(Formerly known as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom)
Park News - (3/2/15) In our last update we posted a picture (see below) with the mysterious re-appearance of the old Dragster cars sitting in the snow at Kentucky Kingdom, looking to have been preserved quite well over the years. Another reader also noticed something interesting in the background of the same photo... that the park still has the second train from Greezed Lightnin' on site as well. Classic Schwarzkopf coaster trains don't grow on trees after all, so it does make one wonder just what the future may have in store for this train, as the coaster itself was torn apart for scrap.
A reader passed by Kentucky Kingdom on Monday and noticed something odd. The cars from the old and long removed Top Eliminator Drasters upcharge attraction have re-appeared on site, and actually looked (from this distance) to be in great shape after all these years, especially considering the horrid condition Six Flags left the rest of the park in. Is it possible that perhaps they may have been refurbished? Could the park be planning on brining this upcharge attraction back to life as part of the #KingdomSeven promotion?
Our local eye on the park also noticed that the Rio Grand Train has been removed from the old site. The sign, queue and concrete for the train ride are all still in place, but all the old track work has been removed, though this could just be part of an off-season refurbishment.
(2/18/15) We haven't forgotten... Kentucky Kingdom is back to teasing their #KingdomSeven thing again... because now they are actually doing some ground construction work for it, as posted to their Facebook page.
(1/23/15) Sounds like Screamscape was on to the solution to the #KingdomSeven riddle... because a few days after our previous report about how the Kentucky Kingdom Education in Motion webpage clearly mentioned seven rides were coming in 2015, that same page has now since been edited to remove any reference to the seven rides. But Google kept a cache version of the original just so you can compare.
(1/20/15) If you read though the Education in Motion page on the Kentucky Kingdom website you'll see that it mentions in the first paragraph that the park will be "introducting SEVEN new rides in 2015" which seems to confirm our suspicions about what the #KingdomSeven hastag push may be about. So the question is, when will the park revel their final new additions, and have they started construction on them yet?
(1/16/15) What is "Kingdom Seven"? That is what Kentucky Kingdom wants everyone to be thinking about as they started to tweet out the #KingdomSeven hashtag with no explanation. The park already announced 5 rides (new and returning) for 2015, but could there possibly be two more on the way?
(8/6/14) Kentucky Kingdom has announced their operational plan for the week of the Kentucky State Fair as well as special pricing which can be found here. While the park’s over 30 attractions will become part of the State Fair experience, the park will close the Hurricane Bay waterpark for the duration of the fair.
Since the park will be contained in the middle of the state fair, there is always a bit of confusion about how things work. Kentucky Kingdom passholders will have admission into the the park for free, but AFTER they have paid for admission into the state fair.
For fair guests without Kentucky Kingdom season passes, they can buy a One-Day Park Admission & Ride Pass for $9.95 (+tax) exclusively from area Kroger stores from today through to August 24 (final day of the fair). The general public can also purchase admission at the park gates for $19.95 (+tax). Keep in mind that the state fair’s carnival midway rides are run independently from Kentucky Kingdom, and come with their own separate costs. During the fair KK will also have a different operating schedule, open from 1pm to 9pm on weekends, and 4pm to 9pm on weekdays.
2015 - Five New Rides - Confirmed - (11/6/14)
News Plus Notes has posted a few new pictures from Kentucky Kingdom this week showing off T2 being repainted a new bright red color as part of the ride’s planned reopening in 2015 as T3. It is worth noting that T2 was also bright red when the ride first opened under Ed Hart’s leadership years ago and was painted black by Six Flags.
(9/26/14) Kentucky Kingdom confirmed the park’s new 2015 additions a few hours ago. The list includes the revived T3, Raging Rapids River Ride and Enterprise as well as two new rides: the 130 foot tall SkyCatcher ride (an ARM Rides Vertigo) and the swinging / spinning Cyclos pendulum flat ride. (Zamperla 16-riders).
The park claims to have had a great 2014 season, serving around 600,000 guests during the abbreviated season, and it looking to increase those numbers by quite a bit in 2015 I’d expect.
(9/8/14) A little more information about Kentucky Kingdom’s 2015 plans came in over the weekend. In addition to T3 and Raging Rapids River Ride, another new attraction for the season will be the reopening of the Enterprise. In addition, they have also promised to add ‘two new family thrill rides’ to the mix, as well as offer extended weekday hours and more operating days for the 2015 season.
(8/30/14) Kentucky Kingdom has let their passholders as part of the 2015 renewal program that the park will offer 6 new attractions in 2015. We already know about T2 becoming T3 (whatever that may entail) and I’ve heard about Raging River Rapids (minus the old Penguin theme) and something in the Amphitheater arena, so what will the other 3 be?
(6/24/14) It has been confirmed on the Kentucky Kingdom website that the former T2 roller coaster will indeed reopen in 2015 as “T3” along with the Raging Rapids River Ride and a 5,000 seat amphitheater.