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Kentucky Kingdom | Kentucky Flyer | Gravity Group Family Wooden

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Pear, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Huh, forgot Kentucky was a commonwealth.

    Amusement parks are no brainer businesses to support from a state level, given the economic driver they can be. Glad the Governor helped expedite things.
     
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    It's a strange one. Seems almost like a bit of a power struggle is getting in the way of the project tbh.
     
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    If you remember anything about the original KK closing and the battle to get this one going, you wouldn't be surprised. For some stupid reason, state (and local) fair parks and their boards are hilariously stupid and wield WAY too much power for the minuscule jobs they inhabit.

    But.. this being Ed Hart:

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    I'm certainly pleased to see that they were able to resolve the stalemate quickly and can move forward with construction! Although this situation brings up an interesting thought...if the relationship between the board and the park deteriorates further, what would it take for Kentucky Kingdom to relocate? Would Ed Hart be willing to put in the time and spend the money to relocate the park elsewhere in the greater Louisville area? Is there anything in the contract that would prevent this from happening? All interesting questions that we'll almost certainly never know an answer.
     
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    Ground work has started.
     
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    Mud!
     
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    Kentucky Flied Chicken.

    I just thought of that.
     
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    I think we need an intervention.
     
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    You have four choices: Raising Cane's, Zaxby's, Joella's, or Royal's. Choose wisely.
     
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    raisingcane'sraisingcane'sraisingcane'sraisingcane's
     
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    Obviously Harvest in Louisville.

    Is this a Stanley’s Parable moment? TheEndIsNeverTheEndIsNeverTheEndIsNeverTheEndIsNever
     
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    Here's a video released by the park showing the train reveal and a behind the scenes look of how the trains were made:-
     
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    That is the briefest "behind the scenes" video I've ever seen! Worth a watch though, the trains are nice for a family coaster.
     
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    Yeah I like them tbh - it's fun, kinda vintage and not too serious. Perfect for this coaster
     
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    I really like these. I really want one of those low-level close up POV type shots (thinking a bit like the ones Upstop Media did on Lightning Rod) with that little plane in view, it'll look really cool twisting ahead of the train - even if only subtly.
     
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    Here are the official animated onride POVs of this ride from IAAPA, courtesy of MrAmusement:-


    I only see 11 moments of airtime, not 12. Unless they are counting the first drop.
     
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    I agree with you there, I think they must be counting the first drop. Which is fair enough, I'd say!
     
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    To be fair, the first drop is a moment of airtime on many coasters depending on which row you're seated in!
     
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