Roughly one month after the Disney/Fox merger has been officially completed, we have a new Simpsons attraction opening! The Simpsons in 4D is a totally new attraction featuring the gang from Springfield, which just opened at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The attraction takes place in a recreation of the Aztec
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It’s been a little over ten years since the infamous Hard Rock Park opened and quickly closed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since the closure in 2008, it was rebranded to Freestyle Music Park the following year by a group of Russian investors. However, Freestyle Music Park also suffered the same fate and operated for
Theme Park University reader Phillip writes in, “Hey dude, love your work as always. I haven’t seen anyone talking about The Simpsons 4D but was wondering if you could. Pretty interesting timing for a Fox IP to be opening up an LB attraction. Tonight is the first I’ve heard of this and would love to hear
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Josh Young looks at some of the original concept artwork that was used to help sell the investors on the Hard Rock Park concept.
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.