Have you decided which day you will be going? Believe it or not, I would suggest sunday. Shorter hours, but there won't be very many people in the park at all and the lines will be really short. And also, everything will almost certainly be running that day (besides the obvious - Chaos, Top E, etc.)
I'm surprised nobody has chimed in and said, "my sugggestion is STAY HOME!"... but seriously, have fun at the park. It's a small park with a great out and back woodie that you HAVE to ride and hopefully you'll get a dueling ride on TT too! The RR coaster is pretty cool too so try not to miss it. You can "conquer" this park in a very small amount of time so don't plan on it being an all day thing if your a "speed demon" of a park goer.
PKI, hopefully you will get to the park before it opens. If so, it's easy to catch the first train out on Thunder Run. You could grab another ride on it while you're there, then head over to Chang and T2. They're right next to each other. T2's line is usually the slowest in the park from my experiences, so grab the credit and move on to Chang while the lines are short.
Next, I'd go back to the front of the park and grab Road Runner Express and GL. RRE can get lengthy lines since every kid (and their parents) wants to ride it. GL's line isn't too bad usually.
From there, all you have left is Roller Skater and Twisted Twins which are semi-near each other so you can do those as you come to them and ride other rides.
Definitely go back and ride Thunder Run several more times later in the day...or night. It really picks up speed and punch as the day wears on. In fact, I'd say close out the park on TR.
Save some time for the wheel. You can get some great shots of all the coasters from up top.
I ate at the western looking burger joint near RRE and I think across from the breakdance. It was a good burger.
Do some "spying" for us over in the Chaos and dragster areas. Looks like those are leaving(?).
Have fun. SFKK is not as bad as some people here make it out to be. *** Edited 9/15/2005 12:25:12 AM UTC by thrillerman1*** *** Edited 9/15/2005 12:26:18 AM UTC by thrillerman1***
I've always had a great time at Kentucky Kingdom with mostly minimal waits and a lot of rerides on Greezed Lightnin', Thunder Run, and the Twins. The woodies may actually be running better than HW's currently from what I've been hearing recently. If the park didn't have the Six Flags name and was run the same way it is now, most people would probably have generally nice things to say about everything except their SLC. I enjoy T2 though, so who knows.
^Running better than HW's coasters? Whoaaaaaa, hold on now, we arn't that good. j/k, but not really. But seriously, Thunder does get better at night. I have had the entire coaster to myself at opening three times in a row before, so you can probably get several rides within the first hour of opening. The best seat IMO is the very back right seat.
Thunder Run! Make sure you get plenty of rides in on this baby! It always will rank easily in my top 10 woodies. And it's only been mentioned once so far in this post but make sure you ride Greezed Lightnin'. It starts out slow, but quickly makes up for it. And the backwards trip is always unnerving for me...but I love it. Have fun though! It is a fun little park, not a destination for me, but always worth a stop on the way home from HW.
Come to the park with as little expectations as possible. If you come to have a good time, you will have a good time. Too many people are blinded by the "lack of rides" and landscaping problems at SFKK that they often times don't notice the true nature of the guest first attitudes of the employees, and the overall quality of operations. But that was then, and this is now. You are a completely new guest to the park and if you come in with the attitude of having a great and safe trip, you will have a blast! That goes with most other Amusement parks, no matter the location, name, or company that owns them! I hope you have a fantastic time Saturday!
Ah thanks Steel. I knew I was close, but just couldn't exactly place which European country. Yeah you gotta love those Belgian huts with the undulating roof lines, the beautiful carousel, Flying Dutchman swings, and Thunder Run peeking over the tree tops. Probably my favorite area in the whole park.
Yes, but just wait till frightfest. It'll be tranformed into a Belgium horror film...if there even is such a thing! LOL Mile High and Zepplin will become the Woods of the Wicked, and you'll hear eerie music being emitted from the Carosel! I think thats my favorite time of the year to be in that area! *** Edited 9/15/2005 4:45:21 AM UTC by Steel158***