Nights in White Satin: The Trip

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Nights in White Satin: The Trip
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Freestyle Music Park
Area British Invasion
Status SBNO
Opening date April 15, 2008
Closing date 2009
General statistics
Attraction type Dark ride
Manufacturer Sally Corporation
Length 718 ft (219 m)
Capacity 1200 riders per hour
Vehicles 20
Duration 4:45

Nights in White Satin: The Trip was a theme park ride located at Hard Rock Park (now Freestyle Music Park) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and was based on the song "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues. It was a dark ride that incorporated visual effects, digital CGI, and special effects installed by Attraction Design Services; it utilized sights, sounds, and smells. The attraction was developed by Sally Corporation and Jon Binkowski of Hard Rock Park. In early 2009, as a part of Hard Rock Park's new management, the ride was redesigned to fit a more family oriented theme, and renamed "Monstars of Rock".[1]

The ride[edit]

20 cars from ETF Ride Systems of the Netherlands accommodated 1,200 people per hour over 718 feet (219 m) of track and past 14 scenes, many using black lights and various psychedelic imagery. An edited version of the song "Nights in White Satin" played during the ride, timed to match the length of the ride.

The ride is 4 minutes and 45 seconds in duration and was located in the British Invasion section of the park.

The high-fidelity sound system found in each car was provided by JL Audio and a custom-designed 24-volt amplifier system. The fidelity of this system is considered to be quintessential to the experience and was a major point in the design of the attraction. “The biggest challenge was providing good on-board audio,” confirms Binkowski. [2]

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