SFKK, how is it?

Friday, October 5, 2001 8:41 AM
     I have an offer from my mom to go to Tennesse with her to go to her relative's wedding. If I go we will drop by SFKK and hit all the coasters. I will miss 2 days of school and it's a long trip, is it worth it? Chang looks cool and Twisted Sisters looks good as well. T2 and Thunder Run look good too. What are your thoughts on the Kentucky Kingdom?
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Friday, October 5, 2001 8:44 AM
In my opinion, the best ride there is Thunder Run.  Chang hurt my legs pretty bad, but some people haven't experienced that.  I'm a fan of SLC's like T2, and Twisted Sisters is a fun ride.  It's not the greatest park in the world, but you'll have a good time.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 9:02 AM
Thunder Run is worth going for.  Very fun overlooked woodie with out-of-control air.  Twisted Sisters is not great.  Chang is like Mantis with a bad ending tacked on.  T2 is an SLC and RRE is a mad mouse; not much to say about those.  It's worth going to, but don't expect the most fun time ever.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 9:11 AM

Here’s my take on SFKK… I’ve only been once (on a weekday in May, so the park wasn’t very busy…)
The Plusses: 
 -Thunder Run – The best ride in the park, huge air, fantastic ride

-Chang – very good, quite similar to Mantis at CP
-Twisted Sisters – Kind of small, but fun
-T2 – A typical Vekoma SLC, quite rough (but fun, especially if you haven’t ridden one before)
-They were allowing re-rides on all of the coasters
-Parking is only $3
The minuses:

-They only ran one train on all the coasters, and were not concerned with dispatching that one train quickly
-They only ran one side of Twisted Sisters (why build a dueling coaster and not duel???)
-The Batman Stunt Show is pretty crappy
-Typical Six Flags cleanliness and employees


All in all, the park is quite average, but worth a trip if you’re near by. (And keep in mind that a crappy day at a park is better than a good day at school…)

(Edit: formatting changes)

*** This post was edited by kip099 on 10/5/2001. ***

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Friday, October 5, 2001 9:37 AM
Thunder Run is a good reason to stop.  The Twisted Sisters aren't bad, Chang is Ok.  The rest I could've taken or left, but at least they're there for some variety.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 9:43 AM
It's a good park, worth visiting once and a while. Chang is my favorite stand up, I liked it better than Mantis (but I've only ridden them once each, and seperated by a couple of years - so it's hard to judge). The wooden coasters are pretty good too. T2, is ok. As said, worth riding if you haven't ridden before - but it's no B&M !

If you are in the area, why not visit Holiday World ? It is only about an hour away. I don't know which direction you will be traveling from, but it you are coming into Louisville from the east, you will be passing it anyway. Then you can ride 2 of the best woodies in the world too !

Another bonus is the lines at both parks are usually quite short - if you wanted to, you could probably visit both of them on the same day.

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Friday, October 5, 2001 10:02 AM

kip099 said:

-They only ran one side of Twisted Sisters (why build a dueling coaster and not duel???) 
 


I was checking your track record to see which one was working the time you went, and you have both listed.  I thought you said only one side was running. 

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Friday, October 5, 2001 10:27 AM
They ran one side for part of the day, then switched over.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 11:09 AM
Who can tell me which one is which? I will continue to refer to them as 'pink' and 'green' (Alpha Kappa Alpha colors...you pretty much have to be black or hang around black folks to get that one).

Anyway, SFKK isnt 'terrible'. If you just want to kill a few hours, then it's a great park to go to. Chang is fantastic and Thunder Run is suprisingly above average. The Sisters can be a little painful, yet still enjoyable. Everything else is your standard fare. OH ONE MORE THING! By all means, ride the Breakdance if you have a chance. It has the best program this side of Coney Island!
jeremy

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Friday, October 5, 2001 12:09 PM
Isn't Thunder Run a Hurler clone?
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Friday, October 5, 2001 12:17 PM
Nope. Thunder Run was there first. Hurler was inspirered by it.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 12:20 PM
ahh. what is the difference between TR and Hurler?
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Friday, October 5, 2001 12:26 PM
I am not sure, but does'nt TR have more curves and 1 extra hill? I have never been on it.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 2:38 PM

PKDStar01 said:
"ahh. what is the difference between TR and Hurler?"

Layout wise, not very much. The Hurlers are a little taller and the Hurler turns are all right handed whereas TR is all left turns. But essentially, they are the same. Kinda like the Arrow megaloopers Shockwave (SFGAm) GASM-II (SFGAdv).

RIDEWISE, they are like night and day. Where as the Hurlers punish you on every turn, TR tracks like butta. I cannot ride PKD's Hurler without holding on around the curves cause it shakes so much. But TR was almost as smooth as Lightning Racer....almost :).
lata,
jeremy
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:53 AM
cool. yeah, hurler does hurl you around. i looked at some pics and saw that Hurler is a reverse-layout design from TR.
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 10:57 AM
If you are in the area, by all means go.  Just don't expect miracles at this particular park.  It did seem very clean to me when I was there last.
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 11:40 AM
I'm rather surprised at some of the responses to this one.  I almost feel like I went to a different park than some of you.  SFKK is one of the most uneven parks I've been to. You go from areas with really great theming to chain link fences.  The employees were incredibly rude when I went there, and though the park was not crowded (and from what I hear, rarely is) they were running one train on all their coasters and I heard this is pretty much standard procedure for them.  Given Chang and Thunder Run are great rides, and hell I rode my first wild mouse there, I don't know that it is really a park you can spend a lot of time in.  It made me really sad to see how little attention the employees paid to safety issues, and sad to see that this park got a few great themed rides, while the rest of the chain seems to get nothing in that respect.  Anyway, enjoy your trip, just don't expect too much out of anything. 
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 12:19 PM
Yo chick, Thunder Run, Twisted Sisters, and Roller Skater all only have ONE train. As for the theming, Kentucky Kingdom as originally buitl was never supposed to have theming. It was supposed to be like a fair on steroids, with just rides rides rides. And though my first trip there last year was disappointing as the park was FILTHY, the one thing that stuck out to me was the niceness of the employees. My visit this year was better, but the employee level was still the same. In fact, only Holiday World and Epoct had better service than SFKK of the 16 parks I went to this year.
jeremy

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 2:46 PM
IMO, it's a decent park, but nothing spectacular.  If you haven't been there though, it's worth a stop.  Hellevator is quite good for a freefall it's size, Thunder Run is great(ride in front), Twisted Sisters is fun, T2 is hell:), and Chang is Mantis with a much slower and duller ending.  So if I were you, I'd give the park a go.
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