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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:05 am
by Diamondbacker27
Midgetman82 wrote:D'aww, it's cute.

Also, the photos reinforce my boardwalk coaster perspective.

I know, I can see that! The coaster will look awesome running along the wave pool. :)

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:59 pm
by ratdogg68
They are moving right along with Kentucky Flyer construction. Thanks to Mark Brunner, for the pics.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:15 pm
by Nrthwnd
Great shots, there. :smile: Thanks for finding and posting them.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:33 pm
by ratdogg68
^ I used to work with Mark Brunner, a friend of mine who stills works there and he says I can share them. Waiting to go on a winter walk through, this Saturday and I'll get some more. This is my home park and I'm excited cause it looks like it's going to be a fun coaster.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:15 am
by mikeykaise
When I'm wrong I admit I'm wrong. I first thought the placement was rather odd when they first announced Flyer but now that I see it I really like the whole boardwalk/waterslides/coaster affect they were going for.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:51 pm
by prozach626
Damn. This thing is taking shape in no time. Coaster construction moves along swiftly when all you need are aluminum ladders and a good set of power tools.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:33 pm
by ratdogg68
A few more pics, from Mark Brunner at Kentucky Kingdom. Going on a winter walk-through tomorrow, will post a full report tomorrow afternoon.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:07 pm
by mark549
The station framing looks like supports for an RMC inversion.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:37 pm
by Diamondbacker27
I'm going to be honest, when this thing was first announced I was upset it wasn't something bigger. Looking back, I realize how stupid that thought was. This little coaster looks super fun and I'm sure it will fly through the layout. I'm super excited for it and I'm looking forward to the pictures tomorrow!

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:47 am
by drummermattk
King Louie's Winter Walk-through 2019 Report!
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Hi guys! On February 16th, 2019 I was able to attend Kentucky Kingdom's off season event, King Louie's Winter Walk-through. For those who don't know the park started this tour in 2017 under the event name "Keys to the Kingdom" and i was fortunate to attend the first event. I was not able to attend the event last year as it was held the same day as Winter Chill Out at Cedar Point. However this year I made sure to attend no matter what.

Since the park reopened under Ed Harts management in 2014, the park has installed 2 brand new roller coasters, refurbished two existing coasters at the park and is adding their 6th coaster in 2019, The Kentucky Flyer. Kentucky Flyer is being constructed by Gravity Group and will be located on the waterpark side of the park, with the entrance being located near the parks craft beer garden and Skycatcher. It is also amazing to say that the park is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019

Here are some interesting notes about the presentation we received at the start of the event and during our walk-through:

  • As noted the park is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019
  • Along with the 30th anniversary, merchandise of former rides will be available. The items shown during our presentation included t-shirts of Chang and Vampire
  • Rock N' Roller is being relocated to King Louie's Playground this season and will take the place of the parks former Somba Baloon Ride
  • Kingdom Fries will be returning this season
  • Thunder Run's 180 degree turn near Storm Chaser and Eye of the Storm is receiving a complete re-track.
  • Everything mechanical on the parks Raging River Rapids Ride came from Opryland.
  • Frightfully Funny Fire Engine will not be returning this season.
Enough babbling on here is pictures from the event as well as coverage over on Youtube