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Speaking of Holiday World (I'm sure this is more of a question for that forum) do they have any such discounts or twilight pass? I was considering trying to split a day between the two parks. Feasible?

If you're just going for the coasters (which you shouldn't do) then you can do both in one day. Start with KK and then go to HW, because due to the time change you'll arrive 30 minutes after you left KK.

 

Really, though, both these parks are so much more than just coasters. KK is a full day park and HW is a two day park. You'll need a whole day just for Splashin' Safari.

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Speaking of Holiday World (I'm sure this is more of a question for that forum) do they have any such discounts or twilight pass? I was considering trying to split a day between the two parks. Feasible?

If you're just going for the coasters (which you shouldn't do) then you can do both in one day. Start with KK and then go to HW, because due to the time change you'll arrive 30 minutes after you left KK.

 

Really, though, both these parks are so much more than just coasters. KK is a full day park and HW is a two day park. You'll need a whole day just for Splashin' Safari.

 

Yeah, I've not been to KK since it was owned by SF. Same time frame for HW as well. The catch is we are going to hit these parks while visiting my in-laws so we won't have much time.

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Fair enough. I did both Disney parks in Anaheim in one day, so I totally get taking advantage of whatever time you have, even if it's not a lot.

 

You'll be in for a long day and pressed for time the whole way, but it helps that you've been to both before. At KK, skip T3 and the waterpark. Go to Lightning Run at opening, then Fearfall and Cyclos. Go to the back, hit Thunder Run if the line's short, but you've probably been on it at SFKK. Storm Chaser lots. Back to Lightning Run, leave. Get lunch in the car.

 

30 minutes later due to time zone magic, arrive at HW. Go straight to the water park and ride Mammoth and Wildebeest as much as you can. Then ride Thunderbird lots, and make your way to the front, hitting the three woodies as you go. Gobbler Getaway if there's time between Voyage and Legend.

 

It's one breakneck day, and expensive considering you won't really get your money's worth on the tickets only spending a few hours in each park. But Storm Chaser, Lightning Run, and Thunderbird are all too awesome to pass up. Have fun!

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Kentucky Kingdom has a water coaster, too. You'll have Mammutt and Wildebeast to ride that same day, sure, but a water coaster is a water coaster. There aren't that many, so get in all the ones you can.

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Dang. I didn't realize I'd be getting a agenda for the day. Thanks for the detailed input. As time gets closer we will see if it's something we really wanna do. Maybe it'd be worth taking one extra day on the trip and not having to rush.

 

Good to know I have options.

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Does Thunder Run even need a second train? I haven't been to the park since it was SF, so I don't remember how lines were.

 

 

 

^ But how would they conveniently remove a train from the track when the train needs to be serviced?? . . . And where would they store it?

 

 

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^But just like the argument that Disney should not add another track to Toy Story or another theater for Soarin, I would rather see KK spent the money that could be spent on a transfer track for Thunder Run on a cool flat ride or put the money towards getting their next coaster quicker. A new ride still increases park capacity, but offers a new and unique experience. I am sure the park could have put a second train on Thunder Run, but it probably would have been a similar amount as the Larson super loop they are getting this year. By getting the Super Loop instead, they still receive a likely comparable park capacity boost, but over two experiences instead of one. Plus there is the fact that I have never gone to KK when the line for TR is longer that 30 mins, and I go a lot!

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I am sure the park could have put a second train on Thunder Run, but it probably would have been a similar amount as the Larson super loop they are getting this year.

Exactly. Why get a new train for a coaster when you can get an entirely new coaster? Those Larson Super Loops are great coasters, and people will love this.

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I've not been to Kentucky Kingdom, even going back to the Six Flags days, to where I couldn't just walk onto Thunder Run or wait two runs TOPS before riding. I don't think there's a real necessity for a second train.

 

I've seen it been a little worse than that since the re-opening. The longest I have waited is about 20-25 minutes (around the bottom of stairs to the station).

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I am sure the park could have put a second train on Thunder Run, but it probably would have been a similar amount as the Larson super loop they are getting this year.

Exactly. Why get a new train for a coaster when you can get an entirely new coaster? Those Larson Super Loops are great coasters, and people will love this.

 

 

This new roller coaster has put this park on the map for me. Planning a visit right now, and I'll be running right over to this new yellow roller coaster as soon as I get there. I'm honestly really surprised this new yellow looping roller coaster is not on more "most anticipated roller coasters of 2017" lists. It goes forwards and backwards. And let's face it - there aren't too many roller coasters that go forward and backwards where you can go face to face with a complete stranger and possibly even have them throw up right on your face. Face your fears for a unique experience, guys.

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I am sure the park could have put a second train on Thunder Run, but it probably would have been a similar amount as the Larson super loop they are getting this year.

Exactly. Why get a new train for a coaster when you can get an entirely new coaster? Those Larson Super Loops are great coasters, and people will love this.

 

 

This new roller coaster has put this park on the map for me. Planning a visit right now, and I'll be running right over to this new yellow roller coaster as soon as I get there. I'm honestly really surprised this new yellow looping roller coaster is not on more "most anticipated roller coasters of 2017" lists. It goes forwards and backwards. And let's face it - there aren't too many roller coasters that go forward and backwards where you can go face to face with a complete stranger and possibly even have them throw up right on your face. Face your fears for a unique experience, guys.

 

 

Man, I would really love to experience a rollback on this coaster. It's always been my dream to experience a rollback on a Larson Super Loop. I'd love that even more than I'd want a rollback on Dragster. Like 11293210938x more!

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