Fair board president confident Kentucky Kingdom will open next year

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The president of the Kentucky State Fair Board says negotiations with a prospective new operator of the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park are going well with the owners of Indiana’s Holiday World, and expects they will lead to an agreement.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:27 AM

I salivate just imagining what the Kochs could do with a place like Kentucky Kingdom. This could be a very, very good thing. :)


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Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:04 PM
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It's definitely good for Kentucky Kingdom and Louisville. I just hope it's the right decision for Holiday World.


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Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:47 PM

This is going to be interesting to watch. I've got to wonder, to some extent, if this may be driven somewhat by Holiday World reaching it's capacity to expand. I know water and sewage have been issues in the past.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 11:34 PM
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Huh? They're putting in the world's biggest water coaster. They've put in their own water tower. I don't think they're reaching any limitations.


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Saturday, February 18, 2012 11:37 PM

Yeah, that's one park that has all kinds of potential to expand. How much acreage do they have anyway? I know they're not even remotely landlocked yet.


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Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:59 AM
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They have lots more land. When they built The Voyage, Wil said that if the entire proporty was developed, The Voyage would be in the middle of the park.


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Sunday, February 19, 2012 9:23 AM
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I'm pretty sure Walt S was referring to issues of local infrastructure, not space, but even then, I disagree with him.


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Sunday, February 19, 2012 5:21 PM
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It'll be interesting to see the changes they put into the park.


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