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Former Kentucky amusement park in bad shape

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The new partners who are working toward
reopening the former Kentucky Kingdom amusement park say the
facility is in bad condition and may not reopen until 2014.
The Courier-Journal cited a development
plan submitted to Louisville officials in reporting that the Koch
family, which operates Holiday World theme park in Santa Claus,
Ind., said all or most of the park's attractions "need to be
completely refurbished to ensure safety."
The Koch family signed a 50-year lease earlier this year to run
the Louisville park with hopes of reopening it next year. They have
said it will be renamed Bluegrass Boardwalk and will feature free
soft drinks, sunscreen and inner-tube use at its water park.
The park closed two years ago amid bankruptcy proceedings. It
was formerly operated by Six Flags.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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