SFKK (04/21)

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Monday, April 23, 2007 6:22 PM
Date: 04/21 (My Birthday)
Crowd: Moderate
Weather 76 degrees

We decided to skip KI instead go to the counter part. Since we'd be able to get into KI in a little over a month.

Rides
Chang: BORING!! That's all I have to say about this. They only ran one train. Maybe someone can tell me why they ran one train all day on a day that was practically packed lol. (4/10)

Greezed Lightning Honestly I'd go JUST for this ride. It's was so awesome. haha (9/10)

Roadrunner Express: The only thing that I liked this ride was the station is "cool"themed IMO. It was a boring ride. I was expecting a little airtime or something rather than a snorefest. (5/10)

Rollerskater: It packed quite a punch, but I'd probably skip it going for Thunder Run. (5/10)

T2: YES! I'm a credit _____. I'm sure you know what I'd say about this ride so all I'll say is this "THE WORST!!!" ;). (2/10)

Thunder Run: I think this is one of Charles Dinn's BEST coasters. It's small but mighty. (8/10)

Twisted Twins: Man! I thought Villain was rough phew!! lol They didn't even race! It was a MAJOR let down. We timed dispatch and it was roughly about a minute. They must've been training still. (4/10)

Other Rides
Hellevator/Superman:Tower of Power This was so cool. :)

Tin Lizzies They were alright I liked GL's better.

Thrillpark Theater This kicked major butt. I wish they'd actually spray you with water, turn on the ticklers, etc...


Personnel
Ride Ops: I'd say by FAR the best crew in that entire park would be Greezed Lightning, getting that train out quicker than any other shuttle I've ever seen. Thunder run was a close second. The worst crew is Chang, I'm not sure if it was the fact that I came from a B&M and I was hoping that these ops would up hold atleast some of the B&M "amazing-ness". They were slower than molasses, making the queline pretty much down the stairs the entire day. I do have to say I saw some great things though from some park ops and workers. (6/10)

Overall I'd say the park was about (7/10). It has a really great atmosphere. There were some confusing areas, but it was a great way to spend my birthday. :).

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Monday, April 23, 2007 8:26 PM
Twisted Twins rough? Worse than Villian? Are you sure? To me, Twisted Twins wasn't bad pain-wise, but here's where you should apply your "boring" rating. Also, how is 1 minute dispatch bad? Or are you referring to something else?
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Monday, April 23, 2007 10:01 PM
Hey CD...What you said pretty much matches everything I believe about SFKK. While I'm not a local, we do stop at SFKK every year on the way back from from Holiday World.

A few of things you should know though...

- In all the years I've been going to SFKK I've only seen them race the TT on one visit. Even if they were training I don't think you'll see it get much better than that.

- I've never seen Chang run with more than one train, and their crew has always been terrible.

- My faves have always been Thunder Run, Greezed Lightnin', Hellevator, and some of the flats aren't too bad.

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Monday, April 23, 2007 10:24 PM
The crews at SFKK have always been awful when I was there also. If your next in line on Thunder Run expect a 10 minute wait. They are certainly in no hurry to dispatch the train.b

I think the place is kind of neat though. I made my first trip in 2001 and I've actually enjoyed about 5 trips since then. Thunder Run, Greazed lightning and Roller Skater are the only rides I think I've bothered to re-ride in any single trip.

Twisted Twins was the single most disappointing CCI coaster I've ever ridden. I did not think it was rough, just a little too lifeless.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:09 AM
The real action on Saturday was about 2 hours further south at Beech Bend. Rumblefest was amazing.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:35 AM
Yeah we wanted to stop down there but by the time we got out of Louisville we weren't going to get at Beech Bend in time. lol I think I was referring to the racing or something. I meant the 1 minute dispatch as good. :)

edit: As far as the "BORING!!!", I was expecting more from Chang. Not quite sure what it was but the only thing this did for me was put strain on my legs ;). *** Edited 4/24/2007 5:36:39 AM UTC by crombiedude11***

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:54 AM
I too am confused on how a 1 minute dispatch time is bad.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 3:06 PM
I didn't mean that as a bad thing ;).
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