Following a month of non-stop celebration, special events and festivities, Hard Rock Park is really blowing the gates off, literally. In a nod to its music heritage, the Park blew open the front gates to the world’s very first rock ‘n’ roll theme park Monday, signalling to guests of all ages that this summer’s most not-to-be-missed destination is officially open and ready to rock their worlds.
Hard Rock Park’s two-day Grand Opening Extravaganza was launched with the "Save the Planet Invitational, " a star-studded celebrity golf tournament presented by Olsen Family Vineyards and hosted by PGA TOUR professional Peter Jacobsen. Some of the music world’s most legendary artists participated, including Darryl (DMC) McDaniels, Edwin McCain, and band members of ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick and Sister Hazel. The celebration was triggered with an extraordinary red carpet ceremony at the Park’s massive iron front gates, leading into an exclusive concert performance by the Eagles. The festivities continued Tuesday, with renowned British rock band, The Moody Blues, who commemorated the official opening of the Park’s psychedelic, Moody Blues-inspired dark ride, Nights in White Satin The Trip. An unprecedented live performance from The Moody Blues, accompanied by Myrtle Beach’s Long Bay Symphony orchestra, followed at Hard Rock Park’s Live amphitheater.
"There is no doubt about it, Hard Rock Park has arrived, " said Steven Goodwin, CEO of Hard Rock Park. "We’ve truly created an experience that the entire family can enjoy together. There is nothing else like this anywhere."
Rockers of all ages can now enjoy the Park’s thrilling rides and attractions, including Led Zeppelin — The Ride and Eagles Life In The Fast Lane and live shows, such as Malibu Beach Party, Roadies Stunt Show and Country on the Rocks ice show.
Hard Rock Park is a 55-acre theme park boasting more than 50 attractions for rockers of all ages, including roller coasters, live shows and entertainment, children’s play areas, restaurants and retail stores.
For more information on Hard Rock Park or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hardrockpark.com
About Hard Rock Park:
HRP Myrtle Beach Operations, LLC, is designing, developing, and constructing; and will own and operate Hard Rock Park, an approximately 140-acre rock n’ roll theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina under a long term license agreement with Hard Rock International. HRP Myrtle Beach Operations LLC is a Partnership between the executive management team of Steven Goodwin, Felix Mussenden and Jon Binkowski, who designed and developed the park’s concepts and will be responsible for building and operating the Park; FHTP, LLC, a group of prominent local investors and community leaders and a joint venture led by real estate developer Ziel Feldman and Amnon Bar-Tur, Managing Member of SafeHarbor Holding, LLC; from New York and Africa Israel Investment and Polar International Real Estate from Israel. For more information on Hard Rock Park, visit www.hardrockpark.com
About Hard Rock International:
PWith 127 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, located in Myrtle Beach, is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com