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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon May 31, 2010 8:50 am

C'mon Ed Hart - There is a dormant B&M sitting about 700 miles to the east of you. Go pick that one up and put it where Chang used to be!

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Hockeydad » Mon May 31, 2010 9:25 am

Great thought Robb, but didn't SFKK always have an issue with wanting bigger/taller rides but there being a max. height restriction on their rides because of the airport next door? Would Led Zep/Time Machine fit in there? Even as off-the-shelf as that ride is, it would be really nice to see it get a good home...it is a B&M after all.

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon May 31, 2010 9:27 am

Hockeydad wrote:Great thought Robb, but didn't SFKK always have an issue with wanting bigger/taller rides but there being a max. height restriction on their rides because of the airport next door? Would Led Zep/Time Machine fit in there?

It's 4 feet shorter than Chang so height wise it should be fine.

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Columbia » Mon May 31, 2010 9:49 am

robbalvey wrote:C'mon Ed Hart - There is a dormant B&M sitting about 700 miles to the east of you. Go pick that one up and put it where Chang used to be!


That be nice - but I'd settle for having the whole park actually open when I go, rather than cutting it off before Mile High Falls and a few others. Maybe some redesign work on the pathways would be nice too - that park was impossible to navigate.

So did SF purchase Chang or was that bought before the SF "takeover"? Seems to me if they (SF) bought it - they should be able to do what they will with it, just like any other rides. But I have a feeling it's not that simple...rebuttals in 3...2...1...
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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon May 31, 2010 9:55 am

^ Chang was purchased and installed by the group (Ed Hart and Co) that owned the park BEFORE Six Flags (Premier Parks) bought the park at the end of 1997.

I think this is why there is some controversy.

BTW, is Deluge still at the park or was that removed as well?

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Columbia » Mon May 31, 2010 10:06 am

robbalvey wrote:^ Chang was purchased and installed by the group (Ed Hart and Co) that owned the park BEFORE Six Flags (Premier Parks) bought the park at the end of 1997.

I think this is why there is some controversy.

BTW, is Deluge still at the park or was that removed as well?

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Ah - then that would be a problem! Thanks for the info.
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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby nitrofan » Mon May 31, 2010 10:20 am

robbalvey wrote:BTW, is Deluge still at the park or was that removed as well?

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Deluge is still at the park.

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Mon May 31, 2010 2:17 pm

DOCTOR DOOM!!! wrote:^ I sure do hope so. I also hope it caters to thrillseeker teens as well as families. A lot of thrillseeker teens did and will come to KK due to the park being right on a bus line. Ed Hart has been stating for years that he wanted control of the park back and he wished he never sold it ever since SF started killing the park IIRC!


Wasn't it Hart who invested the money to build Chang? If so then that ride was NEVER SF's asset to redistribute to begin with & should be returned to the park ASAP.SF would have ownership of the newer attractions(what little there were) that were installed from the time they managed the park to the present but nothing more.

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby dj snow » Mon May 31, 2010 2:26 pm

My understanding is that Mr. Hart financed Chang himself, then leased the ride to Kentucky Kingdom. I would imagine that when Premier Parks acquired the park, they most likely purchased the ride from Mr. Hart at roughly the same time.
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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby DOCTOR DOOM!!! » Mon May 31, 2010 8:05 pm

robbalvey wrote:C'mon Ed Hart - There is a dormant B&M sitting about 700 miles to the east of you. Go pick that one up and put it where Chang used to be!


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