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I posted the comment below on Robbs video for Lightening Run and decided to go ahead and post it here. While at the park I was discussing if I should (and wondered if I really wanted to) describe my day at KK and at the time decided not to do so but after spending a few hours on YouTube enjpying TPR vidoes and having the video of Lightening Run show up as something I should watch I decided to speak up about how bad my day was at Kentucky Kingdom. It was years before Six Flags closed the park after I had a bad day there, it has be 2 years (I think) since the park reopened without Six Flags and it still was a bad experience. It will be MANY years before I bother to try again!

 

"Was at KK yesterday (07/16/15) and while this coaster was super FUN to ride the park itself was a non-FUN experience. Single trains on all the coasters, waits as longs an hour for rides that should have been less than 15 minutes if being used to their full capacity or simply if the people running the rides actually cared about the guest experience and made the effort to try and speed things up. I hated this park when it was Six Flags and honestly don't have anything nice to say about it now! Horrible is the best way to describe it."

 

edit... I could have used my ClubTPR discount when buying tickets online it would have saved me and extra $20.00 for the 2 of us but decided not to, figured the already discounted online price was good enough and just bought the tickets. My mistake! After spending the day at the park the $20.00 I could have saved still would not have made up for the how ridiculous the park operations were.

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I posted the comment below on Robbs video for Lightening Run and decided to go ahead and post it here. While at the park I was discussing if I should (and wondered if I really wanted to) describe my day at KK and at the time decided not to do so but after spending a few hours on YouTube enjpying TPR vidoes and having the video of Lightening Run show up as something I should watch I decided to speak up about how bad my day was at Kentucky Kingdom. It was years before Six Flags closed the park after I had a bad day there, it has be 2 years (I think) since the park reopened without Six Flags and it still was a bad experience. It will be MANY years before I bother to try again!

 

"Was at KK yesterday (07/16/15) and while this coaster was super FUN to ride the park itself was a non-FUN experience. Single trains on all the coasters, waits as longs an hour for rides that should have been less than 15 minutes if being used to their full capacity or simply if the people running the rides actually cared about the guest experience and made the effort to try and speed things up. I hated this park when it was Six Flags and honestly don't have anything nice to say about it now! Horrible is the best way to describe it."

 

edit... I could have used my ClubTPR discount when buying tickets online it would have saved me and extra $20.00 for the 2 of us but decided not to, figured the already discounted online price was good enough and just bought the tickets. My mistake! After spending the day at the park the $20.00 I could have saved still would not have made up for the how ridiculous the park operations were.

Did you tell guest services?

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Wow, this is getting pretty interesting, I can honestly say I'm more exited for this than I was for thunderbird. What would be funny (and cruel) though would be if Ed was taking pieces of TT off to make the enthusiasts Rock hard. And then just get some bulldozers and knock the whole thing down, while watching all the enthusiasts dreams get crushed.

 

I had this suspicion! I knew it!

 

I imaginne they are going to reuse the footprint, maybe for some bunny hills.

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I posted the comment below on Robbs video for Lightening Run and decided to go ahead and post it here. While at the park I was discussing if I should (and wondered if I really wanted to) describe my day at KK and at the time decided not to do so but after spending a few hours on YouTube enjpying TPR vidoes and having the video of Lightening Run show up as something I should watch I decided to speak up about how bad my day was at Kentucky Kingdom. It was years before Six Flags closed the park after I had a bad day there, it has be 2 years (I think) since the park reopened without Six Flags and it still was a bad experience. It will be MANY years before I bother to try again!

 

"Was at KK yesterday (07/16/15) and while this coaster was super FUN to ride the park itself was a non-FUN experience. Single trains on all the coasters, waits as longs an hour for rides that should have been less than 15 minutes if being used to their full capacity or simply if the people running the rides actually cared about the guest experience and made the effort to try and speed things up. I hated this park when it was Six Flags and honestly don't have anything nice to say about it now! Horrible is the best way to describe it."

 

edit... I could have used my ClubTPR discount when buying tickets online it would have saved me and extra $20.00 for the 2 of us but decided not to, figured the already discounted online price was good enough and just bought the tickets. My mistake! After spending the day at the park the $20.00 I could have saved still would not have made up for the how ridiculous the park operations were.

 

Sorry to hear you had a horrible time at the park. I can understand your pain for single trains on Thunder Run and T3 (if you got to try it), but if Lightning Run was only 1 train, then that might have been a bit inexcusable. The only time you'll really see 15 minute waits or less are on days of inclement weather, or some days in May or early June.

 

And just to update anyone else trying to hit Kentucky Kingdom anytime this summer, make T3 a priority. People wait for the park to open, then immediately power-walk their way to the back just to hop in line. A little over an hour after park opening can see to 30-45+ minute waits on certain days. Later in the day, it can get to over an hour.

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I posted the comment below on Robbs video for Lightening Run and decided to go ahead and post it here. While at the park I was discussing if I should (and wondered if I really wanted to) describe my day at KK and at the time decided not to do so but after spending a few hours on YouTube enjpying TPR vidoes and having the video of Lightening Run show up as something I should watch I decided to speak up about how bad my day was at Kentucky Kingdom. It was years before Six Flags closed the park after I had a bad day there, it has be 2 years (I think) since the park reopened without Six Flags and it still was a bad experience. It will be MANY years before I bother to try again!

 

"Was at KK yesterday (07/16/15) and while this coaster was super FUN to ride the park itself was a non-FUN experience. Single trains on all the coasters, waits as longs an hour for rides that should have been less than 15 minutes if being used to their full capacity or simply if the people running the rides actually cared about the guest experience and made the effort to try and speed things up. I hated this park when it was Six Flags and honestly don't have anything nice to say about it now! Horrible is the best way to describe it."

 

edit... I could have used my ClubTPR discount when buying tickets online it would have saved me and extra $20.00 for the 2 of us but decided not to, figured the already discounted online price was good enough and just bought the tickets. My mistake! After spending the day at the park the $20.00 I could have saved still would not have made up for the how ridiculous the park operations were.

 

While I understand the frustration, I'm not entirely sure what your expectation was for your visit. It has been well documented that KK has been running one train ops on their coasters (lightning run is the only one that currently has the ability to run more than one train). Also, the slow checking procedures have been a topic of conversation. In its current state and for a multitude of reasons, KK is not able to run as well as a regional park.

 

On my visits, the key has been patience and tempered expectations. With that in mind, I have had some good times at KK.

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I posted the comment below on Robbs video for Lightening Run and decided to go ahead and post it here. While at the park I was discussing if I should (and wondered if I really wanted to) describe my day at KK and at the time decided not to do so but after spending a few hours on YouTube enjpying TPR vidoes and having the video of Lightening Run show up as something I should watch I decided to speak up about how bad my day was at Kentucky Kingdom. It was years before Six Flags closed the park after I had a bad day there, it has be 2 years (I think) since the park reopened without Six Flags and it still was a bad experience. It will be MANY years before I bother to try again!

 

"Was at KK yesterday (07/16/15) and while this coaster was super FUN to ride the park itself was a non-FUN experience. Single trains on all the coasters, waits as longs an hour for rides that should have been less than 15 minutes if being used to their full capacity or simply if the people running the rides actually cared about the guest experience and made the effort to try and speed things up. I hated this park when it was Six Flags and honestly don't have anything nice to say about it now! Horrible is the best way to describe it."

 

edit... I could have used my ClubTPR discount when buying tickets online it would have saved me and extra $20.00 for the 2 of us but decided not to, figured the already discounted online price was good enough and just bought the tickets. My mistake! After spending the day at the park the $20.00 I could have saved still would not have made up for the how ridiculous the park operations were.

 

 

Sorry to hear about your bad experience. After visiting parks like Dollywood, Holiday World and recently Canobie Lake Park where the customer service is superior, I can truly say that I hope Kentucky Kingdom does something to correct this. I have heard and read countless reviews saying employees are rude, unenthusiastic and slow. This park has potential, but will not succeed if they don't find a way to make their employees smile and engage with guests. You can almost forgive a long wait in line if the employees make you feel welcome.

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I would only add that KK is the only park I've ever been to where certain employees were upbeat and enthusiastic, but STILL moved achingly slow. We talked about this before, but it appeared that everyone at KK has been told to be careful and take their time, and what they need is a top-down change in overall employee atmosphere where more attention is given to throughput. Hopefully, if they go a couple more years without decapitating anyone's feet or whatever, that can happen.

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^I doubt they even know all the details. Even if they are all in the know, they wouldn't just blurt it out to just anyone. Are you sure it wasn't the Dippin' Dots guy with a fake uniform on?

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Wow, this is getting pretty interesting, I can honestly say I'm more exited for this than I was for thunderbird. What would be funny (and cruel) though would be if Ed was taking pieces of TT off to make the enthusiasts Rock hard. And then just get some bulldozers and knock the whole thing down, while watching all the enthusiasts dreams get crushed.

 

 

But then the option for a ground up RMC would be more probable, so still a win!

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Local news just reported that Kentucky Kingdom is set to make an announcement this afternoon about a New Coaster coming next year. Looks like we'll find out today what they are doing with Twisted Twins.

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Local news just reported that Kentucky Kingdom is set to make an announcement this afternoon about a New Coaster coming next year. Looks like we'll find out today what they are doing with Twisted Twins.

 

Did they mention a time?

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^I doubt they even know all the details. Even if they are all in the know, they wouldn't just blurt it out to just anyone. Are you sure it wasn't the Dippin' Dots guy with a fake uniform on?

positive this is a very reliable source.

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Today?! Well time to put in that final guess then!

 

IBox makeover (therefore making it completely steel) of one side of the track. I'm guessing 3 inversions, one being a Medusa-like first drop! No racing or dueling.

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Today?! Well time to put in that final guess then!

 

IBox makeover (therefore making it completely steel) of one side of the track. I'm guessing 3 inversions, one being a Medusa-like first drop! No racing or dueling.

 

Add in a jojo roll and it sounds good to me

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That's all I can find as well, but if that is the name, I like it. The Thunder/Lightning theme carries throughout. Hopefully we get more details later today.

 

 

*I just read that again... $15M!!!!!!! If that number is correct, holy cow....

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