LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – More than 500 members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts gathered Saturday afternoon for a test ride of Kentucky Kingdom’s brand new Lightning Run rollercoaster a week before its grand opening.
Riders got the chance to experience a 100-foot lift and plunge while traveling an excess of 55-miles per hour.
Officials say Lightning Run and other additions at the park is the best Kentucky Kingdom has been.
“What I hearing is awesome. That seems to be the word of the day – the ride is awesome,” developer Ed Hart said.
Kentucky Kingdom is scheduled to open May 24.