Here's another article talking about the changes the new owners want to make:
The new owners of Hard Rock Park will let people who bought annual passes last year use them this year at no extra cost, and the single-day ticket price will likely be decreased from $50 to between $35 and $40.
I personally don't think this park should even be a $35 park! When I can go online right now and buy a one day ticket to Six Flags Magic Mountain for $39, a park with 16 roller coasters and other attractions, a park with as few attractions as Hard Rock has should not be charging $35!
Personally, I feel that $29.99 is as high as the admission should go at this park for what they currently offer.
There could be a discount on admission for locals at the ticket booth. The price of an annual pass would also be reduced from $150 to about $75, Baker said.
I don't understand all this focus on the "locals"...
HELLO HARD ROCK PARK! YOU NEED TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET THE PEOPLE COMING TO MYRTLE BEACH ON VACATION TO COME VISIT YOUR PARK!!!
The group is hoping to attract up to 800,000 visitors this year.
Didn't it take Holiday World like 50 years to finally crack this number? And that's a park with 3 rides in many people's "best in the world lists!"
"Overall, people complained about being done with the experience too quickly," Baker said. "If you're charging $50, you really need to provide a three-and-a-half to four-hour stay."
Are you kidding me? This is what the new owner thinks? $50 = 3 1/2 to 4 hours?
If you're charging $50 for a park you should be kept busy *ALL DAY LONG* not for just a few hours!
Baker said FPI MB would have a back-up plan for the park's branding for the 2010 season if an agreement with Hard Rock Park was not reached, though it would be difficult to rebrand the park for 2009. He said he was unsure whether the opening would be jeopardized if Hard Rock did not agree to keep the branding.
So you're three months out to a proposed re-opening and you still don't know what your park is going to be called or themed after? Ok.
I'm just not sure that these people "get it" any more or less than the previous owners do.
We shall see. My advice to all of you who didn't get the credits last year...GO GET THEM SOON!!!