Ed Hart takes press on a tour of Kentucky Kingdom

Posted Friday, September 27, 2013 8:48 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

The target reopening date for the long-shuttered Kentucky Kingdom amusement park is still eight months away, but that didn’t stop park operator Ed Hart and his investment partners from showing off the progress they’ve made in restoring the venue to media members and other guests on Thursday. Hart proved quite the tour guide as he took reporters and members of the Kentucky State Fair Board through the 60-acre park. The fair board manages the state-owned Kentucky Exposition Center, where Kentucky Kingdom is located.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 9:51 AM
rollergator's avatar

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 5:38 PM

I rode 2 of the SLCs this year, the one at SFDK was terribly painful, the one at Elitch's was pretty smooth except for the final inversion.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:48 AM

RCMAC said:

I don't know what came along to improve the ride experience on subsequent models, the next one might've been Opryland's Hangman or maybe Morey's Nor'Easter? I do know T2 had a shorter train, by a car or two, and opinion was that the longer train on later rides reduced a lot of the push-pull shuffle and the banging.

Correct, the longer trains are smoother. I rode T2 day after Hangman and it was night & day difference. I am one of the few that actually loved T2 when it first opened.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 1:38 PM
rollergator's avatar

The longer-longer train at Magic Springs was by NO means smoother - there were signs posted on the new ride stating that the back row was for "experienced riders." And it was pretty ouchy....

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 5:20 PM
sirloindude's avatar

If they understood experienced SLC riders at all, they'd have put that sign by the exit from the station.

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