Patrons pass by the park's guitar icon while aboard the ride Soak'd at Freestyle Music Park on Aug. 19, 2009, in Myrtle Beach. RANDALL HILL — By Randall Hill /

Some Freestyle rides find new home in Myrtle Beach

A few rides from the former Freestyle Music Park that were for sale have found a new home just just a few miles away in Myrtle Beach at The Family Kingdom Amusement Park.

The Family Kingdom Amusement Park, which is located on Ocean Boulevard wasn’t hunting for new rides, as the park added four earlier this year, but they  couldn’t resist the chance to pick up two slightly used rides from the closed theme park just a few miles across town.

Family Kingdom bought the Magic Bikes and Jump Around Dunebuggies, which are two interactive family rides that were the right size to squeeze into Family Kingdom’s 13-acre park located on Ocean Boulevard near Third Avenue South. Crews picked up the rides last week and will have them installed and ready to go by the time the park reopens in the spring.

“We are making some room for them,” said Donnie Sipes, Family Kingdom’s general manager. “These two have small footprints so we are making room for these.”

Sipes did declined to say how much Family Kingdom paid for the two rides. They are only slightly used, with the theme park located in Fantasy Harbour only lasting two summers, as Hard Rock Park in 2008 and Freestyle Music Park in 2009.

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