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Postby nagro5 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:29 pm

I've got to say that I love the on ride soundtrack!
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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:24 pm

You know, that Eagles re-theme may be a decent fit after all. While the song is called "Life in the Fast Line", it really just has a slow, easy, chugging groove to it. That tempo seems to pace pretty well with the coaster.

Naturally, the real proof is in the ride, not the onride video. ;)

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Postby SFjunkie2010 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:31 pm

Those videos are great. Thank you for those. Zeppelin looks decent as does Eagles.

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Postby jarmor » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:04 pm

TheRapidsNerd wrote:You know, that Eagles re-theme may be a decent fit after all. While the song is called "Life in the Fast Line", it really just has a slow, easy, chugging groove to it. That tempo seems to pace pretty well with the coaster.

Naturally, the real proof is in the ride, not the onride video. ;)


Hummm...try to sync ride w/ the original song "midnight rider".
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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:21 pm

TheRapidsNerd wrote:
You know, that Eagles re-theme may be a decent fit after all. While the song is called "Life in the Fast Line", it really just has a slow, easy, chugging groove to it. That tempo seems to pace pretty well with the coaster.

Naturally, the real proof is in the ride, not the onride video.


Hummm...try to sync ride w/ the original song "midnight rider".


Midnight Rider is the slower of the two, but either song seems to fit. I dig the Eagles more in this case, but I see your point. :) Bottom line, was it a fun ride? It seemed so.

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Postby Rollerman87 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:28 pm

I just got this from my homepage. It's an article by Thrillnetwork about Hard Rock park's subpar attendance. Here it is: http://www.thrillnetwork.com/stories_view.php/2271/hard_rock_park_rocky_start.html

Personally, after seeing the Photo TR by Rob, I knew that would happene. You look at the aprk and it's just so random. Bland park with a rock theme... somewhere.

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Postby Kennyweird » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:23 pm

That's a shame. Hopefully they can pull out of it and make a comeback, but then again this is the amusement industry, where the rule is parks failing instead of succeeding.
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Re: Hard Rock Park off to a rocky start

Postby Shavethewhales » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:27 pm

Rollerman87 wrote:Personally, after seeing the Photo TR by Rob, I knew that would happene. You look at the aprk and it's just so random. Bland park with a rock theme... somewhere.


By that logic, how do you explain Visionland or most Six Flags Parks? The music themes are carried out very well, and the park is an overall solid, professional attraction. The problem is simply the dynamics of their marketing. As Lance said on Screamscape, many people still don't even know the park exists yet.

Say what you want about what attractions the place needs, but most parks half it's size and magnitude have fared better just by sending out tons of annoying radio ads. It's all a marketing thing.

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Postby YoshiFan » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:35 pm

They really need to lower their prices. There isn't enough there for the $50 gate price.

I don't know if they could pull it off but I think if they did a pay per ride system with free admission and sold wristbands for those who want unlimited tides, they would get a lot more visitors.

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Postby knottslover77 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:21 pm

The park will catch on, it just needs 2-3 years to grow.

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