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Hard Rock Park History Chronicled in Video Narrated by Creator Jon Binkowski

For those of you that have been following Theme Park University from the beginning, you know that we started with a series of articles on the short lived Hard Rock Park. To this day, I still meet people who read those articles and want to know more or relive their memories of visiting. The story

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Photos of Abandoned Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach

The similarities between Hard Rock Park and the Titanic are downright creepy. Giant plans, lots of investments, large budgets and as nearly as soon as it starts to take off, it sank. Theme Park University readers know that I covered the evolution of the park extensively here, from unused concepts to what lead to the

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Hard Rock Park 10: Why The Park Closed

Gates used to enter Hard Rock Park

Why did Hard Rock Park close? Learn some of the missteps that were taken as well as some of the bad luck the park encountered as Josh Young ends his in-depth series on one of the most fascinating parks in the world.

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Hard Rock Park 9: Why The Park Did Not Fail

After creating a unique product in a heavily visited tourist market, Hard Rock Park closed in September of 2008, despite the work the creative team put into the project. Find out reasons the park did NOT close before you find out why it did.

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Hard Rock Park 4: “Whole Lotta Love”

Hard Rock Park

Theme Park University takes a look at Hard Rock Park’s creative process in putting together the world’s first, and only, roller coaster themed to the legendary rock band: Led Zeppelin.

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Hard Rock Park 2: Design Orchestration

Josh Young looks at some of the original concept artwork that was used to help sell the investors on the Hard Rock Park concept.

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Hard Rock Park 1: The Birth of The World’s First Rock N Roll Theme Park

How often does a theme park open in the United States? In the summer of 2008, Myrtle Beach opened an extremely ambitious theme park that only lasted 4 months. Josh Young takes us on a journey in what it took to build the park in the first of an expansive series.

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