Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby 9Armgeddon4 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:52 pm

So my friend and I will be taking a trip to the park next weekend along with Holiday World. My friend actually wants to go both parks the same day despit the long drive we’re going to have. So I might as well ask what the crowds are going to like at KK on a Saturday. We’re coming from Chicago so the plan is to leave at 6 am next Saturday even though I tried I’m trying to convince him we should leave Friday afternoon since I’m off work and he only works until 10:30. As for HW we’re only going there to get some night rides on the coasters.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:24 pm

Kentucky Kingdom can definitely be done in a half day provided you do not want to do the water park.

If you can get there at a little before opening, go right to Lightning Run. Even on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, they only ran one train on it. Usually the coaster has a half hour wait for me.

After that, I'd make a loop hitting Kentucky Flyer and T3 on the way to Storm Chaser. The latter usually doesn't have a line because of its location.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:29 pm

I'm looking at doing KK and HW this weekend as well. Thanks for the info above.

What's the story on HW lines for coasters and the Wildeebeast/Mammoth?

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:48 pm

The water coasters at Holiday World are awesome. I do know that they tend to have the longest lines of anything at Holiday World; however, I have only ridden them during ERT or on a cold, rainy day. I've heard they can each be an hour, but they do have single rider lines.

The longest line I've had to wait in at Holiday World was a half hour for Voyage (front row) or Legend when it only ran one train. And two of my three visits have been on holiday weekends.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:52 pm

Sounds good. Thanks. I'll drop an update after my visits this weekend to help others.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby 9Armgeddon4 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:09 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Kentucky Kingdom can definitely be done in a half day provided you do not want to do the water park.

If you can get there at a little before opening, go right to Lightning Run. Even on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, they only ran one train on it. Usually the coaster has a half hour wait for me.

After that, I'd make a loop hitting Kentucky Flyer and T3 on the way to Storm Chaser. The latter usually doesn't have a line because of its location.


Thanks for the info man. As far as I know we’re aren’t going to the water park.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:48 pm

Loved the jab at Universal, but they also posted a video of employees reading actual 1 star reviews online last week:

https://youtu.be/7DrOgeuZVQM

It started off weird (because more than one person reads the same review) but it gets better. Love their social media presence.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:44 am

Heads up to anybody planning to visit today or in the near future, Lightning Run was listed as closed for the day today. Hopefully it was just today and not an extended maintenance issue.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:34 am

Lightning Run is no longer listed as closed today. Maybe they got the second train running. lol

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:36 am

Looking forward to visiting KK tomorrow. We will spend the morning at Holiday World and afternoon/evening at KK. We only care about coasters. From what I've been reading we shouldn't have any problems getting multiple rides. We have no issue skipping T3 or riding it last if it's one of the more painful SLCs. I've only done the one at SFNE and apparently it is the best of the bunch.

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