Freestyle Music Park has re-themed Led Zeppelin The Ride as The Time Machine. The park’s signature looping roller coaster features 6 loops, a maximum height of 155 feet and a top speed of 65 mph. The Time Machine will take riders on a musical journey through the last five decades. Towering more than 150 feet into the sky, the looping, steel roller coaster features a high fidelity, on-board audio system that plays five separate audio tracks, bringing hits from the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s to current day. With the five separate audio tracks, guests can enjoy five unique ride experiences. This is a pretty cool way to revamp Led Zeppelin. In its former state you had to wait in line, enter the pre-show concertrooms, and then rock out to the remainder of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ while you ride. I’m not sure how the new pre-show will work, but the five different tracks will help to improve the coaster’s re-ridability. I will try to find out how the tracks are chosen and report back. I’m assuming that the tracks are chosen randomly, because the press release doesn’t state that riders get to chose them. Read my full Led Zeppelin review. What’s Your Take? What do you think of Led Zeppelin’s new theme as The Time Machine? Leave a comment below. 4 Responses jjhobo May 5, 2009 Could this be a cost thing aswell? Did they have to pay Led Zepplin royalties or something for use of song and name on the ride? I cant imagine Led Zepplin come cheap so perhaps in re-theming it they can cut out the cost of paying them. I dunno Im just thinking. I suppose if they change it it broadens the appeal of the ride abit more. Reply The Coaster Critic May 5, 2009 Yep, you nailed it jjhobo. The park lost the licensing so they had to change the themes and names of all of the rides. Even if they hadn't, you're right, it would've been cheaper to make the name/theme changes anyway. Thanks for reading! Reply Emma May 6, 2009 Aw, I really wanted to ride Led Zeppelin. 🙁 Reply Ken May 16, 2009 I have riddin Led Zeppelin like maby 100 times during Hard Rock's season. It was a good coaster and It never lost it's thrill,well for me anyway. I really like the new name,it offers a great theme for the coaster and covers 5 decades. I feel these new people FPI-MB may have what it takes to turn things around for the better and I wish them the very best and a bright future,If they make it they'll most likely add new rides for 2010. This Park is a great addition to Myrtle Beach S.C. and still has room to grow. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.