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So of course when you are on a whirlwind road trip such as this, you have to make sacrifices to make all your stops. Kentucky Kingdom was my original farthest destination until I realized Holiday World wasn't that far away. So the plan was get to Holiday World early, so I could leave around 2 and get to Kentucky Kingdom by 4. Although it was getting busy at Holiday World I should have stayed.
Kentucky Kingdom is a part of the city's convention complex. Oddly, the entrance and a small section of the park is on one side of a highway, then you cross a bridge to the rest of the park. It is currently owned by Six Flags, which is having financial difficulty, and after visiting their parks, it's easy to understand why they are losing money.
I arrived at four, the park closed at ten.
The drop ride that was at the entrance has been removed, since this was the one that tragically chopped off a girl's feet the year before. Their shuttle loop coaster broke down right when I got in line and didn't reopen the rest of the day. And to top that off, the back section of the park was completely closed off, which had a drag racing ride, their waterfall ride, and two big wooden rollercoasters, the Twisted Twins... all of them were closed. The one wooden rollercoaster they had was the same as the Hurler in Paramount Parks, had only one train, one ride operator, and rode incredibly rough.