Kentucky Kingdom unveiled plans for its fifth roller coaster on Monday, a behemoth that will stand 100 feet tall at its highest point and incorporate parts of a former coaster, Twisted Twins, that has sat dormant at the Louisville amusement park for years.
The $15 million Storm Chaser, with a track length of 2,744 feet and a maximum velocity of 52 mph, will make its debut in spring 2016, according to a news release. It will be the fifth roller coaster at the park and the second new roller coaster at Kentucky Kingdom since it reopened last year after a five-year absence. The other new coaster, Lightning Run, is a steel "hyper coaster" introduced in 2014. Storm Chaser also joins wooden coaster Thunder Run; T3, a revamped suspended looping coaster; and the Roller Skater, a family coaster that appeals to numerous ages.