signature ride of the Hard Rock Park. Soar along the track
as you sit on a subwoofer and here Led Zeppelin's "Whole
Rock & Roll Heaven
Inversions - 120ft Tall Loop
Ft. High - Maximum Speed 65mph
train is equipped with on-board audio - 64 speakers and
1200 watts per train
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Click Below to Visit the LED ZEPPELIN - THE RIDE
Construction Status: Zeppelin Hanger Construction
Updated March 15, 2008
From our tour yesterday, the hanger for Led
Zeppelin is looking complete from this side. The signage for
the ride is out front, but
March 9, 2008
Covering of the giant Zeppelin is halfway complete.
Here are a couple new shots of the tarp going over the frame.
March 3, 2008
Covering of the giant Zeppelin is moving along.
Here are a couple more shots of the tarp going over the frame.
February 27, 2008
It took us long enough to get these photos
online. We could find our chip adapter. "Note to self:
Buy a Backup". The Zeppelin is not getting it's outer
shell and it appears to be made a of heavy duty tarp. You
can also the control booth in the second photo and more tail
pieces waiting to be attached.
February 19, 2008
More perimeter landscaping is currently going
in around Led Zeppelin. Plus we can see the interior walls
of the hanger have been painted purple
February 7, 2008
Perimeter landscaping is currently going in
around Led Zeppelin. The exterior fence will be up shortly.
February 4, 2008
We' re getting ever closer. Over at Led Zeppelin,
light fixtures are going in the hanger and railings to keep
the crows in line have been added.
January 16, 2008
It has already been a month since the first
run for Led Zeppelin. The hanger is still under construction
but now the giant zeppelin has its point and tail. Soon will
come the covering and we'll be off and running.
December 16, 2007
Led Zeppelin took its first official voyage
for spectators this afternoon. The cars ran several times.
First with its musical accompaniment, "Whole Lotta Love"
and then several times without the musics so visitors could
hear how quitet the ride actually is. The Zeppelin hanger
also has it's outer shell up.
Construction Status: Test Run!!!
Updated December 5, 2007
New video of the first run for Led Zeppelin
the Ride shows the coaster from the opposite end.
November 29, 2007
Up, up and away! Led Zeppelin took it's first
test run yesterday at just after 4 'o clock. It's a big milestone
for the park as we get closer and closer to actually riding
the coaster in April/May.
November 13, 2007
We can't believe it's been over a month since
we reported on Led Zeppelin. There have been a few additions
to bring you up to speed. We got a couple of nice shots of
the LZ cars sitting in the hanger to share. The main hanger
is reaching its high point. Plus, the smell of fresh poured
blacktop is in the air. Paved roads are starting to appear,
like this one running along LZ.
October 4, 2007
Now that track construction is complete the
focus is on the manger hanger and other bits of works. We
do believe that we've spotted the cars for Led Zeppelin, which
currently sit in the second doorway of the maintainence hanger.
September 12, 2007
Well track contruction is almost complete.
Plus, ever wonder how close planes get to Led Zeppin and the
park. Check out the last two photos.
September 7, 2007
Construction continues at new piece of track
have arrived. Also, the maintainence hanger is getting the
siding added to the structure.
August 21, 2007
We were onhand this morning at electrical components
were loaded though the roof of the main hanger. We're very
excited to see these pieces come in which signifies we are
getting close to completion. Also, steel framing for what
we believe is the storage hanger has been put in place. And
finally, railings have been added to the straight away track.
August 16, 2007
Construction is moving right along as more
pieces are added and Led Zeppeln's track construction heads
into the final stretch. More photos have been added to the
August 14, 2007
Another update and things are once again moving
along at a fast pace as several more track pieces were added
today. As previously mentioned, with supports already in place,
the remainder of the track construction should move along
very fast. The target for track completion was originally
noted as September, which looks like a sure bet for the first
week at this rate.
August 13, 2007
We were out bright and early to bring you the
topping off the of second loop this morning. Also, it seems
the rest of the supports for the coaster are in place, so
it won't be much longer till the track is complete. There's
a special two coaster for one photo in the MEMBER'S
August 7, 2007
While we've all been anxiously awaiting the
2nd loop to go up, crews have been busy adding the supports
for the latter half of the coaster.
August 1, 2007
There hasn't been any big progression to be
noted in the past few days, but crews have been working on
the first hill by adding smaller pieces underneath the hill.
July 29, 2007
zero-g roll is complete and crews will be working on the second
loop next. We have also added new photos to the MEMBERS
July 27, 2007
the cobra roll now complete, crews have already finished half
of the zero-g roll on the return trip. Also, the main hanger
is moving along nicely. We have also added new photos to the
July 26, 2007
are just finishing up the cobra roll. The return track has
already been laid, so as soon as the last two pieces for the
roll are attached, work can begin on the return zero-g roll.
July 24, 2007
of the cobra roll has been added. Crews are out this morning
moving around more supports and getting ready to start the
return trip towards the second loop. Extra photos are available
in our Members
July 23, 2007
have started the Cobra Roll and should be attaching the main
part today. The structure for the main building is now about
10 cinder block rows high.
July 20, 2007
rest of the first loop is now completed. Crews have not only
finished this section, but have also added a return piece
as well. We were up before the sun to capture some cool sunrise
photos. Plus, the starting point of the track has been sealed
with a protective, plastic covering.
July 17, 2007
Led Zeppelin Coaster has gone through a quick construction
period as the first drop is complete and workers are adding
the first loop to the track.
July 13, 2007
morning, the Hard Rock Park held a Topping Off Led Zeppelin
ceremony on site to commemorate the one year anniversary of
the ground breaking. CEO Steve Goodwin was onhand with Vice
President of Sales, Kerry Graves to start off the festivities.
Goodwin stood high above at the top of the coaster to kick
also learned that the coaster is just 13 inches below the
FAA's envelope (buiklt as high as the FAA will allow). The
coaster was placed in this location so it would be as far
away from Myrtle Beach Airport to achieve a maximum height
allowance. It's so close to the FAA's envelope, a flag can
not even be placed at the top.
Updated July 10, 2007
were assembling two pieces for the first drop at the base
of the first hill. The pieces will be attached on Friday.
The contruction bridge over the water (not shown) appears
to have been partially removed.
July 8, 2007
a "Stairway to Heaven" the second track piece for
Led Zeppelin is in place on the first hill. The mammoth coaster
is visible from quite a bit away from the park. Crews were
busy this past Saturday the 7th attaching the track.
July 3, 2007
crews are preparing to raise the second piece of track for
the first hill. The massive supports and track piece have
been brought into place. Expect the next piece to be in place
by the end of the week. Also, plenty of work is happening
over at the hanger area. Crews area busy adding cinder blocks
for the building.
Updated June 27, 2007
first hill is now reaching toward the heavens.Workers were
attaching the first hill track to the main structure. Check
the four row, third photo. The tracks not quite fully attached
yet. Things are moving along nicely. The bridge over the lagoon
is much further along (this is the bridge for construction
equipment) and heavy machinery are in place putting in footers
into the lagoon for the massive structure.
June 25, 2007
the first hill to take shape this week as a new piece of track
is attached to the altered footer (see update 6/20/07). More
track has been added to the side of the main track.
June 20, 2007
information to report on the Led Zeppelin Coaster. The gears
under the first lift have been installed (see above). Also
the next support beam and track piece are laying at the based
of the first lift. We have learned that this piece was supposed
to go in yesterday, but it is believe that the next piece
will not be installed until next week.
June 15, 2007
up and away! The coaster is finally being raised at the site.
As of today, the first hill is just started (as seen above).
More coaster parts have arrived and were being uploaded today.
Also, construction continues on a special bridge over the
lagoon for construction equipment since the coaster will travel
out over part of the lagoon.
June 04, 2007
supports for the massive steel frame of Led Zeppelin the Ride,
are almost complete.
May 24, 2007
continues as more of the smaller detialed work seems to be
handled by workers. Take note of the"pride shot of the
day" as the Stars and Stripes fly high above attached
to one of the cranes.
May 17, 2007
coaster has arrived at the construction site and has been
laid out on the west side of the coaster's permenant location,
in the parking lot area. Officials have confirmed to us that
the framing should begin in mid June and the coaster should
be ready for testing in December.