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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Woodie Warrior » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:02 am

drummermattk wrote:Well what a coincidence, Ed Hart did wonder why some people do not like Thunder Run at the last rides event lunch and some people did say it was a little rough. Guess the park is trying to make it the #1 wooden coaster that it was when it opened.

Personally, I don't think making it any smoother will make it a better ride. The layout is kind of boring, and even from the back seat there isn't much airtime. It's a decent introductory coaster, though.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby lbeeler » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:46 pm

Woodie Warrior wrote:
drummermattk wrote:Well what a coincidence, Ed Hart did wonder why some people do not like Thunder Run at the last rides event lunch and some people did say it was a little rough. Guess the park is trying to make it the #1 wooden coaster that it was when it opened.

Personally, I don't think making it any smoother will make it a better ride. The layout is kind of boring, and even from the back seat there isn't much airtime. It's a decent introductory coaster, though.


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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby jynx242 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:11 am

It's great that they are maintaining an older woodie as well as they are though! Good for them.
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Postby jynx242 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:14 am

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:29 am

I think Thunder Run is just fine in comparison to what Kentucky Kingdom offers. I'm a big critic of rough coasters and it seemed very smooth, especially in comparison to what nearby Holiday World has to offer. I put Thunder Run in the category of one ride per visit. If the park had a few more larger and thrilling options I probably wouldn't pay any attention to it, but they don't.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:38 am

prozach626 wrote:I think Thunder Run is just fine in comparison to what Kentucky Kingdom offers. I'm a big critic of rough coasters and it seemed very smooth, especially in comparison to what nearby Holiday World has to offer.


I was just in the middle of writing the exact same thing. I enjoyed Thunder Run quite a bit. We made our first visit to Kentucky Kingdom and our first visit to Holiday World on the same day earlier this year and (while it won't make any top 10 lists) I thought Thunder Run was infinitely smoother and more enjoyable than Raven or Legend.

I didn't really find the ride rough at all, but a little track work is always welcome. Good for Kentucky Kingdom.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby TheTristanA » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:10 pm

Probably the best Dinn coaster out there left (which isn't saying much at all) but easily the best maintained if we look how bad the others got over time

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 pm

lbeeler wrote:
Woodie Warrior wrote:
drummermattk wrote:Well what a coincidence, Ed Hart did wonder why some people do not like Thunder Run at the last rides event lunch and some people did say it was a little rough. Guess the park is trying to make it the #1 wooden coaster that it was when it opened.

Personally, I don't think making it any smoother will make it a better ride. The layout is kind of boring, and even from the back seat there isn't much airtime. It's a decent introductory coaster, though.


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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby EliHorton » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:59 pm

I went to both Kentucky Kingdom and Holiday World for the first time over this summer (along with Kings Island but nobody has mentioned that place). I absolutely LOVED all of the woodies I rode. Raven was pretty rough. Well, it was on and off throughout the day. I rode it ten times and I thought it was glossy smooth five times, I thought it was moderately rough twice, and I thought it was unbearably rough three times. I never even rode in the backseat. I thought the Legend was VERY smooth and I LOVED it. And Thunder Run. There is just something about it that I really loved. I loved all the low to the ground turns and I loved those ejector airtime hills. Plus I thought it was very smooth in the front seat. I rode it in the back and it was moderately rough. Although I am younger so I can take a little more jostling around.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby lbeeler » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:43 am

Midgetman82 wrote:
lbeeler wrote:
Woodie Warrior wrote:
drummermattk wrote:Well what a coincidence, Ed Hart did wonder why some people do not like Thunder Run at the last rides event lunch and some people did say it was a little rough. Guess the park is trying to make it the #1 wooden coaster that it was when it opened.

Personally, I don't think making it any smoother will make it a better ride. The layout is kind of boring, and even from the back seat there isn't much airtime. It's a decent introductory coaster, though.


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