Hard Rock theme park breaks ground

Posted Monday, July 17, 2006 9:06 AM | Contributed by supermandl

With rock ’n’ roll blaring and a sand sculpture of music legends as a backdrop, Gov. Mark Sanford stepped off the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour bus on Thursday and helped break ground for the Hard Rock theme park. The $400 million project is expected to add about 3,000 jobs to South Carolina’s coast after the park is completed in spring 2008. Construction begins just months after the beach town’s most popular landmark, the Pavilion Amusement Park, announced it would close this fall.

Read more from AP via The State.

Monday, July 17, 2006 10:35 AM
Wow this is a great writer.

"The park will offer rides, shows and a diverse blend of rides, shows, restaurants and shops."

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Monday, July 17, 2006 10:55 AM
I wonder if the Magical Mystery ride will spray guests with certain *liquids*? Heck, they wouldn't even need to build much. Just a few padded rooms. ;)
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Monday, July 17, 2006 1:26 PM
This place should buy most of the Pavilion rides. I'm sure you could buy them for really cheap prices, and set them up at the new park for cheaper than buying new rides, PLUS they are all designed for flat land, which makes for easy installation.

They should buy the Haunted Hotel... I can hope can't I? ;)

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Monday, July 17, 2006 2:51 PM
RollrCoastrCrazy sez: This place should buy most of the Pavilion rides. I'm sure you could buy them for really cheap prices, and set them up at the new park for cheaper than buying new rides, PLUS they are all designed for flat land, which makes for easy installation.

They should buy the Haunted Hotel... I can hope can't I?

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Haunted Hotel - and I suppose the flats and Wild Mouse - would be fine. If they move Hurricane over, they're making a huge mistake, because that coaster sucks.

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Monday, July 17, 2006 8:36 PM
Woo...I can't wait for my rides on "The Sex Pistol" and "Dragula"! ;)
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Monday, July 17, 2006 10:10 PM
They won't move Hurricane over for sure...This is Hard Rock! I imagine them being something more along the lines of Disney,Universal, and other theme parks. I don't know if they will even buy the flats the the Pavilion has they might want newer rides...for me though I can't imagine to many rides because hte budget is only 400million for hte park which to me doens't seem like a lot but I don't really know much about that sort of thing. All I know is I am sure that they will have a different experience to offer everyone and I am super excited it is only an hour away from me!!
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