The amazing (real time-ish) adventures of jarmor!

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The amazing (real time-ish) adventures of jarmor!

Postby jarmor » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:01 am

07/28/14 Kentucky Kingdom (below)
07/29/15 Kings Island
07/30/14 Cedar Point
07/31/14 Dollywood
08/21/14 Fury 325 media day @ Carowinds
09/17/14 Universal Studios (Diagon Alley)
09/18/14 Aquatica and Sea World
09/19/14 More Diagon Alley
10/09/14 Busch Gardens tampa (Howl-O-Scream)
10/10/14 Halloween Horror Nights Orlando
10/11/14 Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood
10/12/14 Knotts Scary Farms...kinda
10/13/14 Disneyland
10/14/14 Disney's California Adventure
10/30/14 Halloween Horror Nights Orlando
01/17/15 ACE Winter Warm-up (Carowinds)
01/29/15 Busch Gardens Tampa
03/25/15 Fury 325 Media Day (Carowinds)
05/23/15 Six Flags Over Georgia
08/08/15 Six Flags America
08/09/15 Kings Dominion
09/18/15 Funspot
10/09/15 Howl - O - Scream BGT
10/10/15 Halloween Horror Nights Orlando
10/11/15 Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood
07/06/16 Sesame Place
07/06/16 Six Flags Great Adventure
07/07/16 Six Flags New England
07/08/16 Dorney Park
07/08/16 Knoebels
07/09/16 Hersheypark
10/06-09/16 Epic Halloween Adventure

Hey guys! I was just thinking...I'm always going to parks but very rarely documenting my exploits. Once upon a time I use to rush home to post trip reports but over time...that kinda went away. Now I'm back! Ok enough of that...on to the first park, kentucky kingdom. I really wanted to get to this park in its six flags hay-day. But, unfortunetly, that didn't happen. Needless to say I was excited to see it return.I'm here a little early so I decided to do some snooping around the park perimeter...
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I wonder when this one is gonna be ready...


I'm surprised how accessible the park is to the surrounding area! I guess I'm use to go to secluded parks off the interstate...
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Yeah...its gonna take some TLC to get it back in shape...


I would have loved to see chang still standing here...this is where it was right?
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Well...be back later once the park opens...in the mean time I'll get this nice employee to take a shot for me (its kinda over casty out here)
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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby jarmor » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:43 am

Yeaaaayyyy...made it in the park...
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First impression...nice little family park! Surprisingly its very empty and I like that! I took yu guys advise and went directly to the water park...I felt like I was the only one here!
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First things first...the stupidly tall,121 ft, trap floor drop slide. The only one I have done is vanish point at water country, and that drop pales in comparison to this one...but I but on my big boy britches and did it!
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I actually liked it better than vanish point!
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Since its still empty I went ahead and did new slide tower with the mini tornado, the bowl and the constrictor?? Slides. The time has come to do deluge.
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I heard nothing but good things about this ride and man, was it a total blast! Since I'm here alone, it was lucky enough to get a group to allow me to join in. This thing has more airtime than some coasters!
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Yep...still dead...
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I didn't bother with the tornado...the riders were few and far in between and I didn't wanna really bug someone to let me tag along...
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Well, I'm about to go marathon on the old tube slides...pretty much a walk on for all 4 of them! Any photo request let me know...
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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby jarmor » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:55 am

Ok...I've pretty much done all I can in the water park...guess I'll go take some photos from the slide towers...
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Why don't more parks have these!!!
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The park has its work cut out with twisted twins....
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If it turns out as good as thunder run then hats off to whoever is responsible!
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Speaking of thunder run...it runs pretty dang good! Reminds me of hurler but with more twist!
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Now...why on earth do people do this? If I were the park, I would find them and charge them with vandalism!
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Anyway...I'm off to the front of the park to finally experience lightning run!
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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby jarmor » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:05 pm

Lightning run...WOW! OMFin'G wow! 10 times I experienced what one would call ejector air...I really liked it...I actually got off and got right back in line to make sure I wasn't tripping! Hands down its the best was possible to say "we're back"!

It just look sooo tiny...but don't let that fool ya...
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I'm completely blown away...I know I know...I've read the reviews but I just didn't believe it but I am def a believer now!
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Thais it for me today! Overall I really liked the park. With only two coaster right now I wouldn't say its a great value...but...the water park makes up for it! Wish six flags didn't take chang from the park...
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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby _koppen » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:16 pm

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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby arturosim » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:56 pm

Great report with good photos! I really hope Lightning Run gets cloned... :p

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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby sfkk » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:02 pm

Nice pictures and I am glad you enjoyed the park. They certainly put a lot of effort into it, so I am glad to see that it is paying off.

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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby jarmor » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:18 pm

Thanks guys...I really had a great time. I've never been to such a quaint park with soooo much to do. The layout seemed kinda awkward ar first but it really flows. It looks like the water park and dry park mesh but its seamless in its seperation. I wish I had to see it during its hey day...I did manage to find an old relic from the past...
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Stay tuned...for tomorrow is a new day (and a new park!
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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby sfkk » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:30 pm

That is a pretty cool find! But the way I see it, the 90's and now are the hey-day. For the first time (besides twisted twins) we have a truly special and different coaster that you cannot find anywhere else. The park is doing very well financially, and there are big plans for the future. I cant wait to see the park in a few years, especially with this little Midwest rivalry going on with Holiday World and Kings Island.

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Re: The amazing adventures of jarmor!

Postby OrlandoGuy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:32 pm

Great TR so far! I like how youre doing it live. Cant wait to see more!!

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