On Kingdom’s new coaster: ‘clutching my safety harness extra tight during that 100-foot drop’

Kentucky Kingdom opens Saturday, and this year’s big attraction is the new $8 million “Storm Chaser” steel roller coaster — the amusement park’s fifth coaster. Business First‘s Marty Finley survived a test ride yesterday, reporting: “While I’m not scared of roller coasters, I have never been an enthusiast and found myself clutching my safety harness extra tight during that 100-foot drop.”

Watch this point-of-view video (but maybe not on an empty stomach!):

To be sure, the new coaster isn’t the only fresh feature this year. (Courier-Journal). So, what’ll it cost to get inside for day tickets?

  • Adults: $44.95 general admission
  • Children: $39.95 (less than 48 inches tall)
  • Seniors: $39.95 (those 55 or older)

With those prices, a season pass at $59.95 is a steal.

Related: The park’s history, starting with its original 1987 opening, has seen coaster-like ups and downs, too.

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