Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom dispute settled

Posted Friday, July 23, 2010 12:07 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Thursday the Fair Board approved an agreement that requires Six Flags to turn over all but one of its rides at Kentucky Kingdom. The Fair Board would pay Six Flags more than $2 million, and the company would also be forgiven overdue rent and back taxes.

Read more from WDRB/Louisville.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 12:40 PM

Can we get the Tidal Wave/Viper/Greezed Lightnin' back to Great America (Gurnee) puleeze :)

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Friday, July 23, 2010 12:43 PM

I'm guessing the one ride is Chang?

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Friday, July 23, 2010 12:43 PM

I wonder if the ride in question is the already removed Chang.

EDIT: Dang it, Vater got in just as I did. :)

Last edited by Kick The Sky, Friday, July 23, 2010 12:44 PM
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Friday, July 23, 2010 12:44 PM

Can't tell from the wording. If that's the one ride, then the rest of the park will go to the new operators, assuming they find someone, and I have no doubt they probably will.

If SF wants another ride, wonder what? I'm guessing the mouse.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 12:50 PM

According to this article, the ride SF is keeping is Road Runner Express.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 12:50 PM

Looks like SFMM is finally getting that mouse! lol

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Friday, July 23, 2010 1:01 PM

I figured it would be the mouse. Looks like a portable version, so it could easily debut next year during the company's 50th.

I hope they work out a deal with Mr. Hart. I think if he invested some cash into refurbing the park, painting, making it look better, and getting all the rides up and running, it could go back to being a decent little park.

I enjoyed my 1 visit, but it needed a lot of work.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 2:56 PM

Nice, the one coaster at KK with the crappiest capacity.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 3:00 PM

If Six Flags ran it correctly, they could push over 700 guests an hour on it, which is similar to a 2 trains GCI coaster. I rode the Rattlesnake at Chessington, which is the same model as Road Runner Express and I was impressed! Little braking, so those turns were intense and those guys were getting the cars out of the station with impressive speed.

My guess is its going to Great Escape. They need a Wild Mouse to fill the empty Nightmare building.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 3:03 PM

Yeah, Vater, but it's also the one that's easiest to move and set up elsewhere and market for the cheapest price ;).

I think both sides got what they wanted. SFI is out of being responsible, and the locals can get on track to open their theme park up. Once the park is open, it's a win-win.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 5:52 PM

Good to see this hurdle overcome. Glad to see bought parks case out on top. I have to agree given teh mouses capacity TGE is likely the best choice. Get something in nightmares building. Already has the right theme, and the lower capacity won't mater.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 6:46 PM

Didn't Nightmare come from Kentucky Kingdom in the first place? :)

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Friday, July 23, 2010 7:23 PM

Yup.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 7:42 PM

Are there any trains on-site for Twisted Twins?

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Friday, July 23, 2010 10:42 PM

I thought the concrete pad was still sitting there at SFNE for their canceled Dark Knight... unless they got rid of it already. That would have been for a Mack Mouse. SFNE already has a Kentucky Kingdom ride already, the Boomerang.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 10:49 PM

Road Runner replaced the Vampire (boomerang) at Kentucky Kingdom when Six Flags took it out in 1999.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 11:06 PM

I'm curious what this means for Chang. Does SF have to return it, or are they off the hook with it already being dismantled?

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Friday, July 23, 2010 11:07 PM

Chang will not be returned to SFKK.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 1:01 AM

Platinum Bass said:
Are there any trains on-site for Twisted Twins?

IIRC, the trains went to St. Louis.

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