Hard Rock’s Loopy Stairway
The main attraction for Myrtle Beach’s Hard Rock Park has been unveiled: Led Zeppelin – The Ride, which will be set to "Whole Lotta Love" and be South Carolina’s tallest roller coaster.
The 140-acre Hard Rock Park, scheduled to open in spring 2008, will include a 10,000-capacity amphitheatre, six music-themed zones, a Jamaican-themed water area and restaurants, the area’s Sun News reported. Three coasters are planned for the park.
The 90-second coaster ride will go upside-down six times and its twists and turns will match up with the song.
"[Led Zeppelin is] the most iconic rock band of all time, and they appeal to multiple generations," park CEO Steve Goodwin said at a press conference according to the Sun News. Goodwin said Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones picked the song and helped work on the ride’s development.
"Jimmy Page, who has been leading the creative input from the band, has already expressed an interest in coming out and riding the ride, so I am sure people will get to see them when we open the park," he said.
The park’s developers are on a six-city tour to hype the park and will wrap promo April 18th in Myrtle Beach with a concert by The Marshall Tucker Band, Sister Hazel, and a Led Zeppelin tribute act.