"Holy (enter your favorite expression here)!!! Somebody bought Hard Rock Park and they are going to try and open the park up this Memorial Weekend?"
That was my expression when I logged onto Screamscape.com and saw on its opening line that a buyer for Hard Rock Park has been found. I am tickled to death (Or as they say in Zimbabwe in a translation: "I itched and itched and then I died") by this exciting news.
I don't have any plans to revisit this park this year (like I did last year), but I will keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best that the new owners can keep this park running better and much longer than the previous owners.
"Let's keep this park Rocking in the Free World!!!"
**note to self...never...NEVER use red or black font colors on TPR...it really sucks reading it**
But to contribute, I wonder how much it would cost to keep the dark ride in tack but just change the name? Like, keep the song but change the name. If it's anything like youtube they will cease operations until you find a new song or pick a song from their collection!
"B&M will NEVER build a coaster over 300 ft..." until 2012 "Cedar Fair will NEVER build a coaster taller than MF..." until 2015
I wonder why SFI or CF don't put in a bid too. It seems like it wood be a cheap way to get rides for their other parks.
SFI doesn't have $25 million to spend. CF already has an Old Indiana, no need for another one. If they want a few cheap rides, all they need to do is look at the remains of Expoland, Camelot, Cypress Gardens, etc etc etc. They can wait till the end of '09 and there will probably be even more out there.
They just need to advertise the CRAP out of the park. Mass advertising everywhere. I know a good 75% of my friends/coworkers/acquaintances go to Myrtle Beach at least once a year, and I live in Maryland.
I'm glad to see the park have a second chance. Lets just hope it doesn't fail again.
^While Pay-Per-Ride would be nice to draw people into the park, I don't think there are enough rides there that you'd want to ride over and over again (especially if you have to deal with Led Zep's preshow every time!) I would think it would be more beneficial to either have a cheap admission rate of like $5-10, plus parking, and then either pay per ride or $25 for a wristband, or just flat out make it $34.99 to get into the park for everyone to get in and enjoy all the rides and shows they want.
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