A look back at Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

Not tech, but I frequently write about theme parks so, here’s a look back at a terrific little theme park that used to exist in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Hard Rock Park was open, as Hard Rock, for one season. It shut down early that year but was re-opened in 2009 as Freestyle Music Park.  I was fortunate enough to go there, twice, when it was Hard Rock Park. My son and I enjoyed the park and got to ride all of the rollercoasters and he rode most of the ‘flat’ rides. It was a charming place and I’m really sorry to see it fail.  It’s story is convoluted and twisted with many shady deals and missed opportunities. What’s left of the park, the rides, are mostly on their way or are already in a theme park in Vietnam. Rumor has it that that park is a near copy of the Myrtle Beach location, layout wise and ride wise.  So, enjoy the following photo album.  The photos, and I have to apologize for the quality, were taken in August of 2008.  I have a video on YouTube as well.

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