Kentucky Flyer takes off

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Kentucky Flyer, the much anticipated Gravity Group family coaster, opened at Kentucky Kingdom. This out-and-back wooden coaster has a minimum height requirement of just 40 inches (110cm), compared to the usual 48 inches (122cm), which means that young ones won’t have to wait and can ride with the rest of the family. Click the headline for more information

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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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