Freestyle Music Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has announced ticket prices and a range of special offers for its reopening on May 23.
The park, formerly known as Hard Rock Park, will charge $39.95 for adults and $29.95 for children (aged 3-9). Season passes will cost $74.95 for adults, and $44.95 for children. The park's management announced several weeks ago that season passes for the 2008 season will also be valid for 2009, as compensation for the park's early closure that year.
There will be a range of discounts available, including free entry for all active US military personnel, coast guard, firefighters, police and emergency medical technicians from May 23-31. Local residents will also benefit, with all residents of North and South Carolina being able to save $10 on general admission from May 23 to June 14 (provided they show a valid state ID).
The park will open from 11am through 10pm on weekends, but will then move to the unusual hours of 4pm through 10pm on weekdays from May 26 - June 14. During this period, admission prices will be reduced to $24.95 for adults and $19.95 for guests - meaning local residents can get in for just $14.95 (or $9.95 for kids).
Hard Rock Park famously went bust and closed its gates in September last year, just five months after opening. It was then picked up by FPI MB Entertainment for just $25 million, having cost a reported $400 million to build. The group has pledged to spend $15 million to get the park ready to re-open.
The park opened in April 2008, with ambitious plans to attract 3 million visitors a season. Visitor numbers fell well short of this target and the park was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. For a full discussion of the park's extraordinary history, see this report on the rise and fall of Hard Rock Park from Myrtle Beach's The Sun News.
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