Is SFKK worth it?

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 12:51 PM
I was wondering if SFKK is worth the money? I want to go down there in 2003. I want to know before I make plans. Thanks.
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 12:55 PM

Yes, it's a great place to pick up a cheap SF season pass and they have some good rides.

Go when it isn't very crowded, and you'll have a great time. If you go when there are even moderate crowds, you may be in for a fairly miserable day.

'I want to be a statistic. I want to be masochistic. I want to be a clone.' - Descendents 'Suburban Home'

*** This post was edited by chris on 11/20/2002. ***

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:00 PM

We have SFKK penciled in for a Tuesday in July - after a stop at Holiday World (Yeah!!!). So...great time or fairly miserable?

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:16 PM
It's a strange park layout wise, even by Six Flags standards. First off the waterpark is located in the center of everything. Then there's that congested bridge which crosses over a road and connects the two sides of the park. Third, you've an "alleyway" to navigate through to get to Twisted Twins. Go for two rides a) Chang and b) Thunder Run (or is it Road? I get it confused with the woodie at Carowinds).
Dude, you're getting an Intamin!
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:00 PM
I made a stop at SFKK en route to HW from PKI. It was definitely worth the stop, but I don't think I'd suggest a long road trip just for SFKK. I agree, the cheap Six Flags season pass definitely is worth making the effort to stop there. My husband and I enjoyed our day there. We were able to ride everything we wanted to in just a few hours on a weekday during the third week of June. But boy was it hot! I'm glad I can say I've been there and got to experience the park, but it wasn't the most exciting park I've ever visited, that is for sure!
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:11 PM
If you're going to be in the area anyway, planning to hit other parks or attractions, it's worth a half day's trouble (with light crowds it'll just take you a couple hours to do everything). Thunder Run's one of my favorite wooden coasters and the Blizzard River raft ride isn't to be missed either.
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:23 PM
Personally, I enjoyed SFKK, but it definitely isn't a park to drive a huge distance for. However, in case you don't know it, Holiday World is only about an hour from SFKK, and Raven and Legend are 2 of the best coasters on the planet. You're probably aware of how close Holiday World is, but I thought I would mention it just in case you didn't know. Making the mistake of not going would be something to slap yourself in the face for later :)

Jonathan Hawkins
"There is a cluster of bees at the top of the lift. Sorry for the inconvenience."

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:44 PM

Thunder Run is a coaster that you don't hear much about, but I found it more enjoyable than the twins. If you are staying in Louisville and looking for a place for dinner with good food at a reasonable price, check out Texas Roadhouse. It is only a couple minutes from the park, and my family liked it so much, we ate there each of our two nights in Louisville.

You should be okay as far as crowds go if you go mid-week. We went on a Saturday in August and it was extremely crowded, but because of the number of parks in the itinerary and the distances we had to cover, we really had no choice in the matter. Even on a crowded Saturday, we covered all the rides we wanted to by mid-afternoon.

Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 227

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:47 PM

Add me as one who really enjoyed SFKK. The layout is simple: two loops connected by a bridge. SFKK has my favorite stand-up, Chang, a well-run Mouse, and an awesome, airtime-filled woodie in Thunder Run. And, a ton of flats.

If you're in the area why pass it up?


Coaster & Amusement Park Christmas cards available here. NOW ACCEPTING PAYPAL! Order today and get your cards in about week.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 3:22 PM
How could any park NOT be worth it? :)

Dorney Park visits in 2002: 15

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 3:43 PM
I must agree with Lord Gonchar.
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 3:59 PM

If "ViperWave" gets installed next year, I am definitely making the trip to Louisville.

'Chitown', who bows down to Anton. :)


2 superheroes in Gurnee next season? Oh the humanity. :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 4:10 PM

Thunder Run and Chang are worth the visit alone! The *bridge* is kind of tiresome but you can easily do the park in a half day, especially if you plan on visiting HW or PKI in the same day or two.

SFKK has a great collection of flat rides including my all-time fave CHAOS, and the parking is cheap. The wave pool is very cool but I would stay away from T2 unless it has a very short will only break your heart. The Hellevator is an allright drop tower. The Twisted Sisters, I MEAN Twins, are OK. :-)

Tina N.

Feel The Adrenaline....

*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN on 11/20/2002. ***

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 4:36 PM

While I wouldn't pass up a chance to go to any park, I truly dis-liked Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. When I went, it was extremely dirty, and many of the rides were shut down. It was a 90 degree day in the middle of summer, and none of the water rides were open and the only thing in the water park that was open was the wave pool. When my family and I got lunch, we had to wait almost 20 minutes just to get our food, and then we couldn't find a place to eat. Not because it was really crowded, but because it seemed like the tables hadn't been cleaned all season.

This was quite a few years ago, so I don't know what SFKK is like now, but my first, and so far last trip, was a terrible one. Things can change over the course of a few years, so take a trip and decide for yourself. You never know how good/bad a park is until you go there yourself.

Intelligence is a God given gift: Know how to use it.

Thursday, November 21, 2002 5:31 AM
The only reason we went because it was on the way from PKI and HW. We had a SF pass and had to stop for a few rides, but left completely disgusted. One train running on everything during a ghost town like day, where we waited at least 20 minutes for everything. The Sisters, TR and Chang were well worth it, but will pass up this park during SRM 2003, PKI is a better place to spend the cash and time the day before. And most people are right, navigation was a complete problem and we found only one worker cleaning the joint.

There's nothing like a woodie...

Thursday, November 21, 2002 6:42 AM

I've only been there once, on SRM Saturday this year, and it was HIDEOUS. Over an hour wait for everything except Twisted Twins, probably because most of the lowbrow linesmokers were too stupid to find it. Park conditions were near nauseating.

On the plus side, Chang rocks. Also, I've been told that I went on a horrible day. I'm willing to give it another shot this year when ViperWave arrives.


Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:18 AM

My 2-cents: It's worth 1 trip. Chang is a great stand-up but after that there's nothing exciting. We (my lovely wife and I) didn't find any of the other coasters worth the trip; including Thunder Run which I know many people enjoy.

I can't speak for the flats because we don't ride them.

We decided the only reason to go back is if something unique were added but I don't see that happening any time soon.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:26 AM

MWB, after last year, we thought SFKK might be out for this year (and thereafter)....but we went the Friday *before* SRM this year, it was empty, we rode everything, including a couple spins on TS/TT. Skipping a previously-ridden SLC isn't a crime yet, is it?... Thunder Run is my fav S-D coaster, and even though Chang doesn't really *do it* for me, I can appreciate that it seems to *work* for everyone else....if you fly into Louisville and have a couple hours to kill, (along with $3 for parking and an SF pass), there's no reason not to go....the park improved a LOT over the '01 season, and this new install will be goooooood!

edit: props to Chitown for his post, and to KK for the best-named drop ride ANYWHERE....

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 11/21/2002. ***

Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:38 AM
I'm coming down from Wisconsin. So I wanted to know. I was planning to go at the end of August.
Thursday, November 21, 2002 9:14 AM

I went on a tueday in August and it was not very packed. Most all the rides were open. Place was clean water rides were all open. Lines for most rides were walk on or 1 or 2 cycles.
The coasters had a 15-20 min wait. T^2 was fun, I enjoyed it alot. Chang was skipped beacuse I wanted to ride the rapids ride.
Thunder run was alot of fun. Twisted twins was only running 1 side but it was fun.

Waiting for 2003.
Visit PKI fans!


You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC