Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby lbeeler » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:31 am

Midgetman82 wrote:A bit off topic, I'm just now going through my camera's memory card and noticed these: Do you know how Thunder Run is usually a very tricky coaster to get a good photograph of? Well, when I last descended the stairs of Mile High's viewing platform 5 days ago, I looked forward and noticed that there was an opening revealing a sweet spot for Thunder Run's first airtime hill. I felt a bit accomplished since I didn't have any good photos of the coaster until then!


that’s definitely the first time I’ve seen a picture of TR from that side well done!!! :airtime: :airtime:
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:51 am

Myself wrote:I'm kind of surprised they used the Road Runner Express pad for a flat ride of all things. There's a large open space behind Professor John's Flying Machines that is virtually inaccessible now. For my wish list, I'd move the Flying Machines over so as to be inside the helix of Lightning Run (which is just begging to have some sort of ride put there eventually!) and add a coaster in its spot. I imagine a spinning coaster would do KK well, such as a Maurer ride like Steel Dragon/Laff Trakk/Undertow. I'm also interested to see if Ed Hart intends to reopen the Top Eliminator Dragsters, or replace them. I certainly like what Lagoon did to replace theirs! ;)

I'm not sure how feasible such additions would be... I've never been to Kentucky Kingdom, but I'm hoping I can change that in the coming years!

Well, to be fair Lighting Run takes up some space over there too.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Reality15 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:53 am

Didn't see it anywhere in the thread, but could someone tell me if there are bins or other areas to store a bag at Lightning Run and Thunder Run? Thanks!
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:06 am

^ They have Bins at both coasters to place your things in.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:08 am

lbeeler wrote:
Midgetman82 wrote:A bit off topic, I'm just now going through my camera's memory card and noticed these: Do you know how Thunder Run is usually a very tricky coaster to get a good photograph of? Well, when I last descended the stairs of Mile High's viewing platform 5 days ago, I looked forward and noticed that there was an opening revealing a sweet spot for Thunder Run's first airtime hill. I felt a bit accomplished since I didn't have any good photos of the coaster until then!


that’s definitely the first time I’ve seen a picture of TR from that side well done!!! :airtime: :airtime:


It's all them dadburn trees. ;) But they do make the area around the ride look nice.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:58 pm

Couldn't agree more. Better to have some overgrowth near the tracks than open flat concrete, piles of dirt, or parking lot, especially since it covers a lot of the urban areas outside of the park.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby lbeeler » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:21 am

Does anyone know the height restrictions for KK?
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:40 am

I assume it varies in different sections (topping off somewhere under 200 feet), considering they had to get the airport to shut down a runway to install a 121 foot tall water slide at the back corner of the park, yet they used to own a 180 foot SkyCoaster near the front.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:55 am

lbeeler wrote:Does anyone know the height restrictions for KK?

I believe it's 200-220 In certain areas of the park. I can see why, we were sitting in the U of L football stadium ( Across the highway from the park.) and a plane flew right over the stadium, maybe 40 feet above it. :?r
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:08 am

It's 200 feet on the side by Lighting Run and 150 feet by Thunder Run/ Twisted Twins side.
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