Hard Rock Park: Bohemian Rhapsody Show

Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:12 PM
Please be advised, if you do not want to know about the show, or see the video then please do not read below or click on the video, as it will contain major spoilers!

http://hardrockparkblog.com/?p=406

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Thursday, April 10, 2008 5:42 PM
Now THAT was worth watching!! Absolutely incredible timing with the song especially around the 3:50 mark on the video timer. From that point forward, I was truly amazed.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008 5:45 PM
Bohemian Rhapsody was also a major part of the Mayor Slayer Halloween Spectacular at FiestaFest in San Antonio. If you believe SF can't put on good shows, you've obviously never been to SFFT... ;)


Nonetheless, I am way looking forward to HRP...can I wait until June? That's another question altogether. Can't wait to see the Ferris-Wheel lift in action (assuming it's working when I get there, LOL).

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Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:17 PM
Wow! That was great.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:18 PM
Looks really cool but I was expecting the giant guitar to be more involved in the show, especially during the "rock out" section.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008 7:41 PM
My enthusiasm to go down to HRP had subsided a little until now...that show makes me really want to go down there. Awesome timing!

This may be a dumb question, but what were they using for the flying effect near the end? That was sweet.But a trip down there will have to wait until next year at the soonest.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008 8:06 PM
The flying part looked like a kite with some roman candles attached. Watch it again, you can see a boat driving it.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008 10:26 PM
It was a jet ski with a kite and roman candles being dragged behind.

I agree with Amnesiac, needed more guitar. The one section which switched the strings on the guitar was way cool.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008 11:24 AM
That is f****** SWEET!

I really CANNOT wait to see this park next month!!!!! I am going to go NUTS!

Rock and roll, the beach, and COASTERS? I will die a happy chick. :)

-Tina

*** Edited 4/13/2008 3:26:53 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Sunday, April 13, 2008 3:02 PM
That's pretty cool and a good, long song to time it to.

I don't have too much interest in going to this park, at least not making a trip to Myrtle Beach just for it, but I noticed something interested over the past two weeks. Here is central Ohio I've heard HRP radio commercials a handful of times. What kind of marketing campaign do they have going, and what is their budget, because it seems like if they are advertising during rush hour all the way up here in Ohio they are looking for this park to have a pretty wide regional appeal. I don't know about others but personally it would be hard for me to spend $50 plus the trip down for what the park offers as of now.

Anyone else hearing these commercials?

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Monday, April 14, 2008 10:45 AM
I haven't heard any commerials yet, but the few times I was in Myrtle Beach it seemed like half the state of Ohio was there as well.

I'd guess marketing to Ohio is a good bet.

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Monday, April 14, 2008 11:26 AM
I loved this show and watched the video several times. My only suggestion would be to amp up the rock out section. Perhaps the lasers just don't show up so well in the video.

It would be really cool to have a video projection of Garth and Wayne headbanging at that point. But I'd imagine Mr. Myers' price tag is pretty steep at this point.

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Monday, April 14, 2008 5:58 PM
Bucknut08--I have been to Myrtle Beach every year since 1989 (except for last year) and the city has many visitors come from Ohio. Plus, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland. So I guess that is why they have having the commercials in Ohio. I live in Dayton, but I haven't heard a commercial yet.
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Monday, April 14, 2008 6:21 PM
It's an Atlantic beach destination that makes reasonable sense for southern/central Ohio. Northern beaches (Atlantic City, NJ; Dewey Beach, DE; Ocean City, MD; and Virginia Beach, VA) are all a little closer, but only a little---an hour or two.

Edited to add: the point isn't to get Ohioans to visit HRP. The point is to get Ohioans who plan to go to Myrtle Beach anyway to visit HRP.

If Myrtle Beach is the Atlantic summer destination of choice for that bit of Ohio, then it makes a lot of sense. For example, large swaths of Northern VA and the DC area go to the Outer Banks for their annual beach trip. *** Edited 4/14/2008 10:23:19 PM UTC by Brian Noble***

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Monday, April 14, 2008 6:24 PM
Color me impressed.
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Monday, April 14, 2008 9:14 PM
I know that during my High School years about half of all the Senior Class would go to Myrtle Beach for Spring Break, instead of going to NYC for the Senior Class Trip. I also know the same was true for many other schools in our area here in Ohio. Its the closest, popular oceanic beach to Ohio and its not that far of a drive for a nice stay. I would consider it Ohio's second favorite vacation destination next to Cedar Point, but that's my own opinion.
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