Moody Blues announce new darkride at HRP

Thursday, November 1, 2007 5:08 PM
With the official opening day for the public set for May 9th, 2008, the Hard Rock Park's new interactive website was officially released today (11-1-07):

Also, the rock group Moody Blues announced this week a new dark ride to be named after their 1967 hit "Nights in White Satin".

News link:

Exciting stuff!

Thursday, November 1, 2007 5:44 PM
I thought it would be a Seesaw. :)
Thursday, November 1, 2007 7:08 PM
Well, since "The Voyage" had already been taken.... ;)

This is a cool bonus for me, hehe.

How about a ride the exact opposite of Gobbler Getaway..."In Search of the Lost Chord"? I am SO loving this park... :)

*** Edited 11/1/2007 11:13:53 PM UTC by rollergator***

Thursday, November 1, 2007 7:34 PM
Except for Led Zep which is a short Beemer. The rest of the park looks like a showcase but everything is like Half a ride and more in themeing.

Sounds like Paramount to me.
Chuck, got it penciled in for 2009

Friday, November 2, 2007 8:04 AM
Here's one for the somewhat-obscure TV geeks out there...

Why am I reminded of the Oliver Stone Land sketch and Mr. Morrison's Wild Ride from The Ben Stiller Show when I heard about this?? :)

Still sounds cool though.

Friday, November 2, 2007 9:10 AM
SO I was looking at the website, and let me get this right. Slippery When Wet will be just like Roller Soaker!?!?!?
Friday, November 2, 2007 9:14 AM
What about "I'm Just A Singer in a Rock & Roll Land?"
Friday, November 2, 2007 9:20 AM

RatherGoodBear said:
I thought it would be a Seesaw. :)


maybe part of the ride will be Searching for the Lost Chord?

Perhap I should just Go Nooooooooooooow!

Friday, November 2, 2007 12:15 PM
At least the park scores points for original theming (not that it sounds lame otherwise, just sayin'.)
Friday, November 2, 2007 1:04 PM
Look at the hours. They are open till 1am almost every day from june-aug.
Friday, November 2, 2007 1:52 PM
That's a dangerous proposition. Better not allow park re-entry. With a park like that, people might be freebasing in the parking lot after the sun goes down.
Friday, November 2, 2007 2:00 PM
With this ride being "set" to the song Nights in White Satin-- will this be the first time an attraction says to its riders "But I love you, I love you, Oh how I love you!"
Friday, November 2, 2007 2:07 PM
No, thats the michel jackson ride.
Friday, November 2, 2007 2:10 PM

Gary B said:
SO I was looking at the website, and let me get this right. Slippery When Wet will be just like Roller Soaker!?!?!?

It looks similar, but will be made by Premier Rides so hopefully it'll work better. If you look at the animation, the lift is vertical like the former Scooby-Doo ride at King's Island.

Friday, November 2, 2007 2:19 PM
Roller Soaker is interesting at first but ends up being a completely shallow experience... just like Bon Jovi music. It's entirely appropriate.
Friday, November 2, 2007 4:47 PM
I thought it was Hard Rock park, not Classic Rock park.

I can see the Zep ride, even though they're not one of my personal favorites, they're a solid band that's stood the test of time, but Bon-freakin-Jovi? The only band newer than 30-years old is a hair rock turned chick rock band?

I'm not saying I expect a Front 242 themed interactive dark ride named "Headhunter" or anything, but c'mon.

If we're only adding rides for older bands, I demand a Sex Pistols ride. That'll get the Bodies in the gate for a nice Holiday In The Sun. I just hope it doesn't have Problems, or the queue will be Pretty Vacant.

At least theme the First Aid station to The Cure and security officers to Interpol. :)

Friday, November 2, 2007 6:22 PM
During the ACE event in Sept we asked about HRP expansion plans. The VP of Operations said they already have set aside 40 additional acres for future expansion. Heck that's almost half the size of Carowinds.

So, while the park may not be a hotbed of rides and coasters in 2008, what they are starting out with should be very nice and then we can always look forward to hearing about future plans.

Oh, my question to John (VP guy) was if HRP is considering the addition of a wooden coaster anytime soon. His answer, with a half-cocked grin, was...."not just yet, but anything is possible down the road".

What could be good Rock-N-Roll name for a woodie? Hmmmmmm......
Maybe "Shakin' All Over" by The Who .... "Voodoo Chile" by Jimi Hendrix ...."Sheer Heart Attack" by Queen...."Whiplash" by Metallica (that might not go over too well).....

Friday, November 2, 2007 9:04 PM
^ If GCI does it, name it "Twist and Shout." And if England can have a coaster named Rita, why not have one named "Layla?"

kpjb, I think the reasoning for using "classic" rock attractions is they're proven and commercially viable. In other words, since they want many people to come and spend money there, they'll use names you'll hear on your local Clear Channel affiliate. Like we hear often enough on here, it's a business. They want to attract the widest market segment possible, even if it isn't the coolest (or whatever this year's phrase is).

Plus by going with "classic" names, you don't run the risk of going with something that's hot today but will be the answer to a WEHT question in two years. I'm sure they don't want to be changing ride names every couple of years.

Friday, November 2, 2007 11:57 PM
Tonight on Jay Leno, he cracked a joke about the the Rock-N-Roll theme park in Myrtle Beach.

He said "In front of each ride, they will have a sign that says 'you must be this *high* to ride this ride'......." LOL!

Monday, November 5, 2007 3:32 PM
Wow, Leno said something that was actually funny? Give that writer a bonus!

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