Program alert - making of Hard Rock Park

Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:01 PM

Tomorrow night(friday) on discovery science channel is the making of hard rock park. Show times are at 8 and 11 pm.

Not too much info on the show other than it shows the construction of the park and that it is a new show.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 10:37 PM

Cool. DVR is set. :)

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 10:47 PM

They're just setting up for the sequel:

Colossal Deconstruction: Hard Rock Park. ;)

I'll watch both.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 11:21 PM

Thanks, I'll watch it too.

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Friday, January 9, 2009 5:12 AM

Sadly, they ran out of funding, and the show never comes back after the first commercial break. ;)

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Friday, January 9, 2009 7:27 AM

You could say HRP was a "One-season wonder!"

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Friday, January 9, 2009 9:59 AM

Dont get Discovery Science....Hope it is put on regular channel soon as well. Or maybe it will hit the web somewhere...

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Friday, January 9, 2009 9:11 PM

I just got finished watching the show. It was pretty interesting. They showed a fair amount on the construction of Maximum RPM and the ferris wheel loading system. It is a shame that those guys put all that work into building the park and it only lasted one year.

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Friday, January 9, 2009 11:15 PM

Well, that sucked.

Not sure what I expected, but the show did little more than make the construction crews look clueless.

Should've been billed as a show on Max RPM because that's about all they showed.

Nothing groundbreaking or interesting to me on this one. :(

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Friday, January 9, 2009 11:26 PM

It made everyone who managed the construction look like idiots. Perhaps the precedent was set early to manage it poorly. Over-staff it without adjusting, not get the funding to market and operate it at a loss for the first few years... well done!

But that said, it sure did look like a neat place, even though they didn't show much of the venues and other attractions.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 2:48 AM

Me and my friends were joking that maybe HRP failed because it was built on unstable land.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:41 AM

I thought HRP was seriously overpriced, but other than that I really liked it. I'll be sorry to see it go, and not only because I never got the Maximum RPM credit :)

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 9:06 AM

Rctycoon2k said:
They're just setting up for the sequel:

Colossal Deconstruction: Hard Rock Park. ;)

I'll watch both.

LOL.

or perhaps: Economic Seconds From Disaster! Maybe a new edition of Mega Movers!

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 12:58 PM

The show was ok. They did spend way too much time on RPM. I was hoping to see more of NIWS. Watching the show was kinda like watching the movie Titanic. You keep thinking... maybe they'll all make it. But, in reality, you know the ship sinks and most of the people die. Ok, so maybe it's not exactly like the movie, but you see my point. :)

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:52 PM

Iceberg Dead Ahead!!!

I have to agree they did spend alot of time on RPM, but considering the unique lift mechanism that might be the reason for that.

The construction crew definately seemed confused and clueless when it came to getting the job done. It was funny when they almost lost the center hub off the forklift due to the soft ground. They knew the soil was not stable, so why didn't they reinforce it to ensure they wouldn't have that problem. It was a general cluster F*** all around.

Better luck next time I guess.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 3:30 PM

I wonder, though....just how many ride construction sites really do look like that?

Maybe it's more than we think.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 3:35 PM

I got to thinking about it and buidling an entire park as opposed to one ride would be very difficult to pull off without having several problems arise.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 7:46 PM

I remember as a Kid my dad driving me thru the KI property as they were building it. I remember parts of Racer and Scooby being up (Bents) and a lot of graded out land. I also remember a Eifel tower only 75ft tall, A whole where the fountain is and well the place was just a mess :) I was 6 at the time spring 1971.Chuck

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 11:20 PM

I wonder how many people who haven't heard of HRP will look into visiting and scratch their heads when they learn it's closed.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 11:27 PM

How could they not have heard of it? They had a great plan for viral, word-of-mouth marketing!

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