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

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Yeah yeah, but no offense to said poster but who's word are we taking on this? The whole damn theme park following internet all seems to think that there's SOMETHING scheduled to be announced sooner rather than later for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. While it's possible that it's just one big 13 year old wannabe-insider circle jerk...a few reputable outlets have picked up on this as well. Besides, I'm not entirely sure I'd just take the word of some kid placed in charge of social media for Kentucky Kingdom as any more golden than anyone else's.

 

Long story short: There's a lot of smoke that SOMETHING is coming down the pike sooner rather than later. So who's word are we taking?

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It's neither cheap, easy, or practical to dig a 100 foot deep tunnel. Apparently Roller Coaster Tycoon is catching on again.

Herschend was and is a different brand than Six Flags.   There is one certainty. Kentucky Kingdom will not be receiving a launched wooden roller coaster any time soon.

Yeah, I think the only 'concern' is because people see this park going more the way of Celebration City or Wild Adventures than becoming the next SDC or Dollywood.  I think it will stay pretty much th

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I hope it's a bumper cars expansion.

That would be nice, but they've been hyping next year's addition too much. It's gotta be a coaster. Personally, I think a spinning coaster would compliment their lineup very well. It's a fun family coaster that many people will enjoy.

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This will be a great addition to the coaster they received last year.

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Yeah yeah, but no offense to said poster but who's word are we taking on this? The whole damn theme park following internet all seems to think that there's SOMETHING scheduled to be announced sooner rather than later for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. While it's possible that it's just one big 13 year old wannabe-insider circle jerk...a few reputable outlets have picked up on this as well. Besides, I'm not entirely sure I'd just take the word of some kid placed in charge of social media for Kentucky Kingdom as any more golden than anyone else's.

 

Long story short: There's a lot of smoke that SOMETHING is coming down the pike sooner rather than later. So who's word are we taking?

 

If you repeat a lie enough, people think it’s true

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The whole damn theme park following internet all seems to think that there's SOMETHING scheduled to be announced sooner rather than later for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

 

The "damn theme park following internet" also thought that new Mean Streak was opening this season and some people still think it'll be open for Halloweekends. The "damn theme park following internet" has been convinced every year for the last 5 years that Canada's Wonderland was getting a new coaster that year named "Ziz" that still doesn't exist. The "damn theme park following internet"also thinks that Lightning Rod is getting a chain lift. The "damn theme park following internet" at one point legitimately believed that Magnum XL 200 was sinking into the ground. The "damn theme park following internet" also thinks that park anniversary years equal reckless spending and massive new coasters and are in no way deterred from that belief by Kings Dominion's singing mushroom expansion. The "damn theme park following internet" is possibly the worst source for anything ever.

 

I'm not entirely sure I'd just take the word of some kid placed in charge of social media for Kentucky Kingdom as any more golden than anyone else's.

 

Long story short: There's a lot of smoke that SOMETHING is coming down the pike sooner rather than later. So who's word are we taking?

 

What "reputable sources", where? There's a lot of smoke but it's all coming from enthusiasts in an echo chamber who have no inside information whatsoever.

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^Please think before you make assumptions and do thorough research. Just because you do not follow the park closely enough does not mean there is not evidence and it certainly does not mean that everyone is people that make things up. According to the video to which I will provide a link below you can clearly hear a park spokesperson say "18 and 19 will be announced in April". He then said that it could be later though so that it would not conflict with derby. If think a park official leading a guided tour is a source that is more than reputable. Obviously that didn't happen yet so plans must have changed slightly.

 

Go to time mark 5:10 for earlier mentioned statement.

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Now that you mention it I remember seeing that video but it's now June. I didn't realize we were still referencing it as potentially accurate information. I'm sure they'll announce their plans for next year some time between now and the beginning of next season but we really don't need up to the minute updates on it. Nobody knows anything about when this announcement is going to take place at this point. All we have lately are posts from people who are getting deadlines from random employees and posts like this...

 

I know for a fact there is going to be a big ride announcement next week!!!

 

where people turn out to be totally wrong because nobody knows what's actually going on but everyone loves to pretend that they do.

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The whole damn theme park following internet all seems to think that there's SOMETHING scheduled to be announced sooner rather than later for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

 

The "damn theme park following internet" also thought that new Mean Streak was opening this season and some people still think it'll be open for Halloweekends. The "damn theme park following internet" has been convinced every year for the last 5 years that Canada's Wonderland was getting a new coaster that year named "Ziz" that still doesn't exist. The "damn theme park following internet"also thinks that Lightning Rod is getting a chain lift. The "damn theme park following internet" at one point legitimately believed that Magnum XL 200 was sinking into the ground. The "damn theme park following internet" also thinks that park anniversary years equal reckless spending and massive new coasters and are in no way deterred from that belief by Kings Dominion's singing mushroom expansion. The "damn theme park following internet" is possibly the worst source for anything ever.

 

I'm not entirely sure I'd just take the word of some kid placed in charge of social media for Kentucky Kingdom as any more golden than anyone else's.

 

Long story short: There's a lot of smoke that SOMETHING is coming down the pike sooner rather than later. So who's word are we taking?

 

What "reputable sources", where? There's a lot of smoke but it's all coming from enthusiasts in an echo chamber who have no inside information whatsoever.

 

Might I suggest you take the bass out of your voice?

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So here we have a park employee stating that the announcement is coming, but Coasterbill here decides he's gonna say otherwise and that nobody knows a damned thing. Well, obviously we see WHY people were thinking an annoucement was coming. A park spokesman said so. Have plans changed? Obviously, but maybe ol' Billy here will think twice before decided to show his ass on an internet forum?

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So here we have a park employee stating that the announcement is coming

 

You also have a park employee 2 days ago saying that an announcement isn't coming in the near future at all but you decided to write that person off as (and I quote) "some kid placed in charge of social media for Kentucky Kingdom" who's word shouldn't "be taken as any more golden than anyone else".

 

You just want to focus on the employee who told you what you want to hear (even though that timeframe came and went) and ignore the one that told you what you didn't want to hear (that maybe you should exercise a little patience) and then get mad at anyone who dares to point out the fact that at this point nobody on this board knows anything about this announcement or when it's going to be.

 

You act as if the whole world is saying one thing and I'm the only one saying otherwise. A park representative said the same thing I'm saying 2 days ago, you just don't want to hear it.

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Listen CoasterBill, I HIGHLY suggest you change your tone right now. I'm really not the kinda cat that you wanna get into a pissing contest with, and frankly, there's no reason for one. CLEARLY there's two conflicting sources of information, and I don't see any reason why we couldn't or shouldn't discuss the notion in all forms. You're writing off a guy stating something publicly while hanging on the words of someone who simply said "Not that I'm aware of." So we don't know who knows what, what the plans were vs. what they currently are, ect ect ect. OBVIOUSLY they'll announce SOMETHING regarding the park at some point...whether it's THIS particular story arc of this phantom 2018/19 announcement or simply their routine 2018 announcement.

 

At the end of the day, it's all speculation. OBVIOUSLY something WAS planned whether that's still in the plans or not. Meanwhile, this is a park that has a lot of upward trajectory that's due for a lot of growth over the next 5+ years in terms of the water park and dry rides big and small. This here is a board to discuss and to speculate, otherwise, why even have the damn board? So we can all continue to read people's personal opinions and breakdowns and reviews of the park? That gets old after awhile, doesn't it? So we can all read a thousand posts asking about fast passes and how lines are? *yawns* So, I don't see why you're so damn defensive over discussing and speculating. It's a messageboard. We're messageboard posters. It's what we do. There's precisely no reason for you to be a dick about it, so again...take the bass out of your voice.

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I really don't see the point in continuing this discussion but the idea that I'm the one in this exchange who's being a dick and has "bass in my voice" is so hilarious that I can't help but point it out. If you want to continue complaining about my tone (which is incredibly non confrontational compared to yours) then send me a PM, nobody else cares.

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You don't see the point in continuing a conversation regarding two conflicting sources regarding the future of the park in terms of what rides may or may not be coming? You see no point in discussing and speculating about what may come in the future as well as what we'd like to see? One person said one thing. Another said "Not to my knowledge." And I'm just curious as to what's going on. I think it's a fair thing to converse and speculate about, and certainly more entertaining than the 100th post asking how lines are or reviewing the park. If YOU don't wanna chime in, cool. Scoot along. I'm not asking you to partake in this conversation. However, others have been engaged in it in the past few posts so clearly some folks care enough to discuss it.

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^^I'm all for discussing the future of the park, my post was in regards to all of the people who claim to have inside information on WHEN the announcement is going to be. At this point we have absolutely no idea. I don't think the announcement date will have any impact on what the announcement ends up being. Talking about what we want to see in the future is awesome, obsessing over the exact date that it's going to be announced is ridiculous.

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I don't care when the exact date is. That was never the damn point! I'm just not always able to stay up to date with what's going on, so I'm operating under the assumption that an annoucement is imminent, someone says otherwise, and I'm asking for clarification. You decided to be dismissive and act like a dick over it all for reasons that elude me. MEANWHILE, maybe someone else out there has a little more info than you and I that may want to chime in and answer? Discussions...it's what discussion boards are for, dude.

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No, you just decided to be dismissive when I was simply asking for clarification. The only person that started out being rude was you, for no particular reason. Don't want conflict, don't be a dick. That simple. To paint this in any other way is laughable. You acted like a jerk, and I called you out for it because it was wholey unnecessary when all I was seeking was clarification on the latest in what was going on regarding this phantom announcement. Nobody's inventing conflict, you just brought it upon yourself and I've little patience for people who behave the way you were on message boards.

 

SO TO CLARIFY....

 

A spokesperson said, on video, early in the year that they would annouce plans for 2018/19 in the spring. HOWEVER, just a couple of days ago we find out that that has evidently changed and now no such announcement is imminent. Is that up to date? Is that the latest? That's all I'm asking! CLEARLY other theme park following sites ect. are still operating under the assumption that SOMETHING is imminent, so I'm simply trying to get clarification as to what's going on seeing as I'm not always plugged into this.

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I'm really not the kinda cat that you wanna get into a pissing contest with

LMFAO

*waits for the next post for Rabbit_in_Red to lie about his karate black belt or how much he can bench press*

This has the potential to be just as entertaining as AIM chat rooms in my early teens!

Seriously, dude. What kind of statement is that to make?

 

Everyone thinks something's coming. One person on here says otherwise. You understand why there's a disconnect, right?

My home park is SFSTL. Therefor, I don't get my hopes up for anything until it's announced. Buzz and Rumor is just that. It's fine that you're excited, but not all of us like to speculate over something that is only a rumor at this point. What makes it wrong for someone to post their opposing point of view? Are you so self conscious about your personal commitment to the possibility of some incredible park announcement that you have to become incredibly defensive when another poster speculates that there will be no such announcement?

 

 

According to the video to which I will provide a link below you can clearly hear a park spokesperson say "18 and 19 will be announced in April or shortly afterwards so as to not get caught up in derby".

I get that, but April and, in my (virtually worthless) opinion, "shortly after" have already passed. Has anything else been teased before or after that statement? (legitimate question)

 

Gentlemen (and ladies), I can't tell you how impressed I was with this park and I can't wait to go back. Adding a new, preferably smooth, large scale coaster would make this park even better. I would be stoked and I really hope one is announced within the next couple years. However, although I haven't been paying very close attention, I haven't seen anything to hang all of my hopes on. My pessimistic nature is overwhelming, but I sincerely hope I am surprised.

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