15th Million Guest Visits Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 25, 2012) –Today the 15th million guest at Ripley’s Aquarium walked through the front door and was totally astonished at their own immediate status as a Ripley celebrity! Natalie Crisante from Stoney Creek, Ontario along with her husband and two children received this honor.
In honor of receiving this award the recipient won a certificate acknowledging them as the fifteenth millionth visitor, a basket of gifts from the aquariums’s Cargo Hold Gift Ship, a 2 night/3 day get away to Gatlinburg, Tenn., VIP passes that will allow free admission to all the Gatlinburg Ripley attractions and VIP passes to allow admission to other Gatlinburg entertainment venues. This was their first visit to the Aquarium. “We are super excited and totally surprised,” she said. “We are looking forward to visiting the new Ripley’s Aquarium next year in Toronto.”
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opens at the base of the CN Tower in downtown Toronto in July 2013.
Ripley’s Aquarium opened in Myrtle Beach in 1997 and has received numerous awards including the South Carolina Governor’s Cup. The South Carolina Governor’s Cup is awarded annually to one organization that has shown a significant tourism-related economic impact which has improved the way of life of South Carolinians. Ripley Entertainment, parent company of Ripley’s Aquarium, has been recognized as a leader in the guest service and entertainment industries throughout the world. In addition to the aquarium, Ripley’s owns four other attractions in Myrtle Beach: Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater and Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze.
About Ripley’s Aquariums
Ripley’s Aquarium is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. extensive family of worldwide family entertainment facilities. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tenn., (www.ripleysaquariumofthesmokies.com), the second most attended attraction in Tennessee, was voted the Number One Aquarium in America by TripAdvisor.com and Forbes Traveler has named it one of America’s best aquariums. Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, S.C., (www.ripleysaquarium.com) is the state’s most visited attraction. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada) is set to open July 2013 in Toronto. The aquariums are known for their shark exhibits that feature 11-foot sharks and two of the longest underwater tunnels in the world. More than 13 million people visit Ripley’s 80-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. Ripley Entertainment Inc. is a division of the Jim Pattison Group, the third largest privately held company in Canada.
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