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The website for the event mentioned a Friday The 13th themed 5D theater show, does anyone know if this attraction has been used at any other parks during a Halloween event? I'm not familiar with it from previous event but have been out of the loop a bit, but it sounds like an interesting concept. Most 3/4/5D theater rides are kinda cheesy since they're usually meant for kids, but if this one is more R-rated out the gate then it might be interesting.

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The website for the event mentioned a Friday The 13th themed 5D theater show, does anyone know if this attraction has been used at any other parks during a Halloween event?

I believe it's the same one as at Kennywood, which is basically just a short edit of the 2009 remake plus some extra effects.

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As a response for Kentucky Kingdom's BIG NEWS concerning T3, methinks we should get at least a thousand people to enter the queuing line for T3 at one time to fill that entire line up and hire a DJ to play heavy metal music as the riders wait for hours to ride it (T3 has only one train in operation unless on the day I was visiting the park the second train was taken off the tracks and was held inside a workshop ).

 

And here's the name of that event:

 

HEAD BANGER'S PARTY

 

To you riders and amusement park flyers out there - What da ya think?

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(T3 has only one train in operation unless on the day I was visiting the park the second train was taken off the tracks and was held inside a workshop ).

The coaster has been single train for the whole season.

 

They've been poking fun at T3 the whole year knowing fully-well how the community reacts to the mere mention of the ride. The fact they're embracing it all to the point that the coaster itself becomes a meme is downright hilarious.

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As a response for Kentucky Kingdom's BIG NEWS concerning T3, methinks we should get at least a thousand people to enter the queuing line for T3 at one time to fill that entire line up and hire a DJ to play heavy metal music as the riders wait for hours to ride it (T3 has only one train in operation unless on the day I was visiting the park the second train was taken off the tracks and was held inside a workshop ).

 

And here's the name of that event:

 

HEAD BANGER'S PARTY

 

To you riders and amusement park flyers out there - What da ya think?

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Been a hot minute (a few weeks) since I've last been to the park, but today was last daytime operations before HalloScream goes into full swing so I figured I'd stop by for the final 3 hours of the day, get some rides and look at some of the early theming done for the park's haunt event.

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These guys used to be out in front of the park's entrance, and got moved inside.

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Tin Lizzie's hot rods driven by some seemingly radioactive ancient relatives.

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New show? Don't remember reading about this on the site. At the same location the Sea Lions would perform.

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The 4D Cinema facade was actively getting a makeover with some new stuff. Friendly reminder that the cinema itself will get a new show featuring Friday the 13th.

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Storm Chaser and Lightning Run's station light also got a lil decoration. On top of that, some areas of the park received blacklight, and plenty new lights were scattered all around the park to light it up at night.

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The whole water park area will be themed to Mardi Grave, a spooky Mardi Gras looking area. The Craft Beer Garden will have Frank N. Stein’s LaBARatory and some of the picnic pavilion behind it will be dedicated to at least one of the haunted houses (I'm not sure where the other is).

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I'll be there this Friday for their Halloween event! I'm so excited. If all goes well, Storm Chaser will be my friend's #50th coaster and he is beyond excited. I haven't been to the park while it's operating since Fall, 2016, so I'm excited for more Lightning Run and Storm Chaser rides (sans losing my keys ).

 

One question: does the park accept online tickets pulled up on my phone or do I need to print my tickets? I couldn't figure it out online.

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Got to try out the mazes at media night last night, and enjoyed them quite a lot! It's 50/50 from what I can tell on what's the crowd favorite, but my personal favorite haunt maze was definitely Zombie Wasteland. The food at the event was also fantastic, and there's more than plenty of spicy food options available. Friday the 13th 5D was also as I expected, with all the violence, gore, and jumpscares you come to expect from the movie, with added 3d glasses and motion seats.

 

Can't wait to be back when the rides are also open. The park looked fantastic in the dark!

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Went to the opening night of Halloscream, with two of my girlfriends. Kentucky Kingdom did a good job, on the return of Halloscream. There is not to much Halloween props, through the park, just rides in the dark. Most of Halloscream takes place in the Picnic pavilions and the plaza area between the waterpark. The 2 Haunted Houses, Die Laughing, A Clown Funeral and Zombie Wasteland are located in some of the pavilions and the shopping Bazaar in another. They had some really cool " Selfie Props " in the Bizarre Bazaar. The Mardi Grave, dance party, was in the plaza area in Hurricane Bay. There is a stage, with a Zombie D.J. playing music and Zombies out dancing in the laser lights and Fog. All in all it's a great start,to the return of Halloscream.

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Most of my pictures had me and my girls in them. So this entrance photo is all I will post.

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Last night was pretty eerie arriving to the park so late and all of the dry rides still operating. Considering I'm most used to not being at the fairgrounds when it's dark out, and it also wasn't super clear that the park was open for nighttime rides due to how fairly dark it was in the park as well. Still, with all the major rides running it was pretty cool nonetheless!

 

Storm Chaser at night was absolutely bonkers and absolutely worth coming out to the park alone to try! So awesome being able to see less and feeling like it's running faster than daytime! The exact same could be said for Lightning Run as well, though it wasn't the first time I've ridden that at night! Operations got a lil funky when we realized (after arriving around 9pm) the thrill rides would close at 10pm, so there was only the haunt activities and houses to experience after for the last two hours (which with the lines for the haunts was enough time, I think). We saved the haunted houses for last and hit up Lightning Run, then twice on Storm Chaser before we wandered to the haunt area.

 

Compared to media night, Zombie Wasteland was EXTRA dark and loud, which made for a much more memorable walk through! Ed had mentioned at media day that planning for the whole haunt started to take place in July, and I absolutely have to commend the park on the outstanding work they did with it all considering the extremely tight deadline to meet for the park and for Oak Island Creative. I plan to be back for more night rides in a couple weeks.

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The second trains were fully removed from LR and SC, so one train ops, but still not too bad of a wait.

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Love the cobwebs and colored lights in each station!

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This was easily the most beautiful part of the park, imo. This was coming across the crosswalk path towards Thunder Run.

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The moon overlooking thunder run!

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Bella Musica carousel in it's full lit-up glory! Definitely a rarity to see that was worth appreciating!

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So, fun fact: I did not know Flying Dutchman had lights on it! Guess I never looked hard enough up there.

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Ending the night of rides with the very last train of the night on Storm Chaser in front row! While no rides are pitch black, it is definitely a much different experience and thrill trying these coasters when theres much less lights on! After this, we went to the 2 haunted houses.

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