Out of curiosity, do they ever run two trains on Lightning Run? Pretty much everything was a walk-on this past weekend except Lightning Run, which was only using one train. The same thing happened for my visit last year on Labor Day weekend.
Yep, they have and usually still do. I don't know how they constitute when to bring on a second train tho, because they plan that out before the day starts and rarely ever add a second train during the day (likely due to how long it takes to do so).
Trip planning question, how much time is necessary for a visit to Kentucky Kingdom? I’m planning a Holiday World-Kentucky Kingdom-Kings Island Trip for next month and wondering if Kentucky Kingdom is a park I should plan to spend a full day at or if I can ride all the coasters & best flats in a few hours and then head to Kings Island.
Are you planning on doing the water park? If you cut that out, I think Kentukcy Kingdom can comfortably be done in a half day although I could have easily spent more.
Get there at opening and ride Lightning Run a few times. This past Sunday, that was the longest line by far at a half hour. Storm Chaser, Thunder Run, and Kentucky Flyer never had more than a 5-10 minute wait. I rode T3 early, but I could see that one getting a bit of a queue with the single short train.
Kentucky Flyer won't que too much, the ride itself is only like 30-50 secs out and back so it's a pretty quick return to the station and they have 2 trains so there may be a short line but it doesn't take long to get on the trains.
I love Kentucky Kingdom and really the slow ops is the only real thing that kills it. I went to the water park and they had one lifeguard at the top of a complex managing 3 slides. I felt so sorry for the woman. The River Rapids ride only had 2 ops working on it, the Tin Lizzies had one college age girl working it and she was running from the entrance to the exit and then pulling the cars up.
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