Kentucky Flyer

Roller coaster in the United States
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Kentucky Flyer
Kentucky Kingdom
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Coordinates 38°11′39″N 85°44′40″W / 38.194216°N 85.744343°W / 38.194216; -85.744343
Status Operating since April 28, 2019
Cost $5,000,000
Rider height 40 inch minimum
Statistics
Builder Gravitykraft Corporation
Designer / calculations The Gravity Group, LLC
Type Wooden - Hybrid - Family
Track layout Out and Back
Riders per train 12
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 47 feet
Drop 44 feet
Top speed 35 mph
Length 1288 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 52°
Bank angle 54°
HELP

Kentucky Flyer is a family wooden hybrid roller coaster located at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The ride was made by Gravitykraft Corporation and opened on April 28, 2019.

History

On September 14, 2018, Kentucky Kingdom released a short teaser called "What's in the Wind?", which was followed a week later by a second teaser which revealed the "Kentucky Flyer" name and logo. On September 30, the roller coaster was officially announced.[1]

In October 2018, the ride's fate was put into question when the Kentucky State Fair Board rejected Kentucky Kingdom's use of 1 acre of land for the ride. However, the State Fair Board later reversed their decision on October 17, 2018.[2]

On November 13, 2018, the front car of the train was revealed at IAAPA 2018 in Florida. It was also confirmed that the ride was planned to open on April 28, 2019.

Design

Elements

Kentucky Flyer is a family wooden hybrid roller coaster from Gravitykraft Corporation, similar to Roar-O-Saurus at Story Land and Oscar's Wacky Taxi at Sesame Place. The ride features 12 airtime moments and has banked turns as steep as 54°.

Trains

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 12 riders per train. Kentucky Flyer has Timberliner trains.

Images

References

  1. "Kentucky Kingdom Building New Wooden Roller Coaster for 2019 Season". NewsPlusNotes.
  2. "Kentucky Kingdom Will Build Kentucky Flyer After Dispute Scare".

External links


Articles on Kentucky Kingdom