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

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Is there no cat walk up the lift ill? Doesn't look like there is any railing either on the small part on the top of the lift hill.

Those will probably be added later. There is still alot of work to do.

 

^^ And no. There is no train in the station. Look hard enough and you'll see

 

I took the image into Photoshop and changed the brightness and contrast. It actually looks like something might be sitting on the tracks if you "look hard enough".

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Is there no cat walk up the lift ill? Doesn't look like there is any railing either on the small part on the top of the lift hill.

Those will probably be added later. There is still alot of work to do.

 

^^ And no. There is no train in the station. Look hard enough and you'll see

The harder I look, the more I see something...I don't know if that something is a train or not but there is something.

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I think the transitions looks very good, nothing awkward.

 

You guys should be thankful that this thing is not on Lightning Run, hopefully not on T2 as well.

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God! That shouldn't be acceptable anywhere! Even for a knock-off SLC!

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^ Holy ouch that spaghetti bowl looks like it'll be painful. Those transitions are just...eesh.

 

Eh, considering this is designed by Alan Schilke, I think it will be fine! Those RMC coasters are silky smooth. I think the awkward track style just makes it look that way.

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Eh, considering this is designed by Alan Schilke, I think it will be fine! Those RMC coasters are silky smooth. I think the awkward track style just makes it look that way.

 

I'm pretty sure that is only speculation, we only know for sure that Alan has been involved with the trains.

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The transitions on Lightning Run look like the ones on a Newton-y NoLimits Coaster. If you've "ridden" one in NL, you know that those rides, although their transitions look horrendously ugly, have zero lateral forces, and are actually smooth. Pretty sure this will be the case on this ride. I honesty believe this ride will be pretty smooth!

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Just because he designed a different type of coaster doesn't mean it will be smooth.

 

Uh, I'm pretty sure he knows how to design transitions perfectly fine. The type of track doesn't have too much to do with the track design, just the heartline location of the train. Now they may lose a bit of accuracy when actually manufacturing the design with this type of track, but I am willing to be almost anything it will be incredibly smooth and flowing.

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^ They were never coming to SFKK, not enough room and Height Restrictions.

 

The Height restriction for the park in 200ft in certain areas. There was plenty of room, and there still is.

 

Dominator was supposed to go where sky coaster and Road Runner sits...If you look at the lift hill on that ride, it was designed that way because it was going to be along side Ring Road.

 

Steel Venom was going to be located where Greezed Lightning is located.

 

I am not sure about the flying coaster.

 

Also...several kids rides and the thriller bees ride where all transferred from Kentucky Kingdom to Geauga Lake.

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IIRC (which is a big IF) X-Hawk Fire Flight was going into the parking lot. Not sure if it was going in the lot in front of BKF/SUF/pirate ship, or the huge lot that's always been underdeveloped for possible KK expansion...

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(1A is the current lot used for the Thrillway at the KYSF, C is the rest of the area; pay no attention to 1B or D!)

 

It's not a huge secret BKF was originally intended for SFKK though; don't even have to look hard to see how BKF's layout fits into that section of the park. But the past is the past; just glad to see this park attempting another revival instead of going the SFNO route. I will definitely be there opening day rain or shine, grass or dirt!

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Just because he designed a different type of coaster doesn't mean it will be smooth.

 

I heard a rumor that many of Gueagu Lake's rides were meant to be sent to KK. Such as Dominator, Steel Venom, and X-Flight. Is there any truth to this?

 

X-Flight was originally going to go to Paramount's Kings Island but Paramount's parks was having trouble with stealth so Six flags bought their orders for twp Flying Dutchmen. Dominator would not have been able to fit into the park. I think Steel Venom was meant to go to Geauga Lake. They were going to retheme Chang to Riddler's Revenge and T2 was going to be Batman: The Ride.

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I'm by the park now and did not see any trains anywhere on the track of Lightning Run. I did get a clear view of the flying scooters though, and the top portion of the park's tallest slide had been installed and boy is it TALL!

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