Tag Archives: Myrtle Beach

An Exclusive Interview With Jon Binkowski – Former Hard Rock Park’s Chief Creative Officer

In an exclusive interview five years after Hard Rock Park opened and quickly closed, Josh Young sits down and chats with Jon Binkowski: former CCO at Renaissance Entertainment in Celebration, Florida where Jon is still creating attractions for the themed entertainment industry.

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Hard Rock Park 10: Why The Park Closed

Why did Hard Rock Park close? Learn some of the missteps that were taken as well as some of the bad luck the park encountered as Josh Young ends his in-depth series on one of the most fascinating parks in the world.

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Hard Rock Park 9: Why The Park Did Not Fail

After creating a unique product in a heavily visited tourist market, Hard Rock Park closed in September of 2008, despite the work the creative team put into the project. Find out reasons the park did NOT close before you find out why it did.

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Hard Rock Park 4: “Whole Lotta Love”

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Theme Park University takes a look at Hard Rock Park’s creative process in putting together the world’s first, and only, roller coaster themed to the legendary rock band: Led Zeppelin.

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Hard Rock Park 2: Design Orchestration

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Josh Young looks at some of the original concept artwork that was used to help sell the investors on the Hard Rock Park concept.

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Hard Rock Park 1: The Birth of The World’s First Rock N Roll Theme Park

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How often does a theme park open in the United States? In the summer of 2008, Myrtle Beach opened an extremely ambitious theme park that only lasted 4 months. Josh Young takes us on a journey in what it took to build the park in the first of an expansive series.

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