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The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is located at 910 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States, and calls itself "the nation's largest gift shop". As of 2011, the Gay Dolphin had 26,000 square feet (2,400 m2) and store owner Justin "Buz" Plyler said the store averaged 70,000 items. Located in 50 sections called "coves", including an Elvis Cove, items include "sea shells, brushes for bald men and noisy seat cushions." Larger items have included a fountain with three dolphins costing $7,000 and a life-size cigar store Indian. Tom Pierce's Trader Bill's Shark's Tooth Cove rents space in the building. People can bring in their own shark teeth and have them made into jewelry.
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Definitely something to experience at least once! The price is more than you would expect for a Ferris wheel but this is like no other. First, it's huge and overlooks the ocean and Ocean Blvd. Also, air conditioned and roomy cabins. Enough said. Plus you make multiple rotations so you get to see so much from all sides since it's all glass. You can find coupons in most of those visitor books and they offer military discounts.
Here in off season very easy going, not over crowded. Great for family and get away. 6 plus hours from GA. And 3 hours from NC. beaches are amazing. Great for sea shell collecting. Highly likely to enjoy. Plus north Myrtle beach is where the fun is happening
The sky wheel is huge and provides a great view of the beach, boardwalk and the strip. I like that it's enclosed so if it rains, you won't be soaked (I actually think the view would be more amazing if it did rain a bit.. but that's just me.) My 4 year old brother tackled it with bravery, so if you're thinking about letting your kids or younger siblings go up, don't hesitate! It moves slowly so if height + speed is not your thing, then you have nothing to worry about.
Reasonably priced unless you opt for the VIP package. They offer a military discount which was appreciated. The cars were very comfortable and the attendants we're very helpful getting my 88 year old mom in and out if the ride. The view was awesome!!!
A bit over priced for what it is. We did have a great time- employees were all very nice. Pictures turned out great- and for 20 bucks I should of got them but I didn't. My girls (3 & 6) had a great time looking at Myrtle Beach from high up. They didn't get scared- you feel very safe inside the "ball"- even has air conditioning so you don't feel stuffy. We wouldn't do it again at that price but enjoyed the beautiful view!
Fun fun fun.. great wheel with a great view of the beach and south myrtle strip. The cabin is cooled so it helps if you have a little bit of a fear of heights. The cabin is also fully enclosed so you can take any age kid and not worry about them, I took my 2yo twins.They let you "ride" 4 times around but for price 5 or more should be. All in all a good stop if you are south and looking for something unique to try.
Excellent ride. Gives great aerial views of the boardwalk and the beach. Young family of six could easily fit in the climate controlled cabins. Great pricing and it gives you about 5 trips around. We have even done this ride in the rain. Great experience.
Very nice ferris wheel. Not your "classic" wheel as this one is enclosed. BUT it has air conditioning which is super cool and you can bring any age children with you. They let you go around 4 times and prices are reasonable. They also give military discount which is always appreciated. The views of the strip we're awesome at dusk with the lights illuminating everything. Would recommend during the day, but especially at night.
A nice, slow ride to overlook the city and ocean. The cabin is air conditioned which makes the experience even better. You can snap beautiful pictures from the lovely view. This can be a romantic ride or family & friends fun ride. Everyone can enjoy this activity while creating great memories.
Line and loading were not managed well. Unless it's unable to operate fully loaded, should have been loading and unloading all cars on platform simultaneously instead of one or two at a time. Views were great, but fifteen minute ride barely makes hour plus wait worth it.
In my own opinion, I feel like that while it is a good attraction to Myrtle Beach, I feel like it is very overpriced for the simple fact; for me and my girlfriend to ride the SkyWheel it was $28 to go around 5 times. Now I don't know what overhead accounts for that $14 a person but I hope it's well worth it. Not to mention, before getting in line, your picture is taken and they won't tell you why. They just scan your ticket and tell you to sit and smile. You'll find out when you get off the SkyWheel that they already printed photos out of you photoshopped in the cabins. They'll look nice but then hit you with another $25 price tag. Which ain't really worth it to be honest. I would suggest that they tell people about what they intend on doing with the photos BEFORE talking the picture. They may save a lot of time and photo paper. To me, the sky wheel is a one trick pony, you'll do it once and maybe never again. But with the millions of people who visit Myrtle Beach every year, they won't be too hard up for business