Kentucky Kingdom launches new Web site

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 11:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company has launched a new website to update the public on the refurbishment and reopening efforts of the theme park.

Read more from WLKY/Louisville.

See also: http://www.kentuckykingdom.com/.

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Friday, November 12, 2010 11:55 AM

What coaster is that on the front page?

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Friday, November 12, 2010 12:35 PM

That appears to be the X-Coaster that is in Magic Springs amusement park in Hot Springs, AR. That park was also brought back to life by Ed Hart at some time in the past. The coaster is from Maurer Sohne. I wonder if that is what they are thinking about adding to Kentucky Kingdom, or just a random coaster photo. Odd they did not use one of Thunder Run or something...

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Friday, November 12, 2010 2:57 PM

It is a typical thing though... picture of a coaster or ride never at your park on your parks site... :-)

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Friday, November 12, 2010 5:04 PM

If you watch the video called "How will a new Kentucky Kingdom succeed when Six Flags failed" it makes sense that they are not happy with Six Flags and how the park was great until Six flags took away many star rides from the park that now they have to put new ones in place of the old ones they spent money on before Six Flags came in. It just feels like even though it was great in the past then now having to spend a ton of money to put back coasters, water rides, drop towers, other flat rides could be a waist of time if the public still has it in their mind that it wasn't a good time when they went last so why is it now? so i think it isn't just putting in new rides it is gaining the trust of the public again. Holiday won't have trouble for a long time.

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Friday, November 12, 2010 5:14 PM

I just got a chuckle because our firewall filters the site.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 6:23 AM

I like this guy, he seems to know what he's talking about. I'd just worry how the industry has changed since his last tenure with the park.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:41 AM

Will G said:
If you watch the video called "How will a new Kentucky Kingdom succeed when Six Flags failed" it makes sense that they are not happy with Six Flags and how the park was great until Six flags took away many star rides from the park that now they have to put new ones in place of the old ones they spent money on before Six Flags came in. It just feels like even though it was great in the past then now having to spend a ton of money to put back coasters, water rides, drop towers, other flat rides could be a waist of time if the public still has it in their mind that it wasn't a good time when they went last so why is it now? so i think it isn't just putting in new rides it is gaining the trust of the public again. Holiday won't have trouble for a long time.

well... many people are happy six flags is finally gone. As year's went by, many had notice the lack of new rides, food prices went up, and the park went from clean to horribly dirty and smelly. Most be around the ohio valley remember the old kentucky kingdom before it was a six flags parks it was the total opposiste.

And the next couple of years, holiday world may have some or a lot of trouble. We all know what Ed wants to do, Ed Rides then coasters, rides, then coasters. Holiday World is the total opposite.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 1:14 PM

Smelly? Really?

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 4:00 PM

Yes, I'm serious. Kentucky Kingdom was in horrible conditions under Six Flags management. Its been rotten since Ed had left, and hasn't got any better. About 80-90 percent of Kentucky Kingdom rides are faded/rusted. Theres been so much peeling paint around the park, termites in food stands, flooded buildings, possums sneaking in food stands/buildings over night, bugs making their ways into the soda machines so guest would have ants, termites, etc in their drinks and not even know. Rides didn't have proper care and it just go one.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 4:11 PM

And which of those things are smelly, exactly?

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 7:07 PM

That's what I was thinking. Unless the place turned into a festering swamp, there's not much to make it "smelly".

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 7:24 PM

"Possums" are smelly, aren't they? :p

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:28 PM

Granted I've only made it to KK twice, but they were both in recent years (2007, 2009). And I never noticed anything 'smelly' about the place, other than the usual amusement park odors.

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Monday, November 15, 2010 1:31 AM

If you go to the park on a really warm day, the OTSRs can get kinda ripe.

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Monday, November 15, 2010 3:02 AM

SFKK had the worst toilets I have ever come across. I suspect that they hadn't seen a cleaner in weeks, perhaps months.

Last edited by Rick_UK, Monday, November 15, 2010 3:03 AM
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Monday, November 15, 2010 3:43 AM

I'm going to assume you've never been to Knoebels?

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Monday, November 15, 2010 5:35 AM

^ Correct. Disgusting much?

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Monday, November 15, 2010 5:55 AM

Oh man, their toilets are seriously some of the worst. I really love Knoebels, but their bathrooms are one of the worst things they've got going on.

Obviously, I don't know what the women's restrooms are like, but the men's aren't pretty. Bring in 40 degree temps, and pray you don't need to sit down on a wet, seatless, stainless steel toilet. :)

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Monday, November 15, 2010 12:18 PM

No "facilities" on Earth can be as bad as those at Williams Grove. Wildcat, Cyclone, the Funhouse, and Twister were great rides and I'm really glad I got to go there. The restrooms, however - not so glad I had to "go" there...30 seconds felt like an absolute eternity. :(

The only really bad smells I noticed at KK....came from the dumpster that seemed to have a permanent residence about 100 yards fornm the entrance gates. Yucky!

Last edited by rollergator, Monday, November 15, 2010 12:19 PM
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