Six Flags Kentuck Kingdom

Saturday, September 30, 2000 9:59 PM
This is my home park and i have been visiting it for a while now. I feel that since Premier bought it NOTHING has happened. Before Premier bought SFKK we were on the road to coaster greatness, building new and record breaking rides all the time...

Vampire- one of the first boomerang coasters

T2- First Inverted in america

Chang- Tallest, Largest, and fastest standup in
the world when it was built in 97

Twisted Sisters- Worlds first dueling coaster.

My question is WHEN WILL SIX FLAGS GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER and start treating SFKK like we are a real six flags park? and what do you all think SFKK might be getting in the near future?

thanks,
Adam *** This post was edited by PKI_is_the_best on 10/5/2000. ***
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Sunday, October 1, 2000 6:34 AM
Weren't Chang and Twisted Sisters built after Premier's take over of the part. I know the name hadn't been changed to Six Flags yet, but Premiere did own the park then. At least that it what I thought.

Plus, wasn't Batman The Ride the first inverted coaster?

From what I understand, the reason for the lack of new additions to the park is the fact that Kentucky Kingdom is in a lot of debt left from its old owners.
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Sunday, October 1, 2000 8:51 AM
SFKK is my homepark too. I think he meant that the T2 was the first Suspended Looping Coaster
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Sunday, October 1, 2000 8:52 AM
They added the Roadrunner Express this year didn't they? Thats a coaster. They need to fix the single walk way to the other side of the park or add a few more walkways across.

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Sunday, October 1, 2000 9:30 AM
believe me, you don't have it as bad as SFEG
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Sunday, October 1, 2000 12:07 PM
I know that premier has done a decent job but SOMETHING has got to be done...
im sorry, i meant that T2 was the first SLC....

Road Runner Express is fun and mildly exciting but we need more THRILL rides. Also the employees are very uninterested in their job.
i guess with PKI just to north and holiday world directly to the west i am expecting more from SFKK.

But what do you think KK will be getting next year. I think it will be a Krypton or Medusa clone. and many new flat rides.
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Sunday, October 1, 2000 12:16 PM
What is the difference between a Suspended Looping Coaster and an Inverted Coaster?

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Sunday, October 1, 2000 1:38 PM
SLC is designed by Vekoma
SLC's are inverted but they are just classified mainly as SLC's whereas most B and M's are classified as inverted's.
I have no idea why!!!!
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Sunday, October 1, 2000 1:41 PM
The SLC label is a bit misleading as one might guess that its a suspended coaster with loops. (I.E. Iron Dragon with a loop.)

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Sunday, October 1, 2000 2:46 PM
They should put a loop on Iron Dragon that would be cool. In a weird way
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 12:05 PM
With all the launching technology around for coasters these days it seems possible that a looping suspended coaster ( I'll call it a LSC since such things do not exist ) like a Big Bad Wolf with a loop , could become more of a realization . Imagine swinging uncontrolably through a series of turns then tightening up to be blasted around a loop , through which you probally wouldn't see much but we're sure the feeling could speak for itself !
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 4:13 PM
i dont think that that is possible, but i would DEFINETLY ride it if it were!!! maybe you should design rides!!!!
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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 4:25 PM
Hmmm....I don't think Iron Dragon would make it halfway into a loop to begin with!!
Arrow are great nevertheless! :D

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Tuesday, October 3, 2000 7:09 PM
I think that was why the point made about having to make the ride launched.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 6:06 PM
We went to kentucky kingdom this summer and thought twisted sister and thunder run were ok but not at all impressed with the park. I thought the employees werent motivated at all and took forever to load/unload rides. None of the rides were riding to train capacity. Most upsetting was getting to the park 1/2 hr before opening to get a jump on the rides and then they only open part of the front of the park on time and the rest of the park with all the good coasters doesnt open till 11:00 am. Ive never benn at a park where they did that and it will be a long time before i would go back their. the park doesnt was very disappointing and im glad i didnt pay extra but got in with my six flags over great america season pass, i thought it was the worst six flags park ive ever been in!
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 8:08 PM
Bob O: Make sure you're not overly critical about park employees. You've got to remember that this is a job, and while they should be efficient, IMHO I don't think its that big of a deal if they're not "motivated".

Take for instance your job. Are you always whistling dixie when you're at work? Just something to keep in mind. Please realize that this is in no way a personal attack, but rather just a voice trying to put things in perspective.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 5:48 PM
Ive been to other six flag parks, paramount parks,cedar point, wdw and universal studios,busch garden parks and at those parks ive NEVER seen people work as slow as the people at kentucky kingdom when it came to loading/unloading rides. At all the other parks ive seen employees hustle, usually with good attitudes. This wasnt the case at kentucky kingdom and they were slower than all the other parks.
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 6:25 PM

I was at KK back in August, and I for one was very unimpresed with the park. I was impressed, however, with the area around the chute-the-chutes, it felt very real, as opposed to the other areas which felt very fake. The coster operating procedure, with the exception of Chang, were horrible. Only one train on all of the wooden coaster period is not a way to run a park. Also, why did the folks who built KK put it where they did? Is there not enough land located farther from the concrete jungle of the freeway, airport, and fairgrounds for an amusement park? In addition, the clientle the day is was there did not impress me much(sorry to those here who are from Kentucky) as the entire entrance area was covered with wrappers from the fruit/cereal bars that were being handed out. Is it really that difficult to throw them in a trashcan or take it to your car? Anyway, try to get to the park on a sunny day, mine was rainy, and avoid weekends when there are major events at the fairgrounds.
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 7:29 PM
i agree. some of the rides are amazing but the land in and around the park is nothing but concrete. Six flags needs to do a major re-vamp in the themeing and beautification area. As for the people in the park, it was probably Eastern Kentucky discount day :-) *** This post was edited by PKI_is_the_best on 10/5/2000. ***
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