Maximum RPM open at Hard Rock Park

June 16, 2008, 9:59 AM · Hard Rock Park, in Myrtle Bach, South Carolina, sends word that Maximum RPM!, its sports car-themed Premier Rides coaster has now opened.

The coaster, with its distinctive Ferris Wheel lift, had remained closed during the park's opening weeks. With its debut, all of the park's initially announced rides are now open.

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June 16, 2008 at 1:47 PM · Has the ferris wheel loading, or a similarly odd mechanism, ever been used before?
June 16, 2008 at 2:17 PM · Actually that's not entirely true, Robert. There was supposed to be a bumper car attraction that didn't make it in "phase one" of the park.

Glad they got the kinks worked out of RPM. We'll check it out this weekend.

June 16, 2008 at 4:13 PM · My brain is in vapor-lock today, and I just couldn't phrase that right. I meant, everything that was supposed to be open after the preview is now open.
June 17, 2008 at 8:20 AM · I read the guidlines for writers and didn't see anything about providing a link to another site, so if this is not allowed please edit or delete this comment.

Hard Rock Park Blog has a review of the ride with pictures and video.

June 18, 2008 at 7:55 AM · Forgive me if I've missed it in any of the press materials or previous discussions, but what exactly is the point/benefit of the ferris wheel-style lift? It seems like it would wreak havoc on the ride's hourly capacity, and apart from the fact that the wheel revolves, I can't find any kind of thematic relation.

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