Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Fri May 25, 2012 3:25 am

^ :lol:

Seems to me like the future of the park is clear: rides go bye bye in favor of a waterpark only operation...
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri May 25, 2012 6:19 am

11slataus wrote:I might be the only one thinking it, but it's a shame to loose a prototype SLC . . .


Losing a "prototype SLC" would be like waking up minus a migraine headache that's been plaguing you for weeks--quite the relief. ;)
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Fri May 25, 2012 10:01 am

I'd put my money on them getting rid of it.
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby megametal » Fri May 25, 2012 12:06 pm

I've suspected all along this would be mainly a waterpark. In fact, if they wanted to, they could make one of the biggest waterparks in the area, as long as they keep all the land and don't give some back to the fair.

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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby KI Kidd » Fri May 25, 2012 12:43 pm

I think the most relevant part of that article could end up being the date by which the Koch family can opt out.

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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby RoCo » Fri May 25, 2012 12:55 pm

It's been so long since I last rode them, but I'm sort of bummed that Twisted Sisters (yeah, eff you, Dee Snider) is a goner. It wasn't a Top Ten ride or anything, but fun, as I recall.

T2, on the other hand, can rust right down into hell.

(I kid, of course: Dee Snider's awesome. But Twisted Sisters was a great name for that ride.)
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Fri May 25, 2012 3:20 pm

This blog post from today makes me feel better.

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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat May 26, 2012 1:32 pm

megametal wrote:I've suspected all along this would be mainly a waterpark. In fact, if they wanted to, they could make one of the biggest waterparks in the area, as long as they keep all the land and don't give some back to the fair.



Before we all put the cart before the horse we have to remember that there is info that we are not privy to. We do not know what was in the paperwork that the Koch family. I suspect there are probably mandates for rides be part of Bluegrass Boardwalk. Otherwise the park name doesn't make sense in my opinion (boardwalk = rides). Also, how would it benefit the new owners to withhold this information from the public?
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Erik Johnson » Sat May 26, 2012 3:09 pm

Well I may have a chance to get Thunder Run sometime in the near future. I certainly thought that the wAterpark potion of the park was really good. I honestly think that T2 should be scrapped, it was terrible.
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Re: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby beatle11 » Sat May 26, 2012 5:03 pm

Basically, this all comes down to how much it's going to cost to get the rides up and running after 5 years of non use. Especially for something like Greezed Lightnin', it would take a large chunk of change, not to mention the Koch's experience is all with wooden coasters. Tackling something built by a company that doesn't even exist anymore would be a huge hurdle, among the many challenges of getting this park up and running again. Like Larry said, there is probably alot that we don't know and we will have to wait and see what happens in the next little while.
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