Hard Rock Park starts "sound check" April 15

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is a press release. -J]

Hard Rock Park is gearing up to rock the beach announcing today that it will go into “Sound Check” on April 15 when the public will be allowed in to sample the Park’s rides, shows and attractions for the first time. During this three-week “rehearsal,” visitors will become a part of rock history as they get to check out the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park has it springs into life.

All of the Park’s rock environs are going to be open for “Sound Check,” which will run daily from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. “This is it! The Park is finally coming to life,” said Steven Goodwin, Hard Rock Park’s CEO. “Visitors will be able to ride Led Zeppelin – The Ride, watch Malibu Beach Party and then have dinner at A Taste of Paradise… and all that’s just in Rock & Roll Heaven!”

Admission for “Sound Check” will be $40 for rockers of all ages* and will include a $10 meal voucher that can be used at any of the restaurant locations in the Park**. “Our restaurants are all unique and are a part of the whole entertainment experience, said Dale Kaetzel, general manager. “We’re encouraging everyone to get a taste of the Park during Sound Check.”

The Park will expand its opening hours for the weekends of April 26-27 and May 3-4 when it will open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park admission for these weekends will be at the general admission price of $50 for rockers of all ages.

As an added perk, $30 of the “Sound Check” price and $50 of the general admission ticket may be applied to the purchase of an Annual Pass. Annual Passes run for a full 12 months from their first use, include free parking and other benefits and pay for themselves in less than three visits!

Hard Rock Park’s Annual Pass holders will also enjoy an exclusive Annual Pass Member-only concert on May 8 featuring OneRepublic and experience “Sound Check” free of charge,*** and their Annual Passes will still be valid until May 8, 2009. “That’s more than a year!” declared Jon Binkowski, the Park’s chief creative officer. “You can come and check us out on April 15, get a great dinner, put $30 towards an Annual Pass, then come back again every day of ‘Sound Check’ to watch the Park come to life and you still get a full 12 months of Park admission from May 9, 2008. That Rocks!”

All tickets can be purchased online at www.hardrockpark.com and by visiting the Hard Rock Park All Access Entry Plaza where visitors are already getting the opportunity to get a “Sneak Peek” at the Park and take personal VIP Hard Hat tours of Cool Country and Rock & Roll Heaven daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Admission for kids ages 3 and younger – no charge
** Meal voucher not valid on beer, wine or liquor or at I Want Candy! Store.
*** Free admission with Annual Pass voucher and a valid ID

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