Hard Rock Park LIVES...well, not really

The much loved, much suffering theme park in South Carolina takes a step onto the national stage...although maybe this isn't their preferred method.

From steve lee
Posted October 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM
Viewers of NBC's "Revolution" may have spotted some coaster track in the commercial for this week's episode. Here's the commercial in question:

YouTube Link (Robert, can you embed this sucker?)

For those unfamiliar with the show, it depicts a world where the power - all power - suddenly cut off. Most folks wouldn't have much use for a theme park without power, so when the production needed an abandoned, decrepit theme park they knew where to go:

Myrtle Beach.

Eagle eyed viewers should be able to make out the distinctive red track of Maximum RPM, as well as the inside of the Great Eats diner and the beach show seating area. How much of the park we'll actually see remains to be...well, it remains to be seen. But at least the park has managed to serve some purpose, even if it is to look abandoned.

One thing is for sure, however. "Revolution" is NBC's most popular scripted program right now. More people will see the park tomorrow night than ever saw it when it was open. Pity they can't reopen it to take advantage of its - ah, nevermind, they'd just screw it up again.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted October 8, 2012 at 6:41 AM

From Mike Gallagher
Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM
I'd consider watching, but this seems like the kind of show that would be difficult to follow if you haven't been watching from the start. And I have not seen it before. The only Revolution I care about is the one at Dorney Park :)

From Tony Duda
Posted October 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Mike, there have only been 3 shows and it's available on On Demand cable for free. That is, if you don't still use rabbit ears and tin foil to watch TV.

As a side note, my cousin moved to southeast North Carolina by the coast and she said two shows film there- Revenge (which is supposed to be Long Island) and Boardwalk Empire (which is supposed to be Atlantic City). Myrtle Beach is also quite close. I guess that area is hot for locational shooting.

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