Enjoy the Summer Thrill and Cotton Candy at the O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park in North Myrtle Beach

It was 1976. For the first time in my life, I stepped slowly beyond the brightly colored gates of a small town amusement park, a scared little boy holding my dad's hand as tightly as I could. I felt like I was entering a new world, strange yet fascinating--with squeaky merry-go-rounds, wooden roller coasters, vintage bumper cars, cotton candy, and hot dogs. It was long before giant theme parks, computer-controlled thrill rides, and non-fat mayonnaise. I loved breathing in the air filled with the aroma of grilled onions and delicious smoked barbecue; watching everything from the tall shoulders of my father.

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Fast forward to 2014. The O.D. Pavilion, like a true time machine, has recreated many of the former amazing rides in the heart of North Myrtle Beach at Ocean Boulevard. It’s all there—at the same location so many families have already learned to associate with cotton candy and family fun. What gets people to this amusement park on hot summer days? It may be the wind rushing by on cool spinning rides or the trusty hydraulics that make those great coasters go -- or maybe it's the people themselves.

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The time I have spent with my entire family at O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park always has been astounding. We all appreciate silly thrills, cheery laughs and good times. There may be no better place to watch the blue ocean and the city landscape than from the Ferris wheel moving at snail pace. My girls are always attracted to the spinning cups and the flying dragon carousel for which the ride never lasts long enough. The boys love getting butterflies in their stomachs in the Kamikaze ride. The double-arm Ranger is a little too much for me, I admit. I prefer the rush of the roller coaster ride.

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The food always tastes so much better after experiencing the exhilaration of spinning forward and backward, turning upside down and down side up. When it comes to food in the amusement park, there is one established rule: There are no rules! The amusement park is a magic land where calories and fibers fade out of existence and taste is the king. I love seeing my kids wondering around with ice-cream dripping off their fingers and traces of cotton candy around their mouths while my sweetheart and I enjoy our hot dogs amongst the screams and laughter.

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Bring the whole family to the O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park in North Myrtle Beach and let the children live the special moments that we experienced as youngsters. They will be on top of the world, but, actually simply atop the Ferris wheel. It may be just a small beach town to grown-ups, but to children, it is the whole universe! Fun, great food, games and rides, who could ask for more?

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Have a wonderful beach vacation, choose one of our oceanfront vacation rentals from a large selection here and enjoy the O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park in North Myrtle Beach.

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