Construction is well underway for the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, opening at the site of the former NASCAR Café, 1808 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC. The newest addition to Broadway at the Beach will contain three attractions, including a two-story Hollywood Wax Museum, a mirror maze adventure and a haunted zombie experience.
The project is being developed by the same family who founded the original Hollywood Wax Museum in 1965 that now holds the distinction as the longest-running wax museum in the United States. They were recently recognized as “Heroes of Hollywood” for helping spread the “brand” of Hollywood around the world for nearly 50 years and continually supporting the security and marketability of the area. Likewise, the company was honored with a “Branson Beautification Award” for its entertainment facility on Highway 76 and last year built a landmark attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Parkway.
The Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach will have two floors of expertly-sculpted celebrity figures in interactive sets. Guests will be able to pose with the stars for an up-close and personal experience with their favorite stars and pop culture icons. Additionally, they’ll be able to learn more about Hollywood luminaries through posted facts about their charities and side businesses, fluky details about their backgrounds, their likes and dislikes, and more. Guests will also be able to peek into the Prop Vault, dance with the stars and participate in other themed experiences. To see how a wax figure is made, CLICK HERE.
Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors is a gallant adventure through hundreds of mirrored walls and archways, as well as other chambers featuring amazing visual illusions. The story unfolds with King Oscar, Queen Emmy and the Wizard seeking The Chosen One to save Princess Hannah. The modern fairy tale engages guests of all ages and offers a unique challenge as they find their way through the maze that includes several section where they’ll see infinite reflections in every direction. World-renowned maze designer Adrian Fisher is creating the exciting twists and turns for what is destined to become a Myrtle Beach favorite.
Outbreak is new a high-energy, thrill-a-second haunted attraction filled with hordes of the undead. Brave guests will enter the laboratory of ChemaCorp, a global leader in biotechnology, medical research, and defense contracting, where they will come face-to-face with a military experiment gone terribly wrong. Alpha Strain, a viral compound designed to enhance soldier DNA, has turned test subjects and the entire research staff into aggressive zombies that must be stopped. The military tried to contain the threat, but they too have failed. Now, with the facility on lockdown and the only hope of escape an emergency exit at the other end of the compound, guests must make their way through rooms and corridors crawling with zombies. They’ll scream through research and testing labs, high-tech equipment storage areas, and even a morgue before heading into the basement, which is a labyrinth of utility hallways and makeshift containment cells put in by the military to keep the undead mobs at bay. Outbreak sets a new milestone for haunted attractions using cutting edge animatronic characters, high-quality sets, and state-of-the-art special effects to put guests in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Guests are bombarded with sights, sounds, and smells that blur the lines between fiction and reality.
All three attractions are planned to open this summer. Residents of Horry and Georgetown in South Carolina and Brunswick in North Carolina will receive a 50% Area Appreciation discount year-round.