Kentucky Kingdom state requires total refurbishment to open next spring

Posted Saturday, June 8, 2013 9:20 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

All the rides and buildings at Kentucky Kingdom have “significantly deteriorated” and need to be “completely refurbished” to ensure their safety, the group planning to reopen the park says. Ed Hart said in an interview Thursday that the assessment “accurately reflects” Kentucky Kingdom’s condition, but he expressed full confidence that his group will reopen the park on the target date of May 24.

Read more from The Courier-Journal.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013 1:53 PM

The whole thing is a giant cluster. The fair board should be held accountable for not stabilizing the property after SF bailed out. They are ultimately responsible for the condition the park is in now.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 2:32 PM
rollergator's avatar

Was not at all surprised when HW backed out. Doesn't take long for rides and infrastructure to deteriorate when they're not being used regularly and properly maintained. Real shame how this went down...a real loss to the entire area.

Still trying to remain hopeful that Hart *can* get this done. Maybe he can hit Rick Pitino (UL's head coach) up for a few million?

Saturday, June 8, 2013 2:37 PM
bjames's avatar

Go to google maps and check out the state of the wave pool for an idea of what Hart's dealing with here. Lots of pond scum lol.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 9:27 PM

So it's the Kentucky version of Mos Eisley?

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Saturday, June 8, 2013 10:13 PM
Vater's avatar

Not quite, unless there also happens to be villainy.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 11:02 PM
Jeff's avatar

Well it definitely has the scum part.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013 3:01 AM

Sounds like a wretched hive of scum and villainy to me...

Last edited by RCMAC, Sunday, June 9, 2013 3:02 AM
Sunday, June 9, 2013 9:18 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Yeah but did Han shoot first?

Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:27 PM

These aren't the water slides you're looking for...

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Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:57 PM
VTFanatic330's avatar

Help me Ed Hart, you're our only hope.

"We need more 'Bort' license plates in the gift shop. I repeat, we are sold out of 'Bort' license plates."

Sunday, June 9, 2013 11:35 PM
sirloindude's avatar

It's a trap!

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Monday, June 10, 2013 9:02 AM
kpjb's avatar

Na-noo na-noo!


Monday, June 10, 2013 10:28 AM

Have any theme parks been reopened after a mulit- year hiatus? I am not sure if this has been done before.

Astroworld.....Gone But Not Forgotten

Monday, June 10, 2013 10:56 AM
rollergator's avatar

I would say Ghost Town in the Sky...not sure that I can.

Miracle Strip at Pier Park maybe?

Robbie Bell is trying to rebuild....

Oh, I have an answer....LeSourdsville Lake!


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