Ripley's 5D Moving Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC

917 North Ocean BoulevardMyrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Located on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Ripley’s 5- one-of-a-kind attraction offers an interactive 5-D moving theater experience for guests of many ages. The Snow Ride and Roadhoggers adventures feature moving seats, high-quality digital surround sound and a state-of-the-art theater that appeal to many senses, offering the complete illusion of actually being inside the movies.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • Located near the Boardwalk on Ocean Blvd.
  • Open 365 days a year.
  • Hours of Operation are Sunday - Thursday from 11:30pm- 5:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30- 7:00pm.
  • Two new movies: Happy Feet Mumble's Wild Ride and Monkey Madness.


from Ripley's 5D Moving Theater
Experience 5D Done Right! Experience the virtual reality simulator where you actually ride with the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn. The only place in Myrtle Beach with REAL SNOW!! Come cool down with Ripley's!!

Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound make it the most exciting movie there is. Two new action-packed films with continuous showings.

State-of-the-Art Motion Simulator. Large Format 70 MM film. Seats move in 8 directions. Full sized theater.

Must be 43” to ride in moving seats. Non-moving seats are available for little ones with a parent.

Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

8 Reviews
mindy kercher
springfield, OH
4 Reviews
"family fun"
July 2018
my family loved this attraction we really enjoyed the santa show the best was going to ride it again but the wait was too long
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Myrtle Beach Customer
1 Review
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April 2018
Short and a little boring,
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Tip: if you have a bad back this is highly not recommended

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Mary Thompson
Fayetteville, NC
2 Reviews
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"So much fun!"
July 2016
Fun, fun, fun! The snow felt real! Loved the first movie, it was great! Go at night, there are less people!
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Tip: Hands free if possible!

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Tammy Person
Goldsboro, NC
1 Review
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"Ripley moving theater"
June 2016
It was a cute couple of shows, we enjoyed it, yes the ride could have been a little smoother but it wasn't too bad. We had a good time!
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melissa skipper
dillon, SC
1 Review
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"fun experience"
May 2016
ive went on the 5D theater twice and its a nice alternative to some of the other attractions at the beach. the only negative thing i would say is it doesnt last very long. about 20 min.but still fun just wish for the cost they could either add one more show or make the two they show longer.
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Myrtle Beach Customer
1 Review
"Like being in a car accident!"
April 2016
While we love the Ripley's museum, the 5D Moving Theater was TERRIBLE! The seats we're very hard and jerked violently from side to side so fast and hard that it actually Hurt you! I'm not kidding, it was very literally like getting assaulted. Such a shame because Wonderworks Myrtle Beach and the Ripley's in Niagara Falls do not hurt like this. There's something wrong here when you go for a fun experience and you literally end up sore afterwards. They need to have their engineers fix this or update the theater with a better system.
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Tip: Painful, Hurts, Expensive for 10 minutes

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Arlene Brook
Melvindale, MI
4 Reviews
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"Moving theater"
September 2015
Great fun for the whole family
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Tip: Get plenty of rest there is so much to do.

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Myrtle Beach Customer
Black Jack, MO
15 Reviews
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July 2015
The seats jerks so hard as if your in a car accident.
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Tip: Bring safety helment and pads.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Don’t waste your money"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2019 NEW
I bought tickets for this with the aquarium visit. I read the reviews and thought I would give it a shot, but all the bad reviews I read were accurate. The effects were terrible I actually thought my 3D glasses were not working because the view didn’t appear to be 3D. You basically spend 20 minutes getting jostled around in your chair. If you want a true 3-5D experience I would go to The Simpson’s 4D instead.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
"Fun little stop"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2019 NEW
My son really enjoyed this ride. He loved the snow that came down. If you have bought any ripleys tickets kerp them and show them. you will get like half off. Plus your tickets are good all day.
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Hollywood, Maryland
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2019 NEW
It was okay but needs to be updated. The 3D was a bit off and with technology it should have been better. Would have thought Ripley’s would have refurbished it by now.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"5D ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 29, 2019 NEW
Completely worth the $9.99 and $14.99 price. While it only lasted about 20 minutes, the kids had a blast and loved the 'snow' during one show and the racing during the other show. If you have any back or neck injuries (or hip/arms/anything) this ride IS NOT for you. You get jerked around very hard.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Not worth the admission price"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2019 NEW
My children and I were not impressed by this attraction. It was very jerky and I didn’t feel like I was part of the ride at all. We had two shows. The first was a race car and all three of us hated it and couldn’t wait for it to be over. The second snowman ride was much better but I still wasn’t that impressed. I remember loving a similar ride in Niagara Falls so I was very disappointed.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's 5D Moving Theater

Is there a height requirement for the attraction?
Yes. Guests must be at least 43" tall in order to ride in the moving seats.

Is this attraction ideal for children?
Yes. All children must meet the height requirements in order to ride. The attraction uses moving seats, 3D sights, sounds, and additional effects.

Where is the attraction located?
Ripley’s Moving Theater is located at 915 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.