Kentucky Kingdom continues to construct “Storm Chaser”, one of the most anticipated attractions in the park’s history. The ride is under construction by Rocky Mountain Construction, who is known for reconstructing and branding current wooden coasters into their all new I-Box styled steel hybrid coaster.
Storm Chaser will feature a first of it’s kind in North America heart line first drop, and will feature additional inversions and airtime hills. The support structure is steel, which will title this coaster as a “steel hybrid” coaster since it is not of a wooden structure.
Our media affiliate Upstop Media, known for many of Rocky Mountain Construction’s hard hat tour and promotional work, had an opportunity to tour the current construction site of Storm Chaser on Nov. 23, 2015. A little bit of information about the current footage that is to be shared: All of the photos are property of Upstop Media and are intended for use on this website with their permission. You (the reader) will experience some up close first photos of the newly under construction attraction before it is set to debut in April 2016.
Scott Schaffer of Upstop Media had an opportunity to participate in a construction tour of the ride site. I have many photos and some video to share with our readers.
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Courtesy: Scott Schaffer / Upstop Media
Planning a visit?
Kentucky Kingdom opens up on April 22, 2016 and will have various operating hours. You can purchase tickets and much more by visiting: www.kentuckykingdom.com
About Kentucky Kingdom:
Kentucky Kingdom has been in operation since 2014. The park has reopened from the former Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom brand into Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay. The park currently boosts 52 rides and attraction for all ages including Lightning Run, a hyper coaster which is a favorite among park guests.
About Rocky Mountain Construction:
Rocky Mountain Construction is well known since being founded in 2001. The company specializes in the I-Box track design featured on many rides from The Texas Giant, to newly constructed rides from Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City to Goliath at Six Flags Great America. The company is currently working on other North America projects in 2015 including The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Lightning Rod at Dollywood, and the current Storm Chaser at Kentucky Kingdom. Fred Grubb is the founder of Rocky Mountain Construction with the help of Alan Schilke created the I-Box system to perform inversions on many wooden coasters. Website: http://www.rockymtnconstruction.com/
About Upstop Media:
Upstop Media is a multimedia production company specializing in the amusement industry. Services include, but are not limited to:
-Social Network and Multimedia Consulting
Upstop Media uses only the best equipment to produce professional quality media.
Panasonic GH4 4K MFT Camera, SLR Magic and Rokinon Cine lenses, Rode VideoMic GO.
GoPro Hero4 Black Edition cameras modified for on-ride POV video.
ZOOM H4n audio recorder.
Redrock Micro DSLR rigs.
Manfrotto tripods and monopods.
About the owner:
Scott Schaffer is a Columbia College graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management. As a life long roller coaster enthusiast, Scott founded Upstop Media to combine his love of amusement parks with his passion for video production and photography.
You can visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/upstopmedia/
Logo and image credits:
Logo courtesy of Kentucky Kingdom
Feature image courtesy of Upstop Media
Article prepared by: Brian Mitchell – Site Operator / The Amusement Wire
Disclaimer: The Amusement Wire is not affiliated with the park or attraction mentioned in this article. All photos and video are courtesy of the individual parks or outlets and used for publicity reasons. The Amusement Wire does not own the rights to photos or video used unless otherwise noted.