Time Machine
Website: Freestyle Music Park Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Closed
Average Rating: 4.2000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 7
Last Review: 3/30/2009 1:54:00 PM
In User Top 10: 2 times.
User Tracker Count: 9 times.

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5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up DJ Mixer18 on 3/30/2009 1:54:00 PM - User's Top Ride #8
Its really awslome try it out its really crayz.

4 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up larrygator on 9/6/2008 6:49:00 PM
I&#39.m torn between an 8 or 9 but the experience makes me boost the rating to a 9. The sound system works great and is synced up perfectly with the ride. Not the most thrilling B&M but made better by the overall theming/experience.

The fact the there were multiple versions of the saftey/instructional videos before the pre-show made the wait more bearable.

The pre-show is wonderful if you are a Zeppelin fan with unique inteviews and concert footage from &quot.The Song Remains the Same&quot.. Yes, it may get boring after multiple rides so it will be interesting to see how HRP handles this in the future. My only complaint is the lack of air conditioning or fans in the pre-show rooms.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up razor12 on 8/23/2008 3:22:00 PM
Great B&M. Every inversion had a smooth transition and the cobra roll did not snap. The on board sound added a great effect to the ride. I enjoyed Led Zeppelin! We also re-rode it at 12:45 am. Great night ride!

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up shag9004 on 8/13/2008 7:14:00 PM
Date Ridden: Summer of 2008. Times Ridden: 1 Led Zeppelin is a very cool experience at one of America&#39.s newest theme parks.....and let me stress the word &quot.theme&quot.. Everything about Hard Rock Park screams Rock and Roll from the rides to the giant Gibson guitar. Led Zeppelin is located in the &quot.Rock and Roll Heaven&quot. area and does an excellent job as the park&#39.s signature coaster. To begin with, other than the pre-show, which gives a little info on the band (I don&#39.t want to give away too many details), this is avery ordinary coaster. It is aesthetically pleasing situated out on the lake, is smooth with no rough spots or ear-bashing, and is fun to ride. However, it is geared more to the average park goes than the enthusiast as the long pre-show makes re-rides virtually impossible even on slack days like when we were there. The first drop is good with a decent loop and an outstanding zero-g roll above the lake. That is about it though. There are really no bad things to say about LZ, but it still seems like an above average experience with only a half-finished coaster. While we had a good day overall, the park seems to be struggling in its first season. I feel they are going to have to decide on whether they are going to be a family destination or a hang-out for the teenage crowd. As it currently is, attendance seems to be down, and while that is good for the enthusiast, it is bad overall for business. I wish Hard Rock Park the best. They have some very unique coasters that are not overly thrilling but still fun. Led Zeppelin is the closest they have to a true thrill ride despite its shortcomings.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Troika on 7/7/2008 3:33:00 PM
Being a Myrtle Beach resident, I just had to get annual passes for this park for the family. After all, I watched them build this park from the day the first construction trailers arrived.

Anyway, getting to the Zeppelin coaster, I thought it was a great ride. The first drop was pretty decent and fairly steep. The first loop was unusually large in diameter for a loop, so I got that oh-boy-I'm-upside-down thrill I used to get back in the day on those early Arrow loopers.

The music element really adds to the overall experience. Also, you go over water alot which makes the heartline roll a little unerving in a cool way. The remainder of the rides keeps up a good pace.

I had my hand up the whole time. It was just a very smooth, cool ride to experience.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CoastrGlxy on 6/9/2008 10:06:00 AM
Led Zeppelin: The Ride is the headliner in Hard Rock Parks ride lineup. Creating a great new rock-themed park is a draw, but nothing catches the eye of would-be visitors like a flashy new looping roller coaster. To that end, Led Zeppelin delivers a thrilling roller coaster that does an excellent job incorporating the music of a legendary rock band.
As you approach the ride, you notice the huge steel zeppelin-shaped station with the band members respective symbols on the side. In the queue, there are large mural sized representations of their album covers and flat panel T.V.s featuring concert footage.

According to the Chief Creative Officer, Jon Binkowski, it took years to convince Led Zeppelin to lend their name and music to the ride. A condition of the agreement was that their entire song had to be played from start to finish. So a pre-ride experience was created to solve the issue. In the station there are five small dark multimedia rooms like standing theaters. Inside, riders are treated to a video that includes a short interview and a live performance of the bands hit Whole Lotta Love. The performance pauses about midway through and the doors in front of you swing open. The station ride ops cheer as they direct you to the empty train thats waiting for your group. The enthusiastic ride ops do a great job of keeping the excitement going as you board.

The train dispatches from the station and immediately begins its ascent over the pond. Closer to the 15-story crest, Whole Lotta Love picks back up in via the onboard speakers. And then it really kicks in as the train plummets to the pond below. Next, the train travels directly into a large 120 tall vertical loop with some great g-forces. Then the train maneuvers through a cobra roll with two quick inversions. The rock really adds to the ride as the train traverses the highlight. The signature B&M zero-g roll over the pond is excellent.

Another smaller vertical loop follows and then the trains takes a large swooping turn and does a flyby near the station. Next, the train passes through a short brake run and then drops into a corkscrew. Your ride finishes strong with an upward helix and then the final station brakes.
The first five inversions are pretty much back-to-back. While the rapid fire layout keeps the thrills going, I would have preferred a more open layout. That said, Hard Rock Park really did the best with the space that they had. This is a rather large roller coaster and its location on the pond is picturesque. It was common to see crowds on the bridge between the British Rock Invasion and Rock and Roll Heaven areas stopping for photo ops. At times the ride was a bit shaky for a B&M, but It seemed smoother on later rides with a near full train. So the shakiness may have been a result of the lack of weight on the train.
As a total experience, Led Zepellin The Ride is a great attraction. The roller coaster truly delivers and Whole Lotta Love blasting away as you perform these acrobatic maneuvers is a pretty memorable experience. While the lengthy pre-ride experience may deter some coaster enthusiasts who are likely to want several re-rides, it does add authenticity and theming. Plus, as the C.C.O. shared with me, most guests will only ride Led Zepellin once. So, for the general public Led Zepellin will satisfy with a thrilling and somewhat unique experience. Final Rating - 8.5 (Great Approaching Excellent)

4 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fergusonat on 5/29/2008 2:03:00 PM
I have to admit, when Led Zeppelins layout was first released, I was unenthused to say the least. It was straight forward, redundant, and needless to say...ordinary. Well, I stand by that assessment after riding Led Zeppelin. Essentially, the ride would be nothing without the soundtrack. With that being said, the soundtrack was superb. The timing they were able to utlize was startling good, and Robert Plants chilling vocals aligned perfectly with the rides admittedly ordinary elements to make a boring ride a great one. As a side note, I will say that the main drop provided some excellent negative-Gs in the back row and the second loop was noticeably forceful. Once the ride hit the MCBR, however, the ride lost all pacing and basically falls flat on its face. It really isnt even mentioning at all...

Another complaint would include poor operation design. The park was dead during our visit to HRP, and yet Led Zeppelin was easily a 10 minute wait each time when it should have been a walk-on. The reason for this is the abnormally long preshow. The preshow itself is pretty cool/trippy, but waiting outside the preshow doors is pure torture. The queue-tvs cycle through at least three different animation styles telling you how to pull a restraint over your head properly. To add insult to injury, the entire pre-preshow presentation is "hosted" by two morons who attempt to (and fail horribly to) immitate Wayne and Garth from Waynes World.

Even with all that said, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride itself and was surprised by how well the sound system could be heard even with all the wind and mechanical racket a coaster generates. Its a solid ride, but without this sound system, it would be a very lack-luster B&M. I give it an 8.5, but Ill round it up to a 9

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