Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Kingdom
Kentucky Kingdom logo.png
Location
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 23, 1987
Owner Herschend Family Entertainment
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 was operated by Six Flags from 1998 to 2009.

History

Beginnings

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

Premier Parks/Six Flags

In 1998, Kentucky Kingdom was sold to Six Flags and became Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.

On February 4, 2010, Six Flags announced Kentucky Kingdom's closure due to bankruptcy.[1]

Revival attempts

In 2012 The Koch family, owners of Holiday World, announced that they would reopen the park under the name "Bluegrass Boardwalk" in May 2013.[2] These plans were eventually cancelled in June.

Proposed logo for Bluegrass Boardwalk

The park reopened on May 24, 2014.

On February 23, 2021, Herschend Family Entertainment announced that it had acquired Kentucky Kingdom.[3]

Roller coasters

Present (6)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Kentucky Flyer Gravitykraft Corporation Wooden April 28, 2019 Operating
Lightning Run Chance Rides Sit-Down May 24, 2014 Operating
Roller Skater Vekoma Family 1994 Operating
Storm Chaser Rocky Mountain Construction Steel April 30, 2016 Operating
T3 Vekoma Inverted April 8, 1995 Operating
Thunder Run Dinn Corporation Wooden August 1990 Operating

Past (6)

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

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Bluebeard's Bounty HUSS Pirate Ship 1990
Break Dance HUSS Breakdance 1990
Cyclos Zamperla Frisbee 2015
Eye of the Storm Larson International Super Loop 2017
FearFall Larson International & A.R.M. (USA) Drop Tower 2014
Flying Dutchman Intamin Swing ride 1991
Giant Wheel Vekoma Ferris Wheel 1992
Himalaya Reverchon Superbob/Musik Express 1990
Mile High Falls O.D. Hopkins Associates Shoot The Chute 1994
Professor John's Flying Machines Larson International Flying Scooters 2014
Raging Rapids River Ride Intamin River Rapids 1999
Rock-A-Bye Swings Zamperla Happy Swing 2014
Scream Extreme Zamperla Endeavour 2018
Skycatcher A.R.M. (USA) Star Flyer 2015
Tin Lizzies Arrow Dynamics Antique Cars 1990

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 1998 2005 Scrapped
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1990 2017 Scrapped
Quake Vekoma Top Spin 1992 2004 Scrapped
Rainbow HUSS Rainbow 1994 2008 Scrapped
Skycoaster Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 2001 2009 Scrapped
Slingshot Funtime Slingshot 2002 2004 Relocated to Elitch Gardens
Superman: Tower of Power Intamin Drop Tower 1995 2007 Scrapped
Thrill Karts J&J Amusements Go-Karts 1997 2009 Scrapped
Thriller Bees HUSS Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 1998 2001 Relocated to Six Flags World of Adventure

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