Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Intamin_coyote » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 am

To be fair, there have been instances of coasters debuting with tallest lift but not biggest drop.

Believe it or not, KI's Vortex opened as world's tallest coaster in '87 (which needless to say, was a record shortlived)

Its 138 ft drop wasn't the biggest though. That still belonged to American Eagle (147 ft), and then ironically enough Beast (141 ft).

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:21 am

I know there are instances, I'm just teasing. ;)
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am

New pictures from today, thanks to Mark Brunner. Loving how this coaster looks, along the back of Hurricane Beach Club. Can't wait til Apr. 26, for sneak peak night to ride.
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Love the new view, when you enter Hurricane Beach Club
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Looking good
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Fencing going up on turn around
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Station is coming together
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Road rails are about half down, on the course
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Kentucky Flyer will be a great addition to Kentucky Kingdom
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Looks Fantastic
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby _FuryBull_330_ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:04 pm

Man, that looks like so much fun, I'm expecting this ride to a good amount of quality airtime :airtime: . I want this to open NOW.
How come Lightning Rod is never open when I go :( .

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:09 pm

It'll be weird having to cut through the water park to get to it, but Kentucky Kingdom's layout has never been conventional. Ultimately it looks great as a backdrop to the water park.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:15 pm

^ You'll enter next to Sky Catcher, on the edge of Hurricane bay. But I see what you're saying.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:24 am

I really do wish there was a more defined path around the water park at the park. I still find myself walking through the waterpark to get to some rides. :lol:
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Black323 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:26 pm

I think Thunder Run should have a tunnel at the bottom of the turn around after the lift hill. With mist and thunder sound. Like you're running from thunder. It would give it a little more theme to the coaster.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:23 am

^ I think they were going with more of the appreciation of simplicity aspect. Not only that, but all of that costs money. I don't think KK was looking to spend big bucks.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Black323 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:03 pm

prozach626 wrote:^ I think they were going with more of the appreciation of simplicity aspect. Not only that, but all of that costs money. I don't think KK was looking to spend big bucks.


At least a tunnel, I think the ride experience would be better and different. Thunder Run has been around for a long time.

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