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Kentucky Kingdom | Kentucky Flyer | Gravity Group Family Wooden

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

  1. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Here's an interesting in-depth construction tour of the coaster by Koaster Kids, showing the project close up:-
     
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    Some updated Photo's from Save Kentucky Kingdom





     
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    Those water slides in the background are ugly af. I wish they'd put some effort into making that slide tower at least look presentable, given the care they put into attractions like this coaster.
     
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    To be fair, in person it doesn't look all that bad - it's also North America's tallest water slide and the World's 4th tallest.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Well and also, this is Kentucky Kingdom we're talking about here, not Disney or Dollywood. They have great rides and it's a great park, but it's not going for best aesthetic. :D
     
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    I feel like we let some parks off more than others but yeah I guess it's not their focus right now. It's good they're investing in new wood tbh so I should be happy with that :D
     
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    Also that slide tower is way in one corner of the park. They're a pretty far distance from the main midway.
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    To be fair, Six Flags totally gutted the park when they moved out - KK has navigated restoring the park and it's core attractions pretty well all things considered.
     
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    Love the red

     
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    Here is the official POV of Twister at Gr... I mean Kentucky Flyer at Kentucky Kingdom, the one seen from IAAPA at the GG stand but in high quality:-
     
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    Hopefully the final brakes are a little stronger in reality. :p
     
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    Yeah, this updated POV makes me even more excited now. If the pace is anything close to what's shown here, it's gonna great.
     
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    My goodness; that coaster looks like it'll have some properly strong airtime! Especially for a family coaster! Out of interest, how does the airtime on these family GGs compare to that of other woodies and other coasters in general? As it always looks like these coasters pack in quite a lot of airtime!
     
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    I've only done Twister at Grun Lund, that thing has pops of airtime rather than long drawn out hills of airtime. Pops of airtime plus the consistent changes of direction make it awesome. This does look like it has more airtime though!
     
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    Thanks @streetmagix! Twister does look awesome!
     
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    The pops of airtime are very brief but they can arguably be stronger than something like a big GCI. My favorite GCI is Thunderhead but I still prefer Roar-O-Saurus as the airtime has a bit more oomph. Not to mention these GG's are smooth rides as well.
     
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    Wow, I'm surprised by that! Thanks @Hutch!
     
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    The airtime on Twister is brilliant - it is definitely brief but packs a massive punch. I want more of these smaller GG's to appear.
     
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    Yeah, Roar-o-Saurus had almost RMC intense airtime. It was completely insane. I don't expect this to be quite as wild as Roar-o-Saurus, but I might be lowballing on purpose :p
     
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    Yeah this guy. I've been on Twister and Wooden Warrior along with the little bit bigger but still crazy attractions from GG with White Lightning and Mine Blower and NONE of them fail to deliver. They all give exactly what you would expect and more in a lot of cases. Fantastic airtime with unique elements and a fun ride with excellent pacing. That is why my hopes aren't through the roof but excited, just as I was for Storm Chaser and Lightning Run.. both of which exceeded my expectations.
     
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