Vote of the week: Would you have visited Hard Rock Park in 2009?
Written by Robert Niles
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There does not appear to be a buyer for Hard Rock Park, all but dashing hopes that the bankrupt theme park will reopen after what appears to have been its only season.
Many blame the park's management for not advertising and marketing the new theme park aggressively. I got several notes from a park PR rep in advance of its opening last spring, including an invite to attend media previews. But as the summer went on, I stopped hearing from the park. And I never noticed ads for Hard Rock Park on TPI or other websites, despite the fact that all other major U.S. theme parks were advertising extensively on the Web.
Would more publicity have helped? Let's vote on what your plans would have been for visiting Hard Rock Park in 2009.
Let's start by voting on what you did do in 2008.
Now, take a look at the park's attractions, if you haven't before. Assume that the park would be priced the same as whatever you consider a comparable park to be, with similar crowds and discounts. And that you could find a reasonably priced hotel room for your budget in the Myrtle Beach area. Would you have gone to Hard Rock Park in 2009, if you had had the chance?
Share in the comments your ideas on what could have saved (or might yet still save) Hard Rock Park.
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