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Kentucky Kingdom | Kentucky Flyer | Gravity Group Family Wooden

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Pear, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Edward M

    Edward M Well-Known Member

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    Haven't done one of these lil' GG coasters, but they look solid. Unexpected but great for KK.

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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Props to Kentucky Kingdom too for releasing their No Limits rendering in HD this go round, rather than the 480, 15 FPS Storm Chaser promo 3 years back. :p



    This thing looks great, good placement in the park, and will be pretty cool to see in action. Great seeing a resurgence of kiddie/family woodies.
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    @Hyde That wasn't even Kentucky Kingdom, it was just someone on the internet with some time and NL2.

    Looks great, though. Really looking forward to seeing this go up!
     
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    ^That absolutely was Kentucky Kingdom, what are you on about? The video Hyde linked is the official announcement video posted to the park's YouTube channel. If "someone on the internet with some time and NL2" did it, I'd put money down that it would've looked better. The absolute icing on the cake is that this time around, they didn't go to NoLimits to unveil their ride. They chose PLANET. COASTER. What a time to be alive.
     
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    I'm assuming he's talking about the NL2 recreation of the new coaster posted earlier.
     
  6. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Yes, I was talking about this video...



    ...which is not by the park. Hyde said:

    Which indicates that the above video was made by the park. I corrected him, saying that it was made by someone on the internet(nothing against them, I think it's a fantastic recreation). The Storm Chaser and Kentucky Flyer announcements are by the park. The above video is not by the park. Kentucky Flyer's announcement utilized Planet Coaster. Storm Chaser's and the above video were done in NL2. I apologize if I wasn't clear in which video I was talking about. I will try to better reference things next time around. No need to get worked up over something this small. That is all.
     
  7. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    I was referring to the announcement video by the park, which I now realize is Planet Coaster. So hey, going up in the world.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    In this video by Coaster Studios, Ed Hart says the coaster will have a white painted steel structure, so it will be a hybrid and will have the exact same colour scheme as Twister. Also, Ed claims this coaster was inspired by Wooden Warrior, and that it will be better than Wooden Warrior with a better range of elements:-
     
  9. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Wow, trash talking on family woodies that are 40 feet tall.
     
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    Hate it or not, at least SOMEONE in the US is gonna build a wood coaster in 2019. So big shout out to KK for that <3
    Had they not, it would have been the first time since 1985 a new wood coaster hadn't been built in the US.

    And while I doubt I'll be making a trip for it next season, I'll definitely be making a stop in 2020, based off what KI does.
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    "We're rounding 'em up in a very humane way, in a very nice way. And they're going to be happy because they want to be RMCed. And, by the way, I know it doesn't sound nice. But not everything is nice." - Donald Trump
     
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    Here's a pretty neat video from Kentucky Kingdom where he answers numerous questions, including why they chose The Gravity Group, why they picked the name, and what they wanted in a ride when they began planning.




    It's still amazing that those Timberliners have a 9 foot turning radius. Wonderful design!
     
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    Ah this good old WWII, so great, so "nostalgic" about it :emoji_joy:
     
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    Well at least he confirmed it will have 2 trains.
     
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    Ed Hart has always been one of my favorite owners. Has just always been so genuine and lighthearted. While KK isn't my first choice for a park, the people who run it are definitely top notch and I wish they managed other parks.
     
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    Some bad news I'm afraid. The park released the following information:
    The Fair Board meets again next Thursday, Oct. 25.
     
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    Such confusion, can you give me a rundown?
     
  18. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    If you can't be bothered to understand the detail, you don't need to read further than the first two sentences. Did you even try to understand?
    Muppet.

    It's a real shame to see the park stifled like this. I wonder if something is just tied up in a paper trail somewhere. These kind of lease agreements always sound lovely in principle, but I've yet to see one of these come off easily. That said, reading the statement (not for everyone, I know) it sounds like the park and fair have had some disagreements in the past, which may be rearing their head now. My initial reaction was "why would the park risk announcing this ride before this was sorted", but reading between the lines I wonder if they've done it put additional [public] pressure on the fair. It's a power game, really. I wonder who will win...

    This sounds right up @Hyde's street. :p
     
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    So the Kentucky Fair Board is refusing to give Kentucky Kingdom the land to build the coaster (or something) on.
    Typical.
     
  20. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Well as @Hixee said, if you'd have read the first 2 lines of the article you would know. :)

    And yes, you're right.
     

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