Future of SFKK

Thursday, July 26, 2001 8:52 PM
What does the future hold for SFKK. What must the park do to remain a player when surrounded by some of the best parks in America? Will it continue to serve as a family fun park or will it accomplish the goal of it's original owners, to become a thrill park? Is Six Flags interested in major new coasters at SFKK or just a small portion of the regional market share?
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:02 PM
What would amaze me if that SF added a good coaster to SFEG & SFKK.

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Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:13 PM
Rumor is that there's a big project slated for next year, for whatever that's worth.

Jacob
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:15 PM
Sixflags is only interested in selling SFKK, to cedar fair. If they dont sll the park then, they'll juss add flat rides and maybe a coaster every 4 years. There is no future for SFKK. They should buy 200acres of land in the next county and move there AWAY from the airport

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Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:20 PM
Wasn't BKF Originally suppose to go to SFKK?
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:20 PM
AGREED robbe it should be called Six Flags Industrial Park
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:23 PM
I think it's okay for what they charge. It's definitely worth a $40 season pass to get unlimited rides on Thunder Run.

It'll never be what other parks are because of it's location. That's not going to change.

Jacob
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:23 PM
I think the only reason that they even bought the park in the first place so they could gain a monopoly of most all theme parks.

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Sixflags+no money+airport=Sixflags Kentucky kingdom
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 9:29 PM
Rumors of BKF as well as a B&M floorless have been mentioned. I believe a height resriction due to the airport may prohibit any coaster taller than Chang.
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 10:33 PM
Considering the park's location and restrictions, they really are limited in what they COULD do. With the future of rides (sadly?) moving towards more "interactive experiences", I don't see much coaster activity in their future. Of course, you never really know!
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Friday, July 27, 2001 5:08 AM
This park is great for a day of fun and has some really good coasters. Twisted Sisters is a top flight woodie, Chang is what a stand up should be, not like mantis with its trim on the hill; Thunder Run gives a great ride no matter where you sit and for a hang n'bang, T2 is a pretty good ride. It is a shame that more people don't know about this park and it is doomed to remain small in stature.
I think Six Flags is content with surrounding the Cedar Fair and Paramount markets with many parks instead of building up one or two quality parks. Therefore, parks like KK and EG will always remain full of potential, but lacking in actual substance that such parks as CP,GA, MM and other parks have.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 5:48 AM
I agree with the idea of moving the park. Cost-wise, it may seem iffy. However, moving it down the road to Lexington might remove that stigma of "right across the river". Lexington is large enough to support a park.

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Friday, July 27, 2001 6:13 AM

gatorwoodie said:
"Considering the park's location and restrictions, they really are limited in what they COULD do. With the future of rides (sadly?) moving towards more "interactive experiences", I don't see much coaster activity in their future. Of course, you never really know!"


First of all, the restrictions on height really aren't that bad. I mean, Chang is bloody huge, and in no way shape or form does SFKK have to build anything taller than Chang to make a big impact with a new ride.

Second of all, the future of rides is not moving towards interactive experiences. We are currently in the midst of the second golden age of coasters, and until a significant number of these "interactive experiences" are being built every year, i wouldn't really call it a trend. Seriously, so far announced for 2002 is TR:TR and that simulator in jersey. There will be many more coasters built next year than those types of rides.

You're right. We really don't know, though.


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Friday, July 27, 2001 6:14 AM

Homey G. said:
"Lexington is large enough to support a park.

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You, my friend, speak the truth.


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Friday, July 27, 2001 6:46 AM

Robbe said:
"Six Flags is only interested in selling SFKK, to Cedar Fair. If they don't sell the park then, they'll just add flat rides and maybe a coaster every 4 years. There is no future for SFKK. They should buy 200 acres of land in the next county and move there AWAY from the airport."


Why would 6F want to sell KK to CF? I presume you're saying that being so close to the airport, there are height restrictions (certainly not the noise ones :).) If so, it would be around 200ft as they've just opened their 187ft Skycoaster - now the tallest ride in the park.

A coaster every four years doesn't sound too bad to me (My home park, Wonderland Sydney hasn't built a new coaster for 10 years! :() In other words, S:ROS may be on the way.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 8:16 AM
People are making these claims of Six Flags wanting to sell specific parks to Cedar Fair (and others). I see no reason to believe this without some kind of proof to back it up. Could someone point to something that would give reason to believe this rumor? This type of rumor has the potential to get really out of control and the implications could be unpleasant.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 8:32 AM

Taipan said:
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Robbe said: A coaster every four years doesn't sound too bad to me (My home park, Wonderland Sydney hasn't built a new coaster for 10 years! :() In other words, S:ROS may be on the way."



I kind of know how you feel, at least listening to people whine on this site. When I was a kid and SFStL was my homepark, they had three coasters. That was it. There were a couple of years after Ninja was installed before they tore down Jet Scream that they had four, but that was it. And only Screamin' Eagle was anything that truly was a good coaster. But I was content and happy. Maybe it's just back then we didn't know any better and didn't know of the other parks. But geez. Everybody in here expects, no demands, a bigger better coaster to be built for their park every year. Some demands are adequate like for SFEG, SFKK, SFStL, and some of the smaller family run parks. But most of the spoiled brats on this site visit the big players almost too much for their own good and therefore can't appreciate what they have. Furthermore parks cater to the gp and not the enthusiasts. Look at how much money a typical family blows in a single day at a park as compared to the season pass, brings their own lunch and drinks and skimps at every opportunity enthusiast. Lighten up people.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 8:44 AM
Good point about the lack of noise restrictions ;)

I sure wouldn't mind if SFKK moved to Lexington (I live there) but I'd think the chances of that happening are somewhere near zero... not because of the massive NIMBYness here but just because it would cost too much for too little gain.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 10:13 AM
I don't know who brought up a park in Lexington, but that would never work. Lexington is all about keeping the bluegrass and it takes pride in having a small town feel. They have a hard enough time expanding the airport and making it viable for commercial traffic. I can't see any land owner willing to sell out for an amusement park. Besides, there really isn't any room in Lexington in any viable areas for an amusement park. Another thing, traffic in Lexington is bad enough already!
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Friday, July 27, 2001 10:40 AM

Taipan said:
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Robbe said:
"Six Flags is only interested in selling SFKK, to Cedar Fair. If they don't sell the park then, they'll just add flat rides and maybe a coaster every 4 years. There is no future for SFKK. They should buy 200 acres of land in the next county and move there AWAY from the airport."


Why would 6F want to sell KK to CF? I presume you're saying that being so close to the airport, there are height restrictions (certainly not the noise ones :).) If so, it would be around 200ft as they've just opened their 187ft Skycoaster - now the tallest ride in the park.

A coaster every four years doesn't sound too bad to me (My home park, Wonderland Sydney hasn't built a new coaster for 10 years! :() In other words, S:ROS may be on the way."



The park has different height restrictions on different sides of the park. On the side where the sky coaster is they can build to 300ft where chang is they can only 157ft. and under. This park will always be a small park b/c of height. And WHO EVER said that Chang is huge maybe for a Stand-up but for one of todays sized coaster its not all that. They could never build a good hypercoaster or a hypersonic or a V2 because of height and room.

Plus where Twisted sisters is they can only build 130ft. and below.

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