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An Autumn Trip to HRP?

Hard Rock Park: I need to know a few things before going through with the plans and I have a few general questions to ask.

From Beth Bickar
Posted July 5, 2008 at 11:05 AM
My friend(who is handicapped) and I may be planning a trip to Hard Rock Park some time in the fall, possibly November when the crowds at MB are sparse. I need to know a few things before going through with the plans and I have a few general questions to ask.

Is the park open year-round or is the schedule I found on their website deceiving? Also, if the park is open during November, I would like to know the days of operation and operating hours.

What attractions are and are not handicapped accessible?

Is the park really a ghost town, even during the peak summer months as I've heard?

I've read a lot of trip reports and descriptions of the park, finding that most of the reviews it received were mediocre, if that. With that in mind, what is your opinion, and would you say that the trip (from Wilmington, NC) is worth it?

Any tips and/or advice is openly welcomed.
Thanks in advance for the info!


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From Derek Potter
Posted July 5, 2008 at 3:25 PM
Most of the questions about Handicap access, operating schedule...etc can be found on the website. Off the top of my head, I think that the park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and Holidays, but open every other day in October, November and December. I assume that January and February would probably be the months with the most downtime.

I'm planning a trip myself soon. I was in MB in February for an interview/audition and saw the park. I also visited the welcome center. Based on what I've seen and heard, I have a hard time believing that Hard Rock is as mediocre as some have said. Attendance wise, I've heard it both ways...it's packed, and it's not packed. I suspect though, that gas prices and overall cost increase has put quite a few of MB vacationers on a tighter budget this year, so less than expected attendance from time to time wouldn't be a surprise to me. Personally I love the area, and I'm driving from Ohio, so naturally I think a drive from Wilmington is justified for a theme park fan.

From steve lee
Posted July 5, 2008 at 8:14 PM
We were there yesterday (the 4th) and the crowds were pretty nonexistant. It got crowded in the evening for the concert and fireworks, but otherwise everything in the park was a walk-on (except for Maximum RPM, which was closed the whole day).

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