SFKK moving?

Friday, June 23, 2006 12:46 PM
I have heard from several people that live in the Northern, KY area that SFKK will eventually move to a place somewhere near the KY motor speedway. Has anyone heard of this happening or is this just a vicious rumor started by folks near that area? I think it would be good for the park if they could move and free themselves from the landlocked position that they are in now at the fairgrounds. I'm not sure if this subject has been brought up before. If so I apologize.
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Friday, June 23, 2006 12:50 PM
It hasn't been recently discussed but this has been rumored ever since Kentucky Kingdom was a Premier park. Maybe there was potential for this to happen years and years ago but I would say certainly not now.

I'll also add that I'm not sure what exactly is so "vicious" about this rumor, and I'll also contend that on the list of SFKK's problems, being landlocked is about number....20. They don't have a space problem anymore than Cedar Point does. *** Edited 6/23/2006 4:50:41 PM UTC by matt.***

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Friday, June 23, 2006 1:02 PM
I did notice that the park could free up some space by removing the Batman show behind T2. But this park doesn't need big new rides right away. It needs solid flats, family rides, and... maybe another bridge...
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Friday, June 23, 2006 1:10 PM
I'm pretty sure this rumor has been running around for quite some time now... SFKK needs a new family-orientated area, I'll tell you that much.
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Friday, June 23, 2006 1:58 PM
With Six Flags investigating the option of selling some properties, I don't think they are going to look into moving a park... especially a lower-tier park like SFKK. Hopefully the company will keep the park and mold it into something better than it is. And maybe install a monorail as a more elegant way of getting people across the highway!
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Friday, June 23, 2006 4:09 PM
heh i first heard this rumor in 2000 when i was working Roadrunner Express... this was also coupled with the rumor Disney was buying us and they were supposed to do the moving of the park to Sparta Kentucky....
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Friday, June 23, 2006 4:58 PM
SFKK isn't going anywhere. Shapiro really liked SFKK when he visited and plans on keeping the park. Currently there are two kiddie rides waiting to be placed somewhere by Thunder Run and next year SFKK is getting a brand newsomething(s). SFKK was one of the first parks to recieve capital for next year. And about land issues, SFKK still has a nice amount of land they could use for rides, and you can always get creative (e.x. stormrunner).
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Saturday, June 24, 2006 2:01 PM
SFKK was one of the first to recieve capital for next year?

Where did you hear this?

If you mean capital as in painting buildings, making the park look better, etc., I can see this because this park needs it badly.

If you mean capital as in plopping rides down, I don't think the new management has gotten that far yet. After listening to the conference call, I guarantee they haven't even entertained which park receives capital for the 2007 season.

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Saturday, June 24, 2006 2:28 PM
Well, from the one interview I read with Mark from an enthusiast site, it sounds like spinning coasters for everyone!
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Saturday, June 24, 2006 2:29 PM
Everyone except SFDL, SFMM, SFEG, and Wild Waves ;)
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Saturday, June 24, 2006 3:12 PM
Even though they don't use that small arena back behind T2 there for any Batman-themed attractions any longer, it does get used with some regularity.

I don't know about this season as for concerts, but in recent years they use it for that reason as well as, music festivals, and even for Ohio Valley Wrestling 5-6 times a season. Their sites says that the OV wrestling is on the schedule again this year, as well as some concerts.

Thinking right now, I can only remember Elitch Gardens moving an entire park in the past. I have to think that would be a huge undertaking, and would SF spring the bill for such a move?

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Saturday, June 24, 2006 7:51 PM

Arson said:It needs solid flats, family rides, and... maybe another bridge...

Another way across the road? ROFL!

How about something that meets ALL your criteria. A simple ski-lift style skyride across the road. An idea whose time has come....and gone... ;)

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Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:56 AM
^^^ I would say that the ski lift across the park would be a bad idea because people dropping shoes on cars wouldn't be good. But then I thought, it is Kentucky, most people don't wear shoes! :)

Although I would be concerned about tobacco spit.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006 3:25 PM
They've alredy sectioned off the pathway behind Thunder Run that leads to Twisted Twins. There's a sign that reads, "Working on fun for 2007!" or something along the lines of that.
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Sunday, June 25, 2006 3:28 PM
^LOL! Kris. That would be worse than a bird crapping on your car. ;)

However, the ski lift is a nice idea, especially for the lazy ones like me, and of course Gator. ;)

-Tina

*** Edited 6/25/2006 7:29:00 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Sunday, June 25, 2006 3:31 PM
^Not so much lazy, but inconvenienced by a narrow, winding bridge that takes more than twice as long as it should to get across. Add in strollers and wheelchairs, and you have a miniature pedestrian version of an LA freeway... ;)
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Sunday, June 25, 2006 9:05 PM
I know some of the managers at the park because I sell building materials to them and they said they are one of the best financed parks in the chain, due to no major rides over the past few years. They have been able to spend less and control expenses. Greezed Lightnin was a given toy for them.
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Sunday, June 25, 2006 10:51 PM
I personally hope SF sells this park. I was there 2 years ago and I can honestly say it was by far the worst park I have ever been too. All the coasters were alright at best, but weren't taken care off (look at the condition of Chang and Twisted Sisters), there are very few good flat rides, the landscaping is horrid, it looks like a dump. There are weeds, ivy, and other **** growing over everything, and the atmosphere is terrible. I can't possibly see them turning the park into even decent. Anyways, the layout is terrible.

The Park is a dump and reflects the trashyness of the area outside of louiville. (sorry kentucky lovers, im a stuck up masshole). *** Edited 6/26/2006 2:51:48 AM UTC by DreamTheater***

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Monday, June 26, 2006 10:25 AM

Mamoosh said:
Everyone except SFDL, SFMM, SFEG, and Wild Waves

That means a Zamperla Volare for SOMEONE!

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