TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby mikeykaise » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:12 pm

New entrance to water park from behind Thunder Run
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New T Intersection, going left takes you out towards Storm Chaser, right goes to the new water park entrance and straight takes you under TR
I can't remember if this was here before or not but Thunder Run is sporting a new mechanical room
They teased us with a train parked in the station
Alas! We were denied since the train would come flying off the track which would be a whole new ride
new trains with stadium seating, the back seat sits a little higher even though you can't tell from the back rests
flying wooden shoes, hopefully no chance of athlete's foot
a cool poster I saw while most everyone was drooling over some ACE display on the other wall
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I wanna ride, but alas denied yet again! Curse you Storm Chaser I shall tame you this year!
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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby mikeykaise » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:24 pm

Last set:
yes we got let into the heavenly gates.....
yes I'm a dirty coaster perv who likes to stare up at coaster bits
can I just camp out here all summer and watch the trains go by every day?
lubricated for your pleasure
new for this year
pretty cars
that's bigger than I was expecting and that's what she said
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no lightning strikes today
fun ride but I can never get the cables to snap on these type of rides
*plays ACDC's for whom the bell tolls* the reason for this being the last season is because of wood structure issues.
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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:19 pm

Great photos, both of you -- thanks for sharing! Only one question--why a photo on T3? Who would want photo evidence that they rode that piece of sh*t?

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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby Midgetman82 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:58 pm

The wood for Thunder Run's mechanical room looks to have been replaced. There used to be remnants of one very old graffiti tag on there. Glad that's gone!
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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby Naina21 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:26 am

mikeykaise wrote:Last set:

Thanks for adding on! I didn't use my regular camera, just my phone in order to tweet photos, so I didn't take as many as I would have if I had my camera in my hands.

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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby John Peck » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:23 am

Great photos everyone.

Put me in the bummed category about the Enterprise, I would like to see it replaced with a newer model... I mean, they already have the foundation, just replace it with a new one maybe the following year after removing it... so it will at least be something "new" to market.

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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby sfkk » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:51 am

I am actually more disappointed about this apparently being the last year for Mt. Slide Hai. Those slides are some of the best old-school tube slides I have ridden with lots of sharp, small drops that make you loose your stomach for a split second. This is something that every new tube slide I have been on seems to lack, the new slides just gently slope downwards the entire ride more often than not. But, I am also glad to see all of the improvements that are being done and cannot wait to hear about the upcoming plans next month. I also really like the new pathway and what they have done with opening up Thunder Run more by putting up more see-through fences to give it much more of a visible presence in the park.

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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby TheDarkMaxim » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:28 am

The extensive use of black chain-link fence, and plopping rides on pre existing slabs of concrete is what really irks me about KK. It just looks sloppy in my opinion.

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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:07 am

Great TR and photo guys! I missed a lot of what was said derpin around in the back. I just took iPhone photos but I'll post some of the ones I liked on here.

As it was brought up in the Q&A, Kentucky Kingdom considers coaster enthusiasts a valuable free marketing asset and they enjoy and take care of us. They certainly did that and I had a great time.
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Re: TR: Keys to the Kingdom - a KK event

Postby cparkes92 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:49 am

I love your Storm Chaser selfie :)
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