Led Zeppelin coaster will be featured at Hard Rock Park
Posted Friday, April 13, 2007 9:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff
The creators of the Hard Rock theme park, under construction in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will announce details today of the park's signature ride: a 150-foot-tall steel roller coaster with a Led Zeppelin theme. The looping attraction is one of more than 40 rock 'n' roll-themed amusements planned for the 140-acre theme park. It's scheduled to open in spring 2008.
I'm actually surprised at the number of kids who dig classic rock, especially since I was never that much of a fan. And I'm not talking about teenage burnout boys either, I'm talking about well-to-do straight-A teenage girls that I've coached. Kids never fail to surprise me.
It seems Zep, AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Pink Floyd are still popular with the kids who otherwise reject anything that's more than 5 years old. Well, and U2, but they've managed to come across on MTV as "not one of those old bands that my parents listened to."
I'll have to chime in along with Jeff on the kids and classic rock. My son (at 21) and a lot of his college friends enjoy listening to classic rock as much as their more modern music. Although I can say my son is not a big AC/DC or Aerosmith fan, he does like Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin and The Who.