If you're going strictly by attendance levels as well as the amount of money this theme park pulled in during its brief life span, then Hard Rock Park clearly was a failure. If -- on the other hand -- you're going by what happened in themed entertainment circles after 2008... Well, that's where this story gets complicated.
For most people on the planet, Halloween will end at the stroke of midnight tonight. Once the witching hour passes and it's then officially November 1, the masks come off, the costumes get packed away and we then turn our attention to all of the other holidays that loom on the calendar. Mind you, I said "most."
I remember my grandmother taking us to the local carnival when I was 6-years-old. The rides were typical - - a children's Ferris wheel, the Scrambler, and a tiny roller coaster. The shopping center parking lot smelled like grease, sweat and cotton candy. The people running the rides were the only people in America with tattoos.