SFKK first time: Suggestions?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:19 PM
I'm heading to SFKK for the first time this weekend. Anything I should know specifically?

I'm concerned about the food. I'll be eating lunch there and am not sure what to do about that.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:29 PM
The pizza is excellant; I have it everyday at work. Be sure to check out the fried Oreo's if they are still avaliable. And stop by Blizzard River, I might see ya there.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:35 PM
get there early and ride thunder run and T2 several times before the crowds.

Ride Change and Twisted twins and the other stuff the rest of the day.

Chuck

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:02 PM
Make sure you ride Thunder Run several times, and at least once in the front seat. And don't forget about Twisted Twins in the "Frontier Town" section of the park.

Make sure you take plenty of Advil with you. You'll need them after you get off of T2..

Jerry

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:25 PM
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.)
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:47 PM
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.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:17 PM
Yeah, I'm going Saturday. Sunday I have other stuff already planned.

BSBMX: I might ride Blizzard since it looks to be a warm day. I'll be wearing a PKI Italian Job shirt.

Thanks for the suggestions guys! I've heard naysayers talking bad about the park for quite some time, but I'm looking forward to it.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:04 PM
Just be sure to enter that park with low expectations. That way it won't seem that bad.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:24 PM
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***

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:06 PM
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.

+Danny

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:22 PM
^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.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:56 PM
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.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:03 PM
Unfortunetely I won't make it there before closing. I plan to leave at 10AM, which will put me there at 12:30. *** Edited 9/15/2005 2:04:59 AM UTC by pkidelirium***
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:59 PM
^You mean opening, right?
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:46 PM

Joey Stewart said:
I'm surprised nobody has chimed in and said, "my sugggestion is STAY HOME!"

I was suprised as well. I guess I just didn't make it here in time! JK.
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:24 AM
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!
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:30 AM
Actually I think SFKK's "European" area around the carousel is quite tranquil and quaint. One of the better "areas" in any SF park if you ask me.
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:34 AM

thrillerman1 said:
Actually I think SFKK's "European" area around the carousel is quite tranquil and quaint. One of the better "areas" in any SF park if you ask me.

Belgium, to be exact. Its often referred to as the Belgium Village. And I agree with you...its a really nice sit-back-and-relax area of the park. :)

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Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:42 AM
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.
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:45 AM
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***
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