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P. 401: Herschend Enterprises named majority partner and park operator

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^^My only worry on that is capacity since it runs one train, and it usually takes a while for people to get the vests on and checked by ride ops considering other Vekoma flyers out there with slow operations (i.e., Firehawk). I think a Sky Rocket coaster sounds pretty appropriate for a park like KK, actually.

 

My pipe dream is for either a mega-lite, or an extended SkyLoop like Abismo!

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^^My only worry on that is capacity since it runs one train, and it usually takes a while for people to get the vests on and checked by ride ops considering other Vekoma flyers out there with slow operations (i.e., Firehawk). I think a Sky Rocket coaster sounds pretty appropriate for a park like KK, actually.

 

My pipe dream is for either a mega-lite, or an extended SkyLoop like Abismo!

 

Actually, I'd love to see what a 2nd gen Flying Dutchman would look like and think one of these could possibly be a good fit for KK. I actually like the old ones and Firehawk, when I rode it as X-Flight the opening summer, was operating 3 trains as designed. I have confidence that a new Vekoma flyer would be pretty good.

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Actually, I'd love to see what a 2nd gen Flying Dutchman would look like and think one of these could possibly be a good fit for KK. I actually like the old ones and Firehawk, when I rode it as X-Flight the opening summer, was operating 3 trains as designed. I have confidence that a new Vekoma flyer would be pretty good.

 

There is a new generation available, it would look like this, and have the new track system, and the same new train as the Stingray.

It's pretty dope if you ask me, and I would love for it to be built somewhere near me (or just somewhere!).

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Actually, I'd love to see what a 2nd gen Flying Dutchman would look like and think one of these could possibly be a good fit for KK. I actually like the old ones and Firehawk, when I rode it as X-Flight the opening summer, was operating 3 trains as designed. I have confidence that a new Vekoma flyer would be pretty good.

 

There is a new generation available, it would look like this, and have the new track system, and the same new train as the Stingray.

It's pretty dope if you ask me, and I would love for it to be built somewhere near me (or just somewhere!).

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I wouldn't expect a Flying Dutchman considering their close proximity to Kings Island. Even though that would be nice.

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New Facebook photo of land clearing for the waterpark expansion (The old Chang site, taken from T2)

 

Now things is starting to get real interesting!

 

^ I've also noticed that Vekoma did not improve the lift hill design. But then again, who doesn't want to be torched in 100+ degree weather by blinding sunlight

 

It's because Vekoma believes it's better to have people on their back, rather than hanging, in case of an emergency evacuation on the lift.

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^^^^^^ Holy cow, they totally obliterated a whole line of trees and practically expanded the park's footprint! There was an unused spot way back there that had dirt covered concrete and was probably used as a parking lot overflow, I assume, many years ago. Last I was there, I was able to grab photos of T2.

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A quote from kentucky Kingdom Facebook

I apologize for the late posting, but we've been extremely busy these past few days getting everything ready for the announcement, which will be very soon!

 

I was just thinking if the announcement doesn't happen soon, is it perhaps a new coaster concept that will be revealed at IAAPA. They have been able to do a good job with keeping this coaster a mystery.

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I'm not expecting anything big. But their marketing department sure is doing a good job keeping people hooked...

 

I'm expecting a reasonably major coaster, considering they've lost their two major steel coasters (Chang, Greased Lightning). I don't think it'll be anything ground-breaking, but hopefully it'll be a launched Premier coaster or some type of Intamin. Whatever it is, we'll apparently find out tomorrow.

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Looks like a custom version of one of those Chance/Morgan hyper-lites! It looks pretty fun actually, really hoping I can make it to the park next year.

 

Lightning will strike at the Kingdom in 2014! This new ten-story steel coaster starts off with a pulse-pounding, 100-foot, 80-degree drop! That’s almost straight to the ground! Check out a video preview of the thrills Lightning Run has in store for you!

 

 

Looks like there will also be a new freefall, bumper cars, flying scooters, and a 5D theater. Among the many rides that they are restoring.

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