Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Kingdom
Kentucky Kingdom logo.png
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 was operated by Six Flags from 1997 to 2010.

History[edit | edit source]

Beginnings[edit | edit source]

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

Premier Parks/Six Flags[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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 cancelled in June.

Proposed logo for Bluegrass Boardwalk

The park reopened on May 24, 2014.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (6)[edit | edit source]

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 1995 Operating
Thunder Run Dinn Corporation Wooden August 1990 Operating

Past (6)[edit | edit source]

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 Wooden, Twin June 20, 1998 2007 N/A
Vampire Vekoma Shuttle 1990 1999 Six Flags New England

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

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 Drop Tower 2014
Flying Dutchman Intamin Swing ride 1991
Giant Wheel Vekoma Ferris Wheel 1992
Himalaya Reverchon Music 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
Scream Extreme Zamperla Endeavour 2018
Skycatcher ARM Rides Star Flyer 2015
Tin Lizzies Arrow Dynamics Antique Cars 1990

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 1998 2005 Scrapped
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1990 2017 Scrapped
Quake Vekoma Waikiki 1992 2004 Scrapped
Rainbow HUSS Rainbow 1995 2008 Scrapped
Skycoaster Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 2001 2009 Scrapped
Superman: Tower of Power Intamin Drop Tower 1995 2007 Scrapped
Thrill Karts J&J Amusements Go-Karts 1997 2009 Scrapped

References[edit | edit source]