Hard Rock Park update - themed areas, ride names, and park rendering

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 2:09 PM
Hard Rock Park has issued this press release which reveals the themed areas and some ride names. Of particular interest are two of the coasters: Maximum RPM!, "a convertible car coaster that races to 80s new age hits", and Midnight Rider, "a Southern Rock roller coaster that careens through a creepy abandoned lumber mill." I know Premier and Vekoma were two of the suppliers announced -- perhaps Maximum RPM! is a Premier coaster similar to Italian Job, and Midnight Rider could be a Vekoma mine train.

You can also see a park rendering here. (I think this is new, I know I have not seen it before.) This shows off all of the coasters, including the B&M off to the left. It looks like it will be a floorless or regular sit-down looper. Not a lot of flat rides are visible, but you always have to take these early renderings with a grain of salt.

- Aaron K

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 2:31 PM
Man! This sounds cool. I wonder if they'll use the Jimi Henrdix version of the Natioal Anthem every morning?
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 3:51 PM
I must admit, I didn't think this would ever see it off the drawing board. Cool.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 3:56 PM
Looks like a winner.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 4:16 PM
Looks like a fun park. Its nice to see some of the attractions that they will have.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 4:22 PM
Personally, I think this one of the best themes for a park ever. There is so much potential for music tie-ins with the rides. I am very much looking forward to visitng next year.

An 80s themed coaster has my name written all over it! :) Now if only they'd get a woodie.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 4:37 PM
From what I've seen, Don't sound like much of a park for 46 bucks. I can see memorabilia anywhere. Compared to dozens of rides, It just seems lacking to start with.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007 5:03 PM
^It seems more than ample for a new park IMO.

The price might be a bit high but for a new park it's offering plenty.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 5:06 PM
Reminds me of Hong Kong Disneyland... both were/are cool concept from the start, but just initially lacking. Probably not somthing I'd go to for its opening year, but maybe 4 or 5 years down the line...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:08 PM
A new park opening with a B&M, vekoma, premier, and other coasters, seems like a great park to me.

Look at islands of adventure for example.

They only have a few coasters, and that park is a blast. And it costs more than $46 to get into Ioa.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 8:21 PM
Looks cool. I can't wait to go.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:30 PM
Chuck's just bitter there aren't any flyers (that we know of) or a woodie...yet. ;) *** Edited 4/11/2007 1:30:38 AM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:42 PM
CF or SF will end up buying the park within a few years.... :)
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:47 PM
The plan looks great.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:53 PM
I agree with Charles Nungester. Nothing about this park screams originality to me. It might be a cool place to stop at if you're vacationing in South Carolina, but from what has been shared, it doesn't look like a destination park. IOA had a whole sleu of never-before-seen attractions that were years and years in the making. For Myrtle Beach, this is huge. But for the amusement industry this is just a really expensive themed amusement park.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 10:08 PM
A new park is being built where there wasn't one previously...can't we just be happy with that and take it as is?

Not every park can be IOA.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 10:17 PM
There was a very nice park there just last year. ;)
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:21 AM
I think the music theme is great. You can't really judge the place before anything is really there anyway, it just sounds like a great plan.

Isn't Spring 2008 kind of soon by looking at the progress of the construction?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:27 AM
Some people mistake discussion and observation for constant complaining. From what has been displayed, I think it is missing some inspiration and cutting edge attractions. I don't think that's an unfair statement in the slightest. I think it's unfair for people to be tagged as complainers for pointing out what they think is or may be missing from a ride, park, or expansion.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:50 AM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
There was a very nice park there just last year. ;)

Well...not, *exactly* right there. When I made the post I was thinking of that exact location, not Myrtle Beach as a whole. But yeah, point taken.

And SFGAMDie Hard, it is unfair. If you compare every new park to IOA you're going to be disappointed every time, more than likely. You have to judge the park based on it's own pretentions and goals first and foremost, and without stepping in the park and experiencing it as a whole, that's pretty difficult IMO.

Seeing a new park's rendering and plans and immediately comparing it to IOA just seems out of the blue and pointless to me. I'm fine with it if you think the ride lineup looks lacking or disappointing or something, but I see a chance to ride 5 (it looks like 5, right?) coasters I've never ridden before and I think "Cool!" I *don't* think about any park in Orlando that doesn't have anything to do with the price of tea in China. *** Edited 4/11/2007 11:56:12 AM UTC by matt.***


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