Hard Rock Park and the Led Zeppelin Roller Coaster

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  04.02.08 | 1:10 PM ET


It’s been nearly a year since we noted the coming Myrtle Beach Hard Rock amusement park, and particularly its centerpiece roller coaster honoring Led Zeppelin. If he were dead, I wrote back then, Jimmy Page would be rolling over in his grave. Well, Jimmy Page is still with us, and the truth is, he not only picked out the song that plays on the ride, “Whole Lotta Love,” but he’s billed as being instrumental in the ride’s creation. (All that while also apparently gathering quite a collection of Pre-Raphaelite art.)

The park opens April 15—it will be fully operational May 9—and Hard Rock is auctioning off more than a dozen tickets for the first ride, with proceeds benefiting charity.

The Charlotte Observer offers a fine overview of the park’s attractions, including the Zeppelin coaster, whose track “runs close to three-fourths of a mile with six inversions and a 120-foot loop.”

According to Myrtle Beach Online, the Eagles and Moody Blues, which both have songs featured on rides, will play at grand opening festivities June 2 and 3.

Which Eagles song is featured?

“Life in the Fast Lane,” of course.

2 Comments for Hard Rock Park and the Led Zeppelin Roller Coaster

starsea 04.03.08 | 6:31 AM ET

The Hard Rock Park is scheduled to “soft open” for what the park is calling a “Sound Check” period starting April 15, 2008. The official opening will take place on Friday, May 9, and the park will present a 2-day grand opening event June 2 and 3.
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Micheal W 06.03.08 | 9:20 PM ET

After visiting the park I found too many rides shut down and Max RPM not operational, also many of the entertainment stages were empty.
Too many extras to pay for once you are in and the food is expensive and of poor quality.
For $272 for 5 we found it rather boring and seemed to be incomplete at least it wasnt fully operational.
For the money it isn’t worth it.
It was a good idea but it isnt that much fun after a couple of hours.

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