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Led Zeppelin Coaster at Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

Hard Rock Park – Myrtle Beach

July 28, 2008 Sarah Coggins

All work and no play isn’t any fun. We had already planned to spend this weekend at the beach before the bathroom fiasco. Since we managed to make so much progress, we packed our bags and headed south to spend the weekend playing just has hard as we had worked.

Saturday we went to the new Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, SC, to do just that.

With Winston at Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

Not sure if it’s the economy or lack of awareness of the park (several people we mentioned it to before the trip said, “Where?”) – but Hard Rock Park was nearly empty which was great for us. Lines for rides were short and good show seats were easy to grab five minutes before starting time.

British Invasion section at Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

We rode this coaster (Led Zeppelin – The Ride) twice. Both times I let out blood curling screams for the entire ride.

Led Zeppelin Coaster at Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

There are cameras in front of every seat so you can purchase a video after the ride. We probably should have – my terrified expressions were hilarious.

Other rides we enjoyed were:

  • Nights in White Satin – The Trip – dark ride with neon lights and 3-d glasses to it’s namesake tune;
  • Slippery When Wet – hanging coaster where guests below can shoot you with water guns;
  • Shake Rattle ‘n’ Rollercoaster – smallest of the coasters, but still fun;
  • Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane – the longest coaster in the park;
  • and London Cab Ride – ok so I should say “Trent enjoyed” this one – it was a bit too much spinning for me…ugh.

We saw all 3 major shows (Roadies Stunt Show, Country on the Rocks & Malibu Beach Party) as well as a few street shows.

And crossed Abbey Road:

Crossing Abbey Road at Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, SC

The park had ample souvenir opportunities. I opted for just one – a pin to add to my collection of Hard Rock Cafe pins. This is my first one featuring a roller coaster. And, of course, I took plenty of photos to scrapbook. My favorite souvenir regardless where we go.

Two Page Scrapbook Layout of Hard Rock Park

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; Avery baseball card holder; Basic Grey patterned paper; Making Memories Tiny Alpha letter stickers and star eyelets; Die Cuts with a View adhesive backed cardstock; QuicKutz Metro SkinniMini unicase alpha; Uniball Signo white pen; park map. Inspired by July 7th & 10th of dw2008.

We did take a true break and ended our trip with a day at the beach. It was exactly what we needed following a long week.

Ocean Views in Surfside Beach, SC

  • Janet July 28, 2008 at 9:07 am
    You guys certainly deserved a weekend off! This park sounds great...what a fun concept to have rides based on groups/songs. You are really brave to go on all of those roller coasters!!
  • Benita July 28, 2008 at 9:27 am
    Looks like you had a great mini-vacation! I've never heard of that park, either, but it looks like fun. Glad you were able to take a break from the bathroom & get away! Great pics, too.....I don't think you'd even get me on that coaster!
  • Darcey July 28, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    Looks like a fun weekend! Glad you could relax a bit.
  • Jess July 28, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    Wow it looks like you had so much fun! I love those roller coaster names! :)
  • Heather July 28, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    What a cool park! I too would have loved it being so empty!
  • Ryzmomplus2 July 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    Sounds like a great trip - and I would have loved to see your expressions on those rides!
  • Linda July 28, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    The park looks like fun, we didn't go while we were there, ds is still a little day. Glad you were able to enjoy the beach, we love it down there.
  • Shirley Fyfe July 28, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time away . . . great photos too!
  • emily July 28, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    What a fun weekend! Great pictures...I love a good roller coaster. Though my stomache isn't as thrilled as I get older I've noticed :(
  • gina July 28, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    Sounds lovely and fun! You definitely should have got the video- you could be a YouTube one hit wonder! :)
  • Krissynae July 28, 2008 at 7:58 pm
    Oh that park looks like a blast. I am a huge coaster fan. We all need a weekend away. Looks like you guys had fun.
  • Ter July 28, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    looks like you had a good time!! Who knew there was so much fun things to do in SC?
  • Lori K July 28, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    Hey Sarah, We saw the ads for this place, but since it's new and we werent sure, we didnt want to pay the price. I though the beach was overall less crowded this year, Maybe more people are doing "staycations" at home d/t the economy!
  • toners July 28, 2008 at 9:19 pm
    A well-deserved break after all your hard work! Looks like tons of fun - I love the Abbey Road photo! LOL!

    DH and DD are flying up to Cedar Point, OH this weekend for a couple of days of rollercoaster riding :)
  • Theresa July 29, 2008 at 7:58 am
    Sounds like a great time, had never heard of that amusement park before but then again, have never been to that area either. I really need to get out more.
  • oceans5 July 29, 2008 at 10:58 am
    That looks like so much fun!! Glad you guys got to have a break and enjoy some down time. What a fun place to go.
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