By John Stine
Free Style Music Park is Myrtle Beach’s newest family attraction. Formerly the Hard Rock Theme Park, the Free Style Music Park has reopened this year to include a larger family section while keeping the rock and roll theme. Other genres of music are also featured, and there are rides for all ages. As director of sales and marketing for Free Style Music Park, I wanted to offer my inside view of the park with answers to common questions from people thinking about a visit as part of a family vacation.
How can I fill up a day of activities for a kid under 5?
Freestyle Music Park has a ton of activities for children under the age of 5! In Country USA we have rides like Big ‘Ol Trucks and a remote racecar track to race against your opponents, and the Ice Cold Country show is for all ages!! Kid’s in America has 7 rides for children of all ages, a midway and the Flip 5 Live show that they can be a part of! Across the Pond and Myrtle’s Beach also have plenty to do for the little ones, with rides, living statues, and an awesome BMX, skateboarding and inline skate competition show with a big surprise finish called Adrenalin Rush. They will love our interactive water play area, Polly Nesian’s Splash Bash! And don’t forget all the many great restaurants and shops throughout the park!
How long do I need to see everything in the park?
Approximately 7 hours or so to ride all the rides, take in lunch or dinner, catch all of our live shows and take time to explore our many gardens, with living statues and tributes to some music legends passed! Make sure you stay for the Kiss the Sky Nighttime Rock N Roll Spectacular with fireworks, lasers, fountains, and many other special effects!
What kind of food and prices will I find inside the park? Where will I find the best healthy options for my little ones?
Each area of the park has restaurants that cater to that theme! From ribs and pulled pork At the Big Q Smoke house in Country USA to fish n chips at Penny lane’s in Across the Pond. Restaurants also have many salads and some have fruit also for a healthier and liter fare. Our menu prices are less than the average theme park prices!
What’s the cheapest time to visit? What’s the least crowded?
Our twilight ticket is available from 5 to 10 p.m. and is $24.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 3-9! Opening to early afternoon during the week days are probably the best time for smaller crowds.
Do you have any tips for maximizing your time (and money) at the park?
Take advantage of ticket specials at the gate and be sure to check at your hotel or vacation rental for ticket specials and deals they may have to offer you! Our twilight ticket is also an excellent value!! Using one of our suggested itineraries on our park map will help you maximize your time to get the most from our park. Visitors can receive a second day admission for only $10 by presenting their paid full-day admission at the guest services window.
If your family could only visit 3 attractions, what would they be and why?
Ice Cold Country is a fantastic all-ages family fun show with spectacular effects, music and talented skaters! Kids In America is a must do and see for families with little ones! This area will keep them entertained and having a blast from all the different rides and play areas. And don’t forget to catch Flip 5 Live — this is one that the entire family can take part in as well as Mom, Dad, Grandma or grandpa! Don’t miss The Time Machine!! This coaster is a trip through many time periods and genres of music!!
What makes Freestyle Music Park different from the previous amusement park?
Freestyle Music Park has brought the family vibe into the park this season by making our environment fun for all ages!! The park has made it very easy to enjoy the entire day, with something for everyone to do and enjoy in a family-friendly and safe environment! Freestyle has great value for your wallet and all of your friends and family while keeping a great and energetic music theme that everyone can enjoy!
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John Stine is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Free Style Music Park.