Kozmo's Kurves

Friday, August 7, 2009 12:53 AM
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I'm still in awe. A kiddie ride that already has a nickname and enthusiasts waiting a half-hour to ride it. Too strange to be true.

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Friday, August 7, 2009 10:25 AM

When a certain other coaster that's been in the works for a number of years finally opens, that hoopla will tail off pretty darn fast...

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Friday, August 7, 2009 12:41 PM

phoenixphan :-) said:
We just got back from a quick evening trip to Knoebels. After a 30 minute wait for KoKu we got in seats one and two. There is sufficent room for two adults, but it seems that the park policy is one per car.

It didn't seem to be policy when I was there Monday, we had to tell them we wanted separate cars while they were counting how many people to let into the station. They didn't mind though, they just called for two extra riders.

Maybe it's because of the laterals. I bruised my thigh on the T-bar.

Friday, August 7, 2009 1:14 PM
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As far as the other coaster opening - latest seems to be that they are anticipating delivery of the first train. The entire interior of the trougth has been given a nice varnished finnish which looks sweet!

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Friday, August 7, 2009 6:03 PM
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It would be great to have it open next Saturday. :P I am not counting on it though.

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Friday, August 7, 2009 8:57 PM

We were at the park today and rode KoKu.

I actually enjoyed the ride quite a bit. While it may not have the gas engine or other quirks of the HSTC, it still gave quite a good ride. I think this one will be a hit. Fit was a bit tight, but not too bad.

Also on other news, flyings turns was testing and making complete circuits again today. They ran three different chassis through during the morning runs.

Although word from the park is that the final train is not on site yet. Once they do arrive they still need to do testing, and complete the car bodies.

They also varnished the trough and are working on a new roof over the brake run.

Also I got some confirmation that work has already begun on the Black Diamond. Stay tuned for more!

Last edited by MythMaker, Friday, August 7, 2009 8:58 PM

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Friday, August 7, 2009 10:33 PM
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^I was under the impression that the eagles needed to be moved first. Has this happened already? Or, is the the aforementioned work which has begun that you spoke of?

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 9:51 AM
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Black Diamond's track & trains are being worked on off site. Some refurbishment is in order. ;)

Got my Kurves kredit last night... it's ok, but pretty much just an ordinary kiddie coaster. I don't see me riding it anymore unless they do something special with it at PPP. I really enjoyed HSTC over the years, as it was a fun, comfortable ride for me, where I could sit in the middle of the seat and enjoy the violent airtime without having to brace to avoid banging my legs into the the restraints and inside of the car. I never thought of it as a kiddie coaster. It was just a one-of-a-kind fun ride at the park.

But the new one is uncomfortable for me due to the double restraints and seating arrangement, and it reminds me that it is in fact a kiddie ride. It still has some fun moments like the two straight bunny hops before the final turn, but the rest of it is a typical Miler kiddie coaster with the start and stop pacing and violent transitions. One thumb up. The kids will love it, but I don't see this one ever being an enthusiast favorite the way HSTC was.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:01 PM

I stopped at the park tonight on my way back from Ohio just to be a ho and get my credit (tr to follow). While I was in line, they were stopping the ride on close to half the runs after only one lap to let one or more traumatized tots off. I've never seen this on any other "kiddie" coaster. Maybe it's not HSTC, but the ride definitely has a kick.

The policy, for now at least, is one adult per car. One of the ops told me they even put two teens into separate cars.

Sunday, August 9, 2009 11:40 AM

Well, you couldn't get on HSTC at 36", accompanied or not, that's probably why they have so much trouble with kids.

With one person per car, there's going to be a hell of a line at PPP. I don't envision getting any extra-long cycles on this.

Last edited by Jim S., Sunday, August 9, 2009 11:41 AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:46 PM

I went to the website and was disappointed that there is no VIP video for it.

I also found out that it is starting to date some of the riders.

Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:20 AM
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Don't you mean POV?

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:38 AM
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I got my credit on KK this past weekend. The line was longer for this then for either Phoenix or Twister. The ride itself was one of the most intense Kiddie/Junior I have been on. But now that I have the credit, the ride can be skipped in the future.

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Monday, August 24, 2009 3:36 AM

I loved the ride, but it's a little rough!

its all downhill from here.


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