Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom latest to score Proslide Tornado

Posted Tuesday, February 15, 2005 1:36 PM | Contributed by Outlane

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom is the latest park in the chain to announce the addition of a Proslide Tornado. The new slide will open Memorial Day Weekend.

Read the press release from Six Flags.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:43 PM
BFD. Those things are everywhere now.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:51 PM
honestly what's so special about them? are they that cheap?

ive never been on one, so if someone could enlighten me...

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:59 PM
Mamoosh's avatar BFD? What if this new slide results in an attendance increase that pays for the next shiney new coaster?
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 4:44 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar If it keeps more people in the waterpark and out of line for the coasters and other rides, then it's good to me. :)
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 5:26 PM
Meh. I don't even own a swimsuit. Good for all those waterpark lovers I guess. Have fun.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 6:15 PM
I think it's the shock/"new" value haiderodes. They are pretty impressive to just watch, let alone ride.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 6:27 PM
I know their popping up everywhere now, but they are a pretty sweet ride! I would even go so far to say that Zinga @ HW made me a waterpark fan. And it will draw some badly needed attendance to KK's waterpark.

Moosh...does KK have enough room for another coaster, aren't they somewhat limited for space being on the state fairground property? Could that outdoor stadium over behind T2 be leveled for another coaster? I mean, I don't think I've ever seen it in use.*** This post was edited by Chadley 2/15/2005 6:29:53 PM ***

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 7:55 PM
"Could that outdoor stadium over behind T2 be leveled for another coaster? I mean, I don't think I've ever seen it in use"

Actually Chadley, we use it all the time. During the summer, it is used for Ohio Valley Wrestling (WWE's traning company). They are there 7 or 8 Friday's a year. We also use it for our Gosple Celebration, in which Kurt Frankin and Fred Hammond have graced the stage. It's used once again for WDJX Birthday Bash, in which Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, JoJo, Brooke Hogan, Ryan Cabra (<- sp?) and others have played.

Yes, it's true, we need another coaster badly, but at the moment we are working on turning around the direction of the park, by improving Guest Service, and I believe it's the best m ove we can make at this time.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 8:02 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I don't know, Chadley. I thought there was some room behind Chang.

It just really irks me when a park -- these days especially any cash-strapped Six Flags -- adds a new attraction and some dimwit responds with "BFD" so something to that effect. And yet if they'd added nothing those same idiots would complain that there are no new attractions.

People like that need to stop thinking as an enthusiast who knows that there are Profilde funnels everywhere. To the majority of park guests this will be new and exciting...and, yes, a BFD!

--off soapbox--


Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:11 PM
john peck's avatar Is that Tornado replacing anythng? Quake has been a paperweight for the past few seasons, I thought it would go these. Chaos has been a piece of crap as well.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 1:33 AM
And for those of us who don't speak computer nerd, what does "BFD" mean?
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 2:54 AM
big, uh, deal
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 8:40 AM
Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 8:45 AM

I hear that the Tornado is going to possibly sit where Quake has been sadly sitting idle. I guess I'm the only Quake fan but chances are with as little as it's ran (it has been running when I've visited SFKK only twice since 1997) it's time to say goodbye.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 9:29 AM
Somebody needs to imitate Jungle Racer already!
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:28 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Odd, I've been to SFKK at least a dozen times on my travels since 2000 and I've ridden Quake on each visit. The park has always run a pretty dull program on me,'re not missing anything.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:20 PM
The tower to the slid IS where Quake USED to be. Sorry Paul, no more Quake!!!!
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:57 PM
Can you grab me a bolt from Quake like the huge one that fell off it while it was running the last time I saw it operate (back in 2001) to remember it by. I was in line at the time and they e-stopped it and it was down for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 6:04 PM
>honestly what's so special about them? are they that cheap?

Yes. Cheap and people like them.


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