SF Kentucky Kingdom

Saturday, February 23, 2002 4:25 AM
I may be in Kentucky this spring, and want to stop by. A few questions---

I know they arn't adding anything like a coaster, but what improvements will they add for 2002?

Can someone tell me which coasters to ride, and not to?

How long are the longest waits in the spring?

Thanks!

-DJ

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 4:28 AM
Why not ride all of the coasters you can?
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If the shoe fits, find another one.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:45 AM
I last visited Kentucky Kingdom before the Six Flags flew over the park in 1997.  This was when Vampire still was at the park.  IF you have enough time (a couple of hours should do) you could ride all of the coasters.  When I went there the longest wait was about ten minutes for Chang.  The one annoying thing at that park is that a road runs right through the center of the park and when I was there, there was only one bridge to get to the other side of the park!
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I`ve ridden Son of Beast 67 times!
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:44 AM
       Definetly if you have time you should go ride em all. Chang is a very good B&M standup, the only real problem with the ride is that it needs a new paintjob. Twisted Sisters was a good woody, would have been better if it were running both tracks but I went during the very low crowd fear fest weekend. T2, a standard SLC with a paint problem too. What blew me out of the water was Thunder Run. The drop straight into the highly banked turn around the station was an awesome beggining, then the biggest suprise of them all- Bunny hills! This ride had, I think, 3 bunny hills and each one threw me out of my seat, into my loose seatbelt 3 inches up. I actually held on for dear life the first time because this was the biggest ejector air I had gotten since Goliath's camel back. Smooth ride too. Kentucky Kingdom should not be missed, I almost skipped it last year on a trip to Tennesee but we stopped and had a blast.

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 8:57 AM
At this point in time,

SFKK is slated to receive a reverse bungee type attraction.  I believe it to be a sling shot.  Also the Batman Stunt show is gone and they are adding some sort of wrestling show for certain nights of the week.

OIY

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 8:59 AM
Only trip to SFKK was the ACE event after HW...nothing exceptional event-wise, basically an hour of ERT on TR.  Unfortunately, TR is the only really well-maintained ride there, IMO.  It was a great ride, totally caught me off-guard after I had pretty much given up on S-D coasters entirely.

TS was sorely lacking in speed or grease, but they WERE running both sides, which I believe is a rarity at the park.  "Worst CCI ever", says comic book guy.  Chang is also the roughest Beemer I've been on, but IS a nice-looking coaster, and a good "draw" for the park.  The single bridge, which is a kind of maze, is a real pain in the butt...a second bridge would be the best possible addition to the park IMO. 

A good park overall, but definitely one of the weaker SFs in terms of maintenance and line-up.  I'd be happier if I hadn't heard of the "new for '02" upgrades for the park...dripping with sarcasm...apparently they are adding brakes to cut the speed on TR, saving on maintenance and (sorry Jeff) really hurting the best airtime at SFKK....

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Florida needs an Intamin and/or CCI soon...PLEASE!
Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!

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Sunday, February 24, 2002 11:37 AM
Typical six flags for ya...
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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is what I rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie
Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangl
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Monday, February 25, 2002 6:16 AM
Okay, when I went in 2000, I thought SFKK was the dirtiest park I'd even been to. I went into one of the bathrooms and was HORRIFIED (that is, till later in the summer when I saw the bathroom @ Big Chiefs....). The employees, while maybe a tad *lethargic* were VERY friendly and courteous (I think it must be a regional thing because the only nicer people I've met were @ Holiday World...yes even over Disnelyand...).

Now as for the coasters. Chang is fantastic and not to be missed. Thunder Run was a great out and back varient coaster with loads of airtime (I myself am NOT an airtime whore). T2 was a very up&down rough SLC (bouncing) but didnt have very much side-to-side (headbanging) action. Now I liked Twisted Sisters though I could not tell you which was Lola and which was Stella. I'll say this though, the Green side was much more painful with those acursed G-Trains. But both sides were fun. Then there is also a Mouse and a roller Skater (yawn and double yawn)

Oh and the BreakDance had a great program as well.
jeremy
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Besides, if we were really shutting down people we disagreed with, would Jeremy (2Hostyl) still be around? :) I think not. - Jeff 1/24/02

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Monday, February 25, 2002 7:25 AM

The coasters there are just fine to me.  I was surprized how good Thunder Run turned out to be and the first drop on Twisted Sisters is fantastic.  Nothing there isn't worth riding.  All of them seem equal in quality.  I suggest hitting SFKK in the morning then driving the hour and a half, which by the way turns out to be a half hour since you cross a time zone, and head for Holiday World to spend the rest of the day.  It really made my day complete.

Coasterman Mike

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Now, a card carrying member of ACE.
Total rides on Pittfall: 255
Total rides on Superman:UE : 633

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