Mamoosh said: My only "complaint" about HR Park is that it is not opening with a wooden coaster. I would like to see a mid-sized out-n-back added to the park in the near future. But the lack of said coaster would not be any reason for me to skip visiting the park. Hopefully it's included in their short-range expansion/addition plans.
With so many parks closing these days I'm just happy that in addition to HR Park we also have the opening of Wild West World north of Wichita.*
[*did I forget any others?]
Carolina Crossroads? :) Speaking of great woodies, nothing would make me happier than seeing the Screechin' Eagle get a new home. HR park would be the perfect place. ;)
crazy horse said: If you know the song "whole lotta of love", and know what it is about, you know what I mean. I love the song, I just don't think it would fit in with a family park.
"Rock and Roll" was originally a euphemism for getting it on anyway. I *do* think the Hard Rock brand and general Myrtle Beach area skews older than, say, what Six Flags is going for now, so I don't think you're going to see a huge emphasis on attracting families with very young children.
Anyway Whole Lotta Love is like 5 minutes long, I'm sure we won't be hearing the "I wanna be your back door man" bit or anything. Not that I would be offended if we did. *** Edited 4/15/2007 4:42:17 PM UTC by matt.***
Did anyone actually go to the park promo tour? It made a stop here today at our HR, so I went and took some pics of the Magical Mystery Tour bus and the HR Park bus which was painted up nice. I didn't actually go inside the HR to see if there was more to it since the line to get in was huge and I'm not a Sister Hazel fan. I was just wondering if there were any free promo materials available or if they had the Zep coaster model on display.
Anyone who's ridden USH's Mummy and failed to be reminded of it by that youtube video must have slept thru the ride. Then again, I got treated to a *lights-on* ride at USH when we arrived JUST as maintenance had completed their inspection. Got back on immediately and the lights were off.
The rides look VERY similar in layout until the spinning section at the end.
That would be awesome if they played that every morning! I don't know if the ride on youtube is for real or if it is just someones own creation using no limits. The park hasn't released any details about any of the other roller coasters realy, besides the big one.
A lot of people have posted that they are suprised HRP isn't setting up shop in "orlando," or are asking "why there?". How many of you have been there? Myrtle Beach has become a relatively large party area for poeple ages 18-30's. It's no Panama City, but that is your rock crowd! And as for people going there just for the park..... they don't need that. They took the park somewhere people are already going to be. Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular party beaches on the east coast with Virginia Beach and the Savana area. The park will be a success.
I agree, I go to school in North Carolina and almost every week I hear people tell me they either went to Myrtle Beach or Wilmington for the weekend. Myrtle Beach was an excellent choice for the HRP, I mean think about it, in Florida it would have to compete with Busch Gardens, Seaworld, Disney, and Universal. Who does it compete with in Myrtle Beach? Not really anyone because there isn't any theme parks there or anywhere in the area. If you think about where myrtle beach is it amkes since. Between Charleston and Wilmington, Charleston is a huge city in SC and there aren't any parks near it and Wilmingon, although not the largest city in NC (its numbr 5) has a great tourist industry and the drive to Myrtle Beach is only an hour away. I remember a few years back they were talking about what industries were movine where and there was a conversation about the possiblity of myrtle beach taking away some of the filming that goes on in Wilmington but then a director said, no not really because Myrtle Beach right now is similar to what orlando was right before Disney came in. I guess he knew what he was talking about.
Just so you know... the spinner NL video is definitely NOT a representation of anything going into the Hard Rock Park. It's a purely fantasy coaster dreamt up by one of the regulars on coastersims.com. Still don't believe me? It was posted October 6, 2006. It's just a Hard Rock themed ride he made. No relation to the park at all, just a clever video promotion.