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    We asked local siblings Noah, 7, and Piper, 9, to ride Kentucky Kingdom’s new wooden rollercoaster, the Kentucky Flyer. Here’s their review.


    Noah: “Worried, but awesome. It’s just a rollercoaster. Nothing to be scared of.”

    Piper: “I’m so psyched!”

    Noah: “The (big) hill should be first because, when it’s first, you don’t have to face the fear later on in the ride.”

    Piper: “Well, it’s not that high. But it looks super-fun. And I can’t believe — like, Mommy, this is actually true — that they can let the whole family ride it. Kids from age — not age 40, from the height 40 (inches). That’s really cool. I am so excited about the turns.”

    Noah: “Speed!”


    Marker drawing (on paper with doughnut) by PiperDrawing by Noah



    Piper: “I liked going down the big hill, and I liked all the hills. It was so fun.”

    Noah: “And I really liked the twists and turns because it was all like — vroom, vroom. So fast. My favorite parts are when my belly went lululllluuhhh. It made my stomach feel like it would fly away.”

    Piper: “I liked when we were just going up and down and up and down, and there’s a sudden turn and it goes all the way around. And I liked putting my hands up, ’cause when we’re going down the hills the wind blows in your face and you’re not holding on, like, Aaaaahhhhh!!!”

    This originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of Louisville Magazine as the Backboard. To subscribe to Louisville Magazineclick here. To find us on newsstands, click here.

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