Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:12 pm

tidecat wrote: also don't know how old the street view imagery is, but it may be from before the park reopened in 2014.

It's actually fairly new, Storm Chaser is in the early stages of construction, at least along Crittenden Drive.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby VandeSte » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:24 pm

A.J. wrote:
tidecat wrote: also don't know how old the street view imagery is, but it may be from before the park reopened in 2014.

It's actually fairly new, Storm Chaser is in the early stages of construction, at least along Crittenden Drive.


Correct - Crittenden Drive is dated Sep. 2015
The two small streets/alleys are dated back to 2011

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:51 am

Crittenden Drive bordering the park is pretty much a concrete jungle with some industrial facilities across the street (i.e., I park in Pepsi's parking lot to get those panoramas from across the street). The track on this coaster is literally the most visually striking aspect along the road with its shapes and bright color. Ironically enough, Storm Chaser sits right next to the most heavily forested area of the entire park along with Mile High Falls.

But like mentioned by neil009, the landscaping team has been doing a pretty decent job these few years in adding some greenery all over the park where needed and allowing it to grow over time.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby neil009 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:14 pm

^Yeah, particularly the side of the park Storm Chaser sits on did not strike me as one of these vast concrete deserts at all. I'm sure they'll at least put some grass down.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby tidecat » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:43 pm

Who owns the mostly vacant land along Phillips Lane? That would be a prime spot to expand the park. Some tree cover would be nice there as well.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:19 pm

The Iron Horse track stands out so beautifully in these photos! I love seeing this ride come together as it continues to near completion! Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:48 pm

tidecat wrote:Who owns the mostly vacant land along Phillips Lane? That would be a prime spot to expand the park. Some tree cover would be nice there as well.



I've thought the same thing for many years.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby aaron88stang » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:27 am

I have thought this as well. I would also love to see the park expand over to where the state fair midway is set up.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby jynx242 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:40 pm

This is coming along VERY nicely!! Looks great!
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