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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby greatamerica1990sfan » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:57 pm

I'm just wondering if KK never opens again can CF buy Greased Lightnin to bring it back to CGA? & There is a model of the Tidal Wave in CGA's park office. That's a good sign. I have a feeling it will return someday.

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:01 pm

Posted: Jul 23, 2010 11:00 AM EDT
Six Flags, Fair Board come to agreement

The Kentucky State Fair Board and Six Flags have settled their property dispute over Kentucky Kingdom.

According to our partner Business First, the agreement could pave the way for a new operator to re-open the park next summer.

Thursday the Fair Board approved an agreement that requires Six Flags to turn over sixty acres of the park it still owns, and all but one of its rides.

In exchange the Fair Board would pay Six Flags more than $2 million, and the amusement park company would also be forgiven overdue rent and back taxes.

The Fair Board is currently in negotiations with Louisville businessman Ed Hart to re-open Kentucky Kingdom.


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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:04 pm

http://louisville.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2010/07/26/story2.html?b=1280116800%5E3696121


Looks like the mouse coaster is going back to six flags.


In exchange, Six Flags would get $2.35 million and would be relieved of a tax debt to the state that totals close to $2.5 million. Also, $2.8 million in rent payments due to the fair board would be forgiven.

The park operator also would be allowed to remove one ride, the Road Runner Express coaster, and take it to another of its venues.

Harold Workman, fair board president and CEO, called the agreement with Six Flags “amicable.”

“We’re very pleased with it,” he said. “It’s been obviously a long road to get to this point.
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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:15 pm

^Dang, Road Runner Express was one of the better Mouse coasters, oh well. This is great news for the park, this means that Deluge, Mega Wedgie, and pretty much the rest of the waterpark is even staying. Also that space for the (defunct) viper coaster is going to be open again!
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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillerman1 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:22 pm

I won't miss Road Runner Express at all. I'm surprised SF didn't take Deluge, though maybe the cost of dismantling and moving it was cost prohibitive.

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:30 pm

The park is going to reopen next year.

Any rides that are left, you will be able to ride once again next year.
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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby greatamerica1990sfan » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:00 pm

THANK GOD Greased Lightnin WILL BE SAVED!!! Greased Lightnin & Montezooma's are the only 2 standing of their kind in the USA. I will be so in heaven if I get to ride Geased Lightnin again someday. I rode Montezooma's in July 2008 & wasn't very fond of it. WHAT??? I know I can't believe it. I guess it just felt too different since it isn't a weight drop launch. I guess there is a major difference between the two. Weight drop launch is better that's why I didn't care for Montezooma's I guess.

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:04 pm

greatamerica1990sfan wrote:THANK GOD Greased Lightnin WILL BE SAVED!!!

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:03 pm

I'm not sure how Road Runner was anchored, but that big concrete space below it could fit almost anything compact. El Loco, anyone?

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Re: The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:16 pm

They also took away the 180ft Sky Coaster, I vote something over 100 feet tall (Vekoma Stingray?). If not, then I agree with the El Loco!
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