Maximum RPM at Hard Rock Park

Thursday, November 1, 2007 6:26 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar What's the story with this coaster? Has it been discussed and I missed it somewhere along the way?

I was looking at the new HRP site and checking out the interactive map and this thing immediately caught my eye. I thought it was a Ferris Wheel inside the layout of the coaster but soon realized I couldn't bring up a name for it and that it was part of the coaster. When you click on 'more info' the description of Maximum RPM reads in part:

"Dominating the attraction is an industrial looking Ferris-wheel-type steel structure that lifts cars and riders up into place for their roller-coaster ride drop, like a revolver cartridge chamber loads a gun."

Looks pretty neat to me. :)


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Thursday, November 1, 2007 6:30 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Neat...and a good candidate for being a mechanical nightmare IMHO.

Edit: Yikes...this may be the worst thing about the ride:

And before you even step all the way in, you can hear another special feature: the world’s first Karaoke Queue Line.

*** Edited 11/1/2007 10:51:23 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 6:51 PM
Premier definitely have some interesting ideas... that aren't always executed so well. I hopes this doesn't become another mechanical nightmare. If the Freeze's can have a switch station I guess it wouldn't be that much more complicated.
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Thursday, November 1, 2007 6:53 PM
Back on Sept 11, I posted some photos of the Max RPM track & ferris wheel hub. The hub of the wheel is freakin' enormous! It may be hard to gauge how tall the hub is in the photo below, but my guess would be 30ft.

The ACE event we had at Myrtle Beach that weekend offered us a nice question/answer session with HRP VP of Operations. He didn't deny this prototype could very well be a maintenance nightmare.

Here are the links I posted.

The hub for the ferris wheel lift for MaxRPM:
http://members.aol.com/Y2coasters/max_wheel.jpg

Maximum RPM track:
http://members.aol.com/Y2coasters/max_track.jpg

Aerial of park showing Maximum RPM location:
http://members.aol.com/Y2coasters/aerial.jpg

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 10:20 PM
Jeff's avatar I admit that the entire park concept excites me. This is the first meaningful new theme park, and by theme I mean Orlando-style, that we've seen since IOA (in my opinion, of course). It's a pretty strong brand, and they're doing a great job leveraging it.

Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 10:54 PM
LG, I'm almost positive that there was either a story, or a thread that disclosed in model-prototype what the rides would look like a ways back.

There's also been an unoffical site called Discover Mrytle Beach that's been covering construction and providing photo updates on a regular updates to that News & Rumors site.

I think one of my favorite things I've seen so far is the front of the trains for Led Zepplin. They look like the front of an old-time blimp.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 11:06 PM
I'm really excited about this park. It think I've said it before, but why did it take so long for someone to think up the perfect theme of music. It's ever changing and everyone loves it. I'm trying to figure out a way to go there sometime next year.
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Thursday, November 1, 2007 11:30 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Thanks for the info guys. I don't recall hearing, seeing or reading anything. I probably just wasn't paying attention. :)

The whole hard rock/music thing is a great idea in general...although I have to admit it's kind of hard to get excited about something like a Moody Blues dark ride.


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Thursday, November 1, 2007 11:35 PM

It think I've said it before, but why did it take so long for someone to think up the perfect theme of music.

Well there was Opryland...r.i.p. now 10 years gone.


I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Thursday, November 1, 2007 11:40 PM
How about a hard buzz event. I know this won't be for another couple of years but when the park kind of slows down if it ever does ert on some of these would be great...

Intimidator 305 the tallest most hated coaster nobody has ever ridden...

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Friday, November 2, 2007 2:52 AM
I'm not sure what to think of the concept of this park. On one hand, I agree with Jeff and gomez that this could be a great theme. On the other hand, from having looked at the map and read about things, it seems to me that the park could end up being a bunch of unique rides all plopped down beside one another with little theming that actually holds the area together.

I think that theming something as '70 music isn't quite as simple as theming something to the old west, or an abandoned mine, or a haunted house, or whatever. It could be really creative and work really well, or it could be filled of far too many in-jokes, and only be great for a few people, while the rest of us are all left wondering what the point was.

We'll see. I have high hopes for them, and I hope they make it there!

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Friday, November 2, 2007 2:55 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Hard Rock Park is the one thing I am looking forward to the most next year. :)

I have been dreaming about this concept since I was a kid.....rock and roll, coasters, and the beach....KICK ASS!

I can't wait to see the place. Of course I will feel like it was built just for me, like the R&R Hall Of Fame and Museum :P

ROCK ON! :)

-Tina

*** Edited 11/2/2007 7:06:50 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Friday, November 2, 2007 3:12 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar You and me both, Tina. :) I just wish there was a Van Halen coaster.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Friday, November 2, 2007 3:16 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^And a Motley Crue coaster...."Dr. Feelgood: The Ride!" ;)

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Friday, November 2, 2007 9:26 AM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
You and me both, Tina. I just wish there was a Van Halen coaster.

they'd have to keep changing the lead car though...

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Friday, November 2, 2007 9:58 AM
^ LOL!
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Friday, November 2, 2007 10:16 AM
Josh M's avatar I'm still holding out for a Def Leppard themed Screamin' Swing.

It would have to be a "one arm" model... bwahaha.


Josh M.

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Friday, November 2, 2007 10:59 AM
matt.'s avatar I don't have much to say about the coaster that hasn't already been said.

But on the website they have a listing for "Kickass Jobs."

That, my friends, is pretty kickass.

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Friday, November 2, 2007 11:14 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
Thanks for the info guys. I don't recall hearing, seeing or reading anything. I probably just wasn't paying attention.

The whole hard rock/music thing is a great idea in general...although I have to admit it's kind of hard to get excited about something like a Moody Blues dark ride.


Don't worry about it, you were probably too busy doing Podcasts and defending controversial business practices in the forum threads:)

I agree that the Moody Blues ride might be a little bit odd and melancholy. I'm imaging a dark ride with lots of blacklights, lava lamps, and flourescent velvet posters, but what do I know at this point?

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Friday, November 2, 2007 4:51 PM
kpjb's avatar

Intamin Fan said:They look like the front of an old-time blimp.

You mean... a zeppelin? ;)

They did look pretty sweet.


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