Popular Theme Park Under Water After Hurricane Ian

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Family Kingdom Theme Park

Credit: @xtremeweathervids

It’s not just the Florida theme parks that were affected by Hurricane Ian.

Over the last couple of days, there have been several reports of damage from Hurricane Ian at popular Florida theme parks, like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure
Credit: Universal

At Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort suffered some minor damage, but the Disney Parks have since reopened and Guests are getting back to normalcy.

Over at Universal Orlando, the beloved attraction Jurassic Park River Adventure saw a hole ripped on the side of its building. In addition, a photo a little later on in the day showed a portion of the popular coaster, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, under water. Universal is now reopened, as well.

Family Kingdom Theme Park
Credit: Family Kingdom

But, it’s not just theme parks in Florida that were hit by the hurricane.

After Hurricane Ian went across the state of Florida, it made a path through the Atlantic Ocean and then made landfall a second time in South Carolina.

As massive surf made its way into coastal towns in South Carolina, Family Kingdom Amusement Park found itself under water.

User @xtremeweathervids shared the video on TikTok.

Most parts of Family Kingdom is 2-3 feet under water currently. #fyp #foryoupage #weather #xtremeweathervids#hurricaneian #hurricaneian2022 #myrtlebeach #myrtlebeachsc


Most parts of Family Kingdom is 2-3 feet under water currently. #fyp #foryoupage #weather #xtremeweathervids #hurricaneian #hurricaneian2022 #myrtlebeach #myrtlebeachsc

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As you can see in the video, the surf completely blasted Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas. Family Kingdom, located right in the middle of Myrtle Beach, can be seen with more than two feet of water submerging it.

Family Kingdom features more than 38 thrilling rides. In the last few years, the amusement park added four exciting new rides, including the Twist ‘n Shout steel roller coaster, the interactive Jump Around Dune Buggies, and the Magic Bikes.

At the time of this writing, an update has not been given on the status of the amusement park.

Inside the Magic will continue to keep you updated on theme parks and Hurricane Ian.

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