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Postby JamesMC » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:05 am

In response to my response a couple pages ago^^^ Ed finally got back to me and said he'd gotten the information from Wikipedia. I haven't checked it out, but I will after I post here.

Bad news: This piece of info seems to come from Wikipedia

Good news: Ed was the one who forwarded me the info on the Geaugua Lake spectacle 3 months before it was made public. A couple years ago he told me Psyclone at SFMM was gonna be torn down and replaced with another woodie too . . .so there's that going for him.

ODDS on my previous^^post coming true 51/49.

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Postby CoasterCard » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:33 pm

We might be finding out where Chang is going soon. A lot of track and supports are being loaded onto the back of tractor trailers. However, the it might just go into storage if they really are still deciding where to send it. (which I highly doubt)

All low lying track has been removed along with the supports for that area. I would say the taller stuff (lift hill, loop dive loop, turn around) will either come down soon, or, due to the absence of a taller crane, will most likely not happen until the off season. Especially since there is no apparent hurry by SF to get it constructed.

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Postby robbalvey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:07 pm

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Closes!

Quoted from sixflags.com:

Kentucky Kingdom Rejects Lease

Park to Close

Six Flags announced today that as it nears the scheduled end of its restructuring process, it has decided to reject its lease with the Kentucky State Fair Board relating to the Kentucky Kingdom park. In recent weeks, Six Flags had proposed a new lease arrangement to the fair board that would have enhanced the viability and future of the park. Unfortunately, those proposals were not accepted and the park will cease operations and the company will move expeditiously to re-locate employees and several of the more than 40 rides and attractions to one of its 13 other markets.

"We are deeply disappointed to be leaving such a great fan base in the greater metropolitan area of Louisville and we are grateful to the thousands of employees at Kentucky Kingdom and the millions of guests for their dedication, support and loyalty over the years," said Mark Shapiro, Six Flags President and CEO.

"This action relates solely to Kentucky Kingdom," Shapiro continued. "The substantial lease payment has been a significant hurdle for this park in recent years. Our other parks, which reside largely on company-owned land, will be completely unaffected and will open as scheduled for the full 2010 season."


Here is the letter than was sent out to season passholders:

Dear Valued Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Season Pass and Play Pass Holders:

On behalf of Six Flags and the 55 full-time Kentucky Kingdom employees, I would like to personally thank you for your continued loyalty and support. It has been our honor to provide amazing thrills and lifelong memories to you and your families for the last 12 years.

It is however, with much regret that I inform you that despite multiple attempts to reach a new,
fair and equitable lease agreement with the Kentucky State Fair Board, Six Flags has been unable to do so. As a result, Six Flags has rejected the current lease and will cease operating Kentucky Kingdom, effective immediately. Please know that this action only affects the Kentucky Kingdom theme park — all 19 other Six Flags parks will be open for business as usual in 2010, including nearby Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Great America in Chicago.

As a reminder, your Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Season Pass and/or Play Pass is valid at any of our
Six Flags Theme Parks, as well as Six Flags Mexico and La Ronde Theme Park in Canada. In a few weeks, we will be sending you, via e-mail, four "Bring A Friend For Free" tickets valid to any of our
Six Flags Theme Parks. These "Bring A Friend For Free" tickets will only be valid if you choose to retain your 2010 Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Season Pass.

Information on our other theme parks, locations and operating hours, can be found at sixflags.com. For your convenience, we have also developed a "Frequently Asked Questions" page on our website should you have any additional questions.

If you would prefer to return your 2010 Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Season Pass, you can find information on how to obtain a full refund at sixflags.com/kentuckykingdom.

Again, I want to thank you for your continued support over the last 12 years, and I hope to see you at another Six Flags park very soon.

Sincerely,

Andrew J. Michaelree

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Kentucky Kingdom

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Postby CreditCrazy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:13 pm

Wow! Good thing I went last year.

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Postby CP_RULES » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:15 pm

Why does this not surprise me? Here's to hoping the other Six Flags parks benefit from it as much as other CF parks did when GL closed.
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Postby spaceace12 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:19 pm

Deluge to SFSTL please.

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Postby DOCTOR DOOM!!! » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:20 pm

WTF!!! I wanted a cheap play pass!!!
Life is such a effin rollercoaster then it drops,
But why should I scream for, this is my theme park!


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Postby TATSU16 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:26 pm

noooooo i should have guessed though i hope they dont get rid of other parks either

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Postby Dynamic88 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:28 pm

I worked there the last couple summers and everyone is devastated. We learned from the news. They just had a rehire party a couple weeks ago.

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Postby spaceace12 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:32 pm

Was on the SFKK facebook page and seen this posted.

Screw you!!! Greedy $&@#%^ a**holes!!! Leave town and make millions off your bulls**t way of screwing over people who have worked so hard for you...I hate to see what happens to you corporate big wigs if there is a God that judges us when we are gone!!!!

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