Woo Hoo! It’s Showtime! The Simpsons 4D Opens at Broadway at the Beach

Simpsons 4D Myrtle Beach
 
Hi-Diddily-Ho! and Hey Hey Kids! Myrtle Beach just got a little bit more Okily Dokily! The Simpsons in 4D has taken over a part of Broadway at the Beach and I was super excited to be included in a media preview for the grand opening.
 
Simpsons 4D Myrtle Beach
 
Marge and Homer with little Maggie were strutting their stuff on the red carpet for this new show and will be in place welcoming all visitors as they enter the theater.
 
The colorful guests all around the Springfield Aztec Theater will definitely draw attention to this new attraction. Both the inside and outside are adorned with the residents of Springfield in a colorful and humorous way and make great back-drops for photo opps.
 
Simpsons 4D Myrtle Beach
 
Simpsons 4D Myrtle Beach
 

As with all 3D or 4D performances, on your way into the theater you pick up a pair of special glasses.

Simpsons 4D Myrtle Beach

When I first entered the theater, I was a bit surprised by the comfortable looking seats and even though I knew the experience is 4D I was still surprised by the amount of space between seats.

Simpsons 4D Myrtle Beach

Once the show started, I understood the spacing! Your seat rocks. Your seat rolls. Your seat has you right in the middle of the action. Your seat is synced to the show giving motion, water, smell, wind, & fog effects.

Both movies/cartoons included in the show are absolutely the Simpsons at their best – super enjoyable and full of surprises.

Simpsons 4D Myrtle Beach

The attraction lasts about 15 minutes which in my opinion is the perfect timing. Not so long that little ones may have an issue staying interested. A small word of caution for children with sensory issues: Parts of the show could possibly be a slight concern so check with the theater before entering.

Simpsons 4D Myrtle Beach

Once the show is over you exit through – you guessed it – the Kwik-E-Mart, where you’ll find lots of refreshments including Buzz Cola, heat-lamp hot dogs and Lard Lad Donuts, as well as Squishee flavored drinks — all inspired by the TV show.

The attraction is near Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, is open daily. You can purchase tickets at the box office. All tickets include a free digital souvenir photo of you with The Simpsons family on the red carpet.

Official Synopsis

The Simpsons in 4D is now open at Broadway at the Beach. This highly-anticipated attraction features authentic recreations of the show’s famous Kwik-E-Mart and iconic Aztec Theater, bringing a slice of Springfield to South Carolina’s most popular tourist destination.
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The Aztec Theater is a family-friendly motion experience in a state-of-the-art 4D theater that showcases a dynamic special effects-filled adventure starring America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons™.  
 
Characters from Springfield, U.S.A. are lined up outside of the Aztec Theater as part of the fun exterior design. Inside the Aztec Theater lobby, join Homer and Marge on the red carpet, celebrate the career of Troy McClure, and enjoy pre-show clips featuring some of Springfield’s finest, including Itchy and Scratchy.
 
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There’s more to explore at the authentic Kwik-E-Mart next door. The fully-themed convenience store has been brought to life with select products, including Buzz Cola, Lard Lad Donuts and six show-inspired Squishee flavors.
 
The Simpsons in 4D was created in partnership with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, FoxNext Destinationsand Gracie Films. “We are excited to share this immersive, multi-sensory experience featuring the world’s most advanced 4D attraction technology,” says Michael Needham, Founder and CEO, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. “The reaction to the opening of the Kwik-E-Mart has been overwhelmingly positive and we see fans from all generations thrilled to be part of The Simpsons story.”
 
The Simpsons in 4D is open daily with tickets available at the box office. Visit Si4D.com/Simpsons4D for information, and follow @Si4D.Simpsons4D on Facebook and Instagram.

About The Attraction

  • The Simpsons in 4D is a first-of-its-kind attraction with authentic recreations of the show’s Aztec Theater and Kwik-E-Mart—bringing a slice of Springfield to Broadway at the Beach.
  • The Aztec Theater features a ticketed 4D theater experience. The show is a family-friendly motion experience in a state-of-the-art theater that features the adventures of America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons™.
  • Guests will be swept into a fully-immersive themed universe that brings the Simpsons characters and environments to life with impeccable detail and precision. The Simpsons in 4D is faithful to the visual landscape of Springfield, including the Aztec Theater and Kwik-E-Mart.
  • The attraction has many photo opportunities encouraging fans to get creative with their selfies while rubbing elbows with the show’s most recognizable characters.
  • The Simpsons in 4D “Total Experience” Ticket includes a Souvenir Cup with your choice of a Squishee or Buzz Cola and a regular size Lard Lad Donut from the Kwik-E-Mart. All attraction tickets include a Hollywood-style, red carpet souvenir digital photo with The Simpsons family—ready for sharing.

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About The Brand

  • The Simpsons is the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history.
  • The Simpsons is now in its 30th season and in development on seasons 31 and 32 with more than 600 episodes and has a tremendous following.
  • The Simpsons has been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, the “Greatest American Sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly in 2013, and “The Best TV Show Ever” in 2016 by Vulture.com.  

ABOUT BROADWAY AT THE BEACH

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway. Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, it was deemed the state’s best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
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Isle of Palms, SC ~ A Secluded Retreat for the Elusive Traveler

Nature in all its splendor surrounds the small local community that is the Isle of Palms. Surrounded on one side by the Atlantic Ocean, where the sun drops to the horizon to create an awe-inspiring sunset, and on the other by the salt marshes and inland waterway, alive with the sounds and sight of natural wildlife and fauna, once here you could easily believe that you have been transported to another world.

isle palms scLocated just over fifteen minutes north of Charleston, South Carolina, the Isle of Palms, merely seven miles long by one mile wide, is accessed by the aptly named Connector Bridge. If you are seeking an exclusive, relaxed location to spend your vacation, you have arrived at the ideal place. Isle of Palms has something for every taste.

The ocean side of the island offers long stretches of golden beaches for the sun worshiper and families, with a varied source of restaurants and shops, together with its own municipal marina where you can moor the motor cruiser or yacht. For the more adventurous, there is are a number of water-based activities, which include a kayak club, parasailing, a wave runner area and fishing trips.

Furthermore, if you want to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of this idyllic haven and the surrounding islands, including the fame island Loggerheads Turtles, there are organised boat and land trips designed for inshore and offshore eco-trips. These include journeys to uninhabited islands.

If your preference is for activity or sports orientated leisure, the Isle of Palms will also be at your service. From soccer to skateboarding, baseball to basketball and all sports in between, you will find them here on this island of dreams. One also must not forget the two beautifully landscaped eighteen-hole golf courses.

But you may ask, what about those of us who require the occasional retail “fix?” Do not fear, for within the Isle of Palms city you can savoir the experience of its shopping malls and other retail pleasure. Alternatively, you can venture further afield to the sister island of Mount Pleasant or travel into Charleston itself.

When the day is done, and it is time to wine, dine and relax for the night, the weary traveler will return to the splendor of one of the many luxury hotels that can be found on the island, where you will be waited upon with the quality of hospitality the island is famous for. If that is not your preference, then rent out one of the luxury house, condos and apartments, where you can cater for yourself during your vacation.

Isle of Palms prides itself on its cleanliness, history, eco-friendly approach to nature and the warm welcome that it extends to all who visit. For the discerning traveler it offers the complete vacation experience.

On the Isle of Palms, old mixes with new; tranquility rests alongside the bustle of city and holiday life; residents and wildlife embrace the tourist and all dwell in harmony in a peaceful oasis set in the midst of beautiful scenery. It is little wonder that the Isle of Palms has been made the setting and theme for novels and poetry, for if you visit once and you will return.




Broadway at the Beach Welcoming Charles Bach Wonders!

Magic! Dancing! Illusions! Escapes! What a fun time it will be at Broadway at the Beach!

Photo via CharlesBach.com

Charles Bach began doing magic when he was 8 years old after his uncle showed him a card trick. At 12 he started to take dancing and acting classes. He now has the unique ability too blend magic, dance and theater like no other magician in the world.

Charles Bach Wonders, an imaginative, interactive theatrical experience, will open summer 2019 at Broadway at the Beach, the epicenter of fun and excitement in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Illusionist Charles Bach has amazed and entertained audiences all over the world, including years of performances at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and The Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has also stumped Penn & Teller on their hit TV show “Fool Us.”
 
Charles brings his latest and most ambitious production to the stage with “Charles Bach Wonders,” blending mind-blowing magic with breath-taking visuals and Willy Wonka whimsy to take audiences into a world where the rules of reality no longer exist.
 
During this magical journey, audiences are treated to a wide array of artistic elements, including original magic and grand illusions, beautiful dance choreography, playful comedy, colorful props, special effects, plus two giant puppets called “The Tourists” that add laughs and fun to the audience experience.
 

Photo via CharlesBach.com

Charles will also perform some pure sleight of hand and close-up magic during the show. Adding to the excitement at Broadway at the Beach, visitors are treated to a sneak peek of this exciting show each afternoon that will include a live Houdini-style escape in front of Wonders Theatre, which sits opposite the Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf.

 
 
“I am thrilled to be part of Myrtle Beach’s outstanding entertainment offerings,” said illusionist Charles Bach. “After years of touring and performing, I’m excited for my family and my show to become part of this wonderful community.”
 
Shows begin Saturday June 1 and can be seen at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Labor Day. In addition, matinees will be at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. This world-class show will be a highlight of the summer at Broadway at the Beach.

About Charles Bach Wonders

The Wonders Theatre is located at 1195 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC at Broadway at the Beach. Ticket prices are $32 plus tax for adults and $18 plus tax for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 are free in seat of paid adult. Don’t miss the most unique and original show to come to the Grand Strand. For more information and reservations, call the theater’s info line at 843-286-5003 or visit www.wonderstickets.com.

About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway.

Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, it was deemed the state’s best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.




Ways To Enjoy the Outdoors at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach

Spring and summer can’t be beat in Myrtle Beach! Actually, anytime during the year is a great time to visit the beach but spring and summer are when everything is happening outdoors!

Photo via Broadway at the Beach

Whether you’re planning to visit or live here year round, Broadway at the Beach is a “not to miss” spot.

Enjoying Myrtle Beach’s spring and summer weather is best when experiencing the many outdoor entertainment options at Broadway at the Beach, South Carolina’s most visited tourist attraction.

Broadway at the Beach is home to many of the Grand Strand’s most popular indoor and outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.
 
“Warm weather brings so many great activities for our guests to enjoy at Broadway at the Beach,” said Melissa Armstrong, marketing director at Burroughs & Chapin, parent company of Broadway at the Beach. “From unique dining options to memorable entertainment experiences, we have something for every member of the family to enjoy.”
 
Here are just a few of the things to do outdoors at Broadway at the Beach:
 

Photo via Broadway at the Beach

 
Outdoor dining with a lakeside view. Broadway at the Beach is known for dozens of delicious dining options and many of them feature outdoor seating, such as The Grumpy Monk, Yamato Seafood Steak and Sushi, Margaritaville, Extreme Pizza and Landry’s Seafood House. These restaurants and more have seating alongside the beautiful 23-acre Lake Broadway.
 
Feed the fish. Fish feeders are set up along the bridges at Broadway at the Beach. Children and adults alike enjoy feeding the five different species of fish that are in the lake, which gobble up nearly 35,000 pounds of fish food annually!
 
Cool off at the interactive fountain. Spring and summer bring warmer temperatures and Broadway at the Beach offers a free interactive fountain in the New England Fishing Village East where guests can cool off among the dancing and jumping water jets.
 
Catch a bird’s eye view on a zipline or ropes course. The WonderWorks zipline soars guests 50 feet above water, and travels 1,000 feet between towers. The pirate-themed ropes course also stands a staggering 40 feet tall and spans three levels.
 

Photo via Broadway at the Beach

 
Mini-golf at Dragon’s Lair. Step back into the Middle Ages with Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, which is in the New England Fishing Village East along Lake Broadway. There’s fun and adventure waiting around every corner as you negotiate the challenging medieval course.
 
The tradition continues at The Pavilion Park, with three areas to ride at Broadway at the Beach, including Pavilion Park East, West and Central. Pavilion Park boasts family entertainment rides, thrill rides and nostalgia rides and features the Broadway 360 Observation Wheel, standing 156 feet in the air with thirty-six, spacious gondolas accommodating up to six riders and offering guests a breathtaking view.
 
Create a splash on a speedboat. Make exhilarating memories with friends and family on the Beach Rider Jet Boat. The “roller coaster on the water” takes guests on a boat ride charged by 410 horsepower, spinning the whole family into 360-degree turns on Lake Broadway.
 
Go gem mining. Mine for gems near Joe’s Crab Shack. Visitors can choose their very own bag of mining sand that is enriched with gemstones and other special surprises. Then, they add to the trough and sift their box through the running water to uncover special gems.
 
Life is “cooler” at the top of the rock-climbing wall. Challenge yourself to climb to the top of the Rock Climbing Wall next to Johnny Rockets. Guests can choose the path they will take via the different levels of difficulty.
 
Smile big for the caricature artist. Have a seat and have an artist draw a funny and over-the-top imitation of you and your friends. It is sure to be something your group will treasure for years to come, and will definitely be the conversation starter at your next get-together. Be sure to cap off your trip to Myrtle Beach with a caricature drawing at one of several artist locations throughout Broadway at the Beach.
 
For more information about Broadway at the Beach, visit www.BroadwayattheBeach.com, call 1-800-386-4662, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway. Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, it was deemed the state’s best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.




Outdoor Dining at Barefoot Landing

Nothing says summer quite like sitting outside, sipping a cold drink and enjoying a great meal!

If you’ll be visiting (or live here!) the Grand Strand this year, be sure to enjoy some relaxing and refreshing outdoor dining.

The warmer weather has arrived, and some of the best new restaurants to eat at along the Grand Strand are at the revitalized Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. 

Barefoot Landing, the area’s only waterway shopping, dining and entertainment destination along the Intracoastal Waterway, has transformed in recent years to bring more shopping options, family entertainment, and dining experiences that feature outdoor seating.

Many of Barefoot Landing’s restaurants have offered outdoor dining options, including Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, Joe’s Crab Shack, Wild Wing Café, Ultimate California Pizza, River City Café, Umberto’s, Johnny Rockets, Bully’s Pub & Grill, Dick’s Last Resort, and Greg Norman Australian Grille.

In the past year, Barefoot Landing has welcomed Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, Taco Mundo Kitchen Y Cantina and Blueberry’s Grill, with plans to expand the waterfront dining district, Dockside Village.

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Here are some waterfront and new places to eat outdoors at Barefoot Landing:

Blueberry’s Grill 

Spring/Summer Hours: Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; Available for private events afterhours 

Suggested meal: “The Melting Pot Omelet is a cold smoked salmon, American and Bordeaux brie cheeses, caramelized onions, capers, and avocado crema.”

– Chef Darryl

Taco Mundo Kitchen Y Cantina 

Spring/Summer Hours: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; Fiesta Hours 4-7 p.m. through mid-May, 4-6 p.m. through summer 

Suggested meal: “We have 15 different types of tacos, from Americano and Carne Asada to Baja Fish. If you’re vegetarian, try Tempura Avocado; make these a platter by adding Black Beans and Mexican Rice.” 

– Erin L. Parker, Operating Partner

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Greg Norman Australian Grille

Spring/Summer Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch; 4:30 p.m. to last seating for dinner; Happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. for food, and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for drinks.

Suggested meal: “Ahi Tuna. Seared Ahi tuna served with a truffle, and mushroom-infused risotto, covered with a bacon-bourbon glaze.”

– Scott Grau, General Manager

Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s 

Spring/Summer Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; No happy hour spring or summer.

Suggested meal: “A summer favorite at LuLu’s is our Fresh Gulf Red Snapper entree. The red snapper is powered by Fish Trax Marketplace, a sustainability tracking program that allows you to track where your fish was caught, when it was caught and who caught it.”

– Cheryl Coesens, General Manager

About Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing, located at 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, is owned and managed by Burroughs & Chapin, headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It combines the traditional retail functions of a shopping venue with attractions and other leisure amenities to deliver an outdoor-centric recreational experience. Its unique seaport-style architecture, proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, and lake combine to create a charming coastal village atmosphere ideal for shopping, dining, and social interaction. Boardwalks and bridges weave through the 100-acre nature-friendly complex and its wide variety of specialty and retail shops, waterfront restaurants, and entertainment venues. More information about Barefoot Landing is available by calling (843) 272-8349, or logging on to www.bflanding.com.