Ed Hart promises $120 million investment, no request for state funding, for Kentucky Kingdom

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A group of Louisville-based investors that wants to reopen Kentucky Kingdom said Monday they are not asking for any startup funding from the state to get the amusement park rides running again. The team, led by developer Ed Hart, said it plans to restore all but one of the park's rides and add four rides, including a $15 million roller coaster, the first to be introduced at the park in more than a decade.

Read more from WFPL/Louisville and AP via The Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:55 AM

Is this guy a glutton for punishment or what?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:09 AM

Wow, if they don't take this offer, they must really hate Ed!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:22 PM

While I know Ed Heart said he would place a bid in, I'm shocked that he found financial backing to support him after so many rejections.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:30 PM
LostKause's avatar

Failing to take this offer would prove that the State doesn't really want to reopen the park, as far as I see it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:03 PM
Vater's avatar

I don't necessarily think that's true. The Kochs' proposal was accepted earlier this year, and everything was a go until the Kochs pulled out. Hart's relationship with the Fair Board is another story entirely. If you didn't read it, I suggest checking out the article Jason linked to in this thread.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:16 PM
bjames's avatar

"Ed Glasscock?" Lol.


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