While corporate Hard rock was fine with the new owners keeping the hard Rock name, fomer propriator Steve Goodwin's (HRP Creative) creative intellectual rights claim and his excessive demands has caused the present owners to tell him thanks ..but no thanks. So, now what good ol' Steve has is nothing ..and frankly, the creep deserves it.
"You can expect virtually all of the major attractions to feature new names as well, due to the potential lawsuit from HRP Creative. This extends to the live entertainment options in the park as well, as I’ve been told that the great Malibu Beach Party, Roadies Stunt Show and even the well received Bohemian Rhapsody fireworks show will be no more. On the plus side, I have heard that the replacement fireworks show is looking to be even better and longer, but is still very much “in development” right now. A new ice skating show will be put into the same theater, just with brand new musical acts, and I’ve heard something about some kind of acrobatic / tumbler show being planned for the former Hard Rock Live concert stage site."
I would think it likely that new and better rides will be in the offering either in 2009 or 2010 ..including another cool dark ride. Plus, I would imagine the park will come to boast one or more water rides. Wish the new owners all the luck in the world. This may turn out to be a winner of a park yet.