Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:05 am

Midgetman82 wrote:D'aww, it's cute.

Also, the photos reinforce my boardwalk coaster perspective.

I know, I can see that! The coaster will look awesome running along the wave pool. :)
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:59 pm

They are moving right along with Kentucky Flyer construction. Thanks to Mark Brunner, for the pics.
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The view as you'll enter Kentucky Flyer
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Looking up the lift hill
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Transfer table
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Station is coming together
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Train storage shed
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Leaving station to go up the lift hill
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Turn around ready to be started
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First drop
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Kentucky Flyer
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View as you enter the Hurricane Beach Club
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Station
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Track stating to go down
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:15 pm

Great shots, there. :smile: Thanks for finding and posting them.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:33 pm

^ I used to work with Mark Brunner, a friend of mine who stills works there and he says I can share them. Waiting to go on a winter walk through, this Saturday and I'll get some more. This is my home park and I'm excited cause it looks like it's going to be a fun coaster.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby mikeykaise » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:15 am

When I'm wrong I admit I'm wrong. I first thought the placement was rather odd when they first announced Flyer but now that I see it I really like the whole boardwalk/waterslides/coaster affect they were going for.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:51 pm

Damn. This thing is taking shape in no time. Coaster construction moves along swiftly when all you need are aluminum ladders and a good set of power tools.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:33 pm

A few more pics, from Mark Brunner at Kentucky Kingdom. Going on a winter walk-through tomorrow, will post a full report tomorrow afternoon.
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Heading into the turn around.
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Starting to work on the turn around
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Getting ready to build the cross over
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby mark549 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:07 pm

The station framing looks like supports for an RMC inversion.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:37 pm

I'm going to be honest, when this thing was first announced I was upset it wasn't something bigger. Looking back, I realize how stupid that thought was. This little coaster looks super fun and I'm sure it will fly through the layout. I'm super excited for it and I'm looking forward to the pictures tomorrow!
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