Kentucky Flyer setback avoided

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Kentucky Kingdom nearly suffered a setback in regards to building the park’s planned new Kentucky Flyer coaster as the expected expansion approval by the Fair Board from which the park leases its land had yet to be signed. The first $786,000 payment on the coaster was past due and Kentucky Kingdom couldn’t make the payment without the addendum in place. Click the headline for more information

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New 2019 Coaster for Kentucky Kingdom

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Kentucky Kingdom announced a new Gravity Group out-and-back family wooden coaster will open in 2019. Kentucky Flyer will feature a 52° 45 foot (14m) tall drop, 54° banked turns, 12 airtime elements, and a top speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) along 1,280 feet (390m) of track. Click the headline for more information

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Kentucky Kingdom 2017 additions

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Kentucky Kingdom announced today that they will be adding Eye of the Storm, a 72 foot (22m) tall Larsen Giant Loop, for 2017. The park is also upgrading its classic wooden coaster, Thunder Run, which will receive a new PTC (Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters) train and track modifications at a cost of more than half a million dollars. Other park improvements were also announced. Click the headline to read more and see other images.

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