Freestyle Music Park (formerly the Hard Rock Park) is located on Theater Drive, Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina.
Freestyle Music Park is the now defunct amusement park of Myrtle Beach. Exploring the old Hard Rock Park sounds great but they did have people on site almost daily, removing items from the park, and at one time supposedly re-vamping for an opening in the 2011 season, which failed.
Originally it began as the Hard Rock Park that opened on April 15, 2008. It spanned 55 acres, had 50+ amusement rides, and 5 roller coasters. During its grand opening celebration there was even a concert that featured the Moody Blues and The Eagles, and it looked promising. Sadly the park was running only during the spring and summer season and it failed during its first opening in 2008. In 2009 it was re-opened under the Freestyle Brand. This attempt also failed, as locals and visitors alike thought that the entry prices were too high so at the end of the 2009 season it closed again. This time it closed for good. Since then the park has had failed buyers, law-suits, royalties, and bankruptcy to deal with into 2013.
The 5 roller coaster rides were originally called: Led Zeppelin – The Ride, Maximum RPM!, Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane, Slippery When Wet, and Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roller coaster.
Here you must be careful, if you choose to enter by going to Medieval Times (the fantasy restaurant and show that is literally right next to the park) there are these spikes turned up which can blow out your tires. Though this is (or was) the best entry point. Be wary, there were people all around since it was the middle of summer.
Where is the abandoned Freestyle Music Park located? This place can be found with these coordinates. 33.712502,-78.935432.
Photographs by Abandoned Playgrounds and taken in 2011.