Tuesday, September 11, 2007 11:12 PM
Just visited the Hard Rock Park Backstage tour Sunday. This is going to be a great looking park. Every coaster and ride seat will have individual speakers.
Here are a few photos for those interested.
Aerial of park showing Maximum RPM location:
Maximum RPM track:
The hub for the ferris wheel lift for MaxRPM:
I could see the top of the Led Zeppelin from my 16th floor hotel on Ocean Blvd, approx 4 miles away as the crow flys:
Full view of Led Zeppelin:
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 11:54 PM
They are going very safe with the rides and all the rides are
to be crowd pleasers. Can't wait for it to be done! Thanks for the update.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 11:58 PM
Led Zeppelin looks short. Hopefully it's quality. Everything at looks looks cool so far.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 11:59 PM
Cool. I am very much looking forward to checking this place out next year.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:01 AM
Just in case you're missing the whole layout, all they have constructed is up to the MCBR, not to the final brakes. They still have ~1/2 the ride to build.
I'm pretty impressed that the Ferris Wheel lift is actually going in. Should be pretty unique.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:23 AM
^ Oh, well that's way better then. I thought that was the whole ride minus the station. Phew!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:21 AM
Another interesting thing I learned during the Backstage Tour was that the Myrtle Beach area is not only susceptible to hurricanes, but also lies on an active fault line.
Therefore, the rides and buildings were built to hurricane & earthquake standards.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:00 AM
What is a ferris wheel lift?
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:13 AM
The Led Zep coaster looks cool. What happened to B&M coasters having a flat stretch of track after the lift hill? Starting with Nitro, those started to disappear? Did B&M determine they were unnecessary?
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:19 AM
Is that next door to Medieval Times? I'm so there! :)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:55 AM
What's the deal with Medieval Times? People talk about it all the time but twice I went to the one here in NJ and it was terribly lame. Seems like something for littles, and even that's stretching it.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:06 AM
I've been to the Medieval Times Dinner Shows in Myrtle Beach & Orlando. As good as their shows are I like Dolly Parton's
even better! I been to the shows in Orlando, Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach. Their Christmas Show is Awesome! :)
Answer my Prayers, Overbook my next flight!
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:17 AM
Dixie Stampede far succeeds Midevil Times...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:03 AM
I suppose if you like country junk over knights and sword fighting and stuff. :) Seriously, I've been to the show in Orlando and Baltimore a bunch of times (the Baltimore castle is much newer and nicer), and it's just some goofy fun. The sword fighting is a little cheesy, but whatever.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:06 AM
swampfoxer, you totally RULE...but you knew that... ;)
Love the DEEP swoop on the cobra roll, should make for amore comfortable ride...
Then again, what do I know, I thought Medieval Times was all about mead and grog...obviously I've never been.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:14 AM
Medieval Times: Where it is acceptable to call a woman "Wench" in public.
Medieval Times: Where D & D fans can cosplay and get paid for it.
On topic: What is this "Maximum RPM" ride? I am so coaster illiterate this year...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:29 AM
^ That's the one thing that stands out in my mind- being urged to call a woman a wench. There was something alluring about that, even at a young age! ;)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:31 AM
^^You'd better get back in the game, j.... ;)
Premier coaster, ferris-wheel lift...personally, I find this particular picture the most "illustrative".
edit: Rob, stop messing with my ^arrows^.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:49 AM
But it's what I do best. Why so irritated? Do you need a wench? ;)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:49 AM
I'm pretty sure that what is labeled in the 1st pic as Maximum RPM is the under construction footers for Slippery When Wet.
There's an area in that photo, above and to the right of Slippery When Wet, where they have started to work on the footers for Maximum RPM.
Also, as of very recently, the track and supports are going up for Midnight Rider (mine train).