The new owners of the bankrupted music-themed amusement park Hard Rock Park are planning on keeping the roller coasters in Myrtle Beach rattling and rolling under a new name: Freestyle Music Park. As it turns out, 81% of people responding to a local paper’s poll hate the name, even though it’s supposed to honor the park’s commitment to “the celebration of that revolutionary phenomenon rock n’ roll but also encompasses other genres of music including country, reggae, beach music, pop, R&B, alternative, Christian, and disco.” (And complement the name of a sister park in Russia, which may explain the odd locution of that press-release snippet.) But is a general-interest amusement park really what this age of niches needs? I think it should take a different tack, and go deep and narrow into the genre that it’s named after! A few suggested attractions after the jump.
The “Spring Love” Water Slide!
The “What Goes Around Comes Around” Ferris Wheel!
The Exposé “Point Of No Return” parachute drop!
The “I Wonder If I Take You Home”… Haunted House!
Freestyle Music Park [Official site]
Park chucks Rock name, goes with Freestyle Music Park [The Sun-News]
Hard Rock Park Is Dead; Long Live Freestyle Music Park [WalletPop]