I am a little be alarmed at the large number of midway attractions scattered throughout the park. I was hoping for something a bit more along the lines of an IOA, but that may be a bit much to ask.
The Zeppelin coaster looks a lot like the Hulk without the initial launch....I hope I am wrong.
Maximum RPM looks interesting, but if the ferris wheel aspect is just a gimmick...it could get old fast.
Nights in White Satin, based on your description and others I have read, seems to have fallen far short of being a Spider-Man killer....
The comments about the food are a bit disturbing, but hopefully the food situation will sort itself out over time.
The Bohemian Rhapsody night time show looks phenomenal.....
Overall it seems as though your review of the park is optimistic and favorable....and with some more time to implement future phases of the design...I think Hard Rock will be a solid edition to the theme park scene.
Any word on the area hotels? Any nice resorts on property?
James, I tried writing this thing three times before this, but I'm honestly not used to writing something that text-heavy. On my site, we use a lot of pictures so it doesn't usually have to be quite that much in depth (I sent you a link for that via the "send a comment" thing here. Did you get it?)
The place will probably be a lot different by the time I can get the time, money, and energy for a South Carolina trip. Every time I go to SC I just want to relax at the Isle of the Palms...not sure how a theme park is gonna fit into that peaceful itinerary...but I will figure it out!
Anyway, great job!
Sounds like the park is running pretty well for just now opening. I wonder just how well those prices for everything will fly. Myrtle Beach is attracting more and more affluent guests, but the bread and butter of it's tourist market is still the blue collar family on a bit of a budget. They could just be testing the waters on that one. Whatever the case, the park will fly. If it's as good as you say it is, than this year will be huge. Myrtle Beach has been starved for a major park for a while now.
I cannot wait to see this place for myself and the transformation from what was the abandonded remains of an outlet mall less than 2 years ago!