Holiday World expects a possible boost from Kentucky Kingdom closure

Posted Friday, February 5, 2010 12:58 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Holiday World president Will Koch says it's sad to see any park close, following the announcement that Six Flags is pulling out of Kentucky Kingdom, but is hopeful that Holiday World will benefit.

Read more from The Courier-Press.

Monday, February 8, 2010 3:56 AM

CreditWh0re said:
Don't forget that Kings Island is the 800 lb Gorilla in the room for this area. Before SFKK and before Holiday World expanded the water park, people in the Louisville/Kentuckiana area trekked to KI. Annually. Without SFKK, a lot of those people will go to KI. Hell, most people in Lexington (an hour or so east of Lousiville) have never heard of Holiday World, and so the loss of SFKK isn't an issue.

True, except many people here in Lexington have never heard of SFKK either. (Or Beech Bend.) The only park anyone ever talks about here is KI. Local stores (Meijer, Kroger, etc) always have discount KI tickets. I don't think I ever saw SFKK promos of any kind around here.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 5:10 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

The obvious solution for HW to fight overcrowding: increase the gate price.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:07 PM

Now we need to keep an eye out for the rides. Where will they go!?


Brandon James
Cedar Point Employee 2006-2009

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:22 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Ummm...at other Six Flags parks With the chain celebrating a big anniversary next year I would assume, should SFKK actually close for good, that many of the rides would end up as "new" attactions at other parks in the chain.

Last edited by Mamoosh, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:23 PM
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:48 PM

That's always a given, but they may sell rides to other non-SF parks. Or demolished altogether.


Brandon James
Cedar Point Employee 2006-2009

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:57 PM
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I don't think that SF would even consider "demolishing" used rides that they could put up for sale or move to another park, Coasterinsider. Rides are pricey.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 8:47 PM
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Like me! ;)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 8:49 PM

LostKause said:
I don't think that SF would even consider "demolishing" used rides that they could put up for sale or move to another park, Coasterinsider. Rides are pricey.

I'm not too familiar with their rides. I guess I was just picturing an old beat-up wooden coaster that may not do so well being relocated.


Brandon James
Cedar Point Employee 2006-2009

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 10:30 PM
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Oh, well, yea. The wooden coasters may not make it through this. The flats, steel coasters, and maybe the water slides will probably continue to live on, either in their current location or at another park somewhere.

I actually have never been to the park, but I kind of know what they have form internet investigating as to weather I should attempt a visit or not. I chose not to visit, because the place really seemed not worth the 3 or 4 hour trip.

I almost went once, but then the Hellivator accident occurred, leaving me to change my mind. I read somewhere that the park didn't blame the park's closing on lack of attendance due to the accident. I beg to differ on that point. I didn't go because of the accident, and I bet their were others who didn't go because of the accident either.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:15 AM
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LostKause said:
The flats, steel coasters, and maybe the water slides will probably continue to live on, either in their current location or at another park somewhere.

Yes, all two of our remaining flats will probably live on at other SF parks.


-Daniel

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 7:12 AM

I've read, elsewhere, that Six Flags may not own the rides at SFKK. That most of them "MAY" have been leased out by the fairgrounds.

Please pay attention to the huge MAY that I used, as I am not sure myself if this info is true. So please don't feel the ungodly need to bring fire, and brimstone down upon my post. Thank You for your concern.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:00 PM
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I'm still thinking that, should SFKK not get a reprieve, the big winner in terms of non-coaster rides would be SFA with Deluge...(SFA being "the next Geauga"). ;)

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