Ups and Downs at SFKK

Monday, October 25, 2004 10:54 PM
Just like to here your opinion about Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:03 PM
even though it's laid out funny. I could be a great place if it would receive a little more support. It had a massive growth before it was taken by the flags.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:05 PM
sorry...correction--It could be a great place
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:10 PM
yeah i know, it has a lot of space to expand and to add rides but nothing major is going to happen any time soon. Plus the rumor is they are getting a Batman Knight Flight!!!! That would help the park out in attendence a lot.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:14 PM
Where did you hear this rumor?
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:18 PM
I work there, and there is a lot of talk about getting a Batman Knight Flight or some kind of Rollercoaster.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:21 PM
Where is there alot of room to expand? I would take the water park, move it in the corner where the picnic area is, and free up some space to put in a decent coaster. Then I'd theme it and split it into sections.

It is, however, a fun park with good rides that just seems to fall by the wayside of SFI's plans.

Monday, October 25, 2004 11:24 PM
#1 on my list of things to fix would be the tiny bridge. They should either build a second one or enlarge the current one.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:25 PM
I think it is one of the worst, if not the worst in the Six Flags chain. I covered the entire park in less than two hours and was ready to leave. On my last visit I found the only rides worth re-riding were Greezed Lightnin' and the Intamin drop tower. I don't know how much you could really help that park at this point. It seems to be really land-locked, but I am no expert on the matter. It is also very, VERY poorly laid out (But I guess anyone can notice that). It is really annoying having to cross between the two portions of the park on that one small pedestrian bridge. I also find it annoying how the water park sits right in the middle of the back portion and you have to walk all of the way around it to get from point A to point B sometimes. On an up note though, I would have to say that KK has a decent collection of flat rides. The other thing that I have noticed on past visits is that the employees are usually fairly friendly and easy going. Customer service (at least for me) at KK is probably some of the best in the Six Flags chain. If I were KK, I would be worried because Holiday World is gradually creeping into their territory.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:26 PM
Unlike some people, I've never had a problem with the park, its rides, or the employees. The park has a good assortment of flats -- heck, it has more flats than SFMM...a park 4x its size! It has a great woodie, Thunder Run. And it has IMHO the best B&M Stand-Up on the planet, Chang...with the perfect mix of Mantis' intensity and Riddler's ballet-like movements.

OK, so the park is split in half by a road...big deal. I say get over it.


Edit - the worst SF park? Not in a longshot! I'd rather drive for three days from Los Angeles to Louisville and visit SFKK than drive 40 mins from my house to SFMM.

Your mileage may vary ;)

*** Edited 10/26/2004 3:28:38 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Monday, October 25, 2004 11:31 PM
I agree with moosh. My only problem with the park on my visit is that I felt it needed paint. Lots of paint. But the rides are great, Chang is my favorite Stand up, and Thunder Run is a top 10 woodie for me.

Greezed Lightnin was also blissful, and the only thing I re-rode.

Good bit of rides and coasters. I guess, though, that SFI has abandonded the "moving SFKK" idea they once were rumored to have.

Monday, October 25, 2004 11:32 PM
My visit was very pleasant. I would recommend it to everyone, but it's small size wouldn't bring me back for a while.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:35 PM
I honestly think that Six Flags parks are like people, they have good days and bad days. I have just happened to visit KK on bad hair days.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:48 PM
I will probably hit up SFKK next year on either my way to Holiday World, or PKI.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 1:13 AM
I have been to the park many times and I like the place. I think it is a nice little park. I like the scenery, the landscaping and the themeing. It has a few nice flats, it does not have great steel coasters. The best thing about it as far as coasters is the wooden Thunder Run. Still, I think it is a nice little place to hit once in awhile.

There is however, very little room to expand and there is also a height limit because of the nearby airport.

I had heard a year or so ago that Six Flags was looking at some land a bit more south east of Louisville. The idea was to relocate the park, but I've not heard anything since. *** Edited 10/26/2004 5:16:40 AM UTC by Wabash Cannonball***

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 2:40 AM
It is just hard to go there with 2 better parks so close. I only go in the early spring or late fall when water parks aren't open. It does have good season pass processing and such. I got my cheapo pass in about 5 minutes and used the hell out of it in Chicago.

It might have been a realistic thought to move the park a few years ago, but as of late I don't see them having the capital to pull it off. Maybe they will just buy Freedom Hall and build another bridge.

*** Edited 10/26/2004 6:47:54 AM UTC by Word***

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:03 AM
"It is just hard to go there with 2 better parks so close."

Now that I'll agree with! ;)

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:04 AM
I've been to SFKK once and it was one of the worst days of my life.

It was also the day after my 21st birthday party.

Do the math.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:08 AM
OK, I will:

21st Birthday + Lots of Alcohol + One Day + Theme Park x Hangover - Sleep = Really Crappy Day.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 8:53 AM
Yeah, my 21st fell on a Sunday, but I was off work on Monday. Unfortunately, I lived no where near a park...:(

And yes, I stayed sobre.


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