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.

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Friday, April 13, 2007 9:38 AM
I thought that it might be a Led Zepplin themed coaster when we saw the drawings of it in the forum thread. (Too many goofy negative arguments about a brand new park to comment in there though)

The question is, will there be music jamming throughout the ride through the headrests?

Friday, April 13, 2007 9:41 AM
Over the hills and far away, Sounds good to me.


Friday, April 13, 2007 9:42 AM
DawgByte II's avatar Isn't that computer generated image from No-Limits vs. something that Keith McVein (3DVip) usually creates (since he does it so well)?

Friday, April 13, 2007 10:08 AM
TheTruth269's avatar I think there next ride should be an Intamin accelerator coaster (got the type name from RCDB), make it big like TTD and Kingda Ka and theme it to AC/DC-Highway to Hell.

But in seriousness, it looks/sounds like a fun ride. I also agree with DawgByte, that does look like a No-Limits image compared to a more advanced 3D rendering.

Friday, April 13, 2007 10:43 AM
"Led Zeppelin are the icons of hard-rock music".

Which is like saying Lawrence Welk is the icon of champagne music.

Both with the same amount of appeal to today's youth.

Friday, April 13, 2007 11:07 AM
Based on the conceptual drawings, it does not appear to be floorless.
Friday, April 13, 2007 11:08 AM
rollergator's avatar If they have "Rock-n-Roll" blasting thru headsets, then I will never need to ride RnRC ever again....or at least until Disney *catches up*, musically... ;)
Friday, April 13, 2007 11:43 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Sure looks like NoLimits work to me.
Friday, April 13, 2007 12:26 PM
Jeff's avatar 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.
Friday, April 13, 2007 12:57 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar 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."
Friday, April 13, 2007 1:10 PM
CPLady's avatar 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.
Friday, April 13, 2007 1:33 PM
It'll be playing "Whole Lotta Love".
Friday, April 13, 2007 1:33 PM
It just has to be named "Stairway to Heaven".
Friday, April 13, 2007 1:38 PM
Dropped my kids off at daycare yesterday and a little 4 year old girl had an AC/DC shirt on...

Friday, April 13, 2007 1:50 PM
dazed and confused....

I like the idea..

Friday, April 13, 2007 1:55 PM
Perfect name for a vekoma like Ninja at St. Louis.
Friday, April 13, 2007 2:08 PM
Misty Mountain Hop?
Friday, April 13, 2007 2:39 PM
name of the song is Misty Mountain Lop :)
Friday, April 13, 2007 3:21 PM
janfrederick's avatar It just goes to show you that some bands create timeless music.

By the way, I was created in the parking lot of a Zepplin concert. I guess I should make a point to ride it some day. ;)


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