Combine the splashing good times of a water park with the high-speed thrills of go-kart racing and what do you get? Wild Water & Wheels, your one-stop spot for a summer adrenaline rush.
Generations of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina visitors have made their way to neighboring Surfside Beach to experience all the great summer fun at one complex. Guests at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, which is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, are only a short drive down the coast to Wild Water & Wheels and more fun your family can pack into one vacation.
Visitors can make a splash on the water park's speed slides, tube slides, mat slides, pools and more, or make a mad dash around the track at the Race Zone. Wild Water & Wheels also offers a wide variety of amusements, such as the Bumper Boats ride, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a state-of-the-art arcade and other attractions designed for children of all ages.
Of course, the main draw in the summer heat is the water park, where a wide selection of water attractions awaits to cool you off and send a chill down your spine. For maximum adrenaline levels, the Free Fall Cliff Dive sends sliders down a near-vertical drop at speeds in excess of 45 mph, and the Triple Dip gives riders an option of three different freefall courses. For a slightly tamer slide experience, the Sidewinder offers a completely enclosed body slide, and the Serpentine takes riders for a twisting, curving adventure to the splashdown pool.
The Tube Slides include The Dark Hole, an enclosed course that was listed as the “Best Scary Ride in Myrtle Beach” by Southern Living magazine, and the White Water Express, which gives riders the thrills of whitewater rafting down the side of a mountain. Both slides offers one- and two-man person tubes that make it fun for families to enjoy the experience together. Wild Water & Wheels also has a pair of mat slides, the Head Rush and H20 Racer, which send brave souls zipping head first down the flumes and into the landing pools for a big splash.
For those who prefer a more horizontal water park experience, Wild Water & Wheels also offers pools where guests can cool off without losing their cool. The Wipe Out Wave Pool features all the fun of the ocean without the dangers. Waves reach up to 4 feet in height for boogie boarding and body surfing, and speakers pipe in summer-themed music for extra relaxation. The Lazy River lets guests glide along at their own pace, the Lounge Pool offers a leisurely life in the slow lane, and Wally's Lagoon provides an fun aquatic playground for the youngsters.
But the water is only part of the appeal at Wild Water & Wheels. The Race Zone feature five unique tracks so guests can race at their own pace. The Go-Karts and Speed Racers provide high-speed racing on the elevated figure-8 layout, while the Intermediates, Junior Racers and Two-Seaters give younger guests a chance to get in the action. The Bumper Boats, Putt-Putt Golf and arcade allow visitors to diversify their waterpark and go-kart racing experience, and the Kiddie Rides let the little ones have a great time on the carnival-style attractions.
Wild Water & Wheels offers lots of extras to add to the experience, including cabana rentals that provide guests with a cozy, shaded spot where they can take a break from the sun and enjoy a snack or cold beverage. Wild Water & Wheels also hosts a weekly “Live After Five” promotion each Friday during the summer months. Live bands and DJs serve up summertime tunes on the waterside stage at a discounted rate starting at 5 p.m. on Fridays. Wild Water & Wheels also offers special group rates, birthday parties and other fun activities for all ages. For more information, visit www.wild-water.com.