SFKK - Deluge Officially Announced!

Friday, January 26, 2007 10:41 AM
Kentucky Kingdom officially released the details on the Deluge water coaster this morning. Personally, I think it looks awesome, finally something different from HW and PKI, and it has an original name! I like the new placement as well (taking up the old Chaos spot). Supposedly it's the "world's only 4-person HydroMagnetic Rocket Booster", although they don't specifically say what that means, it probably has to do with LIMs.

Here's the link which also includes some animation:
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/kentuckykingdom/parkpress/waterparkannouncement.html

I'm looking forward to visiting the park again this year.:)

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Friday, January 26, 2007 11:25 AM
matt.'s avatar You mean a mid-tier SF park is getting a unique, fun (looking), family oriented attraction that increases capacity in exactly the area of the park where it's needed most?

If this was a Shapiro originated idea then he obviously knows what he's doing in some respects...

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Friday, January 26, 2007 12:38 PM
Since this is the first of its kind, I hope the technology is there for this as I'd hate for the park to have a Kingda Ka lemon on their hands. Anyone know the price tag for this baby? I think it'll be a huge hit at the park, and if so I'd expect to see a few more of these at other SF parks in '08.

Now I'm curious about the two new kids sections for this year. Since Wiggles was announced already and didn't include SFKK, I'd assume that Thomas the Tank must be replacing TED.


I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Friday, January 26, 2007 12:43 PM
LIMs on a waterslide...what will they come up with next?! ;)

LIMs or no LIMs it sounds like a great ride. I'm very pleased to see water coasters popping up all over the place, and I believe this will be the closest one to me that is in-park. (I'm still trying to figure out why in OH, a state known for rollercoasters, none of the big three parks have one. And yes, I am aware that Great Wolf by PKI and Castaway Bay each have one, I'm talking about the actual parks.) I'm sure the Crocodile Isle attraction will be a huge hit as well.

- Aaron K

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Friday, January 26, 2007 2:15 PM
As far as indoor waterparks in Ohio don't forget Kalahari. For me, they clearly have the best one yet in the Ohio indoor parks. They use high-speed conveyor belts on theirs, and you can actually get a bit of airtime over the first hill.

Congrats SFKK! You guys have needed this expansion for a long time now. We'll definently include it as part of our HW visit this year. Looks fun! Plus, I miss Thunder Run & Greezed Lightnin'.

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Friday, January 26, 2007 3:08 PM
Not a bad ride for it's footprint. Hersheypark, take note.
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Friday, January 26, 2007 3:56 PM

matt. said:
You mean a mid-tier SF park is getting a unique, fun (looking), family oriented attraction that increases capacity in exactly the area of the park where it's needed most?

Not only that,but today it's reported that Van Halen is touring with David Lee Roth this summer. Folks, after these too announcements, I think we can expect the Second Coming or the Rapture soon, huh? ;)


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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:02 PM
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matt. said:If this was a Shapiro originated idea then he obviously knows what he's doing in some respects...

SFFT is getting its spinning coaster, too, so there ARE clearly some things going right in this regime.

SFKK's new GM has gotten REALLY solid reviews as well. The people of Kentuckiana are getting LOTS of love...

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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:08 PM
Gator...Out of curiosity, who is the GM at SFKK and what's his/her background?
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:12 PM
I bet the GM has a lot more to do with the new additions than Shapiro. I'm sure Shapiro gives the final green-light, but I have a feeling the individual parks determine the specific rides.

Not that it matters much, either way SFKK is getting a couple of nice additions for '07. And hey, if you don't like water rides, you can always grab a bowl of Cherry Garcia or Chunky Monkey! :)

- Aaron K

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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:16 PM
rollergator's avatar thrillerman1: Jay Thomas is the gentleman's name. I personally haven't had the pleasure, but from those I know who HAVE met him, there seems to be universally-positive impressions... :)

Background pre-SFKK - I got nothin'... ;)

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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:28 PM
Finally SF is getting somthing to help a park, and have you noticed a lot of water rides latley. makes you think.

Timbers crew 08

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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:31 PM
Coasterkid...Yep water under trees = good times! ;)

Thanks Gator.

*** Edited 1/26/2007 9:32:53 PM UTC by thrillerman1***


I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:32 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Awesome! It looks like SFKK will be a definite stop en route to Holiwood Nights this year. :)

-Tina

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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:48 PM
matt.'s avatar

rollergator said:
I personally haven't had the pleasure, but from those I know who HAVE met him, there seems to be universally-positive impressions... :)


Jay Thomas (born Jon (or John) Thomas Terrell on July 12, 1948 in Kermit, Texas) is an American actor and disc jockey. He was raised in New Orleans, where he attended Jesuit High School, New Orleans. He and his wife Sally Thomas live in Southern California and are parents to three sons.

Thomas is perhaps best known for his recurring roles. The first on the sitcom Mork and Mindy, on which he played Remo DaVinci, the Italian deli-owner, from 1979 until 1981. He then played the hockey-player-turned-travelling-ice show-skater second husband, Eddie LeBec, of Carla on Cheers (1987-1989). He also appeared on Murphy Brown as a tabloid talk show host, Jerry Gold, who was also one of Murphy's love interests (1989-1998).

Thomas also starred in the short-lived 1990 show Married People. Thomas played Russell Myers, a writer who worked at home who was married to a high powered lawyer (played by Bess Armstrong). When his wife had a baby, Thomas' character became a househusband.

He later starred in the 1992-1995 sitcom Love & War (with Susan Dey then Annie Potts) and in the short-lived 1996 Ted Danson-Mary Steenburgen sitcom Ink. He also had the bad luck to host Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?, a controversial one-night special on Fox in February 2000 that featured Darva Conger and Rick Rockwell.

Thomas has also knocked the holiday meatball off of the Christmas Tree for The Late Show with David Letterman almost every year since 1998. (Dave knocked it off in 2004 and 2006.)


/smartass *** Edited 1/26/2007 9:49:10 PM UTC by matt.*** *** Edited 1/26/2007 9:49:26 PM UTC by matt.***

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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:50 PM
kpjb's avatar

Peabody said:
I think we can expect the Second Coming or the Rapture soon, huh?

I haven't heard of Second Coming, but The Rapture are coming to Pittsburgh on February 3rd. Should be a good show.


Hi

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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:59 PM
Lol I saw The Rapture on the Curiosa tour with The Cure two or was it three summers ago. I can only *hope* they have less cowbell now...not really my thing. However Interpol, Muse, & Mogwai rocked the joint, and then The Cure pwned the rest.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Friday, January 26, 2007 5:15 PM
from April 06-


Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom has named Jay Thomas as its new general manager.

He replaces Lee Graham, who left to pursue other interests, according to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom public relations manager Carolyn McLean.

Thomas, 37, most recently served as an analyst for the Six Flags Corporate Data Center in Oklahoma City.

Before that, he was director of operations for Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., and prior to that, director of administration and park operations at Six Flags Atlanta Properties.


I've talked to Jay a few times and he seems really nice.

I also noticed on the SF site that Six Flags GMs are now "Park Presidents," so Jay Thomas is President of SFKK

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Friday, January 26, 2007 5:15 PM
Quick note, this isn't the first water coaster to use LIMs. there is one in Australia. This will be the worlds only "4 person" ride of it's type.
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Friday, January 26, 2007 5:30 PM
here's a link to the "Fact Sheet"

Deluge Fact Sheet

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