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Postby Wood Dragon 1988 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:13 am

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kidcoaster 2 wrote:Sorry I had to dig up this topic.

I sent a message concerning Twisted Twins coming back this summer and This is what they sent me.

Ken,

Thank you for your comment and interest in Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. Unfortunately Twisted Twins is not part of our 2009 plans at this time. We are still looking at the area for possible expansion in upcoming years. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at pshortridge@sftp.com. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. We look forward to hosting you during our 2009 season, opening day is set for April 25th.

Have a great day!


I got that in about 12 hours from when I sent it and it is great they are being honest about it(something Cedar Fair is lacking). While I am disappointed since I will be in the area next year for Diamondback and all. I will still visit SFKK and again when the twisted twins do reopen.


Well, that saved me a trip there. I want to go, but want to wait until at least one side of Twisted Twins is running to justify a 6 hour drive each way.


I am a huge wooden coaster fan and I think Twisted Twins is probably the lamest coaster in the park (Though T2 was running surprisingly good when I went). I found SFKK interesting and a diomond in the rough.

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Postby haux » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:58 am

Twisted Twins is one of the most uninspired coasters I've ever ridden. I only got to ride one side, but that was fine. It's got a terribly bland layout. Just ride Thunder Run. That's a surprisingly good woodie.
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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:53 am

I thought that Twisted Twins was a fun but average coaster. I think one reason I like it is because, even with the g-trains, the ride was pretty smooth, and I didn't get the crap beaten out of me like I expected. The coaster is still average though, and it's a shame really, because the layout could be so much better with the amount of land it uses.

Kentucky Kingdom is a nice park though, but it is probably the worst of the three down there(HW, KI, SFKK). I haven't been to the other three, so I'm just going by ride selection(KI, HW) and service(HW). The coasters are alright, but they didn't seem to be running as well in 2008 as they did in 2006. Unlike the fun relatively smooth ride it was when I rode in 2006, T2 beat me up, and Chang was also rougher, although nothing too bad.

The lack of shade can be a problem, and it was in 2008 when it was probably around 90 when I went. The service was okay though. The employees weren't rude, but one train operation wasn't good. The lines weren't long when I went, but one train operation made the wait time long. Oh well, Kentucky Kingdom is inexpensive compared to Great America, and there is always Greezed Lightning, so I would still go again.

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Postby John Peck » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:42 am

I always had a good time on Twisted Sisters, the dueling effect was pretty decent for being one of, if not, the first of its kind. Two Train operation of course always moved that line pretty well.

I hope it doesn't get removed, but what can you do, the area back there is limited and could be used for something else.

T2 on the otherhand just needs to go bye-bye.

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Postby thrillerman1 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:46 am

I'm not sure it's worthy, but T2 could at least use the X2 treatment with the new Vekoma trains and vest restraints. By all accounts of what I've heard about Great Nor'easter, the new trains vastly improved the ride. I guess then it could be called T22.

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Postby CPmaverick » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:27 pm

I went in the middle of June and the only question I have is how does it take five minutes to load a train on Chang with eight (maybe fewer) people on it?

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Postby steel » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:31 pm

DBru wrote:^He must have caught the park on a bad day, because it really isn't as bad as he described it...

Granted, the park isn't in as good of shape as it was in 2006/7, it's definitely not horrible by any means.


It definitely wasn't just a "bad day." I can usually tell if it's a bad day. These were hands down the worst employees I have ever seen. They were lazy, slow, ineffecient, rude, and unhelpful. It took ten minutes to load on train on Thunder Run. That's not something that just happens for one day. That's a serious problem with staff training.
On top of that, the only rides I enjoyed were Chang and Thunder Run (I'm sure I would have loved Deluge, but I couldn't get to it). T2 is one of the two or three roughest coasters I have ever ridden, if not the roughest. Twisted Twins is long, pointless, and slow.
Incidentally, this was the same day as the S:ToP accident, which only happened because of employee inefficiency.

I don't mean to badmouth the park. I did really like Thunder Run and S:ToP was good before the accident. Chang's smoothness really surprised me, and I'm sure I would have enjoyed Deluge if I'd had the chance to ride it. But at the same time, some of the stuff I saw there was inexcusable.

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The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:54 pm

It would seem that the trains for Twisted Twins have been sent to Six Flags St. Louis!

That can only mean that either Twisted Twins is going to get new trains and a full re-hab or that the coaster's days are numbers (and it's already been closed for what, two seasons?)

Here is the link to the article on screamscape:
http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_fla ... ingdom.htm

And here is a picture of the trains sitting at SFSL:
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Anyone know more about this?

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Postby Papas » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:57 pm

Based purely on guess I dont see why they would send the trains to another park for storage unless....that property were to close.

<-- Calling it now, SFKK is doomed :P
(Astroworlds Batman sent for storage at Darien Lake, Astroworlds Rapids rafts being sent for storage at Great America)

Edit: Just remembered SFSTL has a Gerstlauer so its prolly there for parts (ala Shockwave SFGAms trains going to SFMM and GADV). Ah well, someday SFKK will be doomed...

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