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Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Kingdom
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Amusement park
Location
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 23, 1987
Owner Kentucky State Fair Board
General Manager John Shanrock
Previous names Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
Website http://kentuckykingdom.com

Kentucky Kingdom is an amusement park in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It originally opened in 1987 and eventually operated by Six Flags from 1997 to 2010.

History[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

It originally opened in 1987 as an expansion for the Kentucky State Fair.

Premier Parks/Six Flags era[edit]

Revival attempts[edit]

In 2012 The Koch family, owners of Holiday World, announced that they would reopen the park under the name "Bluegrass Boardwalk" in May 2013.[1] These plans were cancelled in June.

Proposed logo for Bluegrass Boardwalk

The park reopened on May 24, 2014.

Roller coasters[edit]

Present[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Lightning Run Chance Rides Sit-Down May 24, 2014 Operating
Roller Skater Vekoma Family 1994 Operating
Storm Chaser Rocky Mountain Construction Steel 2016 Operating
T3 Vekoma Inverted 1995 Operating
Thunder Run Dinn Corporation Wooden August 1990 Operating

Past[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Chang Bolliger & Mabillard Stand-Up 1997 2009 Six Flags Great Adventure
Greezed Lightnin' Schwarzkopf Shuttle 2003 2009 -
Road Runner Express Maurer AG Wild Mouse 2000 2009 Six Flags New England
Starchaser Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1987 1995 Great Escape
Twisted Twins Custom Coasters International Twin June 20, 1998 2007 N/A
Vampire Vekoma Shuttle 1990 1999 Six Flags New England

References[edit]