To celebrate Kentucky Kingdom’s 30th anniversary, Adam Birkner, Kentucky Kingdom’s Senior Marketing Manager, announced that a new roller coaster, the Kentucky Flyer, will be ready to ride on the park’s opening day in 2019.
“What better way to celebrate Kentucky Kingdom’s 30th anniversary than to add our sixth roller coaster,” remarked Birkner. “The Kentucky Flyer is designed by the Gravity Group, an internationally acclaimed American wooden roller coaster supplier. They’ve built coasters all over the world and generally to rave reviews. The Kentucky Flyer will navigate through 56º hairpin turns at rapid speeds, treating riders to plenty of airtime. It’s also a big plus that the unique design of the Gravity Group’s “Timberliner” coaster train comfortably accommodates a wide range of passenger sizes and weights.”
The Kentucky Flyer will have a 47 foot (14 m) tall lift hill followed by a 44 foot (13 m) first drop set at a 54º angle. Riders will travel over 1,288 feet (393 m) of track at a top speed of 35 mph (56 kph) as they experience 12 moments of airtime.