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Post December 21st, 2010, 5:14 pm

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We were privileged to be one of the first to talk to Ed Hart, the leader of the Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Group. The group is the new operator of Kentucky Kingdom, the park in Louisville, KY that was closed down by Six Flags earlier this year. Ed was a key player in the 1989 revival of Kentucky Kingdom, and led the park to having more than 1.3 million visitors his last year in control in 1997.

You can find the Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Group on Facebook, Twitter, or their website.

Some new details from the interview:

* The park will reopen in 2012, if the group can get all the proper funding.
* The new roller coaster will be built by Bolliger & Mabillard (exact details such as type will be announced later).
* The water park will be doubled in size.
* A dedicated parking lot for the park will be built that will feature free parking.
* Prices of food will be priced competitively with outside food vendors to keep guests in the park.


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Gives me a reason to visit Kentucky...
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Post December 21st, 2010, 5:55 pm
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If I might just point this out;

Originally posted by fear the four

* The park will reopen in 2012, if the group can get all the proper funding.


He might have planes for a B&M but not if he can't afford it. Hopefully KK opens in 2012 but I am not so sure it will given the state of the US economy or lack there of any economy in the US.

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And even if one is built, it can only be about the size of Chang.
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I hope to see a coaster like X-Raptor. A hyper or a Dive machine is out of question because of a nearby airport. Not sure how close Kentucky Kingdom is to Louisville's Airport. I just hope this actually happens.
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It's right across the interstate. You could see it from Chang or Twisted Twins' lifts even.
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