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

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Super pumped to have a new TGG family coaster open within weekend trip distance from me. Still can't believe people were dumb enough to think they were getting Firehawk. I assume all of those people had A) never seen Firehawk and B) never been to KK to judge where it would go. It would take up half the water park.

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Looks like a good choice for families. Are these pretty fun for all ages?

 

Looks like a great addition. Does anyone know where in the park this is going?

 

Based on the animation, right in front of the mountains.

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Looks like a good choice for families. Are these pretty fun for all ages?

 

Looks like a great addition. Does anyone know where in the park this is going?

 

Based on the animation, right in front of the mountains.

 

I haven't been on Oscar's Wacky Taxi, but Wooden Warrior is deceivingly fun with some nice pops of air (and from what I hear Oscar is the same way). If this ride is anything like those two, you'll love it.

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Phenomenal addition and a really smart move by the park. They needed this!

 

If they could build out that stretch of the park connecting back to T3 with some shade and just a few family additions -- one or two flats, they could really make this a well-rounded park with this family woodie there (it'll be tough given the limited space, but parks have done more with less space e.g. FunSpot, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Lake Compounce, and Gröna Lund).

 

My main gripe with Kentucky Kingdom was that their limitations of adding "wherever space is available" makes it feel like families are crammed in the front, thrill rides are crammed in the back, no transition to the water park conspicuously in between (at least Holiday World has defined boundaries), and then there's that road jammed through the middle of the park.

 

Kentucky Kingdom really needs to build out as a family destination with some local charm (not a Six Flags thrill park where parents dump their kids for the day). They have really been smart about their additions and park planning these past few years and Kentucky Flyer goes to show that they are trying to keep that direction moving forward.

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Question though, If that is the location of Kentucky Flyer, When or if they ever build a hyper or something between 150 and 200 feet, would they have room to put it anywhere? To my knowledge, that is the only area in the park where something that tall can even possibly be built. My theory though is that they wanted to build something smaller and affordable for this year so that in the next 3-5 years, they can finally invest in a bigger coaster like a hyper or even a RMC T-Rex.. What do y'all think?

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