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

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A...s much as I want to, probably shouldn't on TPR. People can get upset about straying too far from the topic.

R...eturning to the topic of coasters:

D...oes anyone else know why red is the go to color for RMC?

S...eems that there would be a greater demand for more colors. I was glad to see twisted colossus change it up a bit.

 

According to RMC's website, the park always picks the color in the end.

 

The park always chooses what color they want for the track. We recommend certain colors as some colors require less coats, vary in cost and are fade less etc. But ultimately the park chooses the colors

 

That kind of contradicts itself though, because red is the most expensive color paint, and it usually fades the quickest.

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The park always chooses what color they want for the track. We recommend certain colors as some colors require less coats, vary in cost and are fade less etc. But ultimately the park chooses the colors

 

That kind of contradicts itself though, because red is the most expensive color paint, and it usually fades the quickest.

 

Kind of like the YUM Center and the team that plays in it........

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^ It's bright red

 

Go Cards.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

 

C

 

A...s much as I want to, probably shouldn't on TPR. People can get upset about straying too far from the topic.

R...eturning to the topic of coasters:

D...oes anyone else know why red is the go to color for RMC?

S...eems that there would be a greater demand for more colors. I was glad to see twisted colossus change it up a bit.

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^ It's bright red

 

Go Cards.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

 

C

A-s much as this isn't the place to discuss what college we root for (or attend/ed), I do find this hilarious.

T-o be honest, I wish parks would pick different colors than red for once.

S-ince T3 is already red, it would make more sense to pick another color like green.

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I think the park is really trying to brighten up that side of the park. Red track, blue or green trains (LR anyone?), removal of steel. Hopefully from Crittenden, the park looks more welcoming than it has in the past. I understand why they need to have it, but, man, that razor wire fence looks soooo bad.

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How is Thunder Run running? I wonder if they will ever get a 2nd train? On the way to Holiday World and southern trips, we pass close to Kentucky Kingdom, but don't feel like stopping due to rumored poor/slow operations. Is it true they have 2 trains for the new coasters but only use 1? I haven't been to the park since 2009, when I rode the heck out of the old Schwarzkopf shuttle loop (again!). It's hard to go back knowing that ride is not longer there.

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How is Thunder Run running? I wonder if they will ever get a 2nd train? On the way to Holiday World and southern trips, we pass close to Kentucky Kingdom, but don't feel like stopping due to rumored poor/slow operations. Is it true they have 2 trains for the new coasters but only use 1? I haven't been to the park since 2009, when I rode the heck out of the old Schwarzkopf shuttle loop (again!). It's hard to go back knowing that ride is not longer there.

 

They cannot run 2 trains on thunder run. There is no transfer track, nor is the ride programmed to be blocked for 2 train operation. However, LR has 2 trains on site, but KK doesn't typically run them at the same time. T3 is able to be run with 2 trains, but they only have 1 in their possession.

 

BTW, if you are a big coaster fan and you are passing close to KK, why would you not stop in to ride Lightning Run? It's one of the better coasters that have been built in America over the past 10 years, and it's location allows you to get in and out without having to really leave an interstate. Depending on the day/time you will be coming, waits could simply be 15 minutes for major attractions. You could be in and out of the park in 3 hours. I used to go on my lunch break during the week and ride Lightning Run and Thunder Run. I do recommend eating in Louisville though, if you are stopping through. It is a great city to get some awesome "outside the park" food.

 

Just a suggestion.

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^Thanks for the input!

 

I was wondering if they would ever get a 2nd train (and accompanying safety system) for Thunder Run. I remember waiting in a slow line years ago.

 

The reason I haven't stopped in for a quick ride is... well, I just weight the pros and cons. I'm not a big fan of being super-stapled to my seat, the "RMC feel" if you will. I still want to ride it, don't get me wrong. I'll just wait until more stuff opens at the park and hopefully the operations get a little better. Until then, I'd rather spend my time at Holiday World or whatever park I'm passing through for. I've had such horrendous experiences at KK in the past, it just makes sense.

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LR runs both trains on weekends, but with recent issues with the purple train it may drop to 1 for a bit. T3 will get a second train eventually, and Thunder Run doesn't slow down enough to stop its train from slightly entering the station.

 

You could easily spend 4 hours in the park only riding major rides (LR, Thunder Run, FearFall, Cyclos, maybe some more flats), and probably a little over 5 if you include T3. Though, I understand if you wouldn't want to pay day admission to do only those... which is another reason why I would very-highly recommend including the water park in a visit.

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I forgot to mention the other day when I went to the park, the Greezed Lightnin' trains are still at the park. Not sure if I saw them from Cyclos or Fearfall, but regardless the trains are still there. What are they even doing with them?

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Btw KK has the 2nd train for T3 but in order to run it they would have to close it, And test......., then get state approval.

Well, T3 is closed while they wait for the new part to arrive... Maybe once they get the part they can get the approval for the 2nd train and have it running 2 trains by the time it reopens

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^Thanks for the input!

 

I was wondering if they would ever get a 2nd train (and accompanying safety system) for Thunder Run. I remember waiting in a slow line years ago.

 

 

In short, the cost is too high too add a second train. It would require structure modification to final brake run to support the addition of a transfer table, mechanical equipment for a transfer table, the actual structure for the table, reprogramming the ride's sensors, and the cost of the new train. All of that would ring up a high bill pretty quickly.

 

It's really not a good investment for the park at this point.

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^ And we all know that's not going to happen. TR will always be one train operation.

 

Honestly, Ed Hart probably doesn't care about Thunder Run operating two trains. Besides, I'm pretty sure that he has much larger and more important issues to solve now.

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In short, the cost is too high too add a second train. It would require structure modification to final brake run to support the addition of a transfer table, mechanical equipment for a transfer table, the actual structure for the table, reprogramming the ride's sensors, and the cost of the new train. All of that would ring up a high bill pretty quickly.

 

Holiday World did it. Twice Just sayin...

 

It's really not a good investment for the park at this point.

 

I can understand and respect that. I hope they have the money some day

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Modifying a brake run and adding a transfer track is not rocket science or impossible, but it is very expensive. I have seen some incredibly short brake runs on wooden coasters where the train essentially flies into the brakes that allow for two train operation (cough Ravine Flyer II cough). I'm sure Kentucky Kingdom would enjoy having two trains for Thunder Run, but as others have mentioned it is just not the right time at this moment. Storm Chaser will probably cap off the major coaster expansions for a short time as they now have a very good offering of attractions. Once the park has most of the revitalization growing pains addressed, I would say improving capacity on a major coaster like Thunder Run becomes more of a necessary project.

 

But at this time, KK is doing the right thing in building new attractions that will build their market base so they can have a strong foundation for the future. Two trains is icing on the cake.

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Modifying a brake run and adding a transfer track is not rocket science or impossible, but it is very expensive. I have seen some incredibly short brake runs on wooden coasters where the train essentially flies into the brakes that allow for two train operation (cough Ravine Flyer II cough). I'm sure Kentucky Kingdom would enjoy having two trains for Thunder Run, but as others have mentioned it is just not the right time at this moment. Storm Chaser will probably cap off the major coaster expansions for a short time as they now have a very good offering of attractions. Once the park has most of the revitalization growing pains addressed, I would say improving capacity on a major coaster like Thunder Run becomes more of a necessary project.

 

But at this time, KK is doing the right thing in building new attractions that will build their market base so they can have a strong foundation for the future. Two trains is icing on the cake.

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