The Myrtle Beach Magiquest was opened on June 4th 2005 at Broadway, Myrtle Beach. This interactive entertainment venue is a joint venture between Burroughs & Chapin Co., Inc. of Myrtle Beach S.C. and Creative Kingdoms, LLC, of Rhode Island. It consists of live action adventure game in a fantasy world of imagination and interactive play. The players use the magic wands that contain motion sensors and an infrared light-emitting diode. The players activate the magic wand by waving and pointing it at an object. The goal is to accumulate powers and proceed to higher levels of the games.
The game objects consists of statues, ceiling tiles, animatronic chests, pictures, projection rooms and video kiosks. Most of the objects have lights and audio that turn off automatically after activation. The video kiosks and projection rooms contain touch screen video displays to interact with the system. The players not wishing to use magic wands can purchase a magical key or compass. Before starting the games, the guests receive instructions on using the quests or adventures. An instruction booklet is also supplied with the magic wand but for certain quests no booklet is supplied. A player in the Magiquest is called Magi.
Inside the large two level room, there is a big tree house on one side, a castle structure on the other side and pathways to dark dungeons and crypts. Just near the entrance there is a Stonehenge looking structure where you will go first and frequently return to select your quests. Some quests are very simple while some others are long and complex.
Princess Candice: The Princess Candice is granddaughter of the Quest Master who knows all the secrets of the Kingdom of Magiquest.She makes healing stars in the night sky with her beautiful voice and powerful magic.
Princess Amora: She is the younger daughter of the Quest Master. She has the ability to summon creatures from the stars in the sky.
Bartholomew: He is the official record keeper and cartographer of the Feudal Realm. One of the educators at the Magi Academy.
Carren: She was an orphan in the untamed Panchaean Desert but was raised by the Bosha – a carnival-like group of Magi related to the Shadow Clan.
Gwendolyn: Gwendolyn is the Director of the Magi Academy and a member of the Magi Council. One of the premier Duelists staying in the Feudal Realm bested only by the Quest Master and Xavier.
If you complete all quests in the first volume of the Ancient Book of Wisdom you will be known as the Master Magi. Many quests can be successfully completed only through team work along with family members or friends. The Magiquest provides the participants hands on experience on logical thinking and creativity.