The New Beech Bend? Your thoughts.

Saturday, November 19, 2005 4:29 AM
So, Beech Bend is joining the list of small parks trying to make themselves a little more well known.

I visited the park back in 2002 and found it to be quite a nice little park, with a large selection of flat rides, while having a smaller selection of coasters that was fairly lackluster.

Now they have a wild mouse and with Kentucky Rumbler, theyre betting big time that they can get some larger crowds. My question is, do you guys think they will succeed, and if yes, what tips do you think they could use? I would definitely think about past successes with knoebels and Holiday World.

My tip to them would be maybe a rearrangement of rides and a PoP admission. The flats, while many were there, were just strung along the path, almost carnival like. Adding a little theme couldnt hurt. Also, buying tickets can make doing much of the park and staying a whole day less likely.

All the luck to Beech Bend and the rise of the quality family park!

Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:45 AM
I'm already planning my trip this summer and Beech Bend is on the list now because of their new wood coaster.

I've never had the chance to check the park out so I’m hoping it will be worth the drive from Lexington. Between Beech Bend, CP, and Holiday World it should end up being a great two weeks with a lot of new rides to check out. *** Edited 11/19/2005 10:55:18 AM UTC by New Bay***

Saturday, November 19, 2005 11:44 AM
Check out my construction pics of KRum:

BB actually does have a POP plan, or did back in 2004, so I assume they still do. The park could use more atmosphere, but it's a fun place. It's the closest park to Nashville, so it should do really well once KRum opens this year. The owners are really starting to turn the place around, and I can't wait to see what else they have in store for it.

Sunday, November 20, 2005 2:20 PM
I think they would be better off without the carnival style rides and put permanent rides on the ground.

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