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McClane713
09-15-2011, 08:53 AM
Haven't seen anyone post this yet, so yhought i'd share. This will open up a small piece of land in the kidzone. There's also a rumor from them about a new lagoon show. Here's the rumor from screamscape:
"General Park News - (9/13/11) Screamscape sources tell us that the old original Hard Rock Café building that has sat closed for years will finally be demolished, with work set to begin sometime in October. "

Metro West
09-15-2011, 09:28 AM
Haven't seen anyone post this yet, so yhought i'd share. This will open up a small piece of land in the kidzone. There's also a rumor from them about a new lagoon show. Here's the rumor from screamscape:
"General Park News - (9/13/11) Screamscape sources tell us that the old original Hard Rock Café building that has sat closed for years will finally be demolished, with work set to begin sometime in October. " That's a shame...good thing I have lots of pictures of it.

DCTooTall
09-15-2011, 03:25 PM
Wow... I didn't even realize it was still back there. (Just looked at google maps to see it).


Is it used for anything at all these days? or has it just been an abandoned building just taking up space?

offtoseemickey
09-15-2011, 04:32 PM
Wow... I didn't even realize it was still back there. (Just looked at google maps to see it).


Is it used for anything at all these days? or has it just been an abandoned building just taking up space?

Just an abandoned building, taking up space as far I've been able to find out. There was a rumor about tis being turned into a house for HHN a while back!

Metro West
09-15-2011, 04:43 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y239/VaNative/Universal%20Studios/DSC01675.jpg

Bluer101
09-15-2011, 05:20 PM
I ate there many times back then. My father in law used to be the south regional manager for Hard Rock. I have photos when it was in operation but not digital.

DCTooTall
09-15-2011, 05:34 PM
I remember going back there and visiting it once or twice.... and the fact it was shaped like a big guitar. I just sorta assumed that it was demolished along with the psycho house and the bridge/etc when they got rid of the parking lot.

RAPstar
09-15-2011, 06:07 PM
I remember eating there our first trip. I don't remember much about being there, I just can remember walking past the Psycho house and the Fievel play land

cieslack
09-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Where is the building. I have only been going for a few years and I don't recognize it.

DCTooTall
09-15-2011, 06:28 PM
Where is the building. I have only been going for a few years and I don't recognize it.

It's directly behind Woody's Kidzone between the kids area and the Hard Rock Hotel.

The HRH is actually located where the old Hard Rock Cafe parking lot used to be. (There was a bridge that crossed over the exit/bus route into the parking lot that was the guitar's neck)


http://icc-cgc.com/assets/images/header/hardrock.jpg

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/54953031

SnowWtch
09-16-2011, 08:52 AM
I have lots of pics of that place. My senior class went to Universal as part of our senior class trip. Of course that's before I moved to Florida. We had a blast there and they used to have the best chicken fingers.

AnjieNet
09-16-2011, 04:43 PM
It's directly behind Woody's Kidzone between the kids area and the Hard Rock Hotel.

The HRH is actually located where the old Hard Rock Cafe parking lot used to be. (There was a bridge that crossed over the exit/bus route into the parking lot that was the guitar's neck)


http://icc-cgc.com/assets/images/header/hardrock.jpg

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/54953031

Thanks for posting this. What an awesome concept. It's too bad it couldn't have been kept.

cbsnyber1
09-16-2011, 09:37 PM
I remember this from years ago. You could exit the park - Universal - at one end (this before IOA), walk to the restaurant to eat, walk back to the park. Good times!

Brownie54
09-17-2011, 02:31 PM
Thanks for posting this. I remember eating there once while visiting the park. Many times since I have tried to figure out where at the park it was(is). It was a "status" thing to go to any of the Hard Rock places and we always bought a shirt to show we were there<G>. Now I'm feeling old.

Metro West
09-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Thanks for posting this. I remember eating there once while visiting the park. Many times since I have tried to figure out where at the park it was(is). It was a "status" thing to go to any of the Hard Rock places and we always bought a shirt to show we were there<G>. Now I'm feeling old. I used to do the same thing...buy shirts from every location I'd been to. I had five at one time but they didn't stand the test of time.