Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:12 am

Personally I'd like to see KK next coaster be a launched coaster

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby jlp94 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:51 am

Vonni wrote:Personally I'd like to see KK next coaster be a launched coaster

The owner of the park, Ed Hart, has said on multiple occasions he doesn't like launched coasters because it kills the anticipation of going up a lift hill
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:25 pm

jlp94 wrote:
Vonni wrote:Personally I'd like to see KK next coaster be a launched coaster

The owner of the park, Ed Hart, has said on multiple occasions he doesn't like launched coasters because it kills the anticipation of going up a lift hill



Now that you mentioned it, I feel like I had heard that before. That's unfortunate. One could have the argument that waiting for a launch can produce more anticipation for a coaster than a lift hill.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby WolfBobs » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 am

Personally I'd love to see KK be one of the first American parks to invest in some new generation Vekoma rides.

Maybe work a deal to re-track T3 like Morey's did with Great Nor'Easter and some new trains as well as add a new gen looper like Lech. https://rcdb.com/11034.htm

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:40 am

jlp94 wrote:
Vonni wrote:Personally I'd like to see KK next coaster be a launched coaster

The owner of the park, Ed Hart, has said on multiple occasions he doesn't like launched coasters because it kills the anticipation of going up a lift hill


Not just that, but I could see them being an issue for a smaller park on a budget. They're pretty expensive, and they require a ton of maintenance. Plus, there is a lot of downtime. I think that for the purpose of KK, where the ride-up is a little more modest (in terms of numbers, NOT quality), it wouldn't be ideal to have a signature ride in your line-up that people may have traveled for that may have a lot of unexpected downtime when there aren't a lot of rides in the park beyond it.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:46 pm

Even in the rain/snow we're having, they are making progress on Kentucky Flyer. Thanks to Mark Brunner at Kentucky Kingdom for the pics.
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Overall view of what is being worked on.
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First Drop is taking place
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:25 am

The park is hosting an event for team members during the second week of February. They are going to show everyone the progress of Kentucky Flyer and do a few other things. I'll be sure to update with pictures!
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:54 am

^ You talking about King Louie's Winter Walk-Through, on Feb 16th? I'll be there, if so, can't wait.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby drummermattk » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:13 am

^ I to will be there and cannot wait to see the progress of the ride (and maybe/hoping to stand right up next to it like we where allowed to do for Storm Chaser/Lightning Run during the first event the park held in 2017)
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:40 pm

ratdogg68 wrote:^ You talking about King Louie's Winter Walk-Through, on Feb 16th? I'll be there, if so, can't wait.

No, it's on the 11th for employees only. King Louie's walkthrough will probably be a little more in-depth so I'm sure you all are in for a treat. Please post pictures! =)
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