Kentucky Kingdom: General Discussion

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  1. BigAl

    BigAl TowersStreet Member

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    The pacing looks good! Assuming it's at least as smooth as the other Chance coasters, this could be a pretty great new coaster!

    Can't wait to see a POV of it.

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    Looks great. I especially love the pointy hills at the end; they look weird on POV, but I'm sure they'll be incredible when actually riding.
     
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    A lot snappier than I expected. I always thought this looked promising but that POV is brilliant.
     
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    Perfect for a Lightwater or something. Looks quick, snakes round the track gracefully but quite aggressively.

    Think it looks really impressive actually!
     
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    Although the park officially opens next sat, the park opened up for enthusiast group ACE and Amazon rented the park for its employees yesterday. Reviews of Lightening Run all say its an amazing coaster which is full of ejector air airtime and that Chance will sell loads of them. It cost less than $7m (Around £4m max). This is the perfect ride for a non merlin UK park especially Drayton Manor or Flamingo land, plus gives smaller parks the opportunity to get a decent coaster when cant afford a Mack, Intamin or B&M coaster.
     
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    Great. It looks hideous, reeks of cheapness (mostly by virtue to it looking identical to ugly coasters built 25 years ago) and is horrible to look at. Did I mention it's ugly?

    Also, it might look fun but when you can get a Mack (Alpina Blitz) for a similar cost, why would you go with Chance?
     
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    Am I alone in liking the way this coaster looks? It's true that the track design has its roots in Arrow hyper track but it's not identical, it has different ties and most significantly, the track shaping is worlds away from Arrow's efforts.

    To me the fluid, modern, properly heartlined shaping gives it a completely different look. I've never found Arrow's hyper track to be that unsightly anyway, it was always the support structure that I found offensive.

    There are many reasons to not buy a Mack if you're a US park. For a start, they're based in Germany which will push up the cost of the ride much more than a ride made in America. Plus if anything goes wrong, can you imagine having to pay for and wait for parts if there's an issue?

    I'm not sure if Mack outsource their US production in the way that B&M do but if they don't, it might go some way towards explaining why there are so few Macks in America.

    I don't have anything against Mack, it's obvious that they produce quality coasters but the fanboyish attitudes of many towards them is ridiculous. It's okay to install a coaster that isn't a Mack!
     
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    I think it looks great, despite the colour scheme! It's great to see Chance building new coasters too.
     
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    I love it!

    It looks like what I would term a "proper coaster".

    Great track, nice colour, graceful movement around the track and 4m? What's not to love?!

    Bet it is a proper good laugh!
     
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    Ha! If only it really were like an Arrow coaster. Perhaps they'd still be in business if they had been able to build roller coasters without relying on coat hanger wires sooner.

    It looks like a great ride and will do well for the park, and that's what matters, regardless of who made it and whether the odd enthusiast thinks it looks a little dated. :)
     
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    The park have announced this on their website:
    I don't know much about the park but it appears that T3 (formally called T2) is a Vekoma SLC so not the most exciting news in the world. I'd imagine the rapids may be another ride that is already there that they'll be getting ready to open next year.

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    Long time no update!

    The park's Twisted Twins wooden coaster has been shut since the park re-opened. However there is a lot of work taking place on the ride at present whereby some sections of structure have been removed and in others track has been removed from the structure. Here are some photos from All-American Thrills:

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    Rumours of an RMC conversion are rife. I think an annoucement is due soon.

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    Well here we go, RMC for 2016 is announced! It will be using the IBox track and be called Storm Chaser.

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    You can see more here.


    Certainly an interesting layout. 2016 is going to be quite a year for RMC!

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    That is a great quality promo vid!

    Also, I didn't know that Rita had three 'Off Axis Airtime Hills'! :)
     
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    Construction of Storm Chaser is progressing well, here are some photos from Sceamscape:

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    The drop is looking delicious!

    :)
     
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    This does look rather interesting
     
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    RMC have posted some new photos of this:

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    I can already feel the airtime!

    :)
     
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    Long time, no update. A few new photos from RMC:

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    :)
     
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    That airtime hill looks obscene!
     
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