Not more than a month after the grim news that Myrtle Beach's historic Pavilion amusement park would be opening for its final season this year, a new amusement park has secured its funding and construction will soon begin.
Hard Rock Park, a new business venture by the owners of the ever popular rock 'n' roll restaurants, has secured the $400-million that is needed to construct the new theme park at Myrtle Beach. HRP Myrtle Beach Operations LLC, the developers of the new park, sold nearly $255-million worth of bonds, securing the future of this project.
The Hard Rock Park project had been mostly quiet since its initial planning release in 2003. However, since the announcement of the Pavilion's upcoming closure, the park's developers have given this project a kick-start and seem to desire having the park close to being ready to attract the guests next season who would have been going to the Pavilion.
The Hard Rock Park is being billed as a "totally immersive, full-day attraction, appealing to visitors of all generations" by the operator of the park. Plans for the new park include 40 rides and attractions, an ampitheater, shows, state-of-the-art sound systems, retail stores, and restaurants.
The park is to be laid out in different sections, each promoting a different aspect of rock and roll. Designers will be working with some legendary rock artists to ensure that every detail of the park is close to perfection. Also planned is a Hard Rock Hotel that will open sometime after the park's initial opening.
Construction on the park is expected to begin this spring and owners are predicting that the it will entertain more than 30,000 guests a day during peak season.