, excluding Thunder Road, is $23.99 (plus tax, online only). An All Access Pass is $39.99 (plus tax, available on-site only). A One-Month Pass, which is good for 30 days, is $34.99 (plus tax). The Summer Pass is $54.99 (plus tax, online only).
Group Rates: $25.99 per person in a small group (15 to 49 people) for an unlimited ride wristband. $24.99 per person in a large group (50 or more) for an unlimited ride wristband or $23.99 for an unlimited ride wristband plus catering.
Information: Call 843-918-8725, visit www.nascarspeedpark.com/sc.aspx, or send an email to: infoMB@nascarspeedpark.com
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