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Postby prozach626 » Thu May 23, 2019 12:21 am

^It's been 50 years since we've been to the Stanley Cup Finals. You have to give us this one. I had an incredible time at the game.

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Postby bluestreak » Thu May 23, 2019 8:21 am

prozach626 wrote:^It's been 50 years since we've been to the Stanley Cup Finals. You have to give us this one. I had an incredible time at the game.


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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:25 am

Out of curiosity, do they ever run two trains on Lightning Run? Pretty much everything was a walk-on this past weekend except Lightning Run, which was only using one train. The same thing happened for my visit last year on Labor Day weekend.
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Postby Midgetman82 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:46 am

Yep, they have and usually still do. I don't know how they constitute when to bring on a second train tho, because they plan that out before the day starts and rarely ever add a second train during the day (likely due to how long it takes to do so).
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:52 am

^ Thanks! I've only seen the second train on once and oddly it was the one time I visited on a weekday.
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Postby VF15 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:15 am

Trip planning question, how much time is necessary for a visit to Kentucky Kingdom? I’m planning a Holiday World-Kentucky Kingdom-Kings Island Trip for next month and wondering if Kentucky Kingdom is a park I should plan to spend a full day at or if I can ride all the coasters & best flats in a few hours and then head to Kings Island.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:56 am

Are you planning on doing the water park? If you cut that out, I think Kentukcy Kingdom can comfortably be done in a half day although I could have easily spent more.

Get there at opening and ride Lightning Run a few times. This past Sunday, that was the longest line by far at a half hour. Storm Chaser, Thunder Run, and Kentucky Flyer never had more than a 5-10 minute wait. I rode T3 early, but I could see that one getting a bit of a queue with the single short train.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby mikeykaise » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:51 am

Kentucky Flyer won't que too much, the ride itself is only like 30-50 secs out and back so it's a pretty quick return to the station and they have 2 trains so there may be a short line but it doesn't take long to get on the trains.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:44 am

Kentucky Flyer was the only thing running two trains so that was by far the fastest moving coaster line.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby mikeykaise » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:50 am

I love Kentucky Kingdom and really the slow ops is the only real thing that kills it. I went to the water park and they had one lifeguard at the top of a complex managing 3 slides. I felt so sorry for the woman. The River Rapids ride only had 2 ops working on it, the Tin Lizzies had one college age girl working it and she was running from the entrance to the exit and then pulling the cars up.
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