Amusement parks: A bad idea?

I’m thinking today that maybe Thomas Etheredge’s amusement park idea wasn’t so hot after all.

According to the Associated Press, attorneys for Hard Rock Myrtle Beach Holdings LLC have filed for liquidation bankruptcy, eight months after the $400 million 55-acre amusement park opened. The park was the biggest single investment ever in South Carolina tourism.

Last month, the park was auctioned but no bidder who could pay at least the opener of $35 million, or about 9 cents on the dollar, emerged.

In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, “It’s like deja vu all over again.”