I'm not a huge waterpark fan most times, but I think they should stay with updating and expanding the waterpark in the coming years...it's where most of the attendance seems to be for SFKK.
As coasters go, give Thunder Run some serious TLC.
Do you even know who is making it yet, because it doesn't say in the article? While everyone associates ProSlide with this kind of design, other companies have similar designs as well.
Chuck, saying I think all they are trying to do it curb the loss they are handing to Holiday World.
I guess if SFFT and SW can both have B&M clones, then this is really not that different from SFKK and HW having similar water attractions. The GP doesn't care.
The park was overbuilt coaster-wise so I think they are okay on that end for a little while longer, but now it's time to see them go the mid-level ride route and put in some other experiences while replacing others.
T2 could go for a Tony Hawk, Rainbow for a Frisbee-like ride and Perhaps a Gothem City Crime Wave Swinger to replace the aging Zepplin. They could even stick a Thomas Town Back there by the Sisters and get a different Simulator show.
I would like to see the Carousel moved up front where Hellivator was and something else go back there.
coasterdude318 said:What happens if Holiday World decides to add a watercoaster a few years from now? Is that now pathetic also?-Nate
No, because HW is adding to the park as well as it's waterpark. SFKK actaually removed about seven rides a few years back.
SFKK needs to be catering to the thrill enthusiast. They should be buying plummet slides. Maybe they should take a trip to Wet N Wild, look at that Bomb Bay, Der Stuka, Blue Niagara combo and then go in that direction. With a combo setup like that along with Deluge their attendance would sky rocket.
Ummm... okay... I think SF Kentucky Kingdom is a bad park and this ride is a result of a lack of originality.
It seemed rather ignorant.
Judgemental? Yeah. Sarcastic? Yeah. Condescending? Yeah. But ignorant? Nope.
Dictionary.com: Ignorant: uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication; "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"
Choose your words carefully. Ignorant is a word describing a personality trait, not an opinion. It's not a word that describes me.
What's wrong with another park somewhat close-by adding a similar waterslide.
I thought my post was pretty clear. I think it's an unoriginal move. My opinion.
What happens if Holiday World decides to add a watercoaster a few years from now? Is that now pathetic also?
If they added one THIS year I'd say yes. But they're not. Un-original would be a more accurate description to use when/if HW adds one in the future. It's pretty evident though that as far as their waterpark goes, HW is a leader.
Heck, even KI copied their funnel slide a few years back. I was in tow when the officials from PKI visited HW scouting the slide prior to the purchase of it for PKI.
Although a great ride at KI it was definitely not original, as is the case of the KK ride.
*** Edited 1/16/2008 3:59:23 PM UTC by Shaggy***
Shaggy said:Choose your words carefully. Ignorant is a word describing a personality trait, not an opinion. It's not a word that describes me.
I've been around a LONG time...I'd like to think I've acquired HALF the knowledge Shaggy has... ;)
...but I'd be lying to myself if I said I did...
Then again if you have a chip on your shoulder regarding the park in general I guess being "unoriginal" in comparison to HW could be an issue, not matter how contrived... *** Edited 1/16/2008 6:24:50 PM UTC by matt.***
Kentucky Kingdom has 3 regular slides, a kids play area, tornado, wavepool, lazy river, and that Deluge which is a water coaster.
Splashin Safari has a tornado, family raft ride (outdoors), family raft ride (in dark), 2 play areas, tube slide, Mat racers, Lazy River (I think.), wavepool, and the bowl slide.
As you can see, SFKK doesn't have a lot for there waterpark. Why did they chose the bowl over the other water rides like a speed slide, or a family raft ride? Bowl slides are POPULAR!! I don't care for them, but people like them for some reason. Why are they making it exactly like Holiday World?
The reason is because it's high capacity that way, and the fact that it's hard to add to an exising structure. They could try to add bowl slides, and speed slides but that would cost more money.
I expect there next slide to be the family raft slide because those too are very popular at a waterpark.
By the way, I didn't mean you're ignorant in the dictionary sense. I meant it in the slang sense, as in "That was really ignorant." There were other words I thought about, but they came across as harsh (or against post rules), and without knowing you in person, I thought they be a bad decision.
So someone tell me why is it necessary for so many people to coddle HW? Is one slide going to hurt Splahin' Safari's bottom-line? Highly doubtful. SFKK just remodeled their waterpark last year, so I don't see where it would be out of line to add another slide.
As for it being unoriginal, I'm sure this is all I'm going to hear from my friends this summer, but in the end, do you really think it will stop them from riding it? I don't think so...
Go to Google Earth, and try to find a space in Splashwater Kingdom to fit a mat racer slide, or giant speed slides. I don't see anywhere.......
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