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I can't believe that any enthusiasts really care about the T3 opening.

 

It's probably cuz it's opening in a park that has only 2 other big coasters, neither of which invert.

 

That still doesn't explain why an enthusiast would care. The general public might care about an inverting coaster, but enthusiasts should not be enthused by an SLC to be point of clamoring about an opening date.

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I can't believe that any enthusiasts really care about the T3 opening.

 

It's probably cuz it's opening in a park that has only 2 other big coasters, neither of which invert.

 

That still doesn't explain why an enthusiast would care. The general public might care about an inverting coaster, but enthusiasts should not be enthused by an SLC to be point of clamoring about an opening date.

 

Personally, I'm curious to see how it rides with the new trains and new restraints. While I'm not completely interested in this ride, I am curious to see how well it does with the new trains and the public at Kentucky Kingdom.

 

Also, some enthusiasts might want the coaster to open so they can get the credit if they already didn't ride T2

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I can't believe that any enthusiasts really care about the T3 opening.

 

It's probably cuz it's opening in a park that has only 2 other big coasters, neither of which invert.

 

That still doesn't explain why an enthusiast would care. The general public might care about an inverting coaster, but enthusiasts should not be enthused by an SLC to be point of clamoring about an opening date.

 

There are a few enthusiasts on here from the area around KK that want to see the park succeed. I, for one, see T3 as a key part in the immediate success, as the complaint by many people in the GP claim the park doesn't have big rides. In order for the park to be able to invest in the mind blowing, cutting edge, "OMFG AMAZING!!!!" rides that drive everyone wild on TPR, the park has to have the finances. I've seen numerous threads on TPR get excited about restaurants or flats designed for children; I think it's okay for amusement park enthusiasts to care about the reopening of a large coaster with new trains that will attract local guests.

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I can't believe that any enthusiasts really care about the T3 opening.

 

It's probably cuz it's opening in a park that has only 2 other big coasters, neither of which invert.

 

That still doesn't explain why an enthusiast would care. The general public might care about an inverting coaster, but enthusiasts should not be enthused by an SLC to be point of clamoring about an opening date.

 

Who are you to tell people what they should and shouldn't look forward to? Quit being a dick about it an accept the fact that people.. oh I'm sorry... "Enthusiasts" are actually excited about it. No one cares that you don't think it's "cool" that we're interested in seeing how the old head banger rides with new trains.

 

We're all freaking nerds for liking this hobby anyway. Quit trying to be the exclusionary nerd, because someone doesn't nerd the same way you nerd.

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^ I don't know what the policy is exactly, but I do know that the park will run most of their rides (Lightning Run doubtful) if it's just drizzling or it's moderate rain. Obviously if it thunders or lightning, they will close the rides for a certain amount of time, and if it's constant plus pouring down rain like it was for me a couple weeks ago than it's possible that they might close down the park.

 

The water at the waterpark has really warmed up with this hot summer... Nothing to worry about there, it's fine after a few minutes and most of the time at the park you'd rather be in the water than out of it.

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^Thank you so much! Hopefully my trip tomorrow goes well! Lightning Run is something I definitely want to do as well as some water park slides.

 

I hope your trip goes well! I was at the park yesterday and Deep Water Dive kept getting disabled plus Tornado was closed... So I hope you're lucky and they are both open when you get there! You especially don't want to miss Deep Water Dive! You'll love Lightning Run too!

 

PS. Don't trust Kentucky weather

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I can't believe that any enthusiasts really care about the T3 opening.

 

It's probably cuz it's opening in a park that has only 2 other big coasters, neither of which invert.

 

That still doesn't explain why an enthusiast would care. The general public might care about an inverting coaster, but enthusiasts should not be enthused by an SLC to be point of clamoring about an opening date.

 

Who are you to tell people what they should and shouldn't look forward to? Quit being a dick about it an accept the fact that people.. oh I'm sorry... "Enthusiasts" are actually excited about it. No one cares that you don't think it's "cool" that we're interested in seeing how the old head banger rides with new trains.

 

We're all freaking nerds for liking this hobby anyway. Quit trying to be the exclusionary nerd, because someone doesn't nerd the same way you nerd.

 

And look at the tone you come across with. I would except a civil servant to be more civil. Maybe next week when you return from your temporary ban.

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And look at the tone you come across with. I would except a civil servant to be more civil. Maybe next week when you return from your temporary ban.

 

Buddy, why can't you just let us want the park to open T3? I want to see how much smoother it rides, and I hate walking in that back area of the amusement park because all you have in there now is the Raging Rapids, a closed of section where you get to the ampitheatre, and a closed rollercoaster.

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And look at the tone you come across with. I would except a civil servant to be more civil. Maybe next week when you return from your temporary ban.

 

Buddy, why can't you just let us want the park to open T3? There's no need to ban anybody for trying to state their opinion on the opinion you made, even if you think it's harsh. Similar to what Coastercard said... T3 is going to help the park exceed and if we want them to succeed and open the ride and you don't then get over it! Not only that, but I'm sorry, but some of us can't go around to many place's every year and I don't want to have to wait until 2016 to ride a rollercoaster with inversions! Is that wrong? No. Also I never got a T2 credit so I want a T3 credit... Plus I also want to see how much smoother it rides, and I hate walking in that back area of the amusement park because all you have in there now is the Raging Rapids, a closed of section where you get to the ampitheatre, and a closed rollercoaster. I'm not trying to be harsh even though I am but if you don't like people being harsh to you than please, GET OVER IT.

 

Dude, you're not helping your case here at all. Larry expressed his original opinion respectfully, but prozach626 responded rudely.

 

You would be well advised to take your own advice and "GET OVER IT."

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I come to TPR to talk about KK because other sites make it impossible to talk about the park without turning it into a flame war. I think Larry's comments were a tad belittling, but there's no real reason to get worked up as there is a pretty reasonable explanation to why we, as enthusiasts, can be collectively excited/relieved about an SLC opening. (See my last post)

 

This KK thread has been filled with a lot of positivity in regards to what KK is and can become. Let's not let it devolve into petty bickering about why anyone should or shouldn't care about what the park is opening.

 

 

 

So how about that RMC next year.......

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And look at the tone you come across with. I would except a civil servant to be more civil. Maybe next week when you return from your temporary ban.

 

Buddy, why can't you just let us want the park to open T3?

And now you can enjoy a temporary ban for the lack of respect you have for our moderators.

 

EDIT: I see you apologized, which is why I changed your ban from a permanent to a temporary. I still have zero patience for this. Don't ever let it happen again if you want to be part of our forum.

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So how about that RMC next year?

 

Well lots of track is gone. The Lola side prelift was the first to be torn up which would've pointed to a mobius loop. But now the other prelift is also gone, so its anybodys game now. My guess is they will rebuild one and create a mobius loop with Lola.

 

One can still hope for a station flyby too, right?

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Normally I wouldn't be excited for the opening/re-opening of an SLC. However since it has new trains/restraints it's a bit different. Will this cause me to go out of my way to go to KK? No. However if they did this to the one at Wild Adventures I would make the 2 hour trip north to go to that park again. While I'm sure even with these new trains/restraints there will be some roughness, the absence of the old head-banging harnesses should provide less headaches....lol

 

T3 Opens at Kentucky Kingdom

The latest incarnation of Kentucky Kingdom's gut-wrenching suspension roller coaster, T3, is set to open just in time for the holiday weekend.

 

With more than $2 million in renovations to the trains and the track of the old T2, the new T3 is an entirely different coaster, allowing the rider to comfortably experience every twist and turn of the 2,260 foot steel track. The T3 was designed to be as smooth as possible for riders as they fly through the five inversions and loops.

 

"You're sitting comfortably, your hanging loose, but still secure — it's really just an exhilarating ride from start to finish," said John Mulcahy, communications and marketing director for Kentucky Kingdom.

 

Mulcahy credits the replacement of restrictive overhead bars with offering a more comfortable experience for riders as they are suspended over the bright red track.

 

The new roller coaster begins with a 110-foot climb to the top of the lift hill before dropping riders into a flurry of loops, spins and quick turns. T3 reaches speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour and has a run time of about two minutes.

 

The T3 roller coaster, dubbed "The Next Generation of Terror," replaces the T2 suspension coaster first built in 1995. It is the eighth new attraction Kentucky Kingdom has unveiled in 2015.

 

Mulcahy said the new attractions and improvements have breathed new life into the park that first opened in Louisville in 1987.

 

Kentucky Kingdom has seen growth in the number of out of town visitors deciding to purchase two-day passes for the park, he said. For locals, the theme park is hoping the new attractions will be one more reason to make Kentucky Kingdom a hometown favorite.

 

"All of this is part of an effort to bring back some of the attractions that made us one of the most thrilling parks in the country," Mulcahy said. "People are seeing that you don't need to travel far to go to a great park anymore."

 

T3: The Next Generation of Fear, has recently been nominated as one of the Ten Best New Amusement Park Attractions in a USA Today Reader Poll.

 

You can vote for your top pick once per day until voting ends on July 6 at noon.

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