Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby RollerManic » Thu May 21, 2020 9:33 am

Wow, it’s crazy to think that only one of those coasters still operates today. What a different park it has become.

I can only imagine what RMC Twisted Twins would’ve been like if they’d kept it dueling, but Storm Chaser is still one of the best and most intense RMC’s in my opinion despite it’s short length.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Thu May 21, 2020 2:48 pm

SharkTums wrote:I hope someone is prepared to fight if they're allowed to open Ark Encounter but not Kentucky Kingdom!

Ark Encounter announced they're opening June 8...
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Postby SharkTums » Thu May 21, 2020 2:53 pm

^I have many thoughts...

Do we just let Ark open, no masks, and work on natural selection? Or should KK fight this and also open June 8 but smarter!?!?

Note - I actually did the worst thing ever and looked on the Ark website to confirm that no temp checks for guests, masks not required for guests, theaters open, bus ride (I don't know what this is but it sounds terrifying) operating, etc.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Thu May 21, 2020 3:01 pm

A bus is required to take visitors from the parking lot to the actual ark. They're just like standard city (or Disney) buses. The distance from the parking lot is pretty far without its help.

I'll give Ark the (very, very slight) benefit of the doubt considering it's more of a museum-type experience than it is a physical high-touch experience like a standard amusement park.

Still, I'm really hoping they give KK a chance considering the plans already submitted earlier this month, even if it means keeping other specific attraction-types closed. Many of the plans I'm seeing Ark submitted line up with what KK has too. Hopefully the state is in talks with KK.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby RCjunkie » Thu May 21, 2020 4:07 pm

SharkTums wrote:I actually did the worst thing ever and looked on the Ark website to confirm that no temp checks for guests, masks not required for guests, theaters open, bus ride (I don't know what this is but it sounds terrifying) operating, etc.


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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Thu May 21, 2020 6:01 pm

Lets just say Kentucky has a new governor from the one that "cut the red tape"- Ed Hart- to allow the park to build Kentucky Flyer last year.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 am

DBru wrote:I know Chang isn’t super well-regarded, but it did seem special having a giant B&M in Kentucky.

It was very special having the one BIG roller coaster in the park to dominate all rides, like the king it was! That's what seems to be a missing feature of Kentucky Kingdom that a lot of neighboring parks seem to have, that one anchor attraction that dominates the rest. Many would think it's Storm Chaser, or even Lightning Run... it's T3, the biggest, fastest, loopiest coaster in the park. I say that because people tend to flock to it more than the other two, as far as I've observed.

I wouldn't be surprised if this year pushes back plans the park had a couple more years, but I'm hoping they someday get that one big anchor attraction, regardless if it's more/less intense than the two airtime machines. Just my two cents, tho.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Wed May 27, 2020 2:58 pm

For what it's worth, a comment during today's stream:
"We did have a conversation - not me - with Kentucky Kingdom today. I haven't been briefed on it [yet]." -Gov. Beshear
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Thu May 28, 2020 2:49 pm

It's official, Gov. announced today KK can open week of June 29th! Along with that, Kentucky pools can open too. Source (Edit: now timestamped)

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Thu May 28, 2020 2:57 pm

Midgetman82 wrote:It's official, Gov. announced today KK can open week of June 29th! Along with that, Kentucky pools can open too. Source (not timestamped yet)

Sorry for triple-post...

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