Date set for Kentucky Kingdom reopening - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Date set for Kentucky Kingdom reopening

Ed Hart Ed Hart

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky Kingdom will reopen May 24, 2014 according to its newest operator Ed Hart.

Thursday, Hart announced that he and his partners with Kentucky Kingdom LLLP have signed a lease agreement with the Kentucky State Fair Board.

Among his plans for the park Hart said he will add a new roller coaster and double the size of the water park. He also plans to renovate other existing rides at the park, including the Twisted Twins which will run again in 2015 as T2.

Hart agreed to invest up to $2.5 million each year for as many as 70 years.

Although he won't give specific ticket prices for getting into the park, Hart said the plans to keep it affordable for families to bring back customers the park lost to other theme parks in the region during the park's closure.

Job fairs for seasonal jobs at the park will start in December. Click here for more information.

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