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I wonder how many people from KK Management watched Holiday worlds presentation on the new coaster

I'm sure they all did. And they all went, "Oh sh!t."

 

I really don't get why people think that KK and HW are in some battle to the death and they can't both survive just fine together. And honestly, I think the new KK coaster looks like more fun the the new HW one. But, I will still gladly visit both parks.

 

A rising tide floats all boats - An increase in attendance at one park, normally means an increase at all parks in the area.

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I don't think either are trying to run the other out of business, it's all just competitive fun. In terms of dominating each other in presence though, that's a bit one-sided. For instance:

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One of 2 billboards I know of literally right next to the park. There's also one for Banshee not too far from the park, and even that is next to another HW billboard.

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I wonder how many people from KK Management watched Holiday worlds presentation on the new coaster

I'm sure they all did. And they all went, "Oh sh!t."

 

I'm sure they watched it an cheered that they would still have the most intense coaster in the area and for a lot less money. If only they could keep it operational all the time.

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I wonder how many people from KK Management watched Holiday worlds presentation on the new coaster

I'm sure they all did. And they all went, "Oh sh!t."

 

I'm sure they watched it an cheered that they would still have the most intense coaster in the area and for a lot less money. If only they could keep it operational all the time.

I do agree that Lightning Run (which I have ridden) will be better than Thunderbird. But to the GP, Thunderbird looks far superior and if they have to make a choice between the two parks, Thunderbird is going to draw them to Holiday World.

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I wonder how many people from KK Management watched Holiday worlds presentation on the new coaster

I'm sure they all did. And they all went, "Oh sh!t."

 

I'm sure they watched it an cheered that they would still have the most intense coaster in the area and for a lot less money. If only they could keep it operational all the time.

I do agree that Lightning Run (which I have ridden) will be better than Thunderbird. But to the GP, Thunderbird looks far superior and if they have to make a choice between the two parks, Thunderbird is going to draw them to Holiday World.

 

Remember a lot of park attendees, and those that spend the most money (family with young kids) don't have a choice and are going to the closest park. I'm sure the thrill seekers in Louisville have been going to Kings Island and Holiday World for years anyway.

 

Louisville is practically the same distance from Cincinnati as Holiday World. KK does not need to compete with HW in the same same that it doesn't need to compete with Kings Island. There are enough people in Louisville to support the park. If KK does something sufficient with the Twisted Twins plot in the future they should for fine.

 

Sure as an enthusiast, I was bored as hell at the park last week, but I really enjoyed Lightning Run and Thunder Run was running good.

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I'm looking forward to Thunderbird, but Lightning Run is still way better than any wing coaster could ever hope to be

 

Sure as an enthusiast, I was bored as hell at the park last week, but I really enjoyed Lightning Run and Thunder Run was running good.

I felt the same way about the dry park. The waterpark makes it worth the price of admission, though.

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Ok guys...I have a question. I will be going to kentucky kingdom on monday! My problem is im gonna be alone and really want to do the water park, since im sorta a water park fanatic. Is it hard finding people to team up with on slides like deluge and the family raft/tornado slides? Also, from what I have read here, its better to do the water park at opening correct?

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Yes you should do the water park first. When I did Deluge by my self there were two people on a raft waiting and they just put me in the back, so it shouldn't be to hard. Tornado is a different story as you would have to find someone before you get to the top of the slide.

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Ok guys...I have a question. I will be going to kentucky kingdom on monday! My problem is im gonna be alone and really want to do the water park, since im sorta a water park fanatic. Is it hard finding people to team up with on slides like deluge and the family raft/tornado slides? Also, from what I have read here, its better to do the water park at opening correct?

 

I was thinking about going Monday, I also will be by myself and Love the Waterpark, let me know if you would like to hang out.

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Thanks!...well noted...

 

Am I confused but does the park also have a drop box slide or am I making things up?

 

They have Deep Water Dive, the tallest Body Slide in America, it's a Drop Capsule. I've rode it about 20 times and it's a blast.

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I think it would be much easier finding a group for Deluge than for a slide like Tornado or Plummet Summit. There's plenty of other slides for single riders anyways, in case you never get to any of those. And yes, hit the water park first thing in the morning, and I recommend doing Deep Water Dive first thing as well. Shortest lines that'll allow plenty of re-rides if you choose.

 

I'm also glad to hear they loved it! Also makes me wish I was on the New Hotness tour, but alas, I had things to do.

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Kentucky Kingdom made a free app that is available in the App Store that has an interactive map, helps you remember where you parked your car, and keeps track of your friends in the park, and notifies you of in park deals. All you have to do is search Kentucky Kingdom and it will be the first one. It is pretty useful and should help people with the confusing layout.

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I have two questions to get a conversation going:

 

1. I've heard lots of enthusiasts rave about how awesome Lightning Run is. Where does it rank on your list of favorite coasters among others?

 

2. If RMC does a transformation of Twisted Twins, do you think they would use Topper Track rather than I-Box track to keep it a wooden coaster?

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Myself, at about a 30 minute drive when I'm not at college. Lightning Run is #10 on my overall list currently. I'm very, very certain some folks who've been on more coasters have probably ranked it higher.

 

Edit: Not a big difference, but I'm 25 minutes away actually.

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I have two questions to get a conversation going:

 

1. I've heard lots of enthusiasts rave about how awesome Lightning Run is. Where does it rank on your list of favorite coasters among others?

 

2. If RMC does a transformation of Twisted Twins, do you think they would use Topper Track rather than I-Box track to keep it a wooden coaster?

 

Well, I dont have a list, per say, but it was a really good solid ride. I read people say its similar to a mega-lite, i have never been on a mega-light. I felt the restraints were a bit tight but going over those hills were pure ejector.

 

If RMC does take on twisted twins, they have their work cut out for them. The ride is in shambles with trees growing thru the track and all.

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I have two questions to get a conversation going:

 

1. I've heard lots of enthusiasts rave about how awesome Lightning Run is. Where does it rank on your list of favorite coasters among others?

 

2. If RMC does a transformation of Twisted Twins, do you think they would use Topper Track rather than I-Box track to keep it a wooden coaster?

 

It's definitely way up on mine. I'd say it's on par with The Raven at Holiday World. Just a really fun ride from start to finish. It's cool how the lift is right next to the road, so you can see it really well as you enter the park. On the downside, it is a little short, and the landscaping around it is atrocious. Hopefully that gets remedied in the coming years. I had no problems with the restraints. They're tight, but I didn't find them too uncomfotable. The back of the train is the best place to ride. It's violently intense.

 

I don't care what they use for the twins. I would imagine that they'll use whichever is cheaper honestly. That ride was never very good so I'm excited to see what they do with it. It's pretty big and I'm actually surprised they're keeping it since it's been so long since it's operated. Plus they could replace it with a good sized coaster. It doesn't look that bad honestly, I'm sure the steel hybrid structures hold up a little better than wood.

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