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  1. The other thing that helped is it had down poured a couple of times during the media event which made the ride even better.
  2. I was the same way, 35mph family coaster no big thrill for coaster people there but then as soon as I dropped I was like wow! Are you kidding me right now... lol
  3. GREAT SCOTT! 50 Megawatts of energy! Do you know what this means Marty????
  4. It's a quick ride but I think everyone will be happy. 3 rides just wasn't enough for me.
  5. Kentucky Flyer at Kentucky Kingdom covering the Media day event.
  6. It definitely hauls butt, it's only about a min from the time the train errr plane leaves the station and hits the brake run. The signs along the que says 35 mph but I heard someone say something about being closer to 50.
  7. I'm suited up in my flight suit and I'm ready for my flight and I kicked the tires and lit the fires! waiting on my plane to be brought to me more waiting red train rest of red train oops, I forgot to get a pic of blue train, I'm sorry I'm not Robb Alvey so sue me ok? lol storage shed and station lift hill X marks the spot Umbrella blocking the X, curses!!! looking back at lift hill turn around and you're literally flying at this point hills lift hill again I was walking out of the park close to 6 pm and I saw LR being dispatched with riders, and it quickened my pace but I was shot down and needed a drink to put out these flames They were training this season's LR crew. They have the coolest job ever!!!!
  8. Friends, Coaster Geeks, and Donkeys lend me an ear…. Today I was recruited for a not so secret mission and out of a sense of duty I heartily reported for duty so with that here is the details from my test flight: Operation: Open Sesame Mission description: To test pilot the new Kentucky Flyer airplane and report on my findings of performance Results: OMG! I don’t even know where to begin! I’ve been watching the construction closely and I was like well that will be a nice little family coaster and same as I finally walked up to the beautiful coaster that was to be my plane for the day. My first ever ride was in the front seat for the rider cam per orders of General Robb Alvey. The climb up the hill of 48 ft is quick and there’s a little drop into a very short straight section and then whooooooossshhhh!!!!! I was blown away when I pushed the stick forward and the drop took my breath away and I knew that KK had a winner on their hands!!!!! This thing took off big time and it did not let up. The ride is only 50 secs but omg my butt was barely in the seat the whole time and I was flying left and right and the head choppers towards the end after the turn made me pull my hands down in fear I was going to lose them. I was thinking to myself this can’t be just 50 mph and a family coaster, it felt like we were going 70. The pops of airtime and negative g’s is unbelievably awesome!!!! My second ride was in the very last row and again as I was dropping I was thinking what the heck, this ain’t no family coaster, whereas the front pulls you non-stop and there’s no letup the backseat has a nice little delay before each pop of airtime hits you, and by the time I got into the exit and got into line for a 3rd ride in the middle this time I was almost senseless from the intensiveness and the giddiness I was feeling. The middle is a lot like the front: fast, no letup, and pulls you through the hills and bunny hops with constant pops of airtime! Overall impressions: Pros: Where the heck do I even begin???? This ride is awesome as a family ride with a 38” height minimum so families will be able to ride together and coaster geeks will be happy with all the pops of air and the pacing of the ride. I call this a win-win-win. KK is going to have a hit and I think when the reputation of this ride gets out it will be help draw crowds along with the other 5 roller coasters that they have. I made sure to thank the Gravity Coaster people and Kentucky Kingdom’s staff how good of a roller coaster they have. I told Mark from KK that they have another hit on their hands! Cons: I really don’t have any complaints but I guess if I had to pick something I would say that the entrance to the line is in a bad spot and might be hard to spot. The Que entrance is right in between the Craft Beer Garden pavilion and the Calypso water slides. The front part of the ride is somewhat easy to photograph and film but from the drop hill back to the turn will be hard to photograph and film with the way it goes along the water park. My overall rating: 5 out of 5! Time to kick the tires and light the fires because I feel the need, need for speed and enough of the cheesy movies lines and onto the pictures: I have arrived for a mission that I've been recruited for. oops no sign but I know for a fact that this is Kentucky Kingdom. The line to pick up my assigned plane wait! what! Lightning is being tested?? Could Lightning Run possibly be opening for us pilots too? Looks like they are working on the main wave pool new cabanas being built. Nom! Nom! Nom! this would put my body into shock! yummmmmm! The white macaroni and cheese was so good!!! free beer samples for the win!!!!! I will be buying a pilsner this summer somewhere in the park!!! The ribbon is cut and the engines are being warmed up for the pilots! but first Louie!
  9. I love how it dives through the turn around of another coaster and then flies over top of the same coaster, very cool!
  10. When I'm wrong I admit I'm wrong. I first thought the placement was rather odd when they first announced Flyer but now that I see it I really like the whole boardwalk/waterslides/coaster affect they were going for.
  11. Kentucky Kingdom has shared a new update on the construction of the Kentucky Flyer coaster construction! https://www.facebook.com/pg/kentuckykingdom/photos/?ref=page_internal
  12. I wasn't sure how close that edge was to the runway path edge so that'd be awesome, or maybe a first drop going under the road?
  13. I wasn't sure how close that edge was to the runway path edge so that'd be awesome, or maybe a first drop going under the road?
  14. ^ This would be nice but unfortunately not very likely to happen due to the park sitting on the edge of the airport, but fun to think about though.
  15. The show looks awesome, would love to go to this show sometime in the future.
  16. The pink and white ones kind of look like the cars from Twisted Sister @ Kentucky Kingdom.
  17. ^ kind of what I was thinking too, or falling icicles but I guess icicles could happen on any of them.
  18. I saw Bohemian Rhapsody this weekend and if you're a Queen fan I highly recommend it. It was such an awesome movie and I learned a whole lot more about them. The best part is that Brian and Roger were listed as executive producers so I have a feeling it pretty much stuck to a lot of the actual history of the band. Very very good movie. I give it a rating of Millennium Force.
  19. Black bears are herbivores so unless a cub is being threatened they are kind of not aggressive but I still wouldn't get too close.
  20. A few years ago my ex-wife and I were participated in Coasting For Kids it seemed like the side closest to Dinosaurs Alive seemed to hit the bottom pretty hard at the bottom of the drop or the first bunny hill before the climb into the turn around. We were pretty sore after riding Racer all day.
  21. It's no surprise honestly. The Fair Board is the reason why Six Flags abandoned the park suddenly and took Chang and the Roadrunner Express coaster with them. It's also the reason why the Koch's also pulled out of the deal when they were thinking about taking it over but at least Ed Hart knows the headaches of dealing with the Fair Board and is good at dealing with them and playing their game with them.
  22. I agree about First Man, it was a tragedy him losing his daughter at a very young age but it really seemed to set the tone of the movie and kind of made the moon landing kind of anti-climatic honestly.
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