Kentucky Kingdom Will Build Kentucky Flyer After Dispute Scare.


Kentucky Kingdom Granted Expansion from Kentucky State Fair Board, Roller Coaster Will Be Built.

After a short scare that Kentucky Kingdom was going through a dispute with the Fair Board regarding parking space use, it seems that all is well and construction will move forward. Earlier this week Kentucky Kingdom President and CEO Ed Hart called out the Fair Board for using "red tape and intimidation" to try to force the Louisville park to drop a current parking lawsuit. The lawsuit involves the fair charging Kentucky Kingdom guests for parking during certain events, when it should always be free for park guests.
Kentucky Kingdom released the following statement today: “Kentucky Kingdom is pleased to report that the Fair Board has granted the park its request for one acre of expansion property required for the installation of its newest and 6th coaster - the Kentucky Flyer. The park was advised of this development after Mr. Hart held a press conference yesterday at the park.”

The Kentucky Flyer is a roller coaster that the whole family can enjoy. It features an out-and-back layout with 1280-feet of track and a height requirement of just 40 inches. The plane-themed ride has a 45-foot drop at a 52-degree angle, reaches a top speed of 35mph, and features turns with banking up to 54-degrees.
This short-in-stature coaster may not have the biggest stats, but the low-to-ground, quick-twisting elements will likely make for quite a ride. Kentucky Flyer features 12 moments of airtime and The Gravity Group's Timberliner trains, which allow for a tighter turning radius, delivering a ride that truly everyone will enjoy.

The official announcement teaser can be viewed below, from Kentucky Kingdom's YouTube channel.

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