Five years ago I went to Kentucky Kingdom to personally welcome an amusement park that Six Flags closed and a brand new owner that reopened it. The park still had at least a quarter of itself closed to the public in hopes that new rides and improvements to existing attractions would be opened in the upcoming years. Despite the park being smaller, it still packed plenty of thrills. But when I came early in the season (first week of June
) two things happened that made this trip less than perfect. 1-
I was excited to be riding LIGHTNING RUN
and even waited to ride in the front, but when the restraints went down I was told I couldn't fit into the restraints and I had to leave the ride. I had no problems riding THUNDER RUN
nor ROLLER SKATER
, but I was too big to ride LIGHTNING RUN
I wanted to ride the new water park additions, but they didn't open up until three p.m. While I did ride DAREDEVIL DIVE
I couldn't ride the other new additions because they were either closed due to staff shortages or I spend so much time waiting in line I couldn't get on any other water slide.
That was five years ago. . . this is NOW!!! I have lost enough weight so I could ride THE CLAW
at HERSHEYPARK, so I figured if I could ride The Claw then I should be able to ride LIGHTNING RUN
. As for the water park I'm just going to stay on the dry rides. Plus, they park added more rides that I haven't ridden yet.
So come the last week of July, I shall go to Kentucky Kingdom and get my revenge. I'm also going to Holiday World and I will kick if off my park tour with a visit to Camden Park.
Then I shall be . . .