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.

Reserve 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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1 Review
Verified Traveler
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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Reserve 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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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Black Jack, MO
14 Reviews
Verified Traveler
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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La Grange, Kentucky
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 23, 2018 NEW
I wish I had this 10 minutes of my life back. Kids hated it, I was bored to tears. Wasn’t even worth the $5 I paid.
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"Fun but wonderworks is better"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 25, 2018
At wonderworks they have six different ones and you can do it as many times as you want for no extra cost. Plus it’s a lot better then the Ripley’s in MB. The one in gatlinburg was better then this one. Still very fun.
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Fargo, North Dakota
"I think I am spoiled"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2018
I think I am spoiled as I have been to Disney World several times and so I have experienced several 5D movies. There were two movies and both were awful/had no plots. The Santa Christmas one was better, but that still lacked. However, the staff was awesome! We had a two-year-old with us, so I was unable to be in a moving seat. The seats up front do not move and do not get any of the water/wind/foam on them. Since we were there during the off season and the only ones in the theater, they let us go a second time. This time my husband holding our two year old in a non-moving seat and me in the very back row which gets the most of all the special feathers.
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murrells inlet, United States
"Good thing I had a Ripleys season pass or I would ask for my $$ back!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2018
So, yes, I did go off season. Not sure what it would be like to go during the summer! sit in this egg shaped seat with a seat belt and little handles to hang on to. Put on 3 d glasses, and you are supposed to feel like you are in outer space. So it rocks and bumps you as you hold onto the handles. Then a little spray of water and a little puff of air happens. Lasted about 5 minutes. Then there was a 2nd one. I was done after the 1st round of excitement?
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 30, 2018
First time ever going to a 5D movie. I didn't know what to expect. I read the reviews and they were not all good. My granddaughter and I decided to experience it for ourselves. We both enjoyed the moving seat and the movie. We saw two short movies. Of course it didn't last no more than 10 or 15 minutes each but I think it was worth the memorable time spent together.
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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.