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

Continued:
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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
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I can't remember if this was here before or not but Thunder Run is sporting a new mechanical room
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They teased us with a train parked in the station
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Alas! We were denied since the train would come flying off the track which would be a whole new ride
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new trains with stadium seating, the back seat sits a little higher even though you can't tell from the back rests
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flying wooden shoes, hopefully no chance of athlete's foot
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a cool poster I saw while most everyone was drooling over some ACE display on the other wall
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future home of Speedway
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one Speedway coming right up
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you will get drenched on this ride just not today
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oooohhhhhh I spy with my little eye, some beautiful RMC awesomeness!!!!
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a beautiful sight!
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twisted goodness
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such a twisted wicked (yes a thowback to Twisted Twins so sue me) design
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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:
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yes we got let into the heavenly gates.....
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yes I'm a dirty coaster perv who likes to stare up at coaster bits
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can I just camp out here all summer and watch the trains go by every day?
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lubricated for your pleasure
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*drooooool*
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new for this year
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pretty cars
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that's bigger than I was expecting and that's what she said
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a beautiful bar that got the Six Flags treatment and hmmm, shocker was rescued by Ed Hart's group (was submerged thanks to Katrina)
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hmmmm... good food
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the man himself, such a great guy, he was asking us questions instead of just answering questions
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I never got a chance to ride Greased Lightning so I can't say I miss it or not but I definitely approve of the replacement
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no lightning strikes today
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fun ride but I can never get the cables to snap on these type of rides
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*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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Aforementioned chair
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Saran wrapped fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo?
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Something weird and cool to me about a dried up water park
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One of my favorite steel coasters
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I took a ton of pictures of this ride yesterday
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This is my favorite photo
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Had to post one of my Storm chaser selfies.
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I call this tree "Mystic Timbers."
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The man himself!
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From the top of a water slide
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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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