Kentucky Flyer

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Kentucky Flyer
roller coaster
Kentucky Kingdom
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Status Operating since April 28, 2019
Height restriction 40 inches (102 cm)
Builder Gravitykraft Corporation
Designer / calculations The Gravity Group, LLC
Type Wooden - Hybrid - Family - Out and Back
Riders per train 12
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height47 feet
Drop44 feet
Top speed35 mph
Length1288 feet
Steepest drop52°
Bank angle: 54°
Airtime points: 12 - HELP
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Kentucky Flyer is a family wooden hybrid roller coaster located at Kentucky Kingdom in Kentucky. The ride was made by Gravitykraft Corporation and is opened in 2019.

History[edit | edit source]

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 the 30th, 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.

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[edit | edit source]


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[edit | edit source]

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.

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