SFKK or HW: Which first???

Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:31 AM
I'm planning on hitting both SFKK and HW on 6/8, the day before the ClubCoasterBuzz event.

To those who have been to both, which should I go to first? My thought is to hit SFKK in the a.m. to avoid crowds, due to it's metro location. I figured that HW would be better for hitting mid-afternoon.

What do you guys think???

Later,
EV
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:37 AM
which direction are you coming from?

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:49 AM
I'll be coming in from the Chicago direction on Friday night, and staying with friends in Louisville.
Depending on the start time on Sunday, I may stay Saturday night with my friends in Louisville, or make the drive up to Cincy to stay with other friends.

Later,
EV
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*** This post was edited by EchoVictor on 3/6/2002. ***

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:51 AM
Ah, ok. Yeah, I would go ahead and do SFKK first.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:53 AM

If you go from SFKK to HW on the same day, there is a time change of one hour. The drive is about one hour.

If you leave SFKK at 4pm, you should arrive at HW around 4pm

If you do it the other way, going to HW first:

Leave HW at 4pm, you'll arrive at SFKK around 6pm.

For this reason alone, starting at SFKK makes more sense because it gives you 2 more hours of riding for the day.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:55 AM
LoadedG,
I forgot about the ol' time change. I probably would've missed that completely! Thanks for the tip!!!

Later,
EV
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"Just remember, wherever you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 9:06 AM

LoadedG said:

If you go from SFKK to HW on the same day, there is a time change of one hour. The drive is about one hour.

If you leave SFKK at 4pm, you should arrive at HW around 4pm

If you do it the other way, going to HW first:

Leave HW at 4pm, you'll arrive at SFKK around 6pm.

For this reason alone, starting at SFKK makes more sense because it gives you 2 more hours of riding for the day.

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OK, I'll throw in my 2 cents for what they're worth. You will actually only gain 1 hour of riding by going to HW first. Because HW is only open until 9pm while SFKK is open until 10pm. So, if you get to HW at 4pm you get 5 hours or riding. If you get to SFKK at 6pm you get 4 hours. Of course either way you're better off. How's that for being anal retentive. :)

And to muddy the waters even more. I've been to SFKK and never plan on going back. I only found 1 ride to be worth anything and that was Chang. Everything else is extremely forgettable. So, given only 1 day of riding I'd pick HW for the whole day. (This ought to start a nice flame war). But imagine Raven and Legend ALL DAY LONG! Who could ask for anything more.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 9:22 AM

Last year SFKK's woodie Thunder Run was running very well, speedy, not too braked or rough, and lots of air for a Summers & Dinn creation.

Twisted Sisters was kinda sluggish, though the squeals led me to believe it was just in need of some oil. Might be worthwhile if they've put any maintenance into it.

Aside from the excellent Chang, the rest of the rides are pretty unimpressive. That mini Intamin drop tower is a joke. If Quake is operating though, that's a pretty sweet flat ride. The raft ride is pretty good too, if you like that sort of thing, very good themeing.

You should be able to cover all the basics at KK in 3-4 hours depending on crowds - then high-tail it over to Holiday World.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 11:01 AM
Quake...the only flat ride I've ever ridden with headbanging (well it *is* a Vekoma ya know ;))

Honestly (and the veritable Raven Maven is now going to kill me :)), either park can be done in a day or I should say, both parks can be done in one day, provided you dont like water rides. For example, on the day of the Discovery Channel Shoot for Raven, I was @ HW from opening till about 3-4pm before I had to go back to Louisville for my flight. I rode Raven and The Legend numerous times with our friend Raven_Rider. After that, I went over to SFKK (I had an inadverted extra hour before my flight) and was able to get in a ride on Thunder Run and both sides of Twisted Sisters. Had I been able to stay till closing, I have no doubt that I would have been able to ride all the "big ones".

In any case, start east and work your way west.
jeremy
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 11:06 AM
Whoa whoa whoa...what's wrong with Hellavator?

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 11:24 AM
Yeah, I'll defend the hellevator too. It was my first drop ride and it scared me to DEATH when I rode it. The next year I graduated to PKI's Drop Zone and it's never been the same since. I guess you always have a soft spot in your heart for "your first". :)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 12:09 PM
I'll defend it too. That was my first free fall ride. whew. I didn't know what I had in store for me. I got off and I was in loss of words. my friend got of and the ride-op asked him if he'd seen a ghost on the way down. I've never seen anyone so white. :)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 12:11 PM

SFKK has some good coasters and if you get there at opening and do them in the right order you can get out of there by noon.

Me personally would just go to HW and make a whole day of it.

Chuck, leaving your views of SFKK up to you to decide.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 12:14 PM

Personally I think the quickness of the drop on hellevator is better than Drop Zone. Now I do like the fact that DZ is a longer ride.

Hellevator was my first of it's type and I must admit to having my breath taken away.

Something about drop towers though, Done one, Kinda done em all.

Chuck, enjoying the view from up there :)

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Charles Nungester
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 6:09 PM

I can help defend it too. It's next to an airport, for god's sake! And anyways, wasn't it the first Intamin Giant Drop? I doubt anyone is going to build a really tall prototype (well, maybe Arrow... but thats a different story.) If you ask me, I'd take it over SFGAm's Giant Drop. I hate that ride because it takes too long to get to the top, and it's only 200 feet tall.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:20 PM
SFKK first. Save the best for last! :) See you at Kings Island!
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Thursday, March 7, 2002 3:07 AM
I'm guessing Hellevator is similar to SFoG's Freefall? I love Freefall, almost more than Drop Zone at PC.

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