Kentucky Kingdom: General Discussion

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  1. Danny

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    I have to say they do have one of the most creative social media teams of theme parks out there.

    They have a Keys to the Kingdom enthusiast event on August 30th, so they might let something slip about it then.
     
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    Kentucky Kingdom have announced that Storm Chaser is made out of cake :laughing:
     
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    I want some of what Kentucky Kingdom's social media team are on!
     
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    And they went and missed the obvious "record baking news" pun. :(
     
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    In his latest video, Airtime Thrills seems to have found evidence that Kentucky Kingdom's getting a new coaster next year.

    ...An SLC.

    ...Right next door to their current SLC, T3.

    ...The new one will apparently be called T4.



    Am I the only one who's struggling to make sense of this?
     
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    I was struggling to make sense of it too, but apparently it’s some kind of joke among those close to Kentucky Kingdom.
     
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    Indeed, it is a bit of a long running joke that Kentucky Kingdom are completely in on as they know just how much people love (hate) T3!
     
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    Ah. Of course. Can I blame being half-asleep when I made my original post? :p
     
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    Not to worry; I was confused too before someone told me!
     
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    Kentucky Kingdom loves to troll around with enthusiasts. Don't always take what the park says on social media as concrete words, as chances are it's a prank. Example; increasing the height of their water slide to 500ft.
     
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    Christ if our American coaster dork friends hate T3, I'd love to see them on Infusion or El Condor.
     
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    I'd take Infusion over T3 any day. Maybe not Condor though.
     
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    Really? I thought it was actually pretty good with the best restraints.
     
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    Condor's getting the new trains next year so it might be a bit better? And to think they're missing a trick here!
     
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    In a very interesting move, it’s rumoured that Herschend Family Entertainment (operators of Dollywood, Silver Dollar City and Wild Adventures, amongst other attractions), may be gaining some sort of involvement with Kentucky Kingdom.

    In recent days, the park has begun teasing “a new story” on their Twitter, with cryptic clues including a map that just so happens to link all of the current Herschend properties together, and a number of graph emojis afterwards that just so happens to have the same number of letters as “Herschend”. There are also rumblings of potential financial difficulties at Kentucky Kingdom at the moment, and Ed Hart was reportedly seen with the CEO of Herschend at the park towards the end of 2020.

    Screamscape has suggested that Ed Hart may be looking to sell a majority stake in the park to Herschend, which would also see a $7m capital injection made into the park (presumably towards new attractions, infrastructure etc.). Here’s what Lance had to say:
    Here’s the Screamscape link, if you want more info: http://screamscape.com/html/kentucky_kingdom.htm
     
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    Not that I'm complaining, but this seems like a really bizarre acquisition for Herschend if true.
     
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    Kentucky Kingdom have done a wonderful job as a solo park since they reopened in 2014. I'm sure Herschend will do the park good, but it seems a weird move for all parties tbh
     
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    I don’t think the park is too dissimilar in scale to Wild Adventures in Georgia, which Herschend also owns. Although yes, I admit that it’s a bit out of step with the likes of Silver Dollar City and Dollywood.
     
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    Sorry for double posting, but it has now been confirmed that Kentucky Kingdom is changing hands:
    https://www.wdrb.com/in-depth/kentu...cle_4b30482e-752e-11eb-9771-7bb3912ffbd0.html

    Apologies, as the article is American and therefore can’t be read in our territory due to GDPR, but it’s the only one I can find at the moment.

    Still, very interesting news; I can’t wait to see where this takes the park over the next few years!
     
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    Interesting!

    Great news ... You're close to a Herschend park ... Bad news, it's Kentucky Kingdom.
     

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