Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Aerial Antics: Hard Rock Park

Freestyle Music Park fka Hard Rock Park is in the news quite a bit lately with their grand re-opening right around the corner. That said, I thought it was be timely to post some aerial photos that feature the park getting ready to open for the first time last year!

The park just recently posted their new map which reveals all the name changes that have taken place this year - they really left no stone unturned here, as pretty much everything I can see on the park map has a new name. Staying away from that "intellectual property" I assume.

This was Maximum RMP - now known as Round About. The Premier Rides coaster featured the first ever Ferris Wheel lift system that brought the trains to the top of the first drop. The ride is pretty short but works well for the family bracket of park guests.

Here's the former Led Zeppelin, now The Time Machine. I don't care what it's called, I still love this B&M's paint job! The Hard Rock Park Blog, now called FSMPBlog.com, posted some concept art for the ride's new station design that's pretty neat.

A standard Vekoma roller skater coaster, formerly known as Shake, Rattle 'n' Roller Coaster - now simply called Hang Ten. The coaster is joined by 4 new family rides in a new section of the park named Kids in America.

And here we have the former Eagles Life in the Fast Lane coaster which is now known as the Iron Horse. What can I say, I love mine trains! This one still needs some sort of theming along the way, though.

And here is the park's first TV commercial that they recently posted to YouTube. They're really doing all they can to get the word out about them which I think is great - any news is good news!