After being closed for four seasons, Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay reopened as an independent park in 2014.
The park features the wooden coaster, Thunder Run. A steel coaster, Lightning Run, opened 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.
For the 2014 season, the park introduced many new slides and attractions at the water park including three new water slide towers, a fast-moving adventure river, and a wave lagoon. The water park also features Deluge, an uphill water coaster
Louisville, Kentucky. On the grounds of the Kentucky State Fair.
A single ticket includes admission to both Kentucky Kingdom amusement park and Hurricane Bay water park. Season passes are available.
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.
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.
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