Photo TR: My "KING-TASTIC" Day At Kentucky Kingdom!

My first visit to this amazing park!
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Photo TR: My "KING-TASTIC" Day At Kentucky Kingdom!

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:41 pm

Trip Report (June 18, 2016): This park has been on my "theme park bucket list" since it reopened back in 2014, and I figured 2016 was the year to go. Especially since the park added a new roller coaster for the 2016 season: Storm Chaser! It was perfect timing! =)

Kentucky Kingdom was a great park, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere that it provided. Even though it was packed (it was expected because it was a Saturday with plenty of sun) I still managed to ride all the major coasters and thrill rides at the park which was a major win on my part considering lines were long. But thank goodness I work in retail so I'm a very patient individual. LOL. I highly recommend this park to anyone who haven't been yet. It's truly worth the trip! My 7hr drive from Alabama was well spent. You want be disappointed!

*Roller Coasters:

Lightning Run: OMG! This coaster was amazing from Point A to Point Z! That first drop, airtime hills, and the speed of this coaster was beyond anything I can have imagined in such a compact layout. We need to see more of these coasters! This coaster credit is a must! How do I rank it against Storm Chaser? Well . . . you'll find out soon enough. LOL.

Roller Skater: Yes, it's a kiddie coaster. Yes, I rode it. And yes, I enjoyed it as well!

T3: Well. . . how do I explain this coaster? . . . It wasn't bad . . . It wasn't good . . . A bit rough . . . It'll pass in my book.

Thunder Run: Say what you want, but this coaster was smooth! Yes, smooth! It had moments of airtime that I wasn't expecting. It was a fun ride!

Storm Chaser: WOW! WOW! WOW! RMC did an amazing job with this coaster and I mean AMAZING! That "barrel drop" was awesome! That first airtime hill was awesome! Matter-of-fact, this entire coaster was PURE AWESOME! This is definitely one coaster credit you must have on your list if you don't have anything else. YOU CAN'T MISS IT! How do I rank this against Lightning Run? . . . well . . . Storm Chaser comes first! Lightning Run is close second, but Storm Chaser takes the cake! STORM CHASER WILL BE FOREVER HIGH ON MY LIST!

*Thrill Rides:

Cyclos: Fun! Fun! FUN!

FearFall: This was a surprising ride! No pause . . . no moment to gather your thoughts . . . no moment to breathe . . . ALL EXCITEMENT!

Skycatcher: This ride was tucked away far in the back, and I didn't see why, but riding it I realized why: it provided some amazing views of the park, water park, and nearby airport.

Giant Wheel: Sadly, I didn't get a chance to ride it. For some strange reason, I never been on a ferris wheel. Odd, but true.

*Water Rides:

Mile High Falls: Fun to watch, but I didn't want to get soaked. No thank you!

Raging Rapids River Ride: No thank you once again. I didn't want to be drenched in water. No way!

*Shows:

5-D Cinema (Angry Birds The Ride): Fun, and a great place to escape the heat. Only special effect working was the wind, but still fun to watch and experience.

*Extra Attraction(s):

Tin Lizzies: Nice relaxing drive! What more could you ask!

HERE'S MY THEME PARK VLOG IF YOU WANT TO WATCH (I'M NOT THE BEST VLOGGER. LOL):





. . . OR YOU COULD LOOK AT THE PICTURE INSTEAD. ENJOY!
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I'm here! I finally made it!
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I see you both back there!
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Storm Chaser! I'll see you later in the day!
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Look at me all happy and whatnot!
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So pretty!
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Nice eatery!
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Is that Lightning Run I see?
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I think it is . . .
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It has to be Lightning Run!
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Yes!
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That sudden drop at the top was amazing!
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Cyclos was truly fun!
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So nice!
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So lovely!
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Yep! I was right all along! LOL.
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The famous "swaying hill" on Lightning Run!
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The drop was "OMG" AWESOME!
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Such a fun ride!
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I see you trying to hide back there!
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I can see FearFall all over the park!
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I just had to take this picture for some reason. It's well known from what I heard.
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Who's the king of Kentucky Kingdom?
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I'm the king!
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A very relaxing ride.
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Some theming if you didn't know about it.
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Nope. Not Disney.
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What is that I see ahead?
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It's something marvelous!
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5D Cinema? So there's 2D . . . 3D . . . 4D . . . and now 5D? I don't understand. LOL.
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Angry Birds: The Ride was fun. No special effects were working except for the wind, but it was still great!
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I feel like I'm in Wonderland.
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Just BEAUTY all over!
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This is a mandatory photo shot! If you come to Kentucky Kingdom, YOU MUST TAKE THIS PICTURE!
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No water park for me.
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T3 looking all BOLD and RED.
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I see you Thunder Run!
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So far, far away! Why would they put it back here?
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Oh! . . . It's because the views are breathtaking in this location!
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All the roller coasters and thrill ride I've been on in my life I never been on a ferris wheel. Is that weird?
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Into the woods I go!
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Great place to get out of the heat and eat! Oh! I just my a rhyme!
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Some more theming throughout the park.
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You can't hide from me!
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Yes, it's a kiddie coaster! And yes, I got that coaster credit!
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Such a lovely day!
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To be honest, this coaster wasn't rough at all! I found it to be very enjoyable!
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What is this building?
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So RED and DARING!
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So POWERFUL and BRAVE!
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Oh . . . that's what that building is!
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Inversion of some sort . . .
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Look at that lift hill!
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"T3: Roughness to the Third Power!"
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Ok . . . you have to admit . . . this looks GORGEOUS!
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Nope! No way! Not for me!
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YOU GET DRENCHED! I mean DRENCHED and SOAKING WET!
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Could it be! Could it actual be!
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YES! YES! YES! It's STORM CHASER!
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That barrel drop is WOW!
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The "SWEET MERCY! LET ME HOLD ON!" moment.
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The "PLEASE LET ME LIVE" moment.
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The "I HOPE I DON'T FALL OUT" moment.
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The "PLEASE DON'T STOP" moment.
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The "I NEED TO HOLD ON EXTRA TIGHT" moment.
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The "WHEE" moment!
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Such a fantastic roller coaster!
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Good-bye Storm Chaser!
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I give Kentucky Kingdom a thumbs up! I had such an AWESOME day!
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Re: Photo TR: My "KING-TASTIC" Day At Kentucky Kingdom!

Postby jynx242 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:31 pm

Thanks for taking the time to share your pictures! It does look like it was a beautiful day and I'm glad you had a great time. I'll be trying to get up there next year.
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Re: Photo TR: My "KING-TASTIC" Day At Kentucky Kingdom!

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:55 pm

jynx242 wrote:Thanks for taking the time to share your pictures! It does look like it was a beautiful day and I'm glad you had a great time. I'll be trying to get up there next year.


Thanks! It's a wonderful park, and I know you'll have a great time. Storm Chaser is worth the trip! =)
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Postby bigcwd2000 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:17 pm

Great report. I really enjoyed it. This was a park I grew up going to as a teenager for many years. Amazing how awesome it looks now compared to just three short years ago. I am so happy it has been restored to a great park again. I look forward to my visit this coming Friday.

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Postby MisterP » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:38 pm

It's great to see that a new coaster and a new lease on life as a whole has KK as a park on the rise.

My previous visit, just 10 short years ago, it was almost sad, it was such a lackluster park.

I'm not far away. I need to get back there...

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Postby RyanTPM » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Fantastic pictures and review, thanks for sharing!

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Postby jynx242 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:53 am

I haven't been there since the TPR Trip I took in 2007, when it was still Six Flags. I really enjoyed the park then, and was so very glad to hear they had brought it back. Can't wait to visit again.
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Re: Photo TR: My "KING-TASTIC" Day At Kentucky Kingdom!

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:36 pm

Thanks everyone! I'm glad everyone is enjoying the trip report! I can't wait for my third theme/amusement park trip for the year! =)
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Re: Photo TR: My "KING-TASTIC" Day At Kentucky Kingdom!

Postby Sluggo77 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:12 pm

Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed your report and hope to visit this park one day.

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Re: Photo TR: My "KING-TASTIC" Day At Kentucky Kingdom!

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:20 pm

Excellent trip report! I really need to make it out to Kentucky Kingdom (and Holiday World) one of these days. Both look like they have solid coaster lineups (like Storm Chaser isn't a reason in itself to go) and great water parks as well. Thanks for sharing!
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