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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 am
by Intamin_coyote
To be fair, there have been instances of coasters debuting with tallest lift but not biggest drop.

Believe it or not, KI's Vortex opened as world's tallest coaster in '87 (which needless to say, was a record shortlived)

Its 138 ft drop wasn't the biggest though. That still belonged to American Eagle (147 ft), and then ironically enough Beast (141 ft).

Back when woodies still ran the show :airtime: .

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:21 am
by Diamondbacker27
I know there are instances, I'm just teasing. ;)

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am
by ratdogg68
New pictures from today, thanks to Mark Brunner. Loving how this coaster looks, along the back of Hurricane Beach Club. Can't wait til Apr. 26, for sneak peak night to ride.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:04 pm
by _FuryBull_330_
Man, that looks like so much fun, I'm expecting this ride to a good amount of quality airtime :airtime: . I want this to open NOW.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:09 pm
by Canobie Coaster
It'll be weird having to cut through the water park to get to it, but Kentucky Kingdom's layout has never been conventional. Ultimately it looks great as a backdrop to the water park.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:15 pm
by ratdogg68
^ You'll enter next to Sky Catcher, on the edge of Hurricane bay. But I see what you're saying.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:24 am
by Diamondbacker27
I really do wish there was a more defined path around the water park at the park. I still find myself walking through the waterpark to get to some rides. :lol:

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:26 pm
by Black323
I think Thunder Run should have a tunnel at the bottom of the turn around after the lift hill. With mist and thunder sound. Like you're running from thunder. It would give it a little more theme to the coaster.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:23 am
by prozach626
^ I think they were going with more of the appreciation of simplicity aspect. Not only that, but all of that costs money. I don't think KK was looking to spend big bucks.

Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:03 pm
by Black323
prozach626 wrote:^ I think they were going with more of the appreciation of simplicity aspect. Not only that, but all of that costs money. I don't think KK was looking to spend big bucks.


At least a tunnel, I think the ride experience would be better and different. Thunder Run has been around for a long time.