SFKK - Deluge Officially Announced!

Friday, January 26, 2007 5:55 PM
Wow, Deluge looks like one SWEAT ride (as someone here would say). :)
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Friday, January 26, 2007 5:56 PM
Mr. Thomas is one of those people that from the second you shake hands with them, you immediately like them. He has done so much for the park, and is a 'phenomenal' businessman. If you haven't had the opportunity to meet him, please take some time out to wait in line.
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Friday, January 26, 2007 6:21 PM
How much is 18 feet per second in mph?
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Friday, January 26, 2007 6:30 PM
DantheCoasterman said:
How much is 18 feet per second in mph?

If I did the math correct, I got only 12 mph. That doesn't sound right. This country needs to switch over to the metric system like everyone else.

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Friday, January 26, 2007 6:42 PM

sws said:
DantheCoasterman said:
How much is 18 feet per second in mph?

If I did the math correct, I got only 12 mph. That doesn't sound right. This country needs to switch over to the metric system like everyone else.


18 (feet per second) = 12.2727273 mph.. you were right

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Friday, January 26, 2007 6:46 PM
I'm not sure I'd want to be in a little rubber dingy going much faster than that.
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Friday, January 26, 2007 10:20 PM
SFKK's future looks bright and with Jay Thomas heading this team our only direction is up!
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Friday, January 26, 2007 10:38 PM
That park really is going in the right direction. Just let them yank out T2 and all will be good.
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Friday, January 26, 2007 11:35 PM
This park has always had potential IMO. Just its location should reach a sizable amount of people in the area.

I met Jay Thomas visiting the park on the way to Holiwood Nights. Very down to earth guy who really seems to care about the park and its future. He treated us to a free lunch and answered questions about the park.

Obviously Shapiro has high hopes for this park as it didn't hit the chopping block. Maybe Papa Johns Pizza having its headquarters in Louisville had something to do with this. :)

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Saturday, January 27, 2007 2:54 AM
You can read more about SFKK's President here:

http://louisville.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2006/11/27/story14.html?jst=s_cn_hl

I met Jay Thomas as well during the last operating day of 2006 in October. He was standing outside the gates saying goodbye to people as they left. I introduced myself and told him that I thought he did a great job with the park in 2006. It looked better than ever, which was amazing since I am sure he had no budget to work with. He was so nice to talk to and he gave me his card and told me to email him with my suggestions about the park. He told me they were thrilled that Kentucky Kingdom was getting money for expanison. After telling me that the waterpark was being expanded in 2007, he also told me to expect a "revised" Northwest Territory section in 2008! He did not specify if there was going to be a new ride or just some remodeling, but I was amazed he mentioned it. It bet if these plans work out, it will have something to do with that area around what was once Top Eliminator Dragsters.

I actually saw Jay in the park earlier. He was roaming the grounds picking up trash and talking to guests and employees. I saw him laughing with employees and patting them on the back. I was impressed with his management style, from what i could see in that brief moment!

I hope he stays at SFKK for a long time. I think the park has a bright future with him at the top!

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Saturday, January 27, 2007 4:23 AM
That looks like a fantastic ride. I'll have to see if I can get back there...
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Saturday, January 27, 2007 7:31 AM
So it looks like Proslide have replaced their conveyor belts with LIM's!? Must lead to a much smoother ride as I found Typhoon at SFNE very fun, but jerky. Anyone know how these LIM slides work?
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Sunday, January 28, 2007 7:21 PM
According to Proslide, it looks like Deluge is actually the fourth of these LIM slides. This site has numerous pictures of the Australia ride.
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Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:09 PM
One hour away! Can't wait till summer!
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Monday, January 29, 2007 10:41 AM
Tis true. This is going to be a great year to go to SFKK
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