Hard Rock Park celebrated its grand opening on June 2, 2008, featured a concert by Eagles and The Moody Blues. The park featured six “rock environs” celebrating rock’s culture, lifestyle, legends and irreverence. These rock environs included the All Access Entry Plaza, Rock & Roll Heaven, British Invasion, Lost in the 70’s, Born in the USA and Cool Country.
At opening, the park had amusement rides, live shows, interactive elements, kids play areas, gardens, shopping and dining attractions. The main attractions of the park were the roller coasters and live shows that were set to music. The park included an amphitheater with 10,000-person capacity featuring live daily shows and special performances. Other amusements included a carousel, a water play structure and swings. Most attractions prominently featured music, bands, and rock memorabilia like its café counterpart.
After spending $400 million building a massive theme park, failure was not an option. However after poor timing and low attendance right after opening, the park filed for bankruptcy just months after opening. After another failed attempt to re-open, Hard Rock Park / Freestyle Music Park was abandoned in 2009.
Bright Sun Films wanted to find out what remained of the multi-million dollar park – and what they discovered blew them away.
This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
Explore The Abandoned Myrtle Beach Hard Rock Theme Park