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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:32 am

WolfBobs wrote:^Not gonna lie... that white with red looks seeexy.

Also, can more park invest in these family GG woodies? MIA, Dorney? Please? Thanks!


Give it some time. Maybe it'll happen. Woodies are becoming less popular to buy in general. Parks can save money with the steel coasters, and the GP doesn't really seem to care about the difference that much. Parks might have 1-2 just to check the boxes off, but if they're bigger parks they'll probably want a bigger wooden coaster. Hence why these small woodies have been going to smaller parks.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:35 am

WolfBobs wrote: MIA, Dorney? Please?


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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:23 am

I too love the color scheme probably because it matches the Yankee Cannonball.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:35 am

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:Woodies are becoming less popular to buy in general..


Funny, the numbers tell a different story. According to RCDB the amount of woodies built each year over the last 15 years:
2004 - 5
2005 - 1
2006 - 4
2007 - 6
2008 - 5
2009 - 5
2010 - 2
2011 - 5
2012 - 2
2013 - 5
2014 - 3
2015 - 5
2016 - 6
2017 - 7
2018 - 4

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:29 pm

I guess it depends where you're looking at. The steelies and unique ones (i.e. RMC hybrids) hog most of the limelight, and new "box car" woodies are practically phasing out.

Some recent ones that came to my mind are compact (Mine Blower, White Lightning, Kentucky Flyer), and others were even weird "almost-but-not-technically-hybrid" things (Outlaw Run, Lightning Rod, Goliath).

Upon checking RCDB mid-typing this, I left out GCI's (Mystic Timbers, Gold Striker).
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby WolfBobs » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:58 am

coasterbill wrote:
WolfBobs wrote: MIA, Dorney? Please?


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:lmao: :lmao:

Yeaaaa.. the likelihood of either of those two parks getting one are low. But assuming with the low cost of these smaller GG woodies ya think if those two (or similar) parks would consider new coasters anytime in the next decade or 3 these rides would be legitimate candidates.

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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:29 am

WolfBobs wrote:
coasterbill wrote:
WolfBobs wrote: MIA, Dorney? Please?


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:lmao: :lmao:

Yeaaaa.. the likelihood of either of those two parks getting one are low. But assuming with the low cost of these smaller GG woodies ya think if those two (or similar) parks would consider new coasters anytime in the next decade or 3 these rides would be legitimate candidates.


MIA already has 3 wood coasters. One being a junior woodie called Zachs Zoomer. Dorney on the other hand could use a solid wood coaster. I would love to see a mind blower type ride at that park. But considering Cedar Fairs love affair with GCI it would most likely not be a gravity group.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby ratdogg68 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:45 pm

2nd Train for Kentucky Flyer released today. Thanks to Kentucky Kingdom for the picture.
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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:14 pm

coasterbill wrote:
WolfBobs wrote: MIA, Dorney? Please?


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Re: Kentucky Kingdom (SFKK, KK) Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:21 pm

thrillrider wrote:
coasterbill wrote:
WolfBobs wrote: MIA, Dorney? Please?


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Michigan's adventure already blew the next 3 years budgets on a new park bench.


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