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Chance Rides Showcases Car for Kentucky Kingdom’s New Lightning Run Hyper GT-X Coaster at IAAPA Expo


Wichita, KS, USA — The New Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay announced at Midnight on Saturday November 17, 2013 that they will reopen the park this May with a new steel hyper coaster called the Lightning Run. Chance Rides is proud to announce that we are the manufacturer of this brand new rollercoaster, the Hyper GT-X.

Lightning Run’s action packed layout features a 100 ft, 80 degree first drop, nearly straight down. The coaster races through approximately 2500 ft of track across high banked turns and multiple air-time elements. The Hyper GT-X features a brand new coaster train design with state of the art rider restraints.

Lightning Run is scheduled to open at the newly renovated Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay in May of 2014. In Orlando, FL, attendees can see the new coaster train on display at the IAAPA Expo until Friday November 22, 2013. They will also have the opportunity to see a 3-D video rendering of Lightning Run in the Chance Rides booth #5125.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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