When we had a thread going a few months back about SFKK, the changes hadn't been mentioned by the park in any way...but the park map had been revised.
When! I have no idea, but anything beyond Thunder Run is now shown as grass and shrubs. I know that section has been closed off for this season, but could this be a sign of the future for that side of the park? I hope so personally, there's really nothing redeeming about that side of the park as it stands now.
I'm not asking for rumors, but is there any buzz among KK regulars about what may happen in the future. I know many including myself had talked about further expanding the waterpark out that direction, and I would love to see that.
On a similar note, we visited the Kentucky State Fair this past weekend on the way home from HW, and I will say that I will never visit KK again during the state fair. What a mess, and what a terrible fair. If it weren't for my kids getting to see the Zooperstars, it would've been a total loss!
I'm certain that whatever the plan is for that side of the park, it is not grass and shrubs. And surely a map of this season's park layout will not include rides and attractions that no one can get to, so it makes sense that the area is blank, right?
I haven't been to KK at all this year, but I'd bet this revised map matches the one that they've handed out at the gate from the beginning of the season. Perhaps the website update of the map happened later, which I've noticed is frequently the case with parks.
IMO that part of the park is every bit as redeeming as the rest of KK. An expanded waterpark would be a profitable addition to the park, but please, not at the expense of a huge splash ride and a dueling coaster.
I'm sorry, and you're right. There's been so much discussion about KK here already that I won't be surprised if this topic is closed.
This one looks better than what they were using before, but it's still pretty badly drawn.
I just emailed Knotts last week, because their online map was from before they put in the spinning coaster, but its updated now.
There are plans for that section of the park. It will take quite a bit of time to implement them though.
Huh...I wasn't aware demolition and deconstruction takes "quite a bit of time"!! ;)
Now, the online map I linked to above still pictured all those rides I just mentioned, but there was no sign of Greezed Lightnin', Tornado, Deluge, or Mega Wedgie until maybe a month ago. Anyway, it's good to see they finally got things "somewhat" fixed for now.
I honestly do not think SF has got this park marked for closing. All their recent ride additions have been to the waterpark, (except Greezed Lightnin'), so I think that shows that if anything they are simply switching their focus to the waterpark. Heck, everytime I'm there it's easily the most crowded area of the park unless there's a special event. Every one of my last 5-6 trips to the park have been unannounced ERT's on GL, Chang, and Thunder Run!
^One can only hope.
The new map in the first post was NOT the one I received at the beginning of the season, so I'm glad that they are finally getting up to speed...
I still have confidence in SFKK, for I've seen it continually improve over the past few years!
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