Friday, May 6, 2011

Kentucky Kingdom Could Reopen Next Year

This story is starting to have more twists and turns in it than some of Kentucky Kingdom's coasters do!  The Mayor is now backing a plan to get Kentucky Kingdom reopened next year, which involves the city issuing $17.5 million in bonds to aid the closed amusement park.

The new deal also includes developer Ed Hart putting up $7 million of his own funds to get the park open.  A combination of public and private money would be used in the future to build new rides and attractions, but it sounds like next year the park would reopen pretty much as it was when it closed.

The city Council will still have to vote to approve the plan, but it sounds like it already has support among those members.  We will have to stay tuned as this one is still developing!