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Freestyle Adventure Acres (previously known as Freestyle Music Park and Hard Rock Park), is a music themed amusement park built on 55 acres (22 ha) of a 140-acre (57 ha) property located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park was located at the intersection of US 501 and the Intracoastal Waterway. It is currently owned by Carwardine Parks.

History

The music theming was mostly dropped when Carwardine bought the park in 2010 and refurbished the park and added some more flat and kiddie rides, it reopened August 2010.

In 2013, an on site hotel was added to the property on the abandoned mall parking lot.

In 2014, Redwall: Escape from Malkariss was added, this gained controversy from the local neighborhood due to the tall height, due to that, bulletproof glass was added to the left of the first drop.

In 2015, The one-time AdventureCon was held there, with people including Russi Taylor, Charles Martinet, Tom Kenny, Tara Strong, and Chris Rock attending.

In 2020, during the Coronavirus, most non-durable objects (banners, etc.) were put in the hotel's lobby.

Areas

  • Main Gate Plaza (formerly known as "VIP Plaza" [2009] and All Access Entry Plaza [2008])
  • Country USA (formerly known as "Cool Country" [2008])
  • Euro Adventure (formerly known as "Across the Pond" [2009] and "British Invasion" [2008])
  • Myrtle's Beach (formerly known as "Rock & Roll Heaven" [2008])
  • Thomas Town (formerly known as "Adventure Land for Kids" [2010-2018], "Kids in America" [2009], and "Born in the USA" [2008])
  • Wiggles World (added in 2013)
  • Redwall Abbey (added in 2018; a sub area of Euro Adventures)

Current rides

Roller coasters

  • Crazy Cruiserz (2008; A Premier Rides Ferris Wheel roller coaster, formerly known as "Round About" [2009-2010] and "Maximum RPM!" [2008], the Mini Cooper style cars, were replaced with more cartoony looking cars) [Euro Adventure]
  • Iron Horse (2008; A Vekoma mine train roller coaster, formerly known as "Eagles Life in the Fast Lane" [2008], only dry ride to keep it's post-Hard Rock name) [Country USA]
  • Redwall: Escape from Malkariss (2014; A Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster, guests can buy a photo of their ride, originally part of Euro Adventure before the Redwall Abbey area was created & built) [Redwall Abbey]
  • Garuda (2008; A Premier Rides suspended family coaster, originally featured an interactive experience permitting non-riders to fire water cannons as the roller coaster trains passed by, at the risk of themselves being drenched by overhead showers that fired at random the water features were removed in 2011, formerly known as "Soak'd'" [2009-2011] and "Slippery When Wet [2008]) [Thomas Town]
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Coaster (2008; A Vekoma junior coaster, formerly known as "Hang Ten" [2009-2018] and "Shake, Rattle & Rollercoaster" [2008], lead car on the train was replaced with a car shaped like Thomas the Tank Engine) [Thomas Town]
  • Warped (2008; A B&M looping roller coaster, formerly known as "Time Machine" [2009-2010] and "Led Zepplin: The Ride" [2008], unlike the original rides, music is no longer on the ride since the trains were replaced with new trains with vest restraints and no on-board sound system, guests can buy a photo of their ride) [Myrtle's Beach]

Flat rides

  • Acid Trip (2008; A Sally Corporation dark ride, formerly known as "Monstars of Rock" [2009] and "Nights in White Satin: The Trip" [2008], guests can buy a video and/or a photo of their ride) [Euro Adventure]
  • Cabbies (2008; A Huss Rodeo ride themed to London cabs, formerly known as "McGillivray Cab Company" [2009] and "London Cab Ride" [2008]) [Euro Adventure]
  • Catapult (2018; A Zamperla Nebulaz ride) [Redwall Abbey]
  • Fantasy Garden Flyers (2008; A Huss Airboat ride, formerly known as "Faerie Glen" [2009] and "Magic Mushroom Garden" [2008], once home of the "World's largest blacklight poster") [Euro Adventure]
  • Royal Carousel (2008; A Chance Rides Grand Carousel, formerly known as "Carnaby Carousel" [2009] and "All the King's Horses Carousel") [Euro Adventure]
  • Sea Ray (2010; A Mulligan Sea Ray ride) [Euro Adventure]
  • Skycoaster (2013; extra charge ride, tallest ride in the park) [Myrtle's Beach]
  • Truck 'n Roll (2008; A Huss Bee Bee ride, formerly known as "Big Ol' Trucks" [2009] and "Muddin' Monster Race" [2010]) [Country USA]
  • Wave Swinger (2008; formerly known as "Texas Swing" [2009-2010] and "Just a Swingin'" [2008]) [Country USA])

Kiddie rides

All of the kiddie rides are located in Thomas Town and Wiggles World.

  • Balloon Race (2009; A Zamperla Samba Tower ride, formerly known as "Get Off Of My Cloud" [2009]) [Thomas Town]
  • Bertie the Bus (2019; A Zamperla Crazy Bus ride themed to Bertie the Bus) [Thomas Town]
  • Big Red Cars (2009; A Zamperla Jump Around ride, formerly known as "Do Wop Buggies" [2009-2012]) [Wiggles World]
  • Circus Swing (2010; A Zamperla Lolli Swing ride) [Thomas Town]
  • Motorbike Rally (2012; A Hampton Rides Motorcycle Jump kiddie umbrella ride, relocated from Darien Lake) [Thomas Town]
  • Horrid Lorries (2009; A Zamperla Convoy ride, formerly known as "Life Is A Highway" [2009-2018]) [Thomas Town]
  • Kites in White Satin (2009; A Zamperla Kite Flyer ride, formerly known as "Fly Like an Eagle" [2009], its name is a reference to the former Nights in White Satin: The Trip ride) [Thomas Town]
  • Percy's Mail Delivery (2008; A Zamperla Rio Grande ride, formerly known as "Toot 'n Holler" [2010-2018], and "Cuckoo-Ka-ChooChoo" [2009]), and "Sole Train" [2008]) [Thomas Town]
  • SS Feathersword (2010; A Zamperla Rockin' Tug ride, formerly known as Rockin' Tug [2010-2012]) [Wiggles World]
  • Wiggley Trail Ride (2013; A Huss-TechEruo Red Baron ride with western themed horses) [Wiggles World]
  • Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad (2013; A Zamperla Samba Balloon Ride themed to fruit) [Wiggles World]

Other attractions

  • Across the Ball Pond (2008; A ball play area, formerly known as "Grunge Station" [2009] and "Garage Jam" [2008]) [Euro Adventure]
  • Adventure Acres Arcade (2008; formerly known as "Who's Tommy Arcade" [2009] and "Pinball Wizard Arcade" [2008]) [Euro Adventure]
  • Castle Moonwalk (2008; formerly known as "Jump" [2009] and "The Punk Pit" [2008]) [Euro Adventure]
  • Mini Golf (2010) [Myrtle's Beach]
  • Sodor Island Park (2008; A rope course, formerly known as "Fantasy Harbour State Park" [2009-2018] and "Kids Rock! State Park" [2008]) [Thomas Town]

Shows

  • Alvin's Ice Spectacular (Ice show featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks. Formerly known as Ice House Theatre and Ice Cold Countr) [Country USA]
  • A Day Out With the Blazing Dragons (Live stage show featuring the cast of Blazing Dragons.) [Redwall Abbey]
  • Go Go Power Rangers Live! (A high-energy stage show based off the Power Rangers franchise. The show currently features the Beast Morphers team. The performance area was formerly used for Roadies Stunt Show and CSI Live) [Euro Adventure]
  • Redwall Live! - Mattimeo's Journey (Altered version of Redwall - Mattimeo's Journey) [Redwall Abbey]
  • Skyrotechnics (The performance area was formerly used for Bomehian Rhapsody and Kiss the Sky) [Main Gate Plaza]
  • Stellar Lunaris' Show of Magic & Mystery (A Redwall-themed magic show, hosted by Slagar the Cruel (voiced by Mark De Leon Jones) as his alter-ego Stellar Lunaris. Val Valentino of Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed fame was a featured performer for the show's first year. The performance area was formerly used for Malibu Beach Party and Adrenaline Rush) [Myrtle's Beach]
  • Thomas Tales (The performance area was formerly the Live Amphitheater and Stars Theatre) [Thomas Town]
  • The Wiggles Beach Party [Wiggles World]

Restaurants and food stands

  • Cinnabon (formerly Rockaccino Coffee and Ice Cream) [Main Gate Plaza]
  • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill/Orange Julius (formerly "Strawberry Fields & Cream") [Euro Adventure]
  • Kiddie Karry-Out (A quick service food stand) [Wiggles World]
  • McDonald's (has a Mac Tonight animatronic relocated from the original Atlanta, Georgia location before it got replaced with a MegaMcDonald's, formerly The Big Q Smokehouse) [Country USA]
  • Rock Afire Pizzeria (A pizzeria with a Rock Afire Explosion animatronic stage show, formerly Take 5 and Dine) [Thomas Town]
  • Rock Stars Grill (A Hard Rock Cafe knock-off restaurant; was originally going to a Hard Rock Cafe, but Carwardine backed out of getting the franchising and licensing rights to use Hard Rock Cafe, formerly Penny's Lane Cafe) [Euro Adventure]
  • Sir Canterbury's Old English Fish & Chips (formerly Pitmedden Bar) [Euro Adventure]
  • Subway (formerly Acapulo Phil's Mexican Cafe) [Country USA]
  • Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express (formerly Red Red Wine) [Main Gate Plaza]
  • Tiki Bar and Polynesian Grill [Fantasy Harbour Water Park]

Gift shops and games

  • Backstage Rock Star Store (at Rock Stars Grill) [Euro Adventure]
  • Country USA General Store (formerly American Eagle Outfitters and The Trading Post) [Country USA]
  • Fantasy Island Treasures [Fantasy Harbour Water Park]
  • Groovy Emporium (at the exit for Acid Trip) [Euro Adventure]
  • Main Street Gift Shop [Main Gate Plaza]
  • Power Rangers Morphing Grid (A gift shop selling Power Rangers merchandise, formerly known as Beary's Bears) [Myrtle's Beach]
  • Redwall Shop [Redwall Abbey]
  • Rock Afire Explosion Concert Shop [Thomas Town]
  • Shining Time Station (formerly known as Adventure Land Toy Shop and Kids in America Shop) [Thomas Town]
  • Warped Coaster Photos & Gift Shop (formerly Buying Time) [Myrtle's Beach]
  • The Wiggles Store [Wiggles World]

Fantasy Harbour Water park

Fantasy Harbour Water park is a water park added in 2011, It was originally going to be called "S.R. Water Park" the S.R. stands for "Soft Rock" as Soft Rock Water park was originally going to be added in 2009 by Hard Rock Park, but Cardwardine didn't want any part of the park to be associated with Hard Rock Cafe because of a rejected licensing agreement.

  • BodyCone (2011; A ProSlide TopsyBody aka Tornado 6, a mat is optional to avoid backscratch)
  • CannonBowl (2011; A ProSlide CannonBowl slide)
  • Harbour Rafting Adventure (2013; A lazy rive ride surrounding the Polly Nesian's Splash Bash playhouse)
  • Kiddie Slide Racers (2011; A ProSlide kiddie racer slide)
  • Pirate's Plunge (2011; A ProSlide TwisterWave aka TornadoWave 30)
  • Polly Nesian's Splash Bash (2008; A water playhouse, formerly known as "Reggae River Falls" [2008], Originally located in the Rock & Roll Heaven/Myrtle's Beach area prior to 2011, added a ProSlide Twister in 2013)
  • Slide Twist (2011; a ProSlide Twister, relocated from Six Flags Canada's Wonderland)
  • Wave Hello! (2011; a wave pool)

The Grand Carwardine of The East

The hotel that sits where the mall's parking lot used to be. Formerly FAC Hotel.

Schedule

This park operates year round, but the season technically begins March 2. This park is notable for staying open later than most parks.

  • March 2-March 22 - 10:00 am-8:00 pm
  • March 23-April 1 - 9:30 am-8:30 pm
  • April 2-April 20 - 9:00 am-9:00 pm
  • April 21-May 1 - 9:00 am-9:30 pm
  • May 2-June 21 - 9:00 am-10:00 pm
  • June 22-July 3 - 9:00 am-10:30 pm
  • July 4 - 9:00 am-11:00 pm
  • July 5-August 31 - 9:00 am-10:30 pm
  • September 1-September 22 - 9:00 am-10:00 pm
  • September 23-October 1 - 9:00 am-9:30 pm [FRIGHT MAZES 6:00 pm-10:00 pm]
  • October 2-October 31 - 9:00 am-9:00 pm [FRIGHT MAZES 6:00 pm-10:30 pm]
  • November 1-March 1 - 10:00 am-8:30 pm

Fantasy Harbour Water park

  • May 1-September 22 - 11:30 am-8:00 pm
  • Season Pass Early Access - 11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Membership Early Access - 10:30 am-8:00 pm
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