After being closed for four seasons, plans are underway to reopen Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay on May 24, 2014. Six Flags operated the park from 1998 to 2009 (before that it was independently operated) and closed it before the 2010 season. The folks behind Indiana's Holiday World
were going to redevelop the park in 2013 and rename it Bluegrass Boardwalk
, however negotiations broke down, and the plans were dropped.
Louisville, Kentucky. On the grounds of the Kentucky State Fair.
Admission and Area Hotel Info:
While it had not been officially announced at the time this was written, it's likely that a single ticket will include admission to both Kentucky Kingdom amusement park and Hurricane Bay water park.
Located directly across from Louisville International Airport, at the intersection of I-65 and I-264.
From Cincinnati: I-71S to Louisville. Exit at I-65S. Approx. 5 miles from downtown Louisville at Crittenden Drive exit, Exit 132.
From Lexington: I-64W to downtown Louisville. Exit at I-65 South. Approx. 5 miles from downtown Louisville at Crittenden Drive exit, Exit 132.
From Indianapolis: I-65S to Louisville. Approx. 5 miles from downtown Louisville at Crittenden Drive exit, Exit 132.
- The park features the wooden coaster, Thunder Run, and plans to build a new steel coaster, Lightning Run, for the 2014 season. The T2 inverted coaster will get a makeover and reopen in 2015, and park owners promise that the twin-track wooden coaster Twisted Twins will reopen in 2016 with some major improvements.
- Other rides include a 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel, a river raft ride, and the Mile High Falls splashdown ride.
Hurricane Bay Water Park:
For the 2014 season, the new operators will be introducing many new slides and attractions at the water park including three new water slide towers, a fast-moving adventure river, and a wave lagoon. It will also reopen popular attractions such as Deluge, an uphill water coaster
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