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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:07 pm 
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The wife and I were reflecting on our first visit in 1993. There was a waterpark on the south end near the air force base that had a ride that was powered by fire hoses. Does anybody remember this and hopefully the name of the place?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Hi there, Fatdad, and welcome to our message board!

I hope someone will be able to help you...sorry I can't.

You might try contacting Wayne Aiken. He's an expert on everything old in Myrtle Beach.
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His website:
http://www.myrtlebeachremembered.com

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:32 pm 
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Fatdad wrote:
The wife and I were reflecting on our first visit in 1993. There was a waterpark on the south end near the air force base that had a ride that was powered by fire hoses. Does anybody remember this and hopefully the name of the place?

Sure do. That was the old "Water Boggan" Park - now just a couple empty spaces with a few roadway entrances just to the right as you veer onto the very beginning of South Ocean Boulevard traveling northbound on Kings Highway/Business 17 or cross King's highway toward the ocean from Farrow Parkway (or on the left just before South Ocean Boulevard ends at the old "Main Gate" intersection with Kings Highway and Farrow Parkway).

I'm sure I still have a lot of video and pictures from there stashed away in a storage room. The fun from the sight of the fire hoses being sprayed from the water rides (they called them "Pipeline Coasters", but not to be confused with pipeline rolercoasters) is something I'll never forget.

I Googled "Water Boggan" (including "Myrtle Beach", as they had several locations and the one in Emerald Isle, NC still exists) and the best site I came up with a good write-up and photos is:

http://www.myrtlebeachremembered.com

Just scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page...


Last edited by Mike L. on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Here's the link to a newspaper entry (dated 1993) mentioning details about Water Boggan (the south Ocean Blvd one in Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach locations):

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 33,4726707


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:12 am 
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That's Awesome thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:54 am 
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I know this thread is somewhat old but I ran across these pictures yesterday and thought that this may have been exactly what the original poster was talking about...




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:05 pm 
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Is that the water park that used to be at the south end of South Ocean Blvd?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:21 pm 
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I had forgot all about that place. I sure wish the speedboats were still around.

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