Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has been showcasing oddities and exotic artifacts since 1950, seen by millions of guests annually. There are 32 locations today scattered all over the globe, with the first locations being opened in Florida. In July 1976, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! opened on Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This location houses over 200 exhibits in its 12,250 square foot facility.
After 25 years, Ripley’s large entrance doors were no longer functioning properly… it was time to renovate. However, the company who had originally installed them was no longer in business. Ripley’s set out to find a new solution. Their opening was no longer square due to settling in the foundation and was a very large postless corner configuration. It was important to be able to safely open up the whole front of the building for guests, but also have the flexibility to have the doors closed with a daily egress option for inclement weather. Euro-Wall was able to hit all the marks that Ripley needed to accomplish: oversized panels (measuring upwards of 82” wide and 144” tall), postless corner configuration, flush embed sill and flexible configurations for inclement weather and security of the building.
With the success of this project, Euro-Wall was able to continue working with Ripley’s on additional locations. Euro-Wall doors can be used in a multitude of scenarios, including new construction and retrofit. Our doors provide the safety and flexibility for your residential or commercial spaces. They improve how a space is experienced, whether it be by breaking the barrier between an outdoor and indoor space or by reconfiguring how an indoor space is used. For more information on our sliding door systems visit our product page.