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Posted: 11 Apr 08, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't wait till the Park opens....... looks super and in the States!

The site is pretty neat, esp the Interactive Map....

http://hardrockpark.com/index3.php


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Posted: 11 Apr 08, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I gots me a job there. :) It looks nice to me, I had the feeling it would be some corporate bullshit, but it's a nice place.

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Posted: 11 Apr 08, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's great, what'll you going to b doing there? Were planning on going in June..........
Did u get to see the BoRhap show at night?




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Posted: 11 Apr 08, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Finally found a preak preview of the fireworks show.....

http://www.discovermyrtlebeach.com/video/bohemianrhapsodyshow.cfm


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Posted: 11 Apr 08, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

also this......

Queen are included in the attractions of The Hard Rock Park, set to open in May in Mrytle Beach, South Carolina.

The Hard Rock Park is said to be the world’s first rock ’n’ roll theme park, and will feature over 40 attractions, with 5 roller coasters, on 140 acre site.

A night-time laser/fireworks show themed on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is expected to be announced, according to Screamscape. Check out the park map and you will also see an area titled "Kind of Magic" - and The Queen's Head pub.

The main attraction of the park will be “Led Zeppelin - the Ride,” a 155-foot-tall steel roller coaster, named by Jimmy Page, who picked “Whole Lotta Love” to be played as riders hurl through six loops and rolls at speeds of up to 65 mph. “Midnight Rider” roller coaster is dedicated to Southern rock, and will run inside a building styled as a haunted old sawmill. Other attractions include a stunt show, a hip-hop-themed midway, a country ice show, a “Pinball Wizard” arcade and an amphitheatre.

Tickets most days will be $46, free for children under 3.

Information: www.hardrockpark.com.

LA TIMES gives the follosing preview report:
26 December 2007

What do you get when you mash together the Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Queen and the Allman Brothers? Hard Rock Park, the first major regional theme park of the decade.

The $400-million rock ‘n’ roll theme park in Myrtle Beach, S.C., opens in April 2008 with more than 40 rides and attractions (check out the webcam).

Here are the highlights of the 140-acre park, which will be divided into five musical lands:

Rock & Roll Heaven
* The 4,000-foot-long, 150-foot-tall Led Zeppelin: the Ride looping steel coaster features a “Whole Lotta Love” soundtrack
* Reggae River Falls water play area

British Invasion
* Maximum RPM coaster with a Ferris wheel-style lift
* All the King’s Horses carousel
* Magic Mushroom Garden airboat ride
* Punk Pit bounce house

Lost in the ’70s
* A laser, smoke and special effects-laden Nights in White Satin dark ride featuring the Moody Blues song

Born in the USA
* Slippery When Wet water-themed suspended coaster featuring a Bon Jovi soundtrack
* Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Rollercoaster for the kids
* Hard Rock Live amphitheater

Cool Country
* Midnight Rider coaster featuring the Allman Brothers song
* Heavy Metal Graveyard automobilejunkyard
* Icehouse concert theater


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Posted: 12 Apr 08, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin and I will be going there in a few weeks. Can't wait.

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Posted: 12 Apr 08, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One minor quibble with the BoRhap lights/pyro show...the most logical place to have a gigantic "BANG!" in the entire song (the beginning of the rock section) is strangely devoid of any fireworks at all. The lights just cut out entirely and switch to low-level laser illumination.

I don't know, maybe I've just seen so many Queen videos by now that the song seems incomplete without the explosion right there, but as a theme park designer, it seems odd that they'd choose to stop the pyro right there instead of blowing the audience's ears out (as Queen did at that point).


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Posted: 12 Apr 08, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

True....about the light show, but think there working out the kinks, before the park officially opens....hopefully... ;>


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Posted: 13 Apr 08, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want to go real bad.

Too bad it's on the other side of the country.


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Posted: 13 Apr 08, 23:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Erin and I will be going there in a few weeks. Can't wait.

mickyparise wrote:

That's great, what'll you going to b doing there? Were planning on going in June..........

Haha man, good to hear. Possibly I'll see you there and serve you some food (I'm a cook!) :P Hope you enjoy it, it's top notch. I'm hoping I'll be working during the Eagles and the Moody Blues shows (the restaurant I'm working at is right across from the ampitheater) so I can watch it. :)

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Posted: 13 Apr 08, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm really excited about going. It's so cool that the first Hard Rock Park is in SC. :-)

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Posted: 16 Apr 08, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

josedequeso wrote:

I'm working at is right across from the ampitheater) so I can watch it. :)


Is that Great Meals Diner or Love Shack Snacks?

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Posted: 16 Apr 08, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

josedequeso wrote:

I'm working at is right across from the ampitheater) so I can watch it. :)


Is that Great Meals Diner or Love Shack Snacks?

That would be Great Meals Diner. I don't know if you've seen the sign for the restaurant yet. It has the blinking neon with "gr" and "als" going off for the sign to spell "eat me." Quite funny the first time you see it.

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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How busy has the park been so far?

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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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How busy has the park been so far?

I was working the grand opening on Tuesday and honestly, I thought it was pretty slow. The weather wasn't great anyway, maybe that's why. I went on break and walked past the Led Zeppelin and at most there were maybe 5 people in line.

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Posted: 17 Apr 08, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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PieterMC wrote:

How busy has the park been so far?

I was working the grand opening on Tuesday and honestly, I thought it was pretty slow. The weather wasn't great anyway, maybe that's why. I went on break and walked past the Led Zeppelin and at most there were maybe 5 people in line.


I hope it stays that way until I get there. I hate waiting in lines.

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Posted: 29 Apr 08, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rhapsody is now on the park map:

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9530/borapdn2.jpg