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Hard Rock Park builds stairway to coaster heaven

Exactly one year after breaking ground on the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park, Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, celebrated the topping off mid-July of its most anticipated attraction, Led Zeppelin – The Ride.

Towering more than 150ft into the sky, the B&M coaster will serve as a landmark helping travellers pinpoint Hard Rock Park from the Route 501 highway. The ride will located be partially over water in the Rock & Roll Heaven zone and reach speeds of 65 mph. Among six inversions will be a 120-foot loop. Every moment of the ride, including drops and loops, is timed to Led Zeppelin’s hit single Whole Lotta Love.

The 140-acre Hard Rock Park is scheduled to open 2008.

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