While on vacation near Myrtle Beach, I had the opportunity to do a ropes challenge course for the first time. The first level of rope bridges, balance beams, etc. was not too intimidating for me, but once I climbed up to the second and third levels, the height started to freak me out a little more. Thankfully I remembered that I was in a protective sling, which actually came in handy when I completely fell off one of the obstacles.
Some of my in-laws had visited the WonderWorks in Orlando and suggested we all check out the Myrtle Beach location. The first thing you’ll notice upon entering the parking lot, is the very large upside down building. As the website says, “When you enter the building, everything will be upside-down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Step inside the inversion tunnel and be turned right side up to begin your journey.” This inversion tunnel simply used a swirling image on the walls of the tunnel, but the effect was really good. I honestly felt like I was flipping upside down.
One of the first attractions we encountered inside were the Xtreme 360 Bikes where visitors pedal their way on tandem bikes as they try to generate enough power to complete a full loop over the top and back. Kim and I were not successful in getting the bikes to flip over, but were pretty close and still felt like we were upside down. The only people in our group who were successful in flipping the bike were my sister-in-law and her fiancée.
There are over 100 different interactive exhibits throughout the three floors of the building. There is a space zone, lots of flight simulators, a bed of nails to lay on, a bubble lab, and so much more. It is pretty much a super interactive science museum. It’s obviously aimed to entertain kids, but it can be fun for parents too.