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

6 Reviews
Mary Thompson
Fayetteville, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
13 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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Denver, Colorado
"Keep your money in your pocket "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2017
Skip this attraction and go somewhere else. Films are short and chairs aren’t synced with the 2 short cartoons. The first cartoon which was from the Roadrunner didn’t make any sense at all. The second film from Angry Birds was a little more believable.
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"Back breaker"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2017
I have been going to.myrtle beach for the last 4 years. This year decided to try it out. 2 movies (kid themed) when i say the ride is violent is an understatement. The side to side movements. Well it slams hard very hard to a stop in both directions. Overall experience is i wanted out as fast as i could. May i recommend the 7D theater in barefoot landing. More options as far as movies (fun and scary ones) and hands down much better experience
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Mario B
"short films"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 03, 2017
The first time you visit this attraction you will enjoy it but after that that's it. The movements are ok but lack the excitement that me and the kids were expecting. We were able to watch two show that seemed to be about 10 to 15 minutes long. overall it is o.k.
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Summerville, South Carolina
"Great concept, POOR execution"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2017
Great concept, but poor execution, NOT worth the money. It's expensive to get into for only a 15-20 minute show. My biggest critique would be that the movement timing was way off, or the motion didn't match the action of the film. This was very annoying to me. The overall quality was also poor, which was unusual and disappointing for a Ripley's attraction. The 3D glasses are very worn, so the lenses are a bit warped/peeling. I had to go through 5 of them to get one that worked. Oddly, when entering the theater the seats are not in a standard straight position. You have to get into them while they are tilted to the right, which is very awkward. The seats are also tight and uncomfortable with support handles that are poorly placed and dig into your legs. The seat movements were VERY jerky. They would quickly move side to side instead of smoothly. This was for EVERY movement, not just moments where the action was supposed to be jerky. It felt more like I was a light switch than a scroll wheel. Some people had to leave halfway through because the movement was so jarring it hurt them. To make things worse, the attendant was bland, monotone, and showed no excitement. The jokes he made would have been funny had he tried, but he said them so dry it sounded like a computer. He would then pause for "expected" laughter but the group of about 20 just stared at him. It was awkward.
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Malissa R
Saint Albans, West Virginia
"Not for adults!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2017
You pay to get beat up for about 15 minutes! Those chairs are horrible! and if you have any meat on your bones forget having a comfortable ride! Don't go if you're on the plus side but anyways...its mostly for kids anyways because the movies are cartoons! Does not aim for adults! Kids however will probably like it. But I was bruised on my arms and legs after going there!
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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.