Locals see activity at former Freestyle Music Park

Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:40 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Something appears to be happening at the former Freestyle Music Park. People who work nearby report seeing signs of life on the long-dormant property. The park opened as Hard Rock Park in 2008 and went bankrupt after one season. New owners took over, renamed it Freestyle Music Park and again failed after one season. It's been closed since the fall of 2009.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:58 AM

Of course the rumors are all flying around now. One of the better ones is the speculation that Time Machine will possibly be sold to Kentucky Kingdom. Only time will tell. But, that would be a quick easy way to get a large quality steel coaster in the kind of time frame they need.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:22 AM

"Dirk Vader?" :)

I, for one, would like to see the Zep coaster live again. I probably wouldn't enjoy it as much as I did without the music and theming, but I thought it was a very good ride.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:15 PM

I'm skeptical Time Machine could fit into Chang's old location. It's way longer of a ride, they'd have to probably take out both the amphitheater and the go-karts for a tight squeeze. Which maybe they'll do, what do I know.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:17 PM

Hope you mean Linear length because Chang was bigger than Time Machine by several hundred feet.

Besides, Im hearing next years coaster is going in the area where the Mouse was. So Im thinking 7 million probably a used spinney mouse.

7 Million is the moving cost that KI gave on X-Flight to KI and they already owned the ride.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:47 PM

^yes by longer, I meant dimensionally. I looked at side-by-side google maps though, it's not the most precise thing.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:42 PM

Google maps has a distance measurement tool.

The former site of Chang is ~830 feet in length. The length of the old Led Zep coaster is ~967 feet.

However, the total distance from the amphitheatre behind T2 to the road that splits the park in two is around 1400 feet and the extra distance is just a storage lot and a small corner of what looks to be an overflow parking lot.

Here is 975 feet measured out on the former Chang site:

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:43 PM
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Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:59 PM

Ick. That pool looks poopy.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:32 PM

The technical term is 'ass soup'...

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Friday, September 20, 2013 12:21 AM

Any operating public pool is simply stewing lukewarm asshole soup.

Drink up, kids!

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Friday, September 20, 2013 2:23 AM

Lord Gonchar said:

Google maps has a distance measurement tool.

Well I have no idea how your fancy map tools work Gonch. I wasn't including that lot because I wasn't sure if KK owned it or not. If they do, it fits pretty well.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 8:49 AM

Our firewall blocks Gonch's image as porn. Hilarious.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 10:41 AM

Charles Nungester said:

Hope you mean Linear length because Chang was bigger than Time Machine by several hundred feet.

Besides, Im hearing next years coaster is going in the area where the Mouse was. So Im thinking 7 million probably a used spinney mouse.

7 Million is the moving cost that KI gave on X-Flight to KI and they already owned the ride.

Greezed Lighting Station is going to be used for this new coaster. So I doubt it is a wild mouse

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Friday, September 20, 2013 10:43 AM

I could see TM or a new B&M being added to Kentucky Kingdom in 2015/2016. I don't think TM is the intentional new coaster for 2014. I think we're going to see a custom Intamin coaster.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 12:33 PM

Universal's time machine used to fit into a Delorean...

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Friday, September 20, 2013 1:03 PM

Jeff said:

Our firewall blocks Gonch's image as porn. Hilarious.

Coaster porn.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 1:46 PM

Jeff said:

Our firewall blocks Gonch's image as porn.

To be fair, it is longer than it is wide.

The "activity" at the old FMP site....Mon-Stars are probably trying to escape.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 4:19 PM

I love coaster porn. I have a date with Gonch every night. Whether he knows it or not.

One time I was attempting to use the public computer at a hotel and this site was blocked. When I clicked on the reason it was due to the use of the word "swinger". Yeah, what... WAVE Swinger maybe? Sheesh.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 4:27 PM

bjames said:
I wasn't including that lot because I wasn't sure if KK owned it or not. If they do, it fits pretty well.

I'm not sure they do. Now that I look again, they very well might not.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 4:52 PM

It looks to me like they might, it kind of connects to the picnic pavilion area. Wasn't that space, back in the day, a trailer park or residential area of some kind? I seem to remember them picking up that land and raising the houses for future expansion. I don't even know now under who's ownership that deal took place.

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